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Dr. Sobia Manzoor
Assistant Professor
Healthcare Biotechnology

ASAB
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +92-051-9085-6147, +92321-4760331

Specialization
Specialization: Molecular Virology /Viral Hepatitis/Viral Immunology/ Liver Cancer

Education
M.Phil (Stem Cell Biology) CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore; PhD (Molecular Virology), CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan  

Dr. Sobia has earned her doctoral degree  with specialization in Molecular Virology from CEMB, University of the Punjab, Lahore, pakistan. She has deciphered  the role of P2X receptors in HCV induced liver fibrosis in her PhD research.Her  research group is working on viral hepatitis particularly Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).   Her areas of expertise are HCV and host cell interactions and HCV induced immunopathogenesis. This includes HCV associated perturbed signalling pathways, role of viral and host factors in treatment response to HCV, HCV induced immunopathogenesis, molecular mechanisms underlying hepato-carcinogenesis, hepato-regeneration, and pathophysiology of P2X receptors in hepatobiliary carcinomas. Based on the findings of her research, she  has introduced “Hepatitis C treatment outcome tests”, which is serving the medical professionals regarding prognosis of HCV therapy. She is  also working on alternative treatment options (Phage therapy) for diseases like Urinary Tract Infections. Additionally, her research group is  working on product-based research as well. She has received a grant from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) to work on the designing and  development of non invasive diagnostic kit for endemic viral infections in Pakistan. She is hopeful that  would be able to introduce first indigenous non-invasive kits for the diagnosis of Hepatitis C, B, and HIV. This will surely help to significantly reduce the burden of epidemic viral infections in Pakistan.
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Research Grants   

Ongoing Research Support
1: Analyzing the Tumor Educated Platelets (TEP) as Potential Bio-Marker in Molecular Diagnosis ofLiver Cancer: A minimally Invasive Approach alternative to Tissue Biopsy.Status: P.I; Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan Approved Grant: 1.863M PKR (18000 USD).

2: Designing, establishment and validation of non-invasive diagnostic kit of endemic viral infections in Pakistan. Status: P.I; Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Approved Grant: 4.218 M PKR (40000 USD) 

Completed Research Support
1. PAK-US HCV Management in Pakistan. Status: in the capacity of P.I (Transferred to me). The subject research grant was of worth 3.6M PKR (36000 USD) and transferred to me by HEC, Pakistan on 19-08-2013.

2: Development of New Multi-target Inhibitor against Hepatitis-C Infection Based on Barbituric Acid Derivatives. Status: P.I; Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. Approved Grant: 0.5M PKR (5000 USD).

List of PhD Students Supervised by Dr. Sobia Manzoor
S.NO.​ Name of Student ​Title of Thesis
Date of Completion
1. Fahed Parvaiz Role of Hepatitis-C Virus Nonstructural proteins in the induction of insulin resistance 2009-2014
2. Muhammad Imran Role of viral and host factors in interferon based therapy of HCV infection in Pakistani population ​2010-2015
​3. Farrakh Javed​ Evaluation of the cellular and molecular effects of HCV non-structural proteins on mitochondrial mediated apoptotic pathway​ ​2010-2016
4.​ Shameem Bhatti​ Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy of INF Treatments in HCV Infected SVR and Non-SVR Patient.​ ​2009-2017
5.​ ​Madiha Khalid Role of P2 receptor ​expression in ATP-induced purinergic signaling and cell migration in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells​ 2013-2018​
 
List of M.Phil/MS and Undergraduate (UG) Students Supervised By Dr. Sobia Manzoor
​S.NO. Name of Student Tile of Thesis Date Of Completion
​1. ​Huma Tariq Development of an ELISA based in vitro infectivity assay for serum derived HCV genotype 3a of Pakistani isolates​ 2009-2011
​2. ​Tabinda Hussain ​Phylogenetic Analysis of TTV genome from Pakistani isolate and incidence of co-infection among HBV/HCV infected patients ​2009-2011
3.​ ​Qazi Laeeque Ahmed ​Mechanistic Study of Interaction between HCV and Host Genes Involved in ER Stress and Insulin Resistance ​2010-2012
​4. ​Waseem Ashraf ​Quantitative Evaluation Of P2X Receptors In Chronic HCV Patients And Healthy Controls ​2010-2012
5.​ ​Muhammad Bilal ​Evaluation of Toll-like receptor expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from patients of chronic hepatitis C ​2010-2012
​6. Nasir Mahmood Khattak​ ​Single nucleotide polymorphism at exon 7 splice acceptor site of OAS1 gene and its role in response to interferon therapy in HCV patients 2010-2012​
​7. ​Madiha Khalid ​Liver Disease progression trend in local chronic HCV patients of Genotype 3a 2010-2012​
​8. ​Muqddas Tariq ​Mechanistic Study of HCV induced oxidative stress and apoptosis leading towards hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatoma cell line 2010-2012​
​9. ​Hafiza madeha Khaliq ​Role of host factors to achieve sustained virological response in chronic HCV patients ​2011-2013
​10. ​Mariam Parvaiz ​Quantitative Evaluation of P2X Receptors in HCV Associated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients and Healthy Controls 2011-2013​
​11. ​Sarah Naheed sabir ​Mechanistic Study of Interaction between HCV and Host Genes Involved in HCV pathogenesis ​2011-2013
​12. ​Sikandar Azam ​Prediction of Interferon based therapy in Chronic Hepatitis C patients by assessment of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) 2011-2013​
13.​ ​Umar saeed ​Mechanistic Study of HCV induced oxidative stress and DNA damage in Huh-7 cells 2012-2014​
​14. ​Umair Akhtar ​Interaction between P2X receptors and Host genes in chronic HCV patients: an insight into Purinergic signaling and HCV pathogenesis ​2012-2014
​15. ​Sara Khalil  ​Toll-like Receptor-4: the Vanguards or the Inner adversaries during chronic HCV infection 2012-2014​
​16. ​Saleha Resham ​Mechanistic study of the interaction between IL-22 and HCV core protein in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma among liver transplant recipients ​2013-2015
​17. Muhammad Saalim​ ​Mechanistic Study of the Role of IL-22 in Hepatocyte’s Survival of Pakistani Patients with End Stage Liver Disease  2013-2015​
​18. ​Sidrah Naseem ​In vitro Evaluation of Anti-Apoptotic Potential of IL-6 in Primary Culture of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Derived from Chronic HCV Patients ​2014-2016
​19. ​Ayesha Khalid ​Mechanistic study of interaction between PTEN and HCV core protein in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma among liver transplant patients ​2014-2016
​20. Maliha Ashraf​ ​Isolation and detection of extracellular vesicles from peripheral blood of HCV patients.  2014-2017​
​21. Fatima Tu Zahra​ ​Isolation and Bioactivity of Phage Isolated against Enterococcus feacalis in Bacterial Vaginosis Microflora from Patients of Twin Cities 2015-2017​
​22. ​Arun Asif ​Immuno-histochemical analysis of P2X receptor prevalence in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in comparison with Adenocarcinoma and Ampullary Carcinoma ​2015-2017
​23. ​Javeria Ishtiaq  ​Exosomal Cargo as potential biomarker in HCV induced Hepatocellular carcinoma​ 2015-2017​
​24. Saleha Resham​ ​Correlation of Interleukin 28B expression levels and sustained virological response in chronic HCV patients UG-Final2013​
​25. ​Misha Mazhar ​Comparative Expression Analysis of LAG-3 in  Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemi ​UG-Final2014
​26. ​Sidrah Naseem ​​Transcriptional expression TIM-3 of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia ​UG-Final2014
​27. ​Sadaf Abbas ​Investigating the potential of IL-6 in upregulating anti-apoptotic protein MCL-1 in PBMC’s derived from chronic HCV patients UG-Final2016​
​28. ​Bisma Sarfraz ​Evaluation of the role of Myleoid cell leukemia-1 protein in IL-22 induced STAT3 pathway in Hepatocellular carcinoma pathogenesis UG-Final2016​
​29. ​Mahnoor Majid ​Isolation and Characterization of Microbial Flora of Bacterial Vaginosis in Pakistani Patients ​UG-Final2017
​30. ​Aqsa Batool ​Immuno-Histochemical Analysis Of P2X Receptor In Gall Baldder Disorders UG-Final2017​

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018                Travel award of 2500 $ to attend conference in Malaysia sponsored by NAS and ASM (2018)
2017                12th Young Productive Scientist of Pakistan in Medical and Health Sciences (2016). Awarded by Pakistan council for Science and Technolog(PCST), 
2017                ASAB- The Best Researcher of the Year 2016-2017.
2015                Young scientist 2015 Gold Medal Award by Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences (PAMS). 
2007-2010       HEC PhD Indigenous fellowship for PhD studies
 


​Cumulative impact factor:  101.35; Citations: 450+
Online Available Publications: 48

1: Naseem S, Hussain T, Manzoor S*. Interleukin-6: A promising cytokine to support liver regeneration and adaptive immunity in liver pathologies. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2018 Feb;39:36-45. doi: 10.1016/j.cytogfr.2018.01.002. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

2:Naeemi H, Aslam R, Raza SM, Shahzad MA, Naz S, Manzoor S, Khaliq S. Distribution of IL28B and IL10 polymorphisms as genetic predictors of treatment response in Pakistani HCV genotype 3 patients.  Arch Virol. 2018 Apr;163(4):997-1008. doi: 10.1007/s00705-018-3711-3. Epub.

3:Bhatti S, Manzoor S*, Parvaiz F, Ashraf J, Javed F. In-Vitro Transcription analysis of NS5A from HCV-3a circulating in Pakistani patients with chronic hepatitis C and their differential response to antiviral therapy. Pak J Med Sci. 2017 Sep-Oct;33(5):1236-1241. doi: 10.12669/pjms.335.12973.

4: Javed F, Manzoor KN, Ali M, Haq IU, Khan AA, Zaib A, Manzoor S. Zika virus: what we need to know? J Basic Microbiol. 2017 Nov 13. doi: 10.1002/jobm.201700398. [Epub ahead of print]

5: Asif A, Manzoor S*, Tuz-Zahra F, Saalim M, Ashraf M, Ishtiyaq J, Khalid M. Zika Virus: Immune Evasion Mechanisms , Currently Available Therapeutic Regimens, and Vaccines. Viral Immunol. 2017 Dec;30(10):682-690. doi: 10.1089/vim.2017.0046. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

6: Umar Saeed, Sobia Manzoor*, Zahra Zahid Piracha. Hepatitis C Virus induces Oxidative stress and DNA damage by regulating DNAPKCs, ATM, ATR and PARP mediated signaling; guarding cell from cancerous condition by upregulating RB, P53 and downregulating VEGF,. Acta Virologica 61:316-323,2017. Doi: 10.4149/av_2017_310

7: S. N. Sabir, S. Manzoor*, F. Parvaiz, M. Saalim, E. Ghani. Quantitative evaluation of insulin resistance markers in Pakistani patients suffering from HCV-associated type 2 diabetes mellitus. Acta virologica 61: 197 – 203, 2017 doi:10.4149/av_2017_02_10.

 8: Ayesha Khalid ,  Tabinda Hussain ,  Sobia Manzoor* ,  Muhammad Saalim ,  Saba Khaliq . PTEN: A potential prognostic marker in virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma. Tumour Biol. 2017 Jun;39(6):1010428317705754. doi: 10.1177/1010428317705754.

9:Madiha Khalid, Lucie Brisson, Menahil Tariq1,Yunjie Hao1,RoselineGuibon, Gaelle Fromont, Sharifah Alawieyah Syed Mortadza, Fatema Mousawi, Sobia Manzoor*, Sebastien Roger*, Lin-Hua Jiang*. Carcinoma-specific expression of P2Y11 receptor and its contribution in ATP-induced purinergic signalling and cell migration in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 14. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.16191. [Epub ahead of print] doi:

10:Mahd  Rauf, Fatima-Tuz-Zahra, Sobia Manzoor*,  Azra Mehmood,  Shameem. Outbreak of chikungunya in Pakistan. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;17(3):258. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30074-9. Epub 2017 Feb 23. DOI 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30074-9.

11:Muhammad Imran, Sobia Manzoor*, Muhammad Saalim, Saleha Resham, Javed Ashraf Aneela, Javed, Ahmed Bilal Waqar. HIV-1 and Hijacking of the Host Immune System: The Current Scenario APMIS. 2016 Aug 19. doi: 10.1111/apm.12579. [Epub ahead of print]

12: Shameem Bhatti, Sobia Manzoor* Molecular epidemiology and clinical features of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in epidemic areas of Interior Sindh, Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(5):1279-1282.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.10429

13: Sobia Manzoor#*, Umair Akhtar#, Sidrah Naseem, Madiha Khalid1, Misha Mazhar, Fahed Parvaiz, Saba Khaliq. Ionotropic Purinergic Receptors P2X4 and P2X7: Proviral or Antiviral? An Insight into P2X Receptor Signaling and HCV Infection. Viral Immunol. 2016 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]

14: Manzoor, S*., Saalim, M., Imran, M., Resham, S.,  Ashraf, J. (2015): Hepatitis B virus therapy: What's the future holding for us? World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov 28; 21(44):12558-75. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i44.12558.  PMID: 26640332. ISSN1007-9327 (print) ISSN 2219-2840 (online)

15: Parvaiz, F. Manzoor, S*., Iqbal, J., Sarkar-Dutta, M., Imran, M., Waris. G. (2015): Hepatitis C virus NS5A promotes insulin resistance through IRS-1 serine phosphorylation and increased gluconeogenesis. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov 21; 21(43):12361-9. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i43.12361. PMID: 26604643. ISSN1007-9327 (print) ISSN 2219-2840 (online)

16: Saalim, M., Resham, S., Manzoor, S*., Ahmad H., Jaleel ,S.,  Ashraf, J., Imran, M.,  Naseem, S.(2015): IL-22: a promising candidate to inhibit viral-induced liver disease progression and hepatocellular carcinoma. Tumour Biol. 2015 Nov 5. PMID: 26541758. ISSN: 1010-4283 (Print) 1423-0380 (Online)

17:Javed F, Manzoor S*, Khattak, A.A., Imran. M, Parvaiz. F., Ashraf. J., Tariq, H., Bhatti, S.  (2015): Molecular characterization and fluorescence analysis of HCV non-structural proteins NS3, NS3-4A and NS4A of genotype 3a.Acta Virol. 2015 Sep; 59(3):284-94. ISSN: 0001-723X, E-ISSN 1336-2305.

18: Resham, S., Manzoor, S*., Imran, M., Saalim, M., Naseem, S., Azam, S. (2015): Interleukin- 28B: a prognostic marker in interferon based therapy of chronic HCV patients of the Pakistan with variable treatment response. APMIS. 2015 Sep; 123(9):765-71. doi: 10.1111/apm.12414. Epub 2015 Jul 14. ISSN: 1600-0463.

19:Azam, S.,  Manzoor, S*, Imran, M., Ashraf, J., Ashraf, S., Resham, S, Ghani ,E. Role of interferon gamma and tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand receptor 1 single nucleotide polymorphism in natural clearance and treatment response of HCV infection.  (2015): Viral Immunol. 2015 May; 28(4):222-8. doi: 10.1089/vim.2014.0111. ISSN: 0882-8245 • Online ISSN: 1557-8976.

20: Saeed, U., Mazoor, S.,   Jalal, N.,  Piracha, Z.Z. (2015). Contemplating the Importance of Toll-like Receptors I and II Regarding Human Viral Pathogenesis.  Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2015 January; 8(1): e13348. DOI: 10.5812/jjm.13348. Published online 2014 December 6. pISSN:2008-3645; e-ISSN:2008-4161

21: Imran, M., Manzoor, *S., Azam S, Resham. S. (2015): Genetic variant of IL28B rs12979860, as predictive marker of interferon-based therapy in Pakistani population. APMIS. 2015 Apr; 123(4):342-9. doi: 10.1111/apm.12365. ISSN: 1600-0463.

22: Imran, M., Manzoor, S*., Parvaiz, F. (2014): Predictive Potential of IL-18- 607 and Osteopontin-442 Polymorphism in Interferon-Based TherapyVof HCV Infection in the Pakistani Population. Viral Immunol. 2014 Oct;27(8):404-11. doi: 10.1089/vim.2014.0044. Epub 2014 Sep 8. ISSN: 0882-8245 • Online ISSN: 1557-8976.

23:Ahmed, Q.L., Manzoor, *S.,  Tariq, M., Khalid, M., Ashraf , W.,  Parvaiz, F., Imran, M. (2014): Hepatitis C virus infection in vitro triggers endoplasmic reticulum stress and downregulates insulin receptor substrates 1 and 2 through upregulation of cytokine signaling suppressor 3. Acta Virol. 2014 Sep;58(3):238-44. doi:10.4149/av_2014_03_238. ISSN:0001-723X, E-ISSN 1336-2305.

24:Khalid, M., Manzoor, S*., Tariq, M., Imran, M., Ashraf, W., Ahmed, Q. L., Javed, F. (2014): Investigation of biomarkers in peripheral blood cells of Pakistani chronic HCV patients with genotype 3a: an assessment of HCV-induced pathogenesis. Future Virol, 9(3), 275-282. ISSN: 1746-0794,1746-0808.

25: Imran, M., Manzoor, S*., Khattak, NM., Tariq, M., Khalid, M., Javed, F. and  Bhatti, S. (2014): Correlation of OAS1 Gene Polymorphism at Exon 7 Splice Accepter Site with Interferon-Based Therapy of HCV Infection in Pakistan. Viral Immunol. 2014 Apr; 27(3):105-11. doi: 10.1089/vim.2013.0107. Epub 2014 Mar 27.PMID:24673406. ISSN: 0882-8245 • Online ISSN: 1557-8976.

26: Khalid, M.,  Manzoor S*, Imran, M., Tariq, M., Ashraf, J.,  Ahmed, Q.L, Ashraf. W., Parvaiz.F.,  Ashraf ,M. (2013). Development of murine models to study Hepatitis C virus induced liver pathogenesis.  Indian  J Virol. 2013 Sep; 24(2):151-6. doi: 10.1007/s13337-013-0152-1. Epub 2013 Sep 14. ISSN: 2347-3584 (Print) 2347-3517 (Online) .

27: Parvaiz, F., Manzoor, S*., Iqbal, J., McRae, S., Javed, F., Ahmed, Q. L.,  Waris, G. (2014): Hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein 5A favors upregulation of gluconeogenic and lipogenic gene expression leading towards insulin resistance: a metabolic syndrome. Archives of virology, 159(5), 1017-1025. ISSN: 0304-8608 (Print) 1432-8798 (Online).

28: Tariq, M., Manzoor, S*., Ahmed, Q. L., Khalid, M. and  Ashraf, W. (2013): NOX4 induces oxidative stress and apoptosis through upregulation of caspases 3 and 9 and downregulation of TIGAR in HCV-infected Huh-7 cells. Future Virol, 8(7), 707-716. ISSN: 1746-0794, 1746-0808.

29: Ashraf, W., Manzoor, S*., Ashraf, J., Ahmed, Q. L., Khalid, M., Tariq, M. and  Aziz, H. (2013): Transcript analysis of P2X receptors in PBMCs of chronic HCV patients: an insight into antiviral treatment response and HCV-induced pathogenesis. Viral Immunol., 26(5), 343-350. ISSN: 0882-8245 • Online ISSN: 1557-8976

30: Imran, M.,  Manzoor, S*, Ashraf J, Khalid M, Tariq M, Khaliq HM, Azam S. (2013). Role of viral and host factors in interferon based therapy of hepatitis C virus infection. Virol J. 2013 Oct 1; 10:299. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-10-299. PMID: 24079723. ISSN: 1743-422X.

31: Imran M, Manzoor, S*, Khattak NM, Khalid M, Ahmed QL, Parvaiz F, Tariq M, Ashraf J, Ashraf W, Azam S, Ashraf M. (2013) Current and future therapies for hepatitis C virus infection: from viral proteins to host targets. Arch Virol. 2014 May; 159 (5):831-46. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1803-7. Epub 2013 Aug 25. Erratum in: Arch Virol. 2014 May; 159 (5):847-8. ISSN: 0304-8608 (Print) 1432-8798 (Online)

32: Hussain, T.,  Manzoor, S*., Waheed, Y., Tariq, H.,  Hanif , K. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of Torque Teno Virus genome from Pakistani isolate and incidence of co-infection among HBV/HCV infected patients. Virol J. 2012 Dec 28; 9:320. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-9-320. ISSN: 1743-422X.

33:Ashraf, J.,  Hussain , Bokhari S.A, Manzoor, S., Khan A.A. (Nov.2012). Poor oral health and coronary artery disease: a case-control study. J Periodontol. 2012 Nov; 83(11):1382-7. doi: 10.1902/jop.2012.110563. ISSN:0022-3492 (Print); 1943-3670 (Electronic); 0022-3492 (Linking)

34:Imran M, Waheed, Y.,  Manzoor , S.,  Bilal, M, Ashraf,  W.,  Ali M.,  Ashraf , M. (June 2012). Interaction of Hepatitis C virus proteins with pattern recognition receptors. Virol J. 2012 Jun 22; 9:126. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-9-126. ISSN: 1743-422X.

35. Tariq, H#., Manzoor, S#., Parvaiz, F., Javed, F., Fatima, K., Qadri, I. (2012): An overview In vitro models of HCV replication in different cell cultures. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 12(1), 13-20.

36. Parvaiz, F#., Manzoor, S#., Tariq, H., Javed, F., Fatima, K. and   Qadri, I. (2011): Hepatitis C virus infection: molecular pathways to insulin resistance. Virol. J, 8, 474.

37. Manzoor, S., Idrees, M*., Ashraf, J., Mehmood, A., Butt, S., Fatima, K. and   Qadri, I. (2011): Identification of ionotrophic purinergic receptors in Huh-7 cells and their response towards structural proteins of HCV genotype 3a. Virology journal, 8(1), 431.

38. Idrees, M., Rehman, I.U., Manzoor, S., Akbar, H., Butt, S., Afzal, S., Hussain, A. (2011):  Evaluation of three different hepatitis C virus typing methods for detection of mixed‐genotype infections. Journal of digestive diseases, 12(3), 199-203.

39. Butt, S., Idrees, M., Akbar, H., Manzoor, S., Awan, Z., Afzal, S., Hussain, A,  Rafique, S. (2010): The changing epidemiology pattern and frequency distribution of hepatitis C virus in Pakistan. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 10(5), 595-600.

40. Idrees, M., Rafique,S.,  Manzoor, S., Rehman, I. U., Akbar, H., Yousaf, M.Z., Butt, S.,  Riazuddin, S. (2009): Hepatitis C virus genotype 3a infection and hepatocellular carcinoma: Pakistan experience. World journal of gastroenterology: WJG,15(40), 5080.

41. Idrees, M., Butt, S., Awan, Z., Aftab, M., Khubaib, B., Rehman, I. U., Manzoor, S., Riazuddin, S. (2009). Nucleotide identity and variability among different Pakistani hepatitis C virus isolates. Virol J, 6, 130-140.

42. Khan, M., Manzoor, S., Mohsin, S., Khan, S.N.,  Ahmad, F.J. (2009): IGF-1 and G-CSF complement each other in BMSC migration towards infarcted myocardium in a novel in vitro model. Cell biology international, 33(6), 650-657.

43. Saeed U*, Waheed Y, Manzoor S, Ashraf M. . (2013).Identification of novel silent HIV propagation routes in Pakistan. World J Virol. 2013 Aug 12;2(3):136-8. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v2.i3.136. ISSN. 2220-3249 (online).

44. Idrees, M., Awan, Z., Manzoor, S.,  Rafique, S., Rehman, I.U., Akbar, H., Butt, S.,  Badar, S. (2010): Hepatitis B virus YMDD-motif mutations with emergence of lamivudine-resistant mutants: a threat to recovery. Gastroenterology and Hepatology from bed to bench, 3(3).

45. Akbar, H., Idrees, M., Manzoor, S., Rehman, I.U., Butt, S., Yousaf, M. Z.  Aftab, M. (2009): Hepatitis C virus infection: A review of the current and future aspects and concerns in Pakistan. J Gen Mol Virol, 1(2), 12-18.

46. Akbar, H., Khan, M., Khan, M., Manzoor, S., Khan, A.A.,  Shuaib, MA.,  Akbar, M., Idrees, M. (2009): Comparative efficacy of doxycycline and flumequine against experimentally induced colibacillosis in broiler chicks. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, 1(2), 017-022.

47: Javed, F*., Manzoor, S., Khattak, A.A., Aurangzeb, N., Khan,S.N., Habib,D., Saleem,A. (2014). NS3-4A and NS4A proteins of hepatitis C virus regulate the apoptotic proteins expression in Huh-7 cells. International Journal of Biosciences | IJB |. Vol. 7, No. 5, p. 9-15, 2015: ISSN: 2220-6655 (Print), 2222-5234 (Online).

48: Saeed, U* and Manzoor, S. (2014). Risk Factors Associated with Transmission of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus in Pakistan.Global Journal of Medical research: F Diseases. Volume 14 Issue 1 Version 1.0 Year 2014. Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA): Online ISSN: 2249-4618 & Print ISSN: 0975-5888.


Training/Workshops and Courses

1. ‘1st Annual HCV Management Symposium 2011’, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Bio-Sciences (ASAB), NUST, Islamabad, Feb 10-11, 2011(Chairperson Scientific Committee& Resource Person).

2. ‘National Influenza Lab-based Surveillance’ National Institute of Health Islamabad, March 24-26, 2015.

3. Awareness and Training Workshop on Emerging Viral Threats, Ebola & Congo, Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Bio-Sciences (ASAB), NUST, Islamabad, Nov 14, 2014 (Chairperson Organizing Committee).

4. ‘Training on equipment’, Bio-Rad House, Dubai Technology Park, March 24-28, 2015.

5. ‘One-Health Career Development Symposium’ Dubai, March 1-4, 2016.

6. ‘Regional Conference to Promote Safe and Secure Science in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia’, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb 5-9, 2018 (Poster Presentation).

7: International conference on ‘Poultry Viral Diagnostics’, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, March 5-10, 2018 (Resource Person).


8. ‘Seminar on Vacuum Science &Technology’ Department of Physics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, July 2, 2018 (Resource Person).​
Teaching UG/PG courses at ASAB, NUST                        

1:  Molecular Virology
2:  Viral Pathogenesis (PG)
3:  Molecular Microbiology (PG)
4:  Clinical Virology (PG)
5:  Microbiology and Virology (UG)

1: Member of Industry and Academia linkage Committee of ASAB, NUST

2: Recipient of HEC Technology Development Fund Research Grant (TDF); working on a joint project with Industrial partner PHILCO (Pakistan Hospital and Industrial Laboratory Company).