Muhammad Ilyas Riaz

Lecturer
D.V.M (UVAS), M.Phil. (UVAS)
Tel:92-312-4462123
Email: ilyas.riaz@uvas.edu.pk

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Riaz has been working as lecturer in Department of Microbiology University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore since November 02, 2017 to date. He did his D.V.M from UVAS, in 2015 and ends up among the top three of session        2010-15, M. Phil Microbiology in 2017 and currently enrolled as PhD scholar in Microbiology Department UVAS, Lahore. His M.Phil. research project was “Microbial Analysis and Quality Control of Milk” in which he investigate the milk quality of Lahore district in the lights of microbial standards, chemical adulterations, antibiotic residues and aflatoxin residues and flags the appalling situation of food safety and food security in this 4th ranked highest milk producing country of the globe. Dr. Ilyas also has one years of teaching, research and disease diagnostic experience in the University Diagnostic Lab, UVAS Lahore where he has served as teaching assistant and engaged in supervision of different lab sections including post mortem, serology, bacteriology, molecular biology and also worked as junior technical manager for the implementation of lab management system ISO 17025:2005 in this first ISO certified veterinary diagnostic lab of Pakistan. Dr. Ilyas was the youngest participant from Pakistan selected in American Society for Microbiology (ASM) yearlong training program entitled “52 weeks of Biosafety” and on the nomination of ASM he passed the certification exam of International Federation of Biosafety Association (IFBA) in the Biorisk Management category and he is the youngest IFBA Biorsik Certified Professional of Pakistan. Dr. Ilyas had been selected in the 2018 Future Fellowship program of Health Security Partner (HSP) which is a yearlong leadership program of early career scientists from all over the world focused on community health security. He has worked as team member in different projects and participated in many international and national workshops and training and also organized various workshops and training as resource person as well. Lastly, Dr. Ilyas is committed to work hard and excel in his area of expertise that includes but not limited to Biorisk Management and vaccine development of different diseases of veterinary importance.         

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Recombinant and gene deleted vaccine of veterinary importance
  • Biorisk management & its implementation 
  • Immunology and Virology

TRANINGS AND COURSES (ATTENDED) 

  1. Health Security Partners Future Fellowship Training at Baku, Azerbaijan from June 24-28, 2018 
  2. International Training Corse on “Poultry Viral Diagnostics” organized by Royal Veterinary College University of London at Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore from March 05-12, 2018
  3. Three day Training on Research Methodology by Center for Educational Policy & Administration (CEPA) at Nestle Hall, UVAS, Lahore from December 11-13, 2017
  4. Five Days Training/ Workshop on “Biorisk Management” by TSY Consultancy International & CRDF Global at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from November 27, 2017 to December 1, 2017
  5. One Year Online Biosafety training program “52 Weeks of Biosafety” by American Society for Microbiology from December 2016 to December 2017
  6. Two Months Online Training Courses on Bio risk management, Bio waste management, Care and used of biosafety cabinet and Dual use research of concern on by Frontline Health Care Workers Safety Association Biosafety and International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) from August 2017 to September 2017
  7. One Day Training/ Workshop on “Bio Risk Management in Biological Labs” Organized by Pakistan Biological Safety Association at Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) on January 7, 2017   

TRANINGS AND WORKSHOPS (AS RESOURCE PERSON) 

  1. Advance Level Biosafety Workshop by Health Security Partners at Ravi Campus  UVAS, from November 26-27 , 2018  
  2. Five Days Training On One Health Approach Towards Control of Rabies Organized by In Service Training of Veterinary Education and Professional Development (IVPD) and Faculty of Veterinary Sciences from September 13-17, 2018        
  3. Awareness Level Biosafety Workshop by Health Security Partners at Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore from August 8-10 , 2018   
  4. Two Days Workshop For Biosafety Officers by Health Security Partners at Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore from April 13-14 , 2018
  5. Three Days Workshop on “Advanced Lab Techniques” for Lab Assistants and  Lab Attendants of UVAS at Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore from January 10-12 , 2018
  6. One Day Hands on Training Workshop on “Basic Concept of Biosafety” Post Graduate Research Students at Department of Microbiology, UVAS, Lahore from May 08, 2017
  7.  Ten Days Workshop on “Lab Assisted Disease Diagnostic Techniques at University Diagnostic Lab, UVAS,  Lahore from December 26, 2016 to January 06, 2016 

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS (ATTENDED) 

  1. 38th All Pakistan Science conference organized by University of Punjab from December 10-11, 2018
  2. Poultry Science Conference organized by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore and Pakistan Poultry Association from September 27-29, 2018
  3. International Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry (ILDPC) Conference organized by Pakistan Veterinary Medical Foundation & Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association    at Aiwan-e-Iqbal from March 19-20, 2018 
  4. 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends in Bioinformatics & Biosciences organized by Hazara University, Mansehra on July 20-22, 2017 
  5. Food Safety & Halal Standards Compliance Management organized by Punjab Halal Development Agency at Faletti’s Hotel Lahore from April 13, 2016
  6. 4th International Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Congress and Conference on Life Sciences Research at ISRA University Islamabad from September 04-06, 2015

PROJECTS EXECUTED (AS TEAM MEMBER) 

  • Milk Quality Research Program Organized by Tetra Pak Pakistan and UVAS, Lahore from May 1- 31 , 2016
  • Animal Birth Control Program Organized by Vets Care Organization Pakistan from September 26-30, 2012  

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Kiran Imtiaz, Ali Ahmad Sheikh, Masood Rabbani, Aleena Kokab, Rida Haroon Durrani, Muhammad Ilyas Riaz, Farhan Towakal “ Biological Control of Salmonellosis in Poultry Through Bacteriophage” Abstract Published in 3rd International Symposium on Advances in Molecular Biology of Plants and Health Sciences (2018) 
  • Muhammad Ilyas Riaz,  Muhammad Awais Nawaz, Muhammad Usman Sajjad, Naseeb Gul, Shumaila zakria,  Muhammad Naeem Riaz, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Asma Jabeen  “Conventional Diagnosis of Field Isolates of FAV-4 Causing Hydropericardium Syndrome(HPS)” Abstract Published in Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology ISNN 2307-8553 (2015) 
  • Shumaila zakria, Naseeb Gul, Muhammad Ilyas Riaz,  Muhammad Awais Nawaz, Muhammad Naeem Riaz, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Saba Farooq, Asma Jabeen  “Pathogenic potential of FAV-4 field strain associated with HPS from Pakistan” Abstract Published in Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology ISNN 2307-8553 (2015)
  • Naseeb Gul, Shumaila zakria, Muhammad Ilyas Riaz,  Muhammad Awais Nawaz, Muhammad Naeem Riaz, Ghulam Muhammad Ali, Saba Farooq,  Asma Jabeen “Protective Efficacy of Commercial Water Based Vaccine Against Hydro Pericardium Syndrome” Abstract Published in Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology ISNN 2307-8553 (2015)

ADVISORY SERVICES RENDERED

  1. Implementation of Lab Management System ISO 17025:2005 for sustainability of University Diagnostic Lab from June 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS  

  1. American Society for Microbiology
  2. Pakistan Veterinary and Medical Council 
  3. UVAS Vet’s Care Club
  4. UVAS Blood Donor Society

DISTINCTIONS

  1. Selected in Health Security Partner (HSP) Future Fellow from Pakistan (2018)
  2. International Federation of Biosafety Association (IFBA) Biorisk Certified Professional (2017)
  3. Among the top 3 of the UVAS D.V.M session (2010-15)
  4. Member of Youth Parliament of Pakistan (2015)
  5. 3rd position holder in Tehsil Sahiwal in Primary Standard Examination (2002)