Haroon Akbar

DVM, Master 2 Research (France), PhD Parasitic Immunology (France)
Assistant Professor

Tel: 00-92-301-813-3268
drharoonakbar@uvas.edu.pk

HEC Approved Supervisor

Biography

Dr Haroon Akbar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Parasitology. He graduated as a veterinarian from College of Veterinary Sciences, Lahore in 2001 with a distinction. He earned a state of the art experience in clinical and extension services while working for about two and a half years in the Brooke Hospital for Animals, Pakistan. He has treated a great number of animals at outdoor and indoor clinics while working in the Brooke Hospital for Animals. He has also provided extension services to the animal owners and other stake holders involved in this profession. In 2004 he was selected as a Lecturer in Department of Parasitology. Through an HEC award in 2006, he went to France where he remained a full time researcher in highly advanced french laboratories for more than five years. He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees during his stay in France. He was awarded with the best grade for a PhD in France i.e. Very honorable with congratulations (Très honorable avec félicitations). He has also won the best oral presentation award while presenting his PhD work in France. He has also been to United States of America, Mexico and Holland for advanced trainings in the disease control, the diagnostics and knowledge sharing with scientific communities. He can communicate in English, French, Urdu and Punjabi, and knows the basics of Arab.
He is also an HEC approved supervisor.
Teaching and Research activities are his passion and is profoundly involved in the teaching of:

  • Undergraduate courses of Parasitology to the students of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, BS Applied Microbiology and BS Biological Sciences
  • Postgraduate courses of Parasitology to the postgraduate students of Master and PhD Parasitology

He is actively involved in the research activities focused on real challenges being faced by the stakeholders of livestock industry. He is currently supervising many M. Phil and PhD students in the discipline of Parasitology. He is also an HEC approved supervisor.
His areas of research interest include:

  • Parasitic Immunology
  • Vaccinology
  • Diagnostic and Molecular Parasitology

Academic Distinctions

  1. PhD in Parasitic Immunology with best note in France “Très honorable avec félicitations du jury” (Very honorable with congratulations).
  2. Best Oral Presentation Award at Doctoral School of Health, Science and Technology, Université François Rabelais de Tours, France
  3. Third Position in DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), College of Veterinary Sciences (CVS), Lahore, Pakistan
  4. Shared second position in Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, CVS, Lahore, Pakistan
  5. First Position in Matriculation Examination, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Gujranwala, Pakistan

Area of Interest

  • Parasitic Immunology
  • Vaccinology
  • Diagnostic and Molecular Parasitology

Publication

  • Chapter on gastro-intestinal tract protozoan parasites of domestic animals in the Manual for Parasitic Problems for the assistance of Field Veterinarians and Livestock Assistants in Urdu Language.
  • Manual: “Sample Collection Guide, A Practical Approach” Nexus Academic Publishers Authors: Dr Muhammad Zubair Shabbir, Dr. Arfan Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Nauman Zahid, Dr. Jawad Nazir, Dr. Muhamamd Nawaz, Dr. Haroon Akbar
  • Manual: “A Laboratory Manual of General Veterinary Parasitology” Authors: Dr Haroon Akbar, Dr M. Imran Rashid, Dr Nauman Zahid, Dr Khalid Saeed.
  • Annual Report UVAS, Lahore for 2011-2012.
  • Annual report of Parasitology department 2011-2012.
  • Isolation and Identification of Ectoparasites in the manual for Workshop by Department of Pathology and Parasitology for B.S (Hons) Microbiology, July 2012

French Theses Articles:

  • H. Akbar, I. Dimier-Poisson, N. Moiré. Role of Treg cells during toxoplasmosis. UMR0483-Université-INRA Laboratoire d’Immunologie Parasitaire, Vaccinologie et Biothérapies Anti-Infectieuses, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université François Rabelais de Tours, Tours, France. A part of French PhD thesis 2011.
  • H. Akbar, S. Germon, I. Dimier-Poisson, N. Moiré. Ammonium-sulfate-precipitated rat IgG hydridoma supernatant can cause hemorrhagic ileitis in OF1 mice infected by Toxoplasma gondii. UMR0483-Université-INRA Laboratoire d’Immunologie Parasitaire, Vaccinologie et Biothérapies Anti-Infectieuses, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université François Rabelais de Tours, Tours, France. A part of French PhD thesis 2011.
  • D. Hedhli, N. Moiré, I. Dimier-Poisson, F. Laurent, H. Akbar, M. N. Mévélec. “Evaluation of protective effect of DNA vaccines encoding the T. gondii profilin against chronical infection in mice.” UMR0483-Université-INRA Laboratoire d’Immunologie Parasitaire, Vaccinologie et Biothérapies Anti-Infectieuses, Faculté de Pharmacie, Université François Rabelais de Tours, Tours, France. A part of French PhD thesis 2008.
    http://www.theses.fr/13328767X
    http://www.applis.univ-tours.fr/theses/2008/dorsaf.hedhli_2985.pdf

 

 

 

Following papers were published in different journals of international and national repute with journals having impact factor like Infection and Immunity and BMC Microbiology:
Cumulative impact factor: 25.232

  1. Rashid Rashid M, Haroon A, Rashid MI, Khalid S, Liaquat A, Saghir A, Wasim S, Saher I, Shahid F. ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF TROPICAL THEILERIOSIS ON A HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN DAIRY FARM IN PAKISTAN. J Parasitol. 2018 Mar 9. doi: 10.1645/16-179. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29485311Online ISSN:  1937-2345
    Print ISSN:     0022-3395
    IF 1.326
  2. Hafiz Atif MUNIR, Haroon AKBAR, Muhammad Lateef, Imran RASHID, Raheela AKHTAR, Jawad NAZIR, Shahid Hussain Farooqi 2016. Anti-coccidial activity of different forms of Aloe vera. Online published on 16-12-2017 in Indian Journal of Animal Research IF 0.044. Volume 52 Issue 3, March 2018Online Link:          http://www.arccjournals.com/journal/indian-journal-of-animal-research/B-534
    Journal Name
    Indian Journal of Animal Research ISSN/ISBN No. 0367-6722 Impact Factor 0.044
  3. Muhammad Awais SALIM, Raheela AKHTAR, Muhammad LATEEF, Imran RASHID, Haroon AKBAR, Muhammad Wasim SHEHZAD, Fariha AKHTAR, Sehar ISLAM, Shahid FAROOQ, Uzma Farid DURRANI 2016. First report on optimization of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of Babesia felis. Online published on 16-12-2017 in Indian Journal of Animal Research IF 0.044.
  4. Online Link:          http://www.arccjournals.com/journal/indian-journal-of-animal-research/B-567
    Journal Name
    Indian Journal of Animal Research ISSN/ISBN No. 0367-6722 Impact Factor 0.044
  5. Habibun Nabi, Saher Islam, Amna Arshad Bajwa, Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar, Wasim Shehzad, Kamran Ashraf, Nisar Ahmad and Aneela Durrani, 2017. Sequence Analysis of SAG2 of Feline Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts in Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool., 49: 2067-2077. IF 0.404Online Link: http://researcherslinks.com/current-issues/Sequence-Analysis-of-SAG2-of-Feline/20/1/822/html
    Journal Name
    PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY ISSN/ISBN No. 0030-9923 Impact Factor 0.404
    Online Link: DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.6.2067.2077
  6. Saqib Ali M, Saeed K, Rashid MI, Ijaz M, Akbar H, Rashid M, Ashraf K. ANTHELMINTIC DRUGS: THEIR EFFICACY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS IN DIFFERENT PARITY CATTLE. J Parasitol. 2017 Oct 4. doi: 10.1645/17-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28976239. IF 1.227 (Accepted for Publication in J. Parasitol., 104(1), 2018, pp. 79–85) Muhammad Saqib Ali, Khalid Saeed, Imran Rashid, Muhammad Ijaz, Haroon Akbar, Muhammad Rashid, and Kamran Ashraf (2018) Anthelmintic Drugs: Their Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness in Different Parity Cattle. Journal of Parasitology: February 2018, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 79-85.https://doi.org/10.1645/17-4
    Online Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28976239
    Journal Name
    JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY ISSN/ISBN No. 0022-3395 Impact Factor 1.227
  7. A. Rehman, R. Akhtar, H. Akbar, F. Riaz, I. Rashid, W. Shehzad, S. Islam, A.A. Bajwa, M. Waqas. First report of the molecular detection of Ancylostoma caninum in Lahore, Pakistan: the threat from pets. Veterinarni Medicina, 62, 2017 (10): 559–564. doi: 10.17221/14/2017-VETMED. IF 0.639Online Link: http://www.agriculturejournals.cz/publicFiles/229146.pdf
    Journal Name
    VETERINARNI MEDICINA ISSN/ISBN No. 0375-8427 Impact Factor 0.639
  8. Khan MU, Rashid MI, Akbar H, Islam S, Riaz F, Nabi H, Ashraf K, Singla LD. Sero-prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in South Asian countries. OIE (REVUE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE-OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES) 2017 Sep 4. AS/SB 40.208. Volume 36 (3) December 2017 Issue IF 0.925 (Accepted for Publication). Online Link :
    http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Publications_%26_Documentation/docs/pdf/revue_plurithematique/2017/20112017-00119-EN_Khan-Rashid.pdf
    Journal Name
    REVUE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE L OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DES EPIZOOTIES
    ISSN/ISBN No. 0253-1933 Impact Factor 0.925
  9. Rashid I, Akbar H, Gharbi M, Riaz F, Islam S, Saleem MB, Shahzad S, Shehzad W, Rouatbi M, Ashraf K. FIRST REPORT OF TRYPANOSOMA EVANSI INFECTION (SURRA) IN A PUMA (FELIS CONCOLOR) OF LAHORE ZOO, PAKISTAN. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017 Sep;48(3):918-921. doi: 10.1638/2016-0210.1. PubMed PMID: 28920778. IF 0.424Online Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28920778
    Journal Name
    JOURNAL OF ZOO AND WILDLIFE MEDICINE ISSN/ISBN No. 1042-7260 Impact Factor 0.424
  10. RIAZ, F., RASHID, I., AKBAR, H., SHEHZAD, W., ISLAM, S., BAJWA, A. A., ASHRAF, K. (2016). DNA Amplification Techniques for the Detection of Toxoplasma gondii Tissue Cysts in Meat Producing Animals: A Narrative Review Article. Iranian Journal of Parasitology11(4), 431–440. IF 0.857
    Onine Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5251171/
    Journal Name
    Iranian Journal of Parasitology ISSN/ISBN No. 1735-7020 Impact Factor 0.857 .
  11. Khan, M.U., ISLAM, S., Bajwa, A.A., Rashid, I., Akhtar, R., Akbar, H., Shehzad, W. and Lateef, M., 2016. Optimization of single step multiplex PCR for detection of Eimeria tenella and Eimeria necatrix from commercial broilers. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 86(6), pp.671-672. IF 0.160. Online Link : http://epubs.icar.org.in/ejournal/index.php/IJAnS/article/view/59201
    Journal Name
    INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCES ISSN/ISBN No. 0367-8318 Impact Factor 0.160
  12. Nabi, H., Rashid, I., Ahmad, N., Durrani, A., Akbar, H., Islam, S., Bajwa, A.A., Shehzad, W., Ashraf, K. and Imran, N., 2016. Induction of specific humoral immune response in mice immunized with ROP18 nanospheres from Toxoplasma gondii. Parasitology Research, January 2017, Volume 116, Issue 1, pp 359–370. IF 2.098. Online Link : http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00436-016-5298-5
    Journal Name
    PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH ISSN/ISBN No. 0932-0113 Impact Factor 2.098 . Hedhli D, Moiré N, Akbar H, Laurent F, Héraut B, Dimier-Poisson I, Mévélec MN. The antigen-specific response to Toxoplasma gondii profilin, a TLR11/12 ligand, depends on its intrinsic adjuvant properties. Med Microbiol Immunol (2016) 205: 345. doi:10.1007/s00430-016-0452-3 IF 3.038 Online Link:         http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00430-016-0452-3
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26935827
    Journal Name
    MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY ISSN/ISBN No. 0300-8584 Impact Factor 3.038
  13. Akbar H, Dimier-Poisson I, Moiré N. Role of CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in protection induced by a live, attenuated, replicating Type-I vaccine strain of Toxoplasma gondii. Infect Immun. 2015 Sep; 83(9): 3601–3611. Published online 2015 Jun 29. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00217-15  IF 3.731. Online Link:         http://iai.asm.org/content/early/2015/06/24/IAI.00217-15.full.pdf
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4534668/
    Journal Name
    INFECTION AND IMMUNITY ISSN/ISBN No. 0019-9567 Impact Factor 3.731
  14. Antonio E. González-González, Cécile M. Aliouat-Denis, José A. Ramírez-Bárcenas, Christine Demanche,Muriel Pottier, Laura E. Carreto-Binaghi, Haroon Akbar, Sandra Derouiche, Magalie Chabé, El Moukhtar Aliouat, Eduardo Dei-Cas and Maria Lucia Taylor. 2014. Histoplasma capsulatum Pneumocystis spp. co-infection in wild bats from Argentina, French Guyana and Mexico. BMC Microbiology 14(23) doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-23  IF 2.729. Online Link:         http://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2180-14-23
    Journal Name
    BMC MICROBIOLOGY ISSN/ISBN No. 1471-2180 Impact Factor 2.729
  15. Bajwa, A.A., Islam, S., Rashid, I., Ashraf, K., Akbar, H. and Shehzad, W., 2014. Toxoplasmosis a global threat to all vertebrates: trends in diagnostic methods. JAPS, Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, 24(3), pp.676-684. IF 0.448
    Online Link :http://www.thejaps.org.pk/docs/v-24-3/02.pdf
    ISSN/ISBN No. 1018-7081 Impact Factor 0.448
  16. Akbar H, Claire Pinçon, Cecile-Marie Aliouat, Sandra Derouiche, Maria-Lucia Taylor, Muriel Pottier, Laura-Helena Carreto-Binaghi, Antonio E. Gonzalez-Gonzales, Aurore Courpon, Véronique Barriel, Jacques Guillot, Magalie Chabé, Roberto O. Suarez-Alvarez, El Moukhtar Aliouat, Eduardo Dei-Cas and Christine Demanche 2012 “Characterizing Pneumocystis in the lungs of bats: understanding Pneumocystis Evolution and Spread of Pneumocystis organisms in mammal populations” Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2012 Nov;78(22):8122-8136. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01791-12. Epub 2012 Sep 21. IF 3.678
    Online Link: http://aem.asm.org/content/78/22/8122
    http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/pmcc/articles/PMC3485942/
    ISSN/ISBN No. 0099-2240 Impact Factor 3.678
  17. Akbar et al. 2012 Depletion of CD25+ cells during acute toxoplasmosis does not significantly increase mortality in Swiss OF1 mice. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Vol.107 (2): 155-162, Mar, 2012. IF 1.363. Online Link: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/mioc/v107n2/02.pdf
    ISSN/ISBN No. 0074-0276 Impact Factor 1.363
  18. S. Derouiche, M. Deville, M.L. Taylor, H. Akbar et al. Pneumocytsis diversity as a phylogeographic tool. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Vol.104 (1): 112-117, Feb, DOI: S0074-02762009000100017 2009. IF 2.097.Online Link: http://memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br/issues/past-issues/item/691-pneumocystis-diversity-as-a-phylogeographic-tool
    ISSN/ISBN No. 0074-0276 Impact Factor 2.097
  19. Haroon Akbar, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Wasim Shehzad, Khalid Saeed, Muhammad Oneeb 2014. Parasitic Challenges to Booming Dairy Industry of Pakistan. Science International ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol.26 No.2
  20. Anha Fatima, Azhar Maqbool, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar, Wasim Shehzad 2014. Haemoproteus in Wild and Domestic Birds. Science International ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol.26 No.1
  21. Habibun Nabi, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar & Rahim Gul 2014. Toxoplasma gondii: An extract of its Experimental Trials of Vaccination Using Potential Vaccine Candidates Against Toxoplasmosis. Science International ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol.26 No.1
  22. Habibun Nabi, Khalid Saeed, Sayyed Rahimullah Shah, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar, Wasim Shehzad 2014. Epidemiological Study of Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Goats in District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Science International ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol.26 No.1
  23. Sadaf Anwar, Muhammad Lateef, Azhar Maqbool, Aftab Ahmed Anjum, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar, Wasim Shehzad 2014. Specificity of Different Diagnostic Techniques for Ovine Haemonchosis through Coprological Examination. Science International ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol.26 No.1
  24. Huma Naeem, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Habib-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Oneeb, Haroon Akbar 2014. INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE STATUS OF ANOPHELES SUBPICTUS FROM DISTRICT KASUR, PUNJAB. Science International. ISSN # 1013-5316. Vol 26 No.2
  25. Habib-un-Nabi, Khalid Saeed, Muhammad Lateef, Aneela Zameer Durrani, M. Haroon Akbar, M. Imran Rashid 2013. Comparative Efficacy of Two Dose Levels of Albendazole against Naturally Acquired Nematode Infections in Goats. The Journal of Advances in Parasitology Vol.1 No.1 (1-3)
  26. Rashid MI, H. Akbar, W. Shehzad, K. Ashraf, N. Ahmad, M. Lateef, A. Maqbool, M. Oneeb, and K. Saeed. Prophylactic efficacies of the locally prepared Eimeria tenella vaccine in broiler chicken. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. Vol. 2:47-51, 2012.
  27. Rashid MI, H. Akbar, M.A. Al-Araby, A.B. Ismael, W. Shehzad, K. Ashraf and H.A. Hashmi Comparative efficacy of different toltrazuril doses against coccidiosis in broiler chickens. Mansoura, Vet. Med. J., Vol. XI, No. 2: 173-184. 2009.

 

  • Matiullah Khan, I. Rashid, H. Akbar, M. Sana, H. Nabi, I. Saher. Characterization of Rsag-1 through Western Blotting by Using Mouse Anti-Serum. Proceedings of the PARACON 2017 International Parasitology Conference 25-26 Oct, 2017 Recent Advances and Emerging Issues in Parasitology. Iranian Journal of Parasitology Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Supplementary Issue No. 1 Pages 1-88.
  • Madiha Sana, Imran Rashid*, Haroon Akbar, Wasim Shehzad, Saher Islam, Amna Arshad Bajwa, Kamran Ashraf, Abdullah Saghir Ahmad,Nestor Cardona; Mateo Murillo; Jorge Enrique Gomez-Marin. The Cytokines Networks and The Role Of Strains in Resistance and Susceptibility to Toxoplasma gondi. Proceedings of the PARACON 2017 International Parasitology Conference 25-26 Oct, 2017 Recent Advances and Emerging Issues in Parasitology. Iranian Journal of Parasitology Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Supplementary Issue No. 1 Pages 1-88.
  • Muhammad Zeeshan, Haroon Akbar*, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Nisar Ahmad, Muhammad Avais, Muhammad Lateef, Kamran Ashraf. Efficacy of ginger against gastro-intestinal tract nematodes in cattle in district Rajanpur. Proceedings of the PARACON 2017 International Parasitology Conference 25-26 Oct, 2017 Recent Advances and Emerging Issues in Parasitology. Iranian Journal of Parasitology Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Supplementary Issue No. 1 Pages 1-88.
  • Khan W, Lateef K, Akbar H, Rashid I, Ashraf K, Khan M, Sagheer A, Nisar A. Anthelmintic Activity of Euphorbiaplant Against Gastrointestinal (Git) Nematodes in Goats in District Killa Saifullah, Balochistan. Proceedings of the PARACON 2017 International Parasitology Conference 25-26 Oct, 2017 Recent Advances and Emerging Issues in Parasitology. Iranian Journal of Parasitology Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Supplementary Issue No. 1 Pages 1-88.
  • Serug Akhtar, Uzma Farid Durrani*, Asim Khalid Mahmood, Haroon Akbar. Comparative efficacy of fipronil and ivermectin against Knemidocoptes pilae in budgerigars. Proceedings of the PARACON 2017 International Parasitology Conference 25-26 Oct, 2017 Recent Advances and Emerging Issues in Parasitology. Iranian Journal of Parasitology Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Supplementary Issue No. 1 Pages 1-88.
  • Muhammad Shahid, Haroon Akbar, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Kamran Ashraf, Muhammad Avais, Matiullah Khan. Ginger: Can it be an alternative anti-parasitic therapy? Two Days International Symposium and Hands-on training workshop “Biosymposium-2016” on “Modern Strategies in Drug Discovery and Vaccine Design” 02 to 03 December, 2016, at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.
  • Farooq Riaz, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Kamran Ashraf, Haroon Akbar. Isolation and Cloning of SAG1 Gene from Local Strain of Toxoplasma gondii in Pakistan? 7th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research 15-16 October, 2016 Hotel Grand Flora Dubai, UAE
  • Amna Bajwa, Saher Islam, Wasim Shehzad, Imran Rashid, Kamran Ashraf, Haroon Akbar. Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) reaction in diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis (P2). Proceedings of British Society of Parasitology 52nd Annual Spring meeting and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK 6th to 9th April 2014.
  • Amna Arshad Bajwa, Rahim Gul, Muhammad Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar, Ali Ahamd, Habibun Nabi, Saher Islam, Wasim Shehzad. Toxoplasmosis: its scarcity in cats and copro-diagnosis through PCR (P27). Proceedings of British Society of Parasitology 52nd Annual Spring meeting and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK 6th to 9th April 2014.
  • Saher Islam, Amna Arshad Bajwa, Wasim Shehzad, Kamran Ashraf, Imran Rashid, Haroon Akbar. Toxoplasmosis: Revisiting Prevalence, Transmission, Genotyping, Treatment and Control (P65). Proceedings of British Society of Parasitology 52nd Annual Spring meeting and Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK 6th to 9th April 2014
  • Haroon AKBAR*, Stéphanie GERMON, Nathalie MOIRÉ, Isabelle DIMIER-POISSON. CD4+CD25+ T cells in acute Toxoplasmosis, are necessary for the survival of resistant mice? 19-23 June, 2009. 10th International Meeting on Toxoplasmosis, Kerkrade, Holland
  • Haroon AKBAR*, Stéphanie GERMON, Nathalie MOIRÉ, Isabelle DIMIER-POISSON. Regulation of Immune Response during Toxoplasmosis 17 June, 2009. Forum de L’Ecole Doctorale de Santé, Sciences et Technologies de Tours, France
  • Akbar H1, Aliouat CM1, Derouiche S1, Taylor ML2, Chabe M1, Carreto-Binaghi LE2, Courpon A1, Aliouat EM1, Dei-Cas E3, Demanche C. Prevalence of Pneumocystis in Bats. 28-31 May, 2008. 10th Internatinal Workshop on Opportunistic Protitsts (IWOP10), Boston, USA.
  • Demanche Christine1, Akbar Haroon1, Aliouat Cécile-Marie1, Deville Manjula2, Aliouat El Moukhtar1, Dei-Cas Eduardo3, Guillot Jacques. Can we use Pneumocystis fungi as markers of mammalian evolution ? 19 -21 Sep. 2007. 11th International Meeting on Evolutionary Biology, Marseille, France.
  • Haroon AKBAR*, Stéphanie GERMON, Nathalie MOIRE, Isabelle DIMIER-POISSON. Depletion of CD25+ cells during acute Toxoplasmosis results in fatal outcome in resistant mice. 01-06 March, 2009. Regulatory T Cells Conference, Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA.

 

 

Participation in different projects:

  • External validation and verification on sample collection, diagnostic procedure, pre-treatment estimation of parasite load through EPG(Eggs per gram) and anthelmintics evaluation through post-treatment EPG reduction and interpretation of data for drug efficacy in collaboration with Brooke Hospital for Animals, Pakistan
  • “Epidemiology of Endoparasites (Nematodes) of Equines (Horses) of Lahore” under supervision of Prof. Dr. H. A. Hashmi and in collaboration with Brooke Hospital for Animals, Pakistan at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan 2004-2005.
  • Evaluation of Different Preventive Measures against Caecal Coccidiosis in Poultry” under supervision of Prof. Dr. H. A. Hashmi at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan 2006.

Organizer/Resource Person in Trainings/Workshops/Conferences organized:

  • Resource person in a two days hands-on workshop on “Handling of Migratory Birds with Tick Identification” organized collectively by Department of Parasitology and Department of CMS, UVAS, Lahore on November 22-23, 2017.
  • Resource person for a lecture on “Spotted Fever, Ticks and Migratory Birds” in a two days workshop on “Role of Migratory Birds in Disease Dissemination for Veterinary Students and Stakeholders” organized collectively by Department of Parasitology and Department of CMS, UVAS, Lahore on November 15-16, 2017.
  • Organizing team member for PARACON-2017 an international conference “Recent Advances in Parasitology” held on 25-26 October 2017 at Department of Parasitology, UVAS, Lahore
  • Resource Person for a training workshop on “Use of Turnitin” organized at Department of Parasitology, UVAS, Lahore on 06 June, 2017.
  • Organizer and Resource Person for the sessions on “Examination Techniques to Find out Gastrointestinal Tract Parasites using Microscopy and Micrometry” and “Molecular Approaches for the Detection of Parasites” in a training workshop on “Experimental Methods employed in the field of Parasitology” organized at Department of Parasitology, UVAS, Lahore on 30 January, 2017 for the students of BS Zoology, Kinnaird College University, Lahore
  • Resource Person for “Zoonotic Parasitic Diseases” in a training workshop “Lab-Assisted-Disease-Diagnostic-Techniques” organized at UDL, UVAS, Lahore on 26 December, 2016 to 06 January, 2017.
  • Resource Person for a training session on “Different Aspects of Research in Parasitology and Entomology” for the final year students of BS and postgraduate students of zoology from LCWU, Lahore on 15-November, 2016.
  • Resource Person for hands-on training workshop on basic techniques for the identification of Ticks and other Parasites for sessions on “Morphological Identification of Ticks and its Practical Interpretation” and for “Blood Examination for Haemoparasites and its Practical Interpretation”, at Department of Parasitology, UVAS, Lahore on 02 September, 2016.
  • Resource Person for a training session on “Different Aspects of Research in Parasitology and Entomology” for the students of BS and postgraduate students of zoology from Government Girls College Gulberg, Lahore on 15-August, 2016.
  • Resource Person for all the four sessions of a refresher course on Parasitic Examinations entitled as follows:
    Examination of Haemoparasites                     15th of March, 2016;
    Examination of GIT Protozoa                         18th of March, 2016;
    Examination of GIT Helminths                      22nd March, 2016 and
    Examination of Ectoparasites                         24th of March, 2016
    for the focal person of Disease Diagnostic Laboratories, Punjab of Livestock and Dairy Development Department, 16-Cooper Road, Lahore.
  • Resource Person for a lecture on “Diagnostics” for the students of 8th semester BS (Hons) Biotechnology, IBBT, UVAS, Lahore, February, 2016.
  • Resource Person for two sessions on “Important Parasitic Diseases of Livestock” and “Zoonotic Parasitic Diseases” in a training workshop “Lab-Assisted-Disease-Diagnostic-Techniques” organized at UDL, UVAS, Lahore on 07-18 December, 2015.
  • Resource Person for a seminar on “Bovine Trypanosomiasis” on “World Veterinary Day” organized at UVAS, Lahore on 23rd April, 2015.
  • Resource Person for Three Days External Validation of capacity of Brooke Veterinarians on “Parasite Load Estimation and Evaluation of Anthelmintic Resistance” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Peshawar centre, Pakistan, 12-14, April, 2015.
  • Resource Person for Three Days for External Validation of capacity of Brooke Veterinarians on “Parasite Load Estimation and Evaluation of Anthelmintic Resistance in Equines” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Gujranwala centre, Pakistan, 04-06, April, 2015.
  • Resource Person for Two Days for External Validation of capacity of Brooke Veterinarians on “Parasite Load Estimation and Evaluation of Anthelmintic Resistance in Equines” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Multan centre, Pakistan, 19-21, March, 2015.
  • Resource Person for Two Days for External Validation of capacity of Brooke Veterinarians on “Parasite Load Estimation and Evaluation of Anthelmintic Resistance in Equines” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Lahore centre, Pakistan, 13-14, March, 2015.
  • Resource Person for Four Days training workshop on capacity building of Brooke Veterinarians on “Parasite Load Estimation and Evaluation of Anthelmintic Resistance in Equines” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Lahore centre, Pakistan, 13-16, January, 2015.
  • Member UVAS’s 24/7 Extension Service.
  • Member Organizing Committee “Farmer Day (Kisan Mela)” held on 25 November, 2014 at UVAS, Ravi Campus, Pattoki.
  • Organizer and Resource Person for Two days National Workshop on “Advanced Diagnostics in Parasitology” in UVAS, Lahore on 13-14 November 2014.
  • Incharge UVAS Lahore’s Treatment & Vaccination Camp of Volunteers in flood affected areas of Wazirabad, 11-September 2014 to 19-September 2014.
  • Organizer and Resource Person for Two days National Workshop on “Fight against Toxoplasmosis and use of molecular techniques” in UVAS, Lahore on 1-2 September 2014.
  • Resource person in a training session on “Liverfluke Disease Awareness” organized by 24/7 extension service in Narowal on 01-01-2014.
  • Resource person for theory and practical sessions on “Isolation and identification of ectoparasites” in a workshop “Basic laboratory techniques in clinical pathology and parasitology” designed for the graduates of BS(Hons) Applied Microbiology in Summer Semester, 2012.

Participation in Trainings/Workshops/Conferences:

  1. Meetings of Dairy Club, UVAS, Lahore in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  2. A two days’ “International Conference on Bioethics in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology”, held at Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, UVAS, Lahore on 05-06 July, 2017.
  3. A two-days’ workshop on LaTeX held at Computer Lab main library building UVAS, Lahore on 23-24 May, 2017.
  4. Two Days International Symposium and Hands-on training workshop “Biosymposium-2016” on “Modern Strategies in Drug Discovery and Vaccine Design” 02 to 03 December, 2016, at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.
  5. Two Days National Workshop on “Applied Biostatistics” using IBM-SPSS and Graphpad-Prism softwares organized by Department of Parasitology, UVAS, Lahore, held on 07-08 November, 2016, UVAS, Lahore.
  6. International Poultry Expo 2016 (IPEX-2016) on September 22-23-24,-2016 organized by Pakistan Poultry Association, at Expo Center Lahore, Pakistan.
  7. International Conference on Livestock Genomics-2016 (ICLG-2016) on 30-31 May, 2016 organized by IBBT, UVAS, Lahore.
  8. “Halal Culture & Trade – Strategic Game Changers for World Peace & Economic Prosperity” and a training workshop on “Food Safety & Halal Standards Compliance Management” in 5th International Halal Conference & Exhibition 2016 on 12-13 April, 2016 organized by Punjab Halal Development Agency at Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore-Pakistan.
  9. Represented UVAS, by participating in a videoconference on “National Enrolment Drive in the Country” with Chairman HEC and heads/representatives of universities all across Pakistan to find a way out for the nearly 25Million Pakistani Children out of school since last decade on 25th March, 2016 at 14h30 at videoconference room UVAS, City Campus, Lahore.
  10. 10th International Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Congress (10th ILDPC) on 16-17 March, 2016 organized by Pakistan Veterinary Medical Foundation and Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association at Expo Centre, Lahore.
  11. 3rd International Workshop on Dairy Science Park (IW-DSP-2015) on 16-18 November, 2015 at University of Agriculture, Peshawar.
  12. ASLP Dairy Project Forum, on 14th October, 2015 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore
  13. One Day Workshop on “Islamic Banking in Pakistan: Principles and Practice” held on 15 September, 2015, organized by Department of Social Sciences, UVAS, Lahore
  14. International Poultry Expo-2015 on 10-12 September, 2015 at Expo Centre, Lahore
  15. One Day Workshop on “Future Challenges in Veterinary Teaching” held on 07 August, 2015, organized by Centre of Education Policy & Administration, UVAS, Lahore
  16. Three Days Training Working Workshop on “Molecular Diagnostics” held on 23 to 25 June, 2015, in UDL, UVAS, Lahore
  17. Two Days National Workshop on “Applied Biostatistics” held on 26-27 May, 2015, UVAS, Lahore
  18. Two Days National Workshop on “Scientific Proposal Writing19 to 20 February, 2015, UVAS, Lahore
  19. Monthly Meetings of Poultry Club & Dairy Club, UVAS, Lahore in 2013 and 2014.
  20. International Workshop on “Recent Advances in Canine Reproduction” in UVAS, Lahore, 11-12 June 2014
  21. “Project Formulation Workshop” in UVAS, Lahore, 27-28 March 2014.
  22. “Manuscript Writing by using Endnote Software” in UVAS, Lahore, 01-02 April 2013
  23. Evaluation of Mutagenic and Genotoxic Potential of Different Pharmaceutics and Food Additives, 3-5 April, 2013, Quality Operations Laboratory, UVAS, Lahore
  24. National Workshop on “Recombinant Technologies in Vaccine Development”, IBBT, UVAS, Lahore, 11 April 2013
  25. International Training Workshop on Civic Engagement by US faculty, UVAS, Lahore 26 & 28 June, 2013
  26. Three Day AIT Training Workshop on “Ensuring Training Effectiveness”, UVAS, Lahore 8-10 July 2013
  27. American Veterinary Medical Association Convention”, Chicago, USA 20 & 21 July, 2013
  28. International Conference on Livestock Nutrition, 23-24 October 2013, UVAS, Lahore.
  29. International Training Course on Dairy Farm Disease Control & Biosecurity Procedures Washington DC and Iowa, USA 17 July 2013 to 03 August, 2013.
  30. Workshop on “Course Design, Assesment and Microteaching” held at UVAS, Lahore 03 to 07 Sep. 2012.
  31. Ethiques en expérimentation animale 22-24 Nov. 2010, INRA, Tours, France
  32. Initiation à la Prévention des Risques 26-27 Feb 2008, Université François Rabelais de Tours, France.
  33. Hygiène et Sécurité Initiation à la Prévention 9-10 November 2006 Institut Nationale de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Lille, France.
  34. “Strategic Planning for Effective Communication & Extension Education” at Brooke Hospital for Animals, Pakistan 24-26 Feb. 2004.
  1. “Intensive AVO (Apprentice Veterinary Officer) Training Course” at Static Clinic Brooke Hospital for Animals Lahore Pakistan 20 to 31 May 2002
  2. “Workshop on Pharmacokinetics” in College of Veterinary Sciences (presently known as Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore), Lahore, Pakistan