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Dr. Fazli Rabbi Awan

Principal Scientist

Work Phone: +92 41 9201316-20 Ext. 3290
Fax Phone: +92 41 9201472
Cell/Direct Phone: 0334-4117448
Dr. Fazli Rabbi Awan


  • BSc (Chemistry, Zoology, Botany), Islamia College, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 1996.
  • MSc Biology (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), Quaid -i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 1998.
  • MPhil Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Quaid -i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2000.
  • DPhil (PhD) Biochemistry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. 2006.


Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Metabolic Disorders (Mainly Diabetes and Obesity)
  • Type 2 Diabetes in human and mouse models (insulin resistance & pancreas regeneration biology)
  • Main experimental approaches: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics, RNA interference (RNAi), MicroRNAs.
  • Also I have interest in genetic, hepatic and brain diseases, molecular diagnostics, recombinant therapeutic proteins, Proton NMR spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, MRI and Molecular Imaging


Research publications:


  • Shafique M, Ahmad N, Awan FR, Mustafa T, Ullah M, and Qureshi JA. Investigating the concurrent presence of HCV in serum, oral fluid and urine samples from chronic HCV patients in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Archives of Virology. 2009;154(9):1523-1527.
  • Aslam MA, Awan FR, Tauseef I, Ali S, Ahmad N, Malik NA, Riaz MN, Qureshi JA. Identification of hepatitis B virus core mutants by PCR-RFLP in chronic hepatitis B patients from Punjab, Pakistan. Archives of Virology. 2008;153(1):163-170.
  • SM Baig, A Azhar, H Hassan, J Baig, A Kiyani, U Hameed, F Rabbi, H Bokhari, M Aslam, M Amin-Ud-Din, SA Baig, K Hassan, JA Qureshi, and T Zaman., Spectrum of beta-thalassemia mutations in various regions of Punjab and Islamabad, Pakistan: establishment of prenatal diagnosis. E-letter Haematologica, 2006. 91:(ELT)(02[medline]).
  • SM Baig,F Rabbi, U Hameed, J Qureshi, Z Mahmood, S Bokhari, A Kiani, H Hassan, J Baig, A Azhar, and T Zaman, Molecular characterization of mutations causing b-thalassemia in Faisalabad Pakistan using the amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS-PCR). Indian Journal of Human Genetics. 2005; 11(2): 80-83.
  • JP Lowe, DJ Stuckey, FR Awan, M Jeyakumar, DC Neville, FM Platt, JL Griffin, P Styles, AM Blamire, and NR Sibson, MRS reveals additional hexose N-acetyl resonances in the brain of a mouse model for Sandhoff disease. NMR in Biomedicine. 2005; 18(8): 517-526.
  • Hameed A, Hussain W, Ahmed J, Rabbi F, and Qureshi JA. Prevalence of Phenotypes and Genes of ABO and Rhesus (Rh) Blood Groups in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 2002; 5(6):722-724.
  • Hameed A, Malik SA, Rabbi F, Sharif A, Ahmad N, Hussain W, Bokhari HA, Ali S, Nurjis F, Khalid AM, and Qureshi JA. Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in and around Faisalabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 2002; 5(8):878-880.
  • Hameed A, Malik SA, Rabbi F, Sharif A, Ahmad N, Nurjis F, Ali S, and Qureshi JA. Diabetic Complications: Influence of Age, Sex, Family History, Duration, Glycemic Control and Obesity. OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences. 2002; 2(10):710-714. 


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