Name: Dr. Javaria Qazi
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: BIO Technology


ø  (2005-2010): Ph.D. Biotechnology,National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, PAEC (affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University), Pakistan

ø  (2002-2004): M.Phil. Biotechnology,NIBGE, PAEC (QAU), Pakistan 

Phone: +92-51 9064-4132
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

ø  Molecular epidemiology of viruses

ø  Development of cheap diagnostic tools

ø  Host pathogen interactions

ø  Gene silencing and RNA interference

ø  Development of viral vectors for gene delivery 




1-      Hussain, M., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Iram, S., Bashir, M., and Zafar, Y. 2004. First report of Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus on mungbean in Pakistan. Plant Pathology 53:518


2-      Mansoor, S., Qazi, J., Amin, I., Abdullah, K., Imtiaz, A., Saboohi, R., Zafar, Y., and Briddon, R. 2005. A PCR-based method, with internal control, for the detection of Banana Bunchy Top Virus in Banana. Molecular Biotechnology 30:167-169


3-      Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Amin, I., Awan, M. Y., Briddon, R. and Zafar, Y. 2006. First report of Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus on mothbean in Pakistan. Plant Pathology 55:818


4-      Qazi, J., Amin, I., Mansoor, S., Iqbal, M.J. and Briddon, R. 2007. Contribution of the satellite encoded gene βC1to cotton leaf curl disease symptoms. Virus Research 128:135-139


5-      Qazi, J., Ilyas, M., Mansoor, S. and Briddon, R. 2007. Mungbean Yellow Mosaic Viruses: Genetically isolated begomoviruses. Molecular Plant Pathology 8(4):343-348


6-      Amin, I., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Ilyas, M. and Briddon, R. 2008. Molecular characterization of Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Pakistan.Virus Genes 36:191-198


7-      Akhter, A., Qazi, J., Saeed, M and Mansoor, S. 2009. A Severe Leaf Curl Disease on Chilies in Pakistan is Associated with Multiple Begomovirus Components. Plant Disease 93(9):962


8-      Ilyas, M., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S. and Briddon, R. 2009. Molecular characterization and infectivity of a “Legumovirus” (genus Begomovirus: family Geminiviridae) infecting the leguminous weed Rhynchosia minima in Pakistan. Virus Research 145(2):279-284


9-      Ilyas, M., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S. and Briddon, R. 2010.Genetic diversity and phylogeography of begomoviruses infecting legumes in Pakistan. Journal of General Virology 91:2091-2101


10-  Amin, I, Bashir, R, Ilyas, M, Qazi, J, Yadav, J.S, Mansoor, S, Fauquet, C. And Briddon, R.W. 2011. Identification of a major pathogenicity determinant and suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by a South Pacific isolate of Banana bunchy top virus originating from Pakistan. Virus Genes 42(2):272-81


11-  Amin, I., Hussain, K., Akbergenov, R., Yadav, J.S., Qazi, J., Mansoor, S., Hohn, T., Fauquet, C.M and Briddon, R.W. 2011. Suppressors of RNA silencing encoded by the essential components of the cotton leaf curl begomovirus betasatellite complex. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24:973-983


12-  Khan, T and Qazi, J. 2013. Hurdles to the global anti-polio campaign in Pakistan: an outline of the current status and future prospects to achieve a polio free world.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 67:696–702


13-  Haider, Z., Ahmad, F. Z., Mahmood, A., Waseem, T., Shafiq, I., Raza, T., Qazi, J., Siddique, N and Humayun, M. A. 2015. Dengue fever in Pakistan: a paradigm shift; changing epidemiology and clinical patterns. Perspectives in public health doi.10.1177/1757913915599019


14-  Khan, T and Qazi, J. 2015.Measels hectic in Pakistan: Upsurge versus the lurking vaccination. J Pak Med Assoc 65(2): 213-214


15-  Manya, S and Qazi, J. 2016. "From Pakistan a line of hope for ‘The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013–2018’." Infectious Diseases 48(2): 167-168


16-  Qazi, J. 2016. Banana Bunchy Top virus and the bunchy top disease. J Gen Plant Pathology 82:2–11


17-  Saqib S., Khan, M.Z., Gardyzi, S.I.S.H and Qazi, J. 2016. Prevalence and epidemiology of blood borne pathogens in health care workers of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. J Pak Med Assoc 66(2): 170-173


18-  Qazi, J. 2016. End of Year 2015 in Polio Endemic Pakistan: Yet Another Beginning Towards End. Food Environ Virol 8:109-111


19-  Khan, M.Z., Saqib S., Gardyzi, S.I.S.H and Qazi, J. 2016. Prevalence of Blood-Borne Viruses in Health Care Workers of a Northern District in Pakistan: Risk Factors and Preventive Behaviors. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology 2016: 2393942


20-  Khan, Z., Qazi, J., Rasheed, A and Mujeeb-Kazi, A. 2017. Diversity in D-genome synthetic hexaploid wheat association panel for seedling emergence traits under salinity stress. Plant Genetic Resources 15 (6), 488-495


21-  Amin A, Ghouri N, Ali S, Ahmed M, Saleem M and Qazi J. 2017. Identification of new spectral signatures associated with dengue virus infected sera. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 48:705-710



22-  Khan, A and Qazi, J. 2018. Risk factors and molecular epidemiology of HBV and HCV in internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan. Pak Med Association 68(2):165-169



23-  Naseer, K., Amin, A., Saleem, M., & Qazi, J. (2019). Raman spectroscopy based differentiation of typhoid and dengue fever in infected human sera. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy206, 197-201


24-  Badar N, Salman M, Ansari J, Ikram A, Qazi J, Alam M M (2019) Epidemiological trend of chikungunya outbreak in Pakistan: 2016–2018. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13(4): e0007118


25-  Naseer, K., Saleem, M., Ali, S., Mirza, B., & Qazi, J. (2019). Identification of new spectral signatures from hepatitis C virus infected human sera. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 222, 117181


26-  Naseer, K., Ali, S., Mubarik, S., Hussain, I., Mirza, B., & Qazi, J. (2019). FTIR spectroscopy of freeze-dried human sera as a novel approach for dengue diagnosis. Infrared Physics & Technology 102: 102998


27-  Shah SHJ, Malik N, Malik AH, Faqiri M and Qaz J. 2019. First mtCO-I based molecular identification of two cryptic species of Bemisia tabaci from Afghanistan. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 52(5-6) 497-500


28-  Ali, S., Naseer, K., Hussain, S. Z., & Qazi, J. (2019). Evaluation of freeze-dried human sera as a novel approach for ATR-FTIR spectroscopic analysis as compared to conventionally used thin dry film sera. Biotechnology Letters 41(12): 1355-136


29-  Mubin, M., Ijaz, S., Nahid, N et al. 2020. Journey of begomovirus betasatellite molecules: from satellites to indispensable partners. Virus genes 56:16-26


30-  Naseer, K., Ali, S., & Qazi, J. (2020). ATR-FTIR spectroscopy as the future of diagnostics: a systematic review of the approach using bio-fluids. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews 56(2): 85-97


31-  Naseer, K., Saleem, M., & Qazi, J. (2020). Optical diagnosis of typhoid infection in human blood sera using Raman spectroscopy. Spectroscopy Letters 53(4): 249-255


32-  Shah, S.H.J., Paredes-Montero, J.R., Malik, A.H., Brown, J.K. Qazi, J., 2020. Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) mitotypes in commercial cotton fields in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Florida Entomologist 103: 41-47


33-  Qazi, A., Qazi, J., Naseer, K., Zeeshan, M., Hardaker, G., Maitama, JZ, Haruna, K. 2020. Analyzing situational awareness through public opinion to predict adoption of social distancing amid pandemic COVID19. J Medical Virology 92:849–855


34-  J. Qazi, K. Naseer, A. Qazi, H. A., Salman, U. Naseem, S. Yang, G. Hardaker, A. Gumaei, Evolution to Online Education around the globe during a SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Do develop and underdeveloped cope alike?, Children and Youth Services Review 119:105585


35-  Shah, SHJ., Malik, AH., Zhang, B., Bao, Y., Qazi, J. 2020. Metagenomic analysis of relative abundance and diversity of bacterial microbiota in Bemisia tabaci infesting cotton crop in Pakistan. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 84:104381


36-  Naseer, K., Ali, S., Mubarik, S., Hussain, Z., Qazi, J.2020. Use of ATR-FTIR for detection of Salmonella typhi infection     in human blood sera. Infrared Physics and Technology. 110:103473


37-  Badar N, Salman M, Ansari J, Aamir U, Alam M, Arshad Y, et al. 2020. Emergence of Chikungunya Virus, Pakistan, 2016–2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases 26(2):307-310



38-  Badar N, Ikram A, Salman M, Alam MM, Umair M, Arshad Y, Mushtaq N, Mirza HA, Ahad A, Yasin MT, Qazi J. 2021. Epidemiology of Chikungunya virus isolates 2016-2018 in Pakistan. Journal of Medical Virology. 93:6124–6131


39-  Naseer, K., Ali, S., & Qazi, J. 2021. ATR-FTIR spectroscopy based differentiation of typhoid and dengue fever in infected human sera. Infrared Physics & Technology 114: 103664


40-  Ali, S., Naseer, K., Hussain, I., & Qazi, J. (2021). ATR-FTIR spectroscopy-based differentiation of hepatitis C and dengue infection in human freeze-dried sera. Infrared Physics & Technology, 118:103912

41-  Qazi, A., Qazi, J., Naseer, K., Zeeshan, M., Qazi, S., Abayomi-Alli, O., ... & Haruna, K. (2021). Adaption of distance learning to continue the academic year amid COVID-19 lockdown. Children and Youth Services Review 126:106038

42-  Naseer, K., Qazi, J., Qazi, A., Avuglah, B. K., Tahir, R., Rasheed, R. A., ... & Naseem, U. (2021). Travel behaviour prediction amid covid-19 underlaying situational awareness theory and health belief model. Behaviour & Information Technology 1-11


43-  Badar, N., Ikram, A., Salman, M., Alam, M. M., Umair, M., Arshad, Y., ... & Qazi, J. 2021.Chikungunya virus: Molecular epidemiology of nonstructural proteins in Pakistan. Plos One 16(12): e0260424


44-  Alghazzawi, D., Qazi, A., Qazi, J., Naseer, K., Zeeshan, M., Abo, M. E. M., ... & Yang, S. 2021. Prediction of the Infectious Outbreak COVID-19 and Prevalence of Anxiety Sustainability 13: 11339



45-  Ali, S., Naseer, K., & Qazi, J. 2021. Diagnosis of HCV Infection Using Attenuated Total Reflection-FTIR Spectra of Freeze-Dried Sera

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