Monday, August 03, 2020

Muhammad Asif

Junior Scientist

Work Phone: 041-9201316-20 Ext 250
Fax Phone: 041-9201472
Cell/Direct Phone: 0321-9329979
Muhammad Asif


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in 2005.
  • M. Phil. (Biotechnology), NIBGE, Faisalabad with Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad in 2008.


Research Interests:

  • Molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases of livestock and poultry
  • Development of rapid pen-side diagnostic tests for veterinary diseases
  • Animal Genomics


Research Publications:

Journal Articles

1. Asif, M., Waheed, U., Farooq, M., Ali, T. and Khan, Q. M. (2014). Frequency of Brucellosis in high risk human groups in Pakistan detected through polymerase chain reaction and its comparison with conventional slide agglutination test. Int. J. Agric. Biol., 16: 986?990 

2. Firyal S, Awan, AR., Yaqub, T., Anjum, A.A.,  Asif, M. and Tayyab, M. (2013). Molecular classification of Pakistani domestic pigeon using Cytochrome b Gene. Pak Vet J, 34(2): 254-256.

3. Azam, A., Babar, M.E., Firyal, S., Anjum, A.A., Akhtar, N., Asif, M. and Hussain, T. (2012). DNA Typing of Pakistani Cattle breeds, Tharparkar and Red- Sindhi by Microsatellite Markers. Mol. Biol. Rep., 39(2):845-9.

4. Saeed, A., Khan, Q.M., Waheed, U., Arshad, M., Asif, M. and Farooq, M. (2011) RT-PCR evaluation for identification and sequence analysis of foot-and-mouth disease serotype O from 2006 to 2007 in Punjab, Pakistan. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.,  34(2):95-101.

5. Asif, M., Awan, A.R., Babar, M.E., Ali, A., Firyal, S. and Khan, Q. M (2009). Development of genetic marker for the molecular detection of Brucella abortus. Pakistan J. Zool. Ser., No. 9: 267-271.

6. Firyal, S., Awan, A.R., Muhammad, G., Babar, M.E., Ali, A., Asif, M., Pasha, H.M. Khan, A.A. and Iftikhar, R. (2009) Investigation on means of transmission of Staphylococcus aureus in buffalo and cow herds through genotyping. Pakistan J. Zool. Ser., No. 9: 385-388.


Book Chapters:

1. Chapter “Introduction to Polymerase Chain Reaction” in the book titled “Polymerase chain reaction, Principles, Applications and troubleshooting” published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmbH & company, Germany, 2011.

2. Chapter “Site Directed Mutagenesis” in the manual titled “A laboratory manual of molecular biology: Practical aspects of Molecular Biology” published by LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing, 2011.

3. Proceedings of the National Conference on “Nanotechnology – its Application in Animal production and Health.   Held on 16-17 April, 2012. Published by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.

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