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Name: Aqeel Ahma
Discipline: Biological Sciences Institution: University of Karachi
Gender: Male Department: Microbiology
Specialization: Immunology Present Position: Professor
Address: Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Karachi-75270 City: Karachi
Email: Phone: 021-99261539; 021-99261300-7 Ext.2463/2451
Fax: Fax: 021-99261539 CNIC:

Education History
Field of Study
B.Sc Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology D. J. Sc. College, Karachi, Pakistan
MA/MSc Microbiology Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan
PhD Microbiology Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan
PhD Immunology University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

 Professional Experience
Institution/ Organization
Position / Job Title
MAH Qadri Biological Research Centre, University of Karachi Director
to date
Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Professor
to date
Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Lecturer
MAH Qadri Biological Res. Centre, University of Karachi Director
Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Cooperative teacher
Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi Assistant Professor

Research Interests
  Monoclonal antibody production, Antimicrobial screening, Serodiagnostic tests development, Biotransformation

 Publications in Journals
1. Rezwana Khan, Saleem Shahzad, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Shakeel A. Khan "Communities of endophytic fungi in a medicinal plant-Withania somnifera." (2010) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:42(2) pp:1281-1287 (Journal)
2. Samina Naz Mukry and Shakeel Ahmed Khan "Screening and partial characterization of Hemolysins from Bacillus sp.: Strain S128 & S144 are Hemolysin B (HBL) producers." (2010) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:42(1) pp:463-472 (Journal)
3. Zeba Parween Imran, Anita Zaidi, Anwer Ali Siddiqui, Sateesh N. Nair "Molecular and Epidemiological analysis of Multi-drug resistant Salmonella paratyphi A obtained from different regions of Pakistan." (2010) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:42(4) pp:2931-2937 (Journal)
4. M. Ahmed Mesaik, Sobia A. Haleem, Zaheer Ul-Haq, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Salma Shahnaz, S.A.M. Ayatollahi, Shahnaz Murad "Immunosuppressive Activity of Buxidine and E-Buxenone from Buxus hyrcana" (2010) Chem. Biol. Drug Des. Vol:75(3) pp:310-317 (Journal)
5. Khalid Mohammad Khan, Nida Ambreen, Afroze Amyn, Shahnaz Perveen, Shakeel Ahmed Khan and Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary "Schiff Bases of 3-Formylchromones as Antibacterial, Antifungal and Phytotoxic Agents" (2009) Letters in Drug Design and Discovery Vol:6 pp:363-373 (Journal)
6. Shaheen Faizi, Fatima Farooqi, Sadia Zikr-ur Rehman, Aneela Naz, Fatima Noor, Farheen Ansari and Shakeel Ahmad Khan "Shahidin, a novel and highly labile oxazoline from Aegle marmelos: the parent compound of aegeline and related amides." (2009) Tetrahedron Vol:56(5) pp:998-1004 (Journal)
7. M. Ahmed Mesaik, Azizuddin, Shahnaz Murad, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Rasool Tareen, Atta-ur-Rahman, and Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary "Isolation and Immunomodulatory properties of a Flavonoid, Casticin from Vitex agnus-castus" (2009) Phytother. Res Vol:23(11) pp:1516-1520 (Journal)
8. Muhammad Sohail, Samina Naseeb, Sikandar Khan Sherwani, Shahida Sultana, Sabiha Aftab, Saleem Shahzad and Shakeel Ahmed Khan "Distribution of hydrolytic enzymes among native fungi: Aspergillus the predominant genus of hydrolase producer" (2009) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:41(5) pp:2567-2582 (Journal)
9. Mohammad Sohail and Shakeel Ahmed Khan "Cellulase production from Aspergillus niger MS82: Effect of temperature and pH. " (2009) New Biotechnology Vol:25(6) pp:437-441 (Journal)
10. Shaheen Faizi, Rashid Ali Khan, Najma Rasool Mughal, Marium Shafique Malik, Kaneez-e-Sayyeda Sajjadi "ntimicrobial activity of various parts of Polyalthia longifolia var. Pendula: isolation of active principles from the leaves and the berries. " (2008) Phytother. Res. Vol:22(7) pp:907-912 (Journal)
11. Shaheen Faizi, Humaira Siddiqi, Samina Bano, Aneela Naz, Lubna, Khalida Mazhar, Saima Nasim, Tasneem Riaz, Saira Kamal, and Shakeel Ahmed Khan. "Evaluation of Antibacterial and Antifungal Activities of Different Parts of Tagetes patula: Preparation of Patuletin Derivatives. " (2008) Pharmaceutical Biology Vol:46(5) pp:309-320 (Journal)
12. Rezwana Khan, Saleem Shahzad, M. Iqbal Choudhary, Shakeel A. Khan "Biodiversity of the endophytic fungi isolated from Calotropis procera. " (2007) Pak.J.Bot. Vol:39(6) pp:2233-2239 (Journal)
13. M. Ahmed Mesaik, Zaheer-ul-Haq, Shahnaz Murad, Zakiah Ismail, Noor Rain Abdullah, H. Kausas Gill, Atta-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Yousaf, R. Ali Siddiqui, and M. Iqbal Choudhary "Biological and Molecular docking studies on coagulin-H: Human IL-2 novel natural inhibitor" (2006) Molecular Immunology Vol:43 pp:1855-1863 (Journal)
14. M. A. Mesaik, K M. Khan, S. Rahat, Zia-Ullah, M. I. Choudhary, S. Murad, N.R. Abdullah, Z. Ismail, Atta-ur-Rehman, and R. A. Siddiqui " Immunomodulatory properties of synthetic Imidazole derivatives." (2005) Letters in Drug Design & Discovery Vol:2 pp:490-496 (Journal)
15. Muhammad Sohail, Saleem Shahzad, and Shakeel Ahmed Khan " A survey of amylolytic bacteria and fungi from native environmental samples" (2005) Pak. J. Bot., Vol:37(1) pp:155-161 (Journal)
16. Sadaf Jahangeer, Nazia Khan, Saman Jahangeer, Muhammad Sohail, Saleem Shahzad, and Shakeel Ahmed Khan "Screening and Characterization of fungal cellulases isolated from native environmental source." (2005) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:37(3) pp:739-744 (Journal)
17. Muhammad A. Mesaik, Shagufta Rahat, Khalid M. Khan, Zia-Ullah, Muhammad I. Choudhary, Shahanaz Murad, Zakiah Ismaeil, Atta-ur-Rehman "Synthesis and Immunomodulatory properties of selected oxazolone derivatives" (2004) Bioorganic & Medicinal Chenmistry Vol:12g pp:2049-2057 (Journal)
18. Shaheen Faizi, Najma Rasool Mughal, Rashid Ali Khan, Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Nazia Bibi, Shaheena Anwar Ahmed. "Evaluation of antimicrobial property of Polyalthia longifolia var. pendula: Isolation of a lactone as the active antibacterial agent from the ethanol extract of the stem" (2003) Phytother. Res. Vol:17(10) pp:1177-1181 (Journal)
19. Syed Iqbal Alam, Khursheed Ali Khan, Sheikh Aijaz Rasool "Phage types of Staphylococcus aureus in hospital infections" (2003) Pak. J. Bot. Vol:35(4) pp:507-510 (Journal)
20. Shaheen Faizi, Rashid Ali Khan, Soobia Azhar, Shakeel Ahmed Khan, Saima Tauseef "New Antimicrobial Alkaloids from the Roots of Polyalthia longifolia var. pendula." (2003) Planta Medica Vol:69 pp:350-355 (Journal)
21. Raykundalia C., and Catty D. "Superoxide Dismutase, an immunodominant antigen in Mycobacterium" (2000) JCPSP Vol:10(2) pp:50-53 (Journal)
22. Shamsul Arfin Qasmi, Shamsa Aqeel, Muhammad Ahmed, Syed Iqbal Alam "Detection of Hepatitis B viruses in Normal Individuals of Karachi." (2000) JCPSP Vol:10(12) pp:467-469 (Journal)
23. Cheung N. T., Raykundalia C., Situnayake R. D. and Catty D. "DnaJ (Heat shock protein) / related antigens, DR4 and rheumatoid arthritis." (1997) JCPSP Vol: 7(2) pp:49-52 (Journal)
24. Khan, K. A., and Ahmed, V. U. " In vitro Amoebicidal studies of the alkaloids of Prosopis juliflora." (1996) Pak. J. Zool. Vol:28(4) pp:365-367 (Journal)
25. 5. K. A. Khan, S. Ahmed Khan, S. M. Khalid, B. S. Siddiqui, R. Saleem, S. Siddiqui, and S. Faizi. "In vitro studies of the antibacterial and antifungal activity of oxine and its derivatives." (1994) Arzeinmettel Forsch /Drug Research. Vol:44(11) pp:972-975 (Journal)
26. Khursheed Ali Khan, Sabiha Sultana, Bina S. Siddiqui, Sabira Begum, Shaheen Faizi and Salimuzzaman Siddiqui "Study of in vitro antimicrobial activity of harmine, harmaline and their derivatives. " (1992) Journal of Ethnopharmacology Vol:35 pp:289-294 (Journal)
27. A. K. Khursheed, and A. Viquaruddin "Toxicological study of an antimicrobial alkaloid Juliflorine." (1991) Arzeim-Forsch/Drug Res. Vol:41 (1) pp:151-154 (Journal)
28. 8. S. Siddiqui, B. S. Siddiqui, A. Naeed, S. Begum, K. A. Khan and S. Sultana "Some New Derivatives of Harmaline and their antibacterial activity." (1990) Fitoterapia Vol:LXI (5) pp:425-433 (Journal)
29. A. K. Khursheed, A. Viquaruddin and Q. Sabiha "Antimicrobial Activity of Julifloricine isolated from Prosopis juliflora." (1989) Arzeim-Forsch/Drug Research. Vol:39 (1) pp:652-655 (Journal)
30. A. K. Khursheed, Q. Sabiha, and A. Viquaruddin "Antifungal Activity of some hydrosoluble Prosopis juliflora Alkaloids." (1989) Fitoterapia Vol:LX (1) pp:86-89 (Journal)
31. K. A. Khan, V. U. Ahmed and S. Qazi "Antibacterial Activity of an Alkaloidal fraction of Prosopis juliflora." (1988) Fitoterapia Vol:LIX (6) pp:481-484 (Journal)
32. Khursheed Ali Khan, Viquaruddin Ahmed and Sabiha Qazi "Antibacterial Activity of Juliflorine isolated from Prosopis juliflora." (1986) Planta Medica, Vol:4 pp:285-288 (Journal)

Post-Graduate Supervision
Type Role  No. of Students Supervised & Awarded Degrees  No. of Students In Progress
HEC Funded Non-HEC Funded
MS/Mphil Supervisor 2 5
PhD Supervisor 3 1 5
PhD Co-Supervisor 1

Students Supervised
Name of student
Year of graduation
Zeba Perveen M.Phil. Antimicrobial Activity of Natural Compounds from Ducrosia anethifolia, Gastoctyle hidprida and Limonium cabulicum
Mohammad Ahmed Hassan Osman Mesaik PhD Studies on Some Natural Compounds for Their Immunomodulatory Activity
Tayyabbun Nisa M.Phil. Host Related Factors that Determine Response to Interferon Therapy in Pakistani Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus
Rezwana Khan Ph.D. Isolation, identification and cultivation of Endophytic Fungi from Medicinal Plants for the production and Characterization of Bioactive Fungal Metabolites
Zeba Perveen Ph.D. Molecular Characterization of Salmonella typhi and S. paratyphi A Isolates from Pakistan

 Research Grants/Projects
1. "Serodiagnostic "  (1.9million)  By: HEC  (1-7-2005-30-6-2008)  PIx  x.j 

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010