TENTATIVE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM FOR 13TH BIENNAL CONFERENCE OF PAKISTAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY (PSM)

Convener/ Focal Person for Scientific Program Committee

Dr. Muhammad Usman Qamar
Assistant Professor Microbiology Government College University Faisalabad.
musmanqamar@gcuf.edu.pk
+923013054705

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (Day 01)

Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium, Main Hall, New Campus, GCUF

Inaugural Ceremony (09:20 To 11:00 am)

09:20 am

09:30 am

Arrival and Seating of Honorable Guests & Chief Guest

09:30 am

09:40 am

Recitation of Holy Quran & Naat-e-Rasool Maqbool (SAW)

09:40 am

09:50 am

Welcome note by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Chief organizer/ Chairman, Department of Microbiology, GCUF

09:50 am

10:00 am

Address by Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Chairperson Central PSM-ASM/ VC, WUS, KPK

10:00 am

10:30 am

Address by Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (Nishan-e-Imtiaz) Chief Guest/ Chairman, Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology

10:30 am

10:40 am

Address by Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, Patron-in-Chief/ VC, GCUF

10:40 am

10:50 am

Vote of Thanks by Prof. Dr. Farhat Jabeen, Patron/ Dean Faculty of Life Sciences, GCUF

10:50 am

11:00 am

Distribution of Souvenirs

Inauguration of Poster Display & Scientific Exhibition (11:00 am To 11:15 am)

Tea Break (11:15 am To 11:30 am)

Parallel Technical Session A1 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (11:30 am To 1:30 pm)

Theme: Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Agents, Nano Antibiotics

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Farhan Essa Abdullah, CEO, ELDC Karachi

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Muneera Baloch, University of Karachi, Sindh

Moderator: Ms. Maryam Akram

Keynote speaker:

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Contribution as Microbiologist in Training and Capacity Building for COVID-19 Diagnostics and Research in Current Pandemic: Sharing Two Years Personal Experience

Dr. Essa Abdullah Memorial Lecture,

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan, Dow University of Health Sciences, ASM country Ambassador

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Whooping cough caused by Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella para pertussis among patients of all age groups in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

Muhammad Ali Syed, The University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis and RPOB gene mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from patients in Marden Medical Complex, Marden, Pakistan

Muzamil Shah, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Molecular detection of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi and carbapenem-resistant pathogens in pediatric septicemia patients in Pakistan – a public health concern.

Atifa Ambreen, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Emergence of diverse genotypes of S. aureus harboring Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) and Accessory Gene Regulator (Agr)

Nauman Javed, University of the Punjab, Lahore Punjab

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

New Delhi Metallo-lactamase Escherichia coli belonging to Sequence Type 131 in tertiary care hospitals of Southern Punjab, Pakistan.

Faiza Sarwar, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Antibiotic resistance modulation of enteric E. coli isolated from houbara bustard bird.

Afshan Muneer, Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bahawalpur

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Determination of antibiotic-resistant genes in Bifidobacterium species isolated from commercial fermented foods.

Muhammad Amir Javaid, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Extended Spectrum β- Lactamase & amp; Metallo β-Lactamase producer a Potential Global Threat in the Near Future

Farkhnda Afaque, Jinnah University For Women, Karachi, Sindh

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

Antifungal susceptibility profile of invasive Candida glabrata isolates (2009-2020) from a tertiary care hospital laboratory in Pakistan.

Saba Memon, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session A2 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (11:30 am To 1:30 pm)

Theme: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Zafar Ali Ch (TI) VC FMU

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Shah Jahan, UHS

Moderator: Ms. Fatima Noreen

Keynote speaker:

11:30 am -11:50 am

Quality high through put techniques for diagnosis for COVID-19 infection

Dr. Kamran Shaukat, United Kingdom

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Ursolic Acid and its Amide Derivatives Disrupts Clinical Acinetobacter Baumannii isolates

Ayaz Ahmad, University of Karachi, Sindh

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Optimization of major toxins production potential of Clostridium perfringens type B under various physico-chemical conditions.

M. Khubaib Sattar, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Identification of Mycoplasma hominis pathogens in semen using polymerase chain reaction and “flow-through” hybridization technology

Rubina Ghani, Sohail University, Karachi

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Association between Hepatitis C virus infection and type-2 diabetes mellitus.

Tahira Qamash, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

Incidence of virulence genes in K. pneumoniae isolated from neonatal sepsis

Sbahat Arif, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Prevalence of Streptococcal Superantigen genes

Hina Musa, University of Karachi, Sindh

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Immunohistochemical based detection of H. pylori in gastric biopsy patients.

Abdullah Riaz, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

Methylation modification of the STAT1 gene in HCV induced hepatocellular carcinoma

Umaira Zakir, Ziauddin University,  Karachi, Sindh

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

Environmental and health impact of antibiotic residues in food chains

Aqsa Shahid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session A3 STC Hall (11:30 pm To 01:30 pm)

Theme: Agricultural Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology

Session Chair: Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Iqbal, DG AARI, Faisalabad

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Mudasser Habib, NIAB 

Moderator: Ms. Ayesha Maham

Keynote speaker

11:30 am -11:50 am

Enhanced Solubilization and Purification of 3ABC Non-structural Protein of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus from Bacterial Inclusion Bodies

Dr. Mudasser Habib, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology, Faisalabad, Punjab

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Improving microbial population and rice production through integrated use of organic and mineral nutrient sources

Amanat Ali, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tando Jam, Sindh

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Saccharothrix Algeriensis NRRL B-24137 Potentiates Chemical Fungicide Carbendazim in Treating Fusarium Oxysporum f.sp. Vasinfectum-Induced Cotton Wilt

Rizwan Asif, Qarshi University, Lahore, Punjab

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Evaluation of Plant Growth Promoting Traits of Cadmium Contaminated bacteria for its use in Phytoremediation

Zahra Kalim, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Methyl-Jasmonate is a regulator to induce immunity in tomato during individual and combined Pseudomonas syringae and NaCl stress

Hamid Manzoor, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

Distribution of phosphate solubilizing bacteria near seashore of Karachi, Sindh

Qanita Ismail, FAUUST Karachi, Sindh

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Three layered strategies to obtain keratinase production: immobilization, co-culture of bacterial strains and use of waste product as a substrate.

Sana Khalique, University of Karachi, Sindh

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Evaluation of metal resistance potential of bacteria isolated from rhizosphere of marine halophytes

Drousham Nasir, FAUSST, Karachi, Sindh

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

Effect of Feeding Tanniferous Plants on Immune Response against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Vaccine in Goats

Rida Fatima, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology, Faisalabad, Punjab

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

Combined application of nanoparticle and selected bacterial strains on the growth promotion of wheat plant.

Muhammad Arif Ali, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Lunch and Prayer Break (01:30 pm To 02:30 pm)

Parallel Technical Session A4 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Bioinformatics and Proteomics

Session Chair: Dr. Shahid Mansoor (TI), Director NIBGE

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Amir Mehmood, GCUF

Moderator: Mr. Muhammad Qasim

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Viral disease diagnosis in plants, animals and human: characterization and control strategy

Prof. Dr. Shahid Mansoor, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Punjab

02:50 pm

03:00 pm

Advanced Genomics Epidemiology and Bioinformatics in Medical Microbiology

Afsheen Arif, KIBGE, University of Karachi, Sindh

03:00 pm

03:10 pm

The prospects of CRISPR-Cas system for the amelioration of antibiotic resistance

Maria Rasool, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Pan Based Genomic Analysis of Campylobacter jejuni

Sayyada Ghufrana, Nadeem, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Sindh

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

Novel role of ABC (ATP Binding Cassette) efflux pump in providing isopentenol tolerance in E. coli

Asad Ali Shah, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

Molecular cloning and characterization of a thermostable esterase produced by Anoxybacillus spp., 

Ayesha Mohiud din, Virtual University, Lahore, Punjab

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Molecular detection of Acinetobacter baumannii from fish meat available in local market.

Samiyah Tasleem, FUUAST, Karachi, Sindh

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Sequencing of 16s rRNA gene for molecular characterization of Bacillus cereus in street vended foods.

Asadullah Marri, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Sindh

04:00 pm

04:10 pm

Detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and their Virulence Genes Isolated from Burn Wound Infection and environmental samples

Rakhshanda Erum, University of Karachi, Sindh

04:10 pm

04:20 pm

Aberrant STAT1 methylation as a non-invasive biomarker in hepatocellular carcinoma

Rizwan Khan, Ziauddin University, Karachi

04:20pm

04:30pm

Engineering and computational analyses of glycerol dehydratase enzymes with improved resistance to inactivation for industrial production

Abdul Nasir, Ajou University, Republic of Korea

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session A5 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Covid-19 Situation in Pakistan

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Salvatore Rubino, Italy

Session Co-Chair: Prof. Saeed Khan, DUMS

Moderator: Ms. Kaneez Fizza

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Circulation of SARS Cov-2 variant of concern (VOC) traced by Whole Genome Sequencing, the case of Sardinia Italy

Prof. Dr. Salvtore Runbino, Italy

Keynote speaker

02:50 pm – 03:10 pm

living the experience of covid-19 pandemic in one of the most locked country in the world

Prof. Abdul Jabbar, Melbourne Australia

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Understanding the Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 and Genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 in Local Patients

Shah Jahan, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Punjab 

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

Comparative genomic analysis of the structural proteins of SARS-COV-2 strains prevalent in Pakistan.

Arooj Shafiq, Salim Habib University, Karachi, Sindh

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

 Anti-SARS-COV-2 potential of ethanolic and methanolic extracts of allium sativum, zingiber officinale, eucalyptus globulus and Cinnamomum verum

Aleena Khan, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children with transfusion dependent blood disorders.

Usmani Faiza, Children Hospital Karachi

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Impact of pandemics (COVID-19) on Global Health and challenges for Microbiologists

Mudassar Mohiuddin, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab

04:10 pm

04:20 pm

Age and gender specific study of COVID-19 positive cases: A tertiary care hospital experience.

Fatima Ahmed, Children Hospital Karachi, Sindh

04:20 pm

04:30 pm

Transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in Karachi, Sindh 

Shaikh Kausar, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session A6 STC Hall (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Nanotechnology, Probiotics and Bacteriophages

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Farhat Jabeen, Dean Life Sciences GCUF

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Muhammad Tariq, NIBGE, Faisalabad

Moderator: Ms. Urwa-tul- Isha

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Antibacterial potential of Probiotic bacteria and their applications

Dr. Muhammad Tariq, National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad, Punjab

02:50 pm

03:00 pm

Therapeutic potential of Lactobacillus post-biotics and its competitive activity against Salmonella and E. coli in poultry birds

Iqra Mumtaz, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

03:00 pm

03:10 pm

Probiotics protect intestinal microbial dysbiosis and subsequent aero-gastric infections of S. aureus and P. aeruginosa

Affhan Shoaib, Salim Habib University, Karachi, Sindh

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Ecofriendly photosynthesized zirconium oxide nanoparticles as antibiofilm agent against MDR Acinetobacter baumannii.

Sumreen Hayat, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

Silver nano‑particles: synthesis and characterization by using glucans extracted from Pleurotus ostreatus

Haleema Sadia, BUITEMS, Quetta, Baluchistan

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

Comparative effect of organic acids and aqueous extract of garlic and ginger on survival of Campylobacter jejuni on chicken meat.

Saira Gul, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Controlling of lepidopterous pests (honeycomb and white marked tussock moths) by bacillus strains isolated from the local fields of Kohat.

Syeda Fatima Gilani, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Mardan, KPK

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Essential oils composition, antioxidant, antibacterial, and ᾳ- glucosidase activity of Scutellaria edelbergii Rech. F.

Muddaser Shah, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK

04:00 pm

04:10 pm

Combined treatment of probiotics with therapeutic doses of ultraviolet radiations for immunity induction in immunocompromised patients following

chemotherapy

Qurat ul Ain, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

04:10 pm

04:20 pm

Assessment of cholesterol reducing potential of Commensal bacterial species isolated from human milk

Habib-ur-Rahman, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Tea (04:30 pm To 05:00 pm)

Thursday, December 23, 2021 (Day 02)

Parallel Technical Session B1 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (09:00 am To 11:00 am)

Theme: Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Agents, Nano Antibiotics

Session Chair: Dr. Syed Abdul Aziz, University of Ottawa, Canada

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Afreenish Amir, NIH Islamabad

Moderator: Ms. Memoona Sultan

Keynote speaker

09:00 am – 09:20 am

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 and factors predicting next spillover of its more contagious variant

Dr. Syed Abdul Aziz, University of Ottawa, Canada

09:20 am

09:30 am

Pakistan AMR National Action Plan: Development & Implementation

Afreenish Amir, National Institute of Health, Islamabad

09:30 am

09:40 am

Comparative drug susceptibility of colistin resistant Escherichia coli isolated from milk in district Marden.

Khadija Altaf, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK

09:40 am

09:50 am

Molecular Epidemiology of Extensively-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ST 2 Co-Harboring blaNDM and blaOXA From Clinical Origin

Mahtab Ahmad, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab  

09:50 am

10:00 am

Prevalence and risk factors for second line drug resistance in drug resistant tuberculosis patients in Pakistan: a retrospective cohort study

Irfan Ullah, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad

10:00 am

10:10 am

Occurrence of Extended Spectrum β-lactamase E. coli in cattle and buffaloes of Islamabad, Pakistan

Hamid Irshad, National Agriculture Research Council, Islamabad

10:10 am

10:20 am

Prevalence and Antimicrobial susceptibity pattern of Carbapenem resistance from Pediatric bloodstream infections

Ali Hassan, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:20 am

10:30 am

Molecular detection of multidrug resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa from raw meat samples.

Muhammad Qasim, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:30 am

10:40 am

Quinolones Derivatives: Active against MDR Bacteria associated with Urinary Tract Infection

Amtul Sami, Women University Swabi, Swabi, KPK

10:40 am

10:50 am

Isolation of Vibrio cholerae from clinical and drinking water samples during Cholera Outbreak in Khairpur Sindh Pakistan.

Amjad Ali Mughal, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B2 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (09:00 am To 11:00 am)

Theme: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari, VC, KUM

Session Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Aqeel Ahmed, HSU, Karachi

Moderator: Ms. Atiqa

Keynote speaker

09:00 am – 09:20 am

Pitfalls in global response to infectious diseases and its impact on global health & economy-preparedness is key word to remember

Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari, KUM, Murree

09:20 am

09:30 am

Activity of plant essential oils against antibiotic resistant Enterococcus faecalis isolated from diarrheic children

Tehrim, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab 

09:30 am

09:40 am

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibity pattern of bacteria from pediatric blood culture

Aina Farooq, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

09:40 am

09:50 am

Evaluation of Phospholipase and Proteinase Activity of Candida spp., Isolated from Patients with Surgical Site Infection

Rakhshanda Erum, University of Karachi, Sindh

09:50 am

10:00 am

Antibiogram Profile and Evaluation of Biofilm Formation by Bacterial Clinical Isolates

Faryal Anjum, University of Karachi, Sindh

10:00 am

10:10 am

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from hospitals wastewater.

Muhammad Rizwan, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:10 am

10:20 am

Molecular epidemiology and characterization of Hepatitis delta virus from different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Izhar ul Haq The University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK

10:20 am

10:30 am

Case-control Sero-epidemiological study on Hepatitis C in Cancer Patients from Lahore

Aneeqa Haleem, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:30 am

10:40 am

Isolation and Molecular Typing of Multidrug Resistant Bacteria from Antibiotics-Containing Waste and Their Potential for Environmental Applications.

Inam Ali Larik, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh

10:40 am

10:50 am

Occurrence of Multi-drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Faisalabad

Muhammad Mujahid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab 

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B3 STC Hall (09:00 am To 11:00 am)

Theme: Immunology, Virology and Vaccinology

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Sajjad-ur-Rahman, Director IOM UAF

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Ghulam Fatima, Civil Hospital Karachi

Moderator: Ms. Sadia Saleem

Keynote speaker

09:00 am – 09:20 am

Molecular characterization of SARS-CoV-2 Spike gene from suspected patients

Prof. Dr. Sajjad-ur-Rahman, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

09:20 am

09:30 am

Characterization and complete genome sequence of 229E-related Coronavirus from dromedary camels of Pakistan

Ali Zoaib, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab

09:30 am

09:40 am

The COVID-19 outbreak: a novel SARS-COV2 virus infection prevalence rate at a Government Tertiary Care Hospital of Karachi Pakistan

Ghulam Fatima, Civil Hospital Karachi  

09:40 am

09:50 am

 Spectrum of protozoal and bacterial infection in hospitalized patient with acute watery diarrhea Karachi-Pakistan

Nain Tara, WUS, Swabi

09:50 am

10:00 am

Diagnostic potential of liver specific microRNAs and cytokine IL-33 as non-invasive biomarkers of hepatitis

Muhammad Imran Arshad, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

10:00 am

10:10 am

Development of diagnostic test to determine the incidence of Mycoplasosis in bovines in Karachi

Syed Khurram Fareed, University of Karachi, Sindh

10:10 am

10:20 am

Seroepidemiological Study of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in District Mardan

Muhammad Ali, AWKM, Mardan

10:20 am

10:30 am

Outer membrane vesicles from Gram-negative bacteria and their interactions with host cells.

Zia ur Rehman, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, KPK

10:30 am

10:40 am

Inhibition of viral PL-Pro (Papain-like proteases) protein and cytokine release Syndrome using coumarin derivatives through insilico & invitro approaches. Filling two needs with one deed…!

Hira Noor, University of Karachi, Sindh

10:40 am

10:50 am

A serological survey of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) and Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) from Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Muhammad Saqib, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Tea Break (11:00 am To 11:30 am)

Parallel Technical Session B4 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (11:30 am To 01:30 pm)

Theme: Biosafety and Public Health

Session Chair: Dr. Paul D. Brown, Jamaica

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Farzana Rashid, LCWU, Lahore

Moderator: Ms. Maryam Ramzan

Keynote speaker

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Small interfering RNAs targeting agrA and sarA attenuate pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus

Dr. Paul D. Brown, Jamaica

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Prevalence of pathogenic free-living amoeba in diverse environmental resources across Pakistan and its impact on public health in future

Abdul Matin, University of Baltistan, Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Knowledge and Attitude Towards Vaccination and its Impact on Different Variants of SARS-COV-2 Among General Public of Pakistan: A Cross Sectional Study

Asad Ali, Provincial Public Health Reference Laboratory, Lahore, Punjab

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Assessment of biosafety implementation in clinical diagnostic laboratories in Pakistan in relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic

Mamoona Sattar, Donghua University, China

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Mask using practices during current pandemic

Hafsa Khalid, PCSIR, Karachi, Sindh

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

Microbial Pollution and its Impacts on Community residing near Sewerage Drains of Lahore, Pakistan.

Farzana Rashid, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Knowledge and Attitudes towards stethoscope hygiene and bacterial contamination.

Khalid Ahmed, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Sindh

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Sero-epidemiology of Hepatitis C in healthy population of district Chiniot

Hadeesa Raza Malik, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

COVID-19 vaccines

Syeda Ghufrana, Jinnah University For Women, Karachi, Sindh

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

 Prevalence of needle stick injury and nursing practices regarding safe injection and sharp disposal working in critical care of two tertiary care hospitals

Shah Zeb, Saidhu Medical College, Swat, KPK

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B5 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (11:30 am To 1:30 pm)

Theme: Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Session Chair: Dr. Ahsan Akhtar, Managing Director Aptly Pharmaceutical, Faisalabad

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Malik Hassan Mahmood, GCUF, Faisalabad

Moderator: Mr. Mubashir Raza

11:30 am

11:50 am

Antibiotic stewardship in regional context, challenges and opportunities

Dr. Malik Hassan Mahmood, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Response Surface Methodology for Enhanced CMCase Production by B. Licheniformis TLW-3.

Tabassum Kiran, FUUAST, Karachi, Sindh

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Bioevaluation of antioxidative and antimicrobial efficacy of indigenously produced varieties of Moringa oleifera leaves

Razia Noreen, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Biodegradation of Aflatoxin through environment friendly bacteria

Ali Akbar, University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Baluchistan

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Improving Microbial Population and Rice Production through Integrated Use of Organic and Mineral Nutrient Sources

Amanat Ali, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tando Jam, Sindh

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

Biodegradation and Decolorization of Azo dye RB-221 by novel strain Pannonibacter phragmitetus-IMI-1C isolated from TWW of Faisalabad.

Fatima Mujahid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Entrepreneurship in STEM: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Bushra Jamil, BJ Micro Lab, Rawalpindi, Punjab

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Assessment of Biodegradation by Bacillus subtilis in combinations with Biosurfactant and extracellular Lipase.

Rabeea Laeeq, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

Analysis and Evaluation of Iron Chelating and Anti-Cancer Activities of Extract from Streptomyces spp.,

Imran Shah, National University of Medical Sciences, Islamabad

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

Evolution of indigenously developed rapid identification of medically important Gram positive group of cocci by urea & arginine

Mehak, Jinnah University For Women, Karachi, Sindh

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B6 STC Hall (11:30 am To 1:30 pm)

Theme: One Health and Zoonotic Diseases

Session Chair: Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, UK

Session Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Khalid Naeem Khawaja, NVL, NARC Islamabad

Moderator: Ms. Amina Mehmood

Keynote speaker

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Chronic Inflammation: A major cause of chronic diseases

Prof. Dr. Aqeel Ahmed, Salim Habib University, Karachi, Sindh

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Biomass and toxins optimization of Clostridium perfringens toxinotype D under dynamic parameters

Aftab Ahmad Anjum, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Punjab

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Evaluation of seroprevalence and associated risk factors of Toxoplasmosis in sheep and goats in District Jhang-Pakistan

Muhammad Shafique, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

 Characterization of staphylococci from selected fish species of local fish farms

Muhammad Ali Syed, The University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Prevalence of mcr-1 gene in E. coli isolated from the poultry fecal samples

Iqra Bashir, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

12:30 pm

12:40 pm

Detection of mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in poultry feed from poultry farms in Baluchistan

Ghulam Ishaq Khan, University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Baluchistan

12:40 pm

12:50 pm

Comparative drug susceptibility of colistin resistant Escherichia coli isolated from milk in district Mardan

Khadija Altaf, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KPK

12:50 pm

01:00 pm

Effect of exogenous protease on growth performance, microbial count and meat quality of broiler reared on fish meal-based diet

Najam-Us-Sahar, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

01:00 pm

01:10 pm

Microbial assessment of poultry meat for the presence of targeted bacteria and antibiotic resistance profile of Salmonella spp.

Sadaf Tagar, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh

01:10 pm

01:20 pm

Epidemiological statistics of FMD virus serotypes A, O and Asia-1 in Punjab, Pakistan during 2014-2019.

R. Rafique, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Lunch and Prayer Break (01:30 pm To 02:30 pm)

Parallel Technical Session B7 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Nanotechnology, Probiotics and Bacteriophages

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, VC, WUS

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Bushra Jamil, BJ Lab Islamabad

Moderator: Ms. Uswa Siddique

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Vaccines in the control of COVID-19 – emerging and re-emerging diseases

Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, VC, WUS, Swabi

02:50 pm

03:00 pm

Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteriophages from Sewage water

Abu Bakar Siddique, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:00 pm

03:10 pm

 Potent Quinoline Inhibitors against Causative agents of gonorrhea and chancroid

Aisha Khalil, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Sindh

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Green synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of silver nanoparticles using extract of Euphorbia Serpens Kunth

Niaz Ali Khan, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, KPK

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

 Synergistic effect of Lavandula angustifolia l oil on   the antimicrobial activity of gentamicin against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Summra Ahmed, University of Karachi, Sindh

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

Silver Nanoparticles Inhibit Biofilm Formation and EPS Production of Multi-Drug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Muhammad Hussnain Siddique, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Antibacterial activity of Cuminum cyminum against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Zainab Yaseen, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Molecular Characterization and Antifungal susceptibility of Ochratoxin A Producing Fungi isolated from Poultry Feed to Plant Essential oils

Gul Naz, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

04:00 pm

04:10 pm

Immunomodulatory role of Enterococcus faecium strain LCM08 in mice

Muneera Naz Baloch, University of Karachi, Sindh

04:10 pm

04:20 pm

Antifungal potential of Chitinase extracted from Bacillus subtilis under In-Vitro condition

Maheen Shafiq, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B8 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Agricultural Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Mujadad Ur Rehman, AUST, Abbottabad

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Ali Akbar UOB, Quetta

Moderator: Ms. Zainab Shabir

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Implications of agricultural biotechnology for plant improvement in a variable climate

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

02:50 pm

03:00 pm

Control of disease caused by Phytophthora capsici in pepper plant using the soil-borne Bacillus spp., isolated from Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Mutahira Subhan, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, KPK

03:00 pm

03:10 pm

Immuno-modulatory Effect of Dietary Probiotic Supplementation on Peste des Petitis Ruminants Vaccine in Goats

Ayesha Gill, Nuclear Institute for Agriculture & Biology, Faisalabad, Punjab  

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Fungal Diversity in different microenvironment of dust

Saqib Iqbal, Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

Investigating the impact of combined application of Bravibacterium spp., and nanoparticle on the alleviation of chromium stress in Brassica plants

Muhammad Hassan Akhtar, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

Plant based products as microbiological media: A double green approach

Sadia Khalil, FAUUST, Karachi, Sindh

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Optimization of condition for Methanogenic Bacteria in Marai Village for Biogas Production in Portable Anaerobic Digester

Niaz Muhammad, Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Bioremediatory potential of PGPR to alleviate acid stress on the growth of Triticum sativum

Ambreen Ahmed, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab

04:00 pm

04:10 pm

Isolation, Screening and Biochemical Characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria from chilli eminent growing areas of Sindh

Qurban Ali Panhwar, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tando Jam, Sindh

04:20 pm

04:20 pm

Insecticidal activity of Bacillus strains isolated from the local fields of Kohat against the pests belonging to order Lepidoptera

Syeda Fatima Gilani, Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session B9 STC Hall (02:30 pm To 04:30 pm)

Theme: Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Agents, Nano Antibiotics

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin, UOB, Skardu

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Hazir Rehman, AWKUM, Mardan

Moderator: Ms. Khadija Tufail

Keynote speaker

02:30 pm – 02:50 pm

Microbes for Food and Health

Dr. Abdul Shakoor Chaudhry, UK

02:50 pm

03:00 pm

Molecular characterization of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella Typhi clinical isolates from Lahore, Pakistan

Mohsin Khurshid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab  

03:00 pm

03:10 pm

Characterization of bacterial pathogens from commercially available ready to eat salads and vegetables used in salads sold in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

Aijaz Hussain Soomro, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Sindh

03:10 pm

03:20 pm

Isolation of MDR Campylobacter spp., in commercial poultry and tet (o) mediated gene resistance against tetracycline.

Tyyba Arsha, Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,  Bahawalpur

03:20 pm

03:30 pm

Prevalence of QnrA and QnrB resistance genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae comparing with Lactobacillus.

Alishbah Roobi, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab

03:30 pm

03:40 pm

Isolation and identification of Staphylococcus aureus from commercially important fishes of Karachi local fish markets and its antibiotics sensitivity

Syeda Sadaf Akber, Hashmanis Group of Hospitals, Karachi 

03:40 pm

03:50 pm

Prevalence and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of ESBL producing Gram negative bacteria

Abdul Wahab, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

03:50 pm

04:00 pm

Life Saving Antibiotics and Bacterial Resistance

Hinz Zaidi, University of Karachi, Sindh

04:00 pm

04:10 pm

Endocrine role of gut microbiota and its therapeutic implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders

Aniqa Arshad, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

04:10 pm

04:20 pm

Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibity paradigm of bacteria isolated from Urinary Tract Infections

Naila Ziafat, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Tea (04:30 pm To 05:00 pm)

Friday, December 24, 2021 (Day 03)

Parallel Technical Session C1 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Main Hall (08:30 am To 10:30 am)

Theme: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Session Chair: Dr. Omar Bagasra, USA

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Bushra Uzair, IIU, Islamabad

Moderator: Mr. Zeeshan

Keynote speaker

08:30 am – 08:50 am

Infectivity of Human Olfactory Neurons to SARS-CoV-2: A Link to Anosmia

Dr. Omar Bagasra, USA

08:50 am

09:00 am

Development of topically applied films for curing burn patients

Bushra Jamil, BJ Micro lab, Rawalpindi, Punjab

09:00 am

09:10 am

Detection of Helicobacter pylori Through Microscopy and PCR in Gastric Biopsies

Tahir Ullah, Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK

09:10 am

09:20 am

The molecular basis of extensively drug resistant Salmonella Typhi isolates from pediatric septicemia patients

Iqra Latif, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

09:20 am

09:30 am

Molecular Characterization of E. coli Associated Neonatal Sepsis in Pakistan

Amna Mumtaz, COMSATS, Islamabad

09:30 am

09:40 am

Genetic diversity of Staphylococcus aureus strains from a tertiary care hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Muhammad Ali Syed, The University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK

09:40 am

09:50 am

Transfusion Transmissible Infections among multi transfused Beta-thalassemia patients

Muhammad Mudassar, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

09:50 am

10:00 am

Occurrence of Ampc beta-lactamase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from skin infection

Hira Naeem, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:00 am

10:10 am

Sirt2 Gene Expression in Gastric Cancer Patients of Peshawar

Ali Raza Shah, Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK

10:10 am

10:20 am

Occurrence and antibiotics sensitivity profiling of bacteria from operation theatres of DHQ Hospital, Narowal Punjab Pakistan

Muhammad Atique Arshad, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:20 am

10:30am

Evaluation of antibacterial activity of Nigella sativa against Multidrug Resistant Bacteria

Arooba Khalid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session C2 Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium Hall II (08:30 am To 10:30 am)

Theme: Nanotechnology, Probiotics and Bacteriophages

Session Chair: Dr. Arslan Zaidi, NIBGE

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Inam Ali Larik, SALU, Khairpur

Moderator: Ms. Rida Zafar

Keynote speaker

08:30 am – 08:50 am

 National Probiotics Lab: Strategy for regulation, development & commercialization of probiotics in Pakistan

Dr. Arslan Zaidi, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Faisalabad, Punjab

08:50 am

09:00 am

Green Synthesized Functionalized Microspheres for Targeted Delivery of Essential Oil Entrapped TiO2 nanoparticles against MDR S. aureus

Bushra Uzair, International Islamic University, Islamabad

09:00 am

09:10 am

Moxifloxacin HCl loaded biodegradable chitosan nanoparticles for potential antibacterial and wound healing efficacy

Akhtar Rasula, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

09:10 am

09:20 am

Antibacterial activity of tio2 nanoparticles and their effect in mice

Farzana Rashid, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab  

09:20 am

09:30 am

Antibacterial potential of plants and algal extracts against clinically important bacteria and fungi

Maham Jameel Siddiqui, FUUAST, Karachi, Sindh

09:30 am

09:40 am

Resistance modulation through nanoparticle coupled antibiotics against enteric S. aureus of Houbara bustard bird

Amjad Islam, Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bahawalpur

09:40 am

09:50 am

Probiotic attributes and bioactivity potential of Streptococcus thermophilus; An indigenous isolate from Capra aegagrus hircus (Goat) milk

Hera Waheed, Jinnah University For Women, Karachi, Sindh

09:50 am

10:00 am

Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles against clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Tabinda Khurshid, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

10:00 am

10:10 am

Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plant extracts against bacteria causing diarrhea

Barkat Ali, Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi, Sindh

10:10 am

10:20 am

Role of probiotics in the reduction of ochratoxin A from poultry feed

Kinza Kiran, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Parallel Technical Session C3 STC Hall (08:30 am To 10:30 am)

Theme: Industrial and Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Shazia Tabassum Hakim, USA

Session Co-Chair: Dr. Sadia, FUUAST, Karachi

Moderator: Ms. Aimen Khalid

Keynote speaker

08:30 am – 08:50 am

COVID or Dikos Ntsaaígíí (the ‘cough’ that kills) and Indigenous Populations Globally

Dr. Shazia Tabaasum Hakim, USA

08:50 am

09:00 am

Evaluation of growth promotion potential of chromium tolerant PGPR using Zea mays L. in chromium contaminated soil

Iman Fatima, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab

09:00 am

09:10 am

Isolation of Bio surfactant producing bacteria from different fuel contaminated sites of Sindh

Ubaidullah khan, FUUAST, Karachi, Sindh

09:10 am

09:20 am

Studying diversification of microbes in soil around industrial zones of Makori, Gurguri, Nashpa, district Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Naeem Usman, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, KPK

09:20 am

09:30 am

Assessment of Microbe as Potential Bioplastic Producing Entrant

Fasiha Saeed, Jinnah University For Women, Karachi, Sindh

09:30 am

09:40 am

Bioremediation potential of wastewater in Karachi, Pakistan

Hafsa Shaikh, Salim Habib University, Karachi, Sindh

09:40 am

09:50 am

Bacterial isolates and their antimicrobial susceptibility profile of superficial and deep-seated Skin and Soft Tissue infections

Rao Abid, Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation, Karachi, Sindh

09:50 am

10:00 am

Preparation & Characterization of E. coli DH5α bacterial ghosts and their evaluation as a Drug Delivery Vehicle

Sadia Masood, National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad

10:00 am

10:10 am

Ferulic acid production by Lactobacillus acidophilus through fermentation

Lubna Soomro, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Sindh

10:10 am

10:20 am

Bioremediation of hydrocarbons in wastewater by soil isolates

Hafiza Shehla, Salim Habib University, Karachi, Sindh

Concluding Remarks by Session Chair and Distribution of Certificates

Closing Ceremony (11:00 am To 12:30 pm)

11:00 am

11:10 am

Arrival and Seating of Honorable Guests & Chief Guest

11:10 am

11:20 am

Recitation of Holy Quran & Naat-e-Rasool Maqbool (SAW)

11:20 am

11:30 am

Remarks of the participants about the Conference

11:30 am

11:40 am

Conference Brief and Recommendations by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Chief Organizer/ Chairman, Department of Microbiology, GCUF

11:40 am

11:50 am

Address by Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Chairperson Central PSM-ASM/ VC, WUS KPK

11:50 am

12:00 pm

Address by Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmed Khan, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Guest of Honor VC, UAF

12:00 pm

12:10 pm

Address by Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, (SI), Chief Guest/Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad

12:10 pm

12:20 pm

Concluding Remarks by Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, Patron-in-Chief/ VC, GCUF

12:20 pm

12:30 pm

Distribution of Souvenirs

Lunch (12:30 pm To 1:30 pm)