​​​​​​​​Molecular Pathology Publications​


  • Exploring the relationship between SARS-C​oV-2 variants, illness severity at presentation, in-hospital mortality and COVID-19 vaccination in a low middle-income country: A retrospective cross-sectional study.​ Mushtaq MZ, Nasir N, Mahmood SF, Khan S, Kanji A, Nasir A, Syed MA, Aamir UB and Hasan Z.​ ​Health Sci Rep. 2023 Dec 1;6(12):e1703.​ ​DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.1703

  • ​Humoral and T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 reveal insights into immunity during the early pandemic period in Pakistan. ​​Masood KI, Qaiser S, Abidi SH, Khan E, Mahmood SF, Hussain A, Gh​​​ous Z, Imti​az K, Ali N, Hasan M, Memon HA, Yameen M, Ali S, Baloch S, Lakhani G, Alves PM, Iqbal NT, Ahmed K, Iqbal J, Bhutta ZA, Hussain R, Rottenberg M, Simas JP, Veldhoen M, Ghias K and​Hasan Z.​ ​BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Dec 1;23(1):846. ​​DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08829-1

  • ​​ Substitution spectra of SARS-CoV-2 genome from Pakistan reveals insights into the evolution of variants across the pandemic. ​Ashraf J, Bukhari SARS, Kanji A, Iqbal T, Yameen M, Nisar MI, Khan W and Hasan Z. ​​Sci Rep. 2023 Nov 28;13(1):20955.​ ​​DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-48272-5


  • ​A Step towards Personalised Cancer Treatment in Lower Middle-income Countries (LMICS): Molecular Tumour Boards.​ Hammad Khan AM, Burney I, Ansar Z and Abbasi AN.​ ​J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2023 Sep;33(9):1070-1072. ​DOI: 10.29271/jcpsp.2023.09.1070

  • ​Sequence variants in the BTD underlying biotinidase deficiency in families of Pakistani origin.​ Moatter T, Ahmed S, Majid H, Jafri L, Bilal M, Najumuddin, Faisal and Khan AH.​ ​J Gene Med. 2023 Sep 26:e3597.​ ​DOI: 10.1002/jgm.3597


  • ​Investigating the impact of prior COV​ID-19 on IgG antibody and interferon γ responses after BBIBP-CorV vaccination in a disease endemic population: A prospective observational study. Hasan Z, Masood KI, Qaiser S, Khan E, Hussain A, Ghous Z, Khan U, Yameen M, Hassan I, Nasir MI, Qazi MF, Memon HA, Ali S, Baloch S, Bhutta ZA, Veldhoen M, Pedro Simas J, Mahmood SF, Ghias K and Hussain R.​ ​Health Sci Rep. 2023 Sep 8;6(9):e1521. DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.1521

  • ​Outcomes of Patients with FLT3 Positive Acute Myeloid Leukaemia; an Experience from a Tertiary Care Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.​ Zulfiqar M, Ali N, Shaikh U, Jehanzeb H, Arif S, Khan ZF, Saeed N and Ansar Z.​ J Cancer Allied Spec. 2023 Aug 13;9(2):553. ​​DOI: 10.37029/jcas.v9i2.553

  • Sequential viral introductions and spread of BA.1 across Pakistan provinces during the Omicron wave.​ Bukhari AR, Ashraf J, Kanji A, Rahman YA, Trovão NS, Thielen PM, Yameen M, Kanwar S, Khan W, Kabir F, Nisar MI, Merritt B, Hasan R, Spiro D, Rasmussen Z, Aamir UB and Hasan Z.​ BMC Genomics. 2023 Aug 3;24(1):432. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-023-09539-3


  • ​​Effectiveness of inactivated ​​COVID-19 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 infections among healthcare personnel in Pakistan: a test-negative case-control study. ​Khan UI, Niaz M, Azam I, Hasan Z, Hassan I, Mahmood SF and Ali A. BMJ Open. 2023 Jun 27;13(6):e071789. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-071789

  • Experience in prenatal genetic testing and reproductive decision-making for monogenic disorders from a single tertiary care genetics clinic in a low-middle income country.​ Hanif A, Akbar F, Kirmani S, Jaffarali A, Zainab G, Malik A, Ansar Z and Afroze B.​ ​BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2023 Jun 10;23(1):431. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-023-05698-z

  • ​Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants through pandemic waves using RT-PCR testing in low-resource settings. ​​Nasir A, Aamir UB, Kanji A, Bukhari AR, Ansar ZGhanchi NK, Masood KI, Samreen A, Islam N, Ghani S, Syed MA, Wassan M, Mahmood SF and Hasan Z.​ ​PLOS Glob Public H​ealth. 2023 Jun 1;3(6):e0001896. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001896

  • Whole-genome sequencing reveals genotypic resistance in phenotypically susceptible Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates. ​​Hasan Z, Razzak SA, Kanji A, Shakoor S and Hasan R.​  Int J Mycobacteriol. 2023 Apr-Jun;12(2):179-183.​ ​​DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_101_23

  • Correction: Ceftriaxone resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A identified in a case of enteric fever: first case report from Pakistan. BMC Infect Dis. 2023 May 23;23(1):346.​​ Irfan S, Hasan Z, Qamar FN, Ghanchi N, Ashraf J, Kanji A, Razzak SA, Greig D, Nair S and Hasan R.​ BMC Infect Dis. 2023 May 23;23(1):346.​ DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08321-w

  • Ceftriaxone resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A identified in a case of enteric fever: first case report from Pakistan.​​​ Irfan S, Hasan Z, Qamar F, Ghanchi N, Ashraf J, Kanji A, Razzak S, Greig D, Nair S and Hasan R. BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Apr 26;23(1):267.​​ ​​DOI: 10.1186/s12879-023-08152-9


  • ​Using rapid antigen testing for early, safe return-to-work for healthcare personnel after SARS-CoV-2 infection in a healthcare system in Pakistan: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Khan UI, Mahmood SF, Khan S, Hasan Z, Cheema A, Hakim A and Ali SI. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023 Mar 22;3(3):e0001746.​DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001746​.​

  • ​Identifying the current status and future needs of clinical, educational, and laboratory genetics services in Pakistan: a web-based panel discussion. Ashfaq M, Ahmed SA, Aziz-Rizvi R, Hasan Z, Kirmani S, Munim S, Na​eem R, Raza J and Furqan A. J Community Genet. 2023 Feb;14(1):71-80. DOI: 10.1007/s12687-022-00615-x.​


  • ​Assessing the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in Pakistan: a test-negative case-control study. J Infect. Nisar MI, Ansari N, Malik AA, Shahid S, Lalani KRA, Chandna MA, Younus AM, Hasan Z, Khan U, Khalid F, Mahesar M, Qazi MF, Yildirim I, Jehan F and Omer SB.​ ​2023 Jan 25:S0163-4453(23)00021-X.​ ​DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2023.01.016​.​