Qualifications

  • PhD (Natural Sciences) in Deciphering the influence of Streptococcus pneumoniae global regulators on fitness and virulence from University of Greifswald, Germany

Publications

  1. Genome sequencing and analysis of genomic diversity in the locally transmitted SARS-CoV-2 in Pakistan. 2022. Journal of Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. Muhammad Shakeel, Muhammad Irfan, Zaib un Nisa, Saba Farooq, Noor ul Ain, Waseem Iqbal, Niamatullah Kakar, Shah Jahan, Mohsin Shahzad, Saima Siddiqi, Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan (Accepted).
  2. In vivo analysis the effect of antibiotic growth promoter (AGPs), Oxytetracycline di-hydrate and Tylosin phosphate on the intestinal microflora in broiler chicken. 2022. Syed Haseeb Shah, Irfan Shahzad Sheikh, Niamatullah Kakar, Sumaira, Sabeera Afzal, Khalid Mehmood, Habib Ur Rehman. Brazilian Journal of Biology (Accepted).
  3. Use of growth promoter in feed: Tylosin phosphate and Oxytetracycline di-hydrate shows synergistic effect on the blood physiology and liver function of broiler chicken. 2022. Irfan Shahzad Sheikh, Syed Haseeb Shah, Niamatullah Kakar, Mohammad Masood Tariq, Muhammad Essa Kakar, Muhammad Zahid Mustafa. Pakistan J. of Zoo PJZ pp 1-6. DOI:
  4. Effectiveness of Oxytetracycline and Tylosin Phosphate on Growth of Broiler Chicken. 2021. Syed Haseeb Ahmed Shah, Irfan Shahzad Sheikh, Abdul Samad, Muhammad Kamran Taj, Mohammad Masood Tariq, Majed Rafeeq, Sumaira Fazal, Niamatullah Kakar, Sabeera Afzal and Asadullah. 2021. Pakistan Journal of Zoology PJZ pp 1-9.
  5. In vivo proteomics identifies the competence regulon and AliB oligopeptide transporter as pathogenic factors in pneumococcal meningitis. 2019. Frank Schmidt, Niamatullah Kakar, Tanja Meyer, Maren Depke, Ilias Masouris, Gerhard Burchhardt, Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Vishnu Dhople, Leiv Sigve Håvarstein, Zhi Sun, Robert L. Moritz, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. 2019. PLoS Pathog 15(7): e1007987.
  6. Pneumococcal Metabolic Adaptation and Colonization Are Regulated by the Two-Component Regulatory System 08. Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Gustavo Gámez, Stephanie Hirschmann, Viktor Kluger, Hermann Rath, Sebastian Böhm, Franziska Voss, Niamatullah Kakar, Lothar Petruschka, Uwe Völker, Reinhold Brückner, Ulrike Mäder, Sven Hammerschmidt. 2018. mSphere. Vol. 3(3), e00165-18.
  7. Study on Accuracy and Efficiency of Molecular Diagnostic Techniques used for Tuberculosis and Analysis of Associated Risk Factors for Tuberculosis in Jail Inmates of Quetta, Pakistan. Niamatullah Kakar, Farhat Abbas, Muhammad Shafee and Tauseef Asmat. 2018. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 50(4), pp 1461-1465.
  8. Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in the inmates of district Jail Quetta, Balochistan. Niamatullah Kakar, Tauseef Muhammad Asmat, Ferhat Abbas, Habib Ur-Rehman, Asmatullah Kakar, Kalimullah Khan and Farah Sabeen Bugti. 2017. Pure Appl. Biol., 6(1): 164-170.
  9. Thrombocytopenia as a Diagnostic Marker for Identifying Patients with Malaria in Endemic Regions. 2014. Niamatullah kakar, Asmatullah, Habib Ur-Rehman, Zahid Mehmood, Ashif sajjad, Qudratullah, Mohammad Ashraf. International Journal of Advanced Research. Vol 2 (4), pp. 35-42.
  10. Hematological profile and risk factors associated with pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Quetta, Pakistan. 2014. Muhammad Shafee, Ferhat Abbas, Muhammad Ashraf, Mohammad Alam Mengal, Niamatullah Kakar, Zafar Ahmad, Fawad Ali. Pak J Med Sci. Vol. 30 (1).
  11. Assessment of Newer Commercial Serological (ICT) Test for the Diagnosis of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis in TB Endemic Areas. 2014. Niamatullah Kakar, Asmatullah, Habib Ur Rehman, Mohammad Ashraf, Amanullah. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS). Volume 9, Issue 2 Ver. II (Mar-Apr. 2014), PP 98-102.
  12. Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis B, C and Sexually Transmitted Treponema Pallidum Infections in Jail Inmates of Quetta, Balochistan. 2014. Niamatullah Kakar, Habibur Rehman, Ferhat Abbas, Asmatullah Kakar, Ihsanullah Kakar and Muhammad Ali Khan. Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. 2014. Vol. 3 (11) pp. 367-373.
  13. Procedure Development for Identification of Histamine from Chicken Meat. Umar Bacha, Muhammad Nasir, Naveed Akbar, Yasir Allah Ditta, Muhammad Asif Ali, Javed Muhammad, Abdul Wajid, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Asad Amjad, Ihsanullah Kakar, Niamatullah, Amna Ashraf Bajwa & Hina Ijaz. Nature Protocol Exchange 2013. doi:10.1038/protex.2013.099.
  14. Misdiagnosis of tuberculosis: Sputum culture is a useful diagnostic tool in Quetta, Pakistan. 2012. Niamatullah Kakar, Hazir Rahman, Muhammad Qasim, Kalimullah Khan, Mohammad Ashraf, Habib Ur Rehman, Sardar Ali, and Abdul Malik Tareen. African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 6(47), pp.7389-7391.
  15. Clinical Manifestations and Distribution of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Pakistan. 2011. Abaseen Khan Afghan, Masoom Kassi, Pashtoon Murtaza Kasi, Adil Ayub, Niamatullah Kakar, and Shah Muhammad Marri. Journal of Tropical Medicine Vol. 2011, Article ID 359145, 8 pages. doi:10.1155/2011/359145.
  16. Global impact of obesity and diabetes on the increasing incidence and prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD): A systematic review. Asmatullah Kakar, Niamatullah Kakar, Anne-Claire Durand, Yosra Mouelhi and Stephanie Gentile. (Submitted in the "BMC Nephrology") Submission ID: BNEP-D-20-01237.
  17. The nutritional significance of selenium, cobalt, and magnesium, and the effects of its deficiency on animal health. Habib ur Rehman, Mohammad Din, Niamatullah Kakar and Ahmad Khan Tareen 2020. Indo American Journal of pharmaceutical sciences.,07(01),201-212.
  18. Detrimental characteristics of climate change on livestock production and reproduction. Rehman Habib Ur, Kakar Asmat ullah, Kakar Niamatullah, Rehman Fazal ur, Khan Deedar Ahmed, Ahmed Sarfaraz Khan and Ahmed Shakeel. 2020. World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews. 05(03), 114–123.
  19. Classification, Etiology, Similarities, and Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Canine and Feline with respect to Humans. 2020 Habib-Ur-Rehman, Niamatullah Kakar, Asmatullah Kakar and Sanaullah Khan. 2020. International Journal of Creative and Innovative Research in All studies (IJCIRAS). 3 (2), 2581-5334.
  20. Zoonotic Brucellosis: Seroprevalence and different serological tests comparison in ovine and caprine population in district Quetta, Balochistan. 2020. Habib-Ur-Rehman, Niamatullah Kakar, and Asmatullah Kakar. 2020. World Journal of Biology Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 2 (3), 044-050.
  21. Nutraceutical Applications of Copper, Manganese and Zinc In Rumen Metabolism And Body Immune Processes. Habib-Ur-Rehman, Kaleemullah, Fazal ur Reman, Ali akbar, Munir Ahmad Khan, Niamatullah Kakar, Muhammad Zafar Ahmad, Asmatullah Kakar, Ihsanullah Kakar, Qudratullah, Mir Ahmad Kakar, Muhammad Ayub and Siraj Ahmad Kakar. 2018. Indo American Journal of pharmaceutical sciences., 05 (01), 226-235.
  22. Study On Blood Biochemical-Theileriosis In Domestic Sheep In The District Quetta, Balochistan Pakistan. Habib-Ur-Rehman, Niamatullah Kakar, Asmatullah Kakar, Qudratullah and Kaleemullah Mandokhail. 2017. Annals of Veterinary and Animal Science., 4(3): 78-82.

Contribution in Conferences

  1. Niamatullah Kakar, Irfan Shahzad Sheikh, Syed Haseeb Shah, Mohammad Masood Tariq, Muhammad Essa Kakar, Muhammad Zahid Mustafa. Use of Antibiotic Growth Promoter in Feed: Tylosin Phosphate and Oxytetracycline di-Hydrate improve growth of broiler chickens.1st International Multidisciplinary Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (17-18 March, 2022), University of Turbat, Pakistan.
  2. Niamatullah Kakar, Gerhard Burchhardt, Annett Mikolasch, Lukas Schulig, and Sven Hammerschmidt. ArcT functions as a carboxypeptidase in Streptococcus pneumoniae. 14th European meeting on the Molecular Biology of the Pneumococcus (EuroPneumo 2019) (11th - 14th June), University of Greifswald, Germany.
  3. Niamatullah Kakar, Gerhard Burchhardt, Ina Häuslein, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Sven Hammerschmidt. Metabolic profiling of glutamine and arginine in Streptococcus pneumoniae. 4th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium (22-24 October 2018) Berlin, Germany.
  4. Alejandro Gomez-Mejia. Stephanie Hirschmann, Gustavo Gamez, Herman Rath, Ulrike mäder, Lothar Petruschka, Sebastian Böhm, Niamatullah Kakar, Viiktor Kluger, Sven Hammerschmidt. Pneumococcal metabolic adaptation and colonization is regulated by the two-component regulatory system 08. 4th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium (22-24 October 2018) Berlin, Germany.
  5. Frank Schmidt, Niamatullah Kakar, Tanja Meyer, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. In vivo proteome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae during infections. 4th German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium (22-24 October 2018) Berlin, Germany.
  6. Niamatullah Kakar, Gerhard Burchhardt, Ina Häuslein, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Sven Hammerschmidt. Strain specific differences in nitrogen metabolism and amino acid biosynthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae. 9.Tagung der Fachgruppen Mikrobielle pathogenität Gastrointestinale Infektionen (20-22 June 2018) Bad Urach, Germany.
  7. Asmatullah Kakar, Niamatullah Kakar, Anne-Claire Durand, and Stéphanie Gentile. Global impact of obesity and diabetes on the increase incidence and prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD): Review of literature. 26th Annual Meeting of Doctoral School (28 - 29 May 2018) Site UFR de Médecine, La Timone, Aix Marseille University, France.
  8. Niamatullah Kakar, Gerhard Burchhardt, Ina Häuslein, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Sven Hammerschmidt. Characterization of nitrogen metabolism of Streptococcus pneumoniae by isotopologue profiling. (15-18 April 2018) Jahrestagung der VAAM in Wolfsburg, Germany.
  9. Niamatullah Kakar, Gerhard Burchhardt, Ina Häuslein, Annett Mikolasch, Wolfgang Eisenreich and Sven Hammerschmidt. Interplay between glutamine and arginine on nitrogen metabolism in Streptococcus pneumoniae. 1st International Conference on Respiratory Pathogens (IcoRP). (1st - 3rd November 2017) Rostock, Germany.
  10. Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Niamatullah Kakar, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. In vivo proteome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae during CSF infections deciphers mechanisms of adaptation. 1stInternational conference on respiratory pathogens (1st - 3rd November 2017), Rostock, Germany.
  11. Alejandro Gomez-Mejia, Stephanie Hirschmann, Gustavo Gamez, Herman Rath, Ulrike mäder, Lothar Petruschka, Sebastian Böhm, Niamatullah kakar, Viiktor Kluger, Sven Hammerschmidt. Regulation of fitness and colonization factors by the pneumococcal two-component regulatory system.1stInternational conference on respiratory pathogens. (1st - 3rd November 2017), Rostock, Germany.
  12. Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Niamatullah Kakar, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. In vivo proteome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae during CSF infections deciphers mechanisms of adaptation. 16th Human proteome Organization World Congress HUPO. (17th-21th September), 2017 Dublin, Ireland.
  13. Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Niamatullah Kakar, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. A proteomics approach to decipher pneumococcal adaptation during CSF infection. 13th European Meeting on the Molecular Biology of the Pneumococcus (EuroPneumo 2017) (27th - 30th June), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  14. Alejandro Gomez-Mejia, Stephanie Hirschmann, Gustavo Gamez, Herman Rath, Ulrike mäder, Lothar Petruschka, Sebastian Böhm, Niamatullah Kakar, Viiktor Kluger, Sven Hammerschmidt. The two-component regulatory system 08 is involved in regulation of pneumococcal fitness and colonization factors. 13th European Meeting on the Molecular Biology of the Pneumococcus (EuroPneumo 2017) 27th - 30th June, 2017, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
  15. Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Niamatullah Kakar, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. In vivo proteomic analysis of bacteria isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid during acute meningitis. 68th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), (11-14 September, 2016), Ulm, Germany.
  16. Frank Schmidt, Tanja Meyer, Niamatullah Kakar, Ilias Masouris, Lars Brinkmann, Gerhard Burchhardt, Vishnu Dhople, Uwe Völker, Uwe Koedel and Sven Hammerschmidt. In vivo proteomic analysis of pneumococci isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid during acute meningitis. 3rd German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium (9-10, September 2016), at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig, Germany.
  17. Participation in the 2nd German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium. (11th-13th, June 2015) Rostock, Germany.

Trainings/Workshops

  1. 5 days Bio Risk Management (BRM) training 10-14 March 2022 at Center for Advanced Studies in Vaccinology & Biotechnology (CASVAB), University of Balochistan. Organized by Association for Biorisk Management, Pakistan.
  2. Training on fundamentals of project management. 27th March 2021. Organized by National academy of higher education (NAHE) in partnership with Oxon Global (OxG), Pakistan.
  3. Training on Laboratory Diagnostic on Respiratory Viruses & Quality Assurance, 08.3.2021. Organized by the National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH), at Bolan Medical Complex Quetta, Pakistan.
  4. Training on COVID-19 Laboratory Diagnosis and Biosafety. 18.10.2020. Organized by the National Institute of Health Islamabad (NIH), Pakistan.
  5. Four-week online training of “National Faculty Development Programme (NFDP) 2020 organized by National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE), Higher education commission (HEC) Islamabad, July-August 2020.
  6. 1st Summer School on `Infection Biology` September 28-30, 2016, Greifswald, Germany.
  7. “Figure Making” workshop April 5-6 2016, Greifswald, Germany.
  8. “Getting Started in the PhD and solving conflict in the lab” Workshop May 27-29, 2015 Greifswald, Germany.
  9. Two weeks of training on sputum smear microscopy and Gene Xpert at Ojha Chest institute, Provincial Reference laboratory (PRL), Karachi, Pakistan.
  10. Two weeks of training on MTB culture techniques at National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  11. Two weeks Training of Trainer (TOT) and planning workshop on Fluorescence based AFB Microscopy (LED) at National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  12. Two week BSL-3 training on Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST) and liquid culture (MGIT) at National reference laboratory, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Achievements

  1. Associate Fellow (AFHEA) for UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (Reference; PR236452).
  2. Achieved HEC-DAAD Overseas Scholarship (Germany) for PhD (PHASE-II, Batch V).
  3. Award of a research project under “Start-Up Research Grant Program (SRGP) for IPFP (Phase-II) under the title “Molecular epidemiology of community circulating Streptococcus pneumoniae, associated risk factors, and antimicrobial sensitivity among carriage in children in Quetta, Pakistan: a community highly exposed to respiratory infections. Rs 1.0 million. Ref No: 291/IPFP-II (Batch-I)/SRGP/NAHE/HEC/2020/264.

Funded Projects

  1. Molecular epidemiology of community circulating Streptococcus pneumoniae, associated risk factors and antimicrobial sensitivity among carriage in children in Quetta, Pakistan: a community highly exposed to respiratory infections. Ref No: 291/IPFP-II (Batch-I)/SRGP/NAHE/HEC/2020/264.

Program Organization

  1. The organizer of a two-day workshop on Biosafety and Biosecurity Practices; emphasis on the personal safety of a Lab Biologist, in association with Pakistan Biological Safety Association, 19-20 May 2022. University of Turbat (Kech), Pakistan.

Memberships

  1. Associate Fellow (AFHEA) for UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education (Reference; PR236452)
  2. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) at the Global Outreach. Membership No: 100001531
  3. Student member of the German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), 2017-2019

Reviewer for Journals

  1. International Journal of STD & AIDS
  2. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
  3. Pak-Euro Journal of Medical and Life Sciences