Name: Dr. Javid Iqbal Dasti
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Microbiology

Qualifications: PhD (2007)          (Mol. Microb)                 Göttingen Germany
Post-doc (2008)   (Microb Pathogenesis)   Göttingen Germany
Post-doc (2009)   (Mol Immunology)          Freiburg Germany
Post doc (2010)    (Microb Pathogenesis)   Göttingen Germany        

Phone: +92-51 9064-3040
Status: On job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Research Interest

1- Host-Pathogen Interaction   

2- Microbial Pathogenesis

3- Molecular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance


Reported work:

1- Jalil I, R. Zara, Malik S, Dasti JI. Seroprevalence of HDV among non-hospitalized HBsAg positive patients from KPK-region of Pakistan (accepted 2016)

2- ES AlSuhaibani, NA Kizilbash, S Malik, JI Dasti, F Al Beladi, N El-Morshedi Polymorphisms in promoter regions of IL-6 and IL-10 genes in breast cancer: a case-control study. Genet Mol Res. 2016 Mar 24;15(1). doi: 10.4238/gmr.15017360.

3- Ali I, R. Zara, Ahmed S, Malik S, Dasti JI. Prevalence of multi-drug resistant uropathogenic Escherichia coli in Potohar region of Pakistan Asia Pac J Trop Biomed 2016; 6 (1): 60–66.

4- Ullah S, Dasti JI, Malik S. Descriptive epidemiology of hereditary musculoskeletaland limb defects in the isolated population of Chitral, North-West Pakistan Pak J Med Sci 2015; 31 (5):1047-1052.

5-Ullah RW, Zahur AB, Latif A, Dasti JI, Zahra R, Khan SH. Mild Form of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) in Pakistan. Pakistan journal of zoology 2015; 47(1):276- 279.

6-Fahim H, Dasti JI, Ali I, Ahmed S, Nadeem M. Physico-chemical analysis and antimicrobial potential of Apis dorsata, Apis mellifera and Ziziphus jujube honey samples from Pakistan. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2014; 4(8): 633-641.

7-Din G, Malik S, Ali I, Ahmed S, Dasti JI. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among thalassemia patients: a perspective from a multi-ethnic population of Pakistan. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2014 Sep; 7S1:S127-33. doi: 10.1016/S1995-7645(14)60218-2.

8- Ali I, Kumar N, Ahmad S, Dasti JI. Antibiotic Resistance in Uropathogenic E. coli Strains Isolated from Non-Hospitalized Patients in Pakistan. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2014; 8(9): DC01-DC04.

9- Farooq U, Ullah RW, Latif A, Zahur AB, Dasti JI, Khan SH Gross Pathological Findings of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in Two (02) Cases Res. J. Vet. Pract. 2014; 2 (5): 98

10-Bereswill S, Fischer A, Plickert R, Haag LM, Otto B, Kühl AA, et al. Novel murine infection models provide deep insights into the “menage à trois” of Campylobacter jejuni, microbiota and host innate immunity. PLoS One. 2011; 6:e20953.

11-Tareen AM, Dasti JI, Zautner AE, Gross U, Lugert R. Sulphite.  cytochrome c oxidoreductase deficiency in Campylobacter jejuni reduces motility, host cell adherence and invasion.
Microbiology 2011; 157:1776-85.

12-Tareen AM, Dasti JI, Zautner AE, Gross U, Lugert R. Campylobacter jejuni proteins Cj0952c and Cj0951c affect chemotactic behaviour towards formic acid and are important for invasion of host cells. Microbiology 2010; 156:3123-35.

13-Dasti JI, Tareen AM, Lugert R, Zautner AE, Gross U. Campylobacter jejuni: a brief overview on pathogenicity-associated factors and disease-mediating mechanisms. Int J Med Microbiol. 2010; 300: 205–211. 

14-Dasti JI, Gross U, Pohl S, Lugert R, Weig M& Schmidt-Ott R. Role of the plasmid-encoded tet(O) gene in tetracycline-resistant clinical isolates of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. J Med Microbiol 2007; 56: 833–837.






1- International Conference on Medical Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (ICMBPS), Berlin, Germany, November, 29th, 2015 (verbal presentations).

2-30th August to 4th September 2014, Session: CSI-02_Inflammation & disease (Poster), FEBS EMBO 2014 Conference, Paris, France.

3-10-13th May 2014, New Challenges and Frontiers in infectious diseases, Islamabad, Pakistan (Posters & verbal presentations), Pakistan. 

4- February 22-23, 2013 10th Annual Conference of Infectious Diseases, Pakistan.

5- March 26- 30, 2012, exploring the hidden potential of Microorganisms, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Pakistan.

6- 2010, WHO Symposium Hannover, Germany.

7- 25th Symposium in Jena, 2-3, Juni 2008, Campylobacter infection, Germany (verbal presenataion), Germany

8- Annual scientific meeting Indonesian association of clinical microbiology 17-27 March 2008, Indonesia.

9-October, 30th - November 4th 2007, Annual Meeting of German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology and Federation of European Microbiological Societies, Germany.

10- September, 2-5. 2007, 14th International workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms, Zoonosis and public health, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

11- October 4th 2006, Annual Meeting of German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, Germany.

12- September, 25-28, 2005. Annual Meeting of German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), Germany. Horizons in Molecular Biology. Decoding Nature: Hierarchy of Interactions. March 17-19, 2005. Goettingen, Germany.

13- Candida and Candidiasis today: Where are we, and where to go? (IFOCAN) 2005, Germany.



Recent Funding.

1-IPFP-research Grant, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Previous Funding.

1- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft GRK 335, (2003-2006), Ref. Prof. Dr. Gerhard Burckhardt.

2- Research Grant by University Medical Centre Göttingen, 2007-2008.

3- NIH-Funded Research Grant, (2009- 2010), The Centre for Chronic Immunodeficiency, University of Freiburg, Ref. Prof. Dr. P. Henneke.

4- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, (GR906/13-1) UMG, Göttingen

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
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