International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.


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Sanaullah Khan

Associate Professor

Sanaullah Khan, Associate Professor of the Virology University of Peshawar was born in District Bannu Pakistan. He earned a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. He secured Doctoral degree from Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Pakistan. He is the member of academic and research projects evaluation bodies of different organizations and is approved supervisor for MPhil/ Ph.D. students by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Khan is an energetic and highly motivated young man of more than 16 years of teaching and research experience. His work has been published in peer review journals and most of his current research work is on various aspects of human viruses and also their immune response especially chemokines and T cell.

 

Current Research

  • Chemokines and Viral infections
  • T-cell immunity and Respiratory viral infections
  • Hepatitis C Virus genome kinetics

Interested topics

  • Chemokines and hepatotropic viruses
  • Hepatitis B and C Virus genome variability
  • 1998 – President’s Talent Farming Scheme, University Grants Commission (Higher Education Commission) Pakistan
  • 2000 – Gold medal in Master Science of Zoology University of Peshawar
  • 2012 – Research Productivity Award (Category G), Pakistan Council of Science & Technology Pakistan

Membership

  • 2011-2013 - Member Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Zoology Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2013-2015 - Member Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Zoology Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2013-2015 - Member Academic Council Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2013-2015 - Member Board of Studies Department of Zoology Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2016-2018 - Member Board of Studies Department of Biological Sciences Gomal University Dera Ismael Khan Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2015-2017 -  Member Board of Studies University of Science and Technology Bannu Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2016-2017 - Member Board of Studies Institution of Basic Medical Sciences Khyber Medical University Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2016-2018 - Member Graduate Studies Committee, Centre of Biotechnology and Microbiology University of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2017-2018 - Member Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Zoology University of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2017-2018 - Member Advanced Studies and Research Board Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences University of Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
  • 2017-2018 – Member Panel of Examiners Quaid e Azam University Islamabad

Editorships

  • Reviewer Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
  • Reviewer Pakistan Science Foundation Islamabad Pakistan
  • Reviewer Directorate for Health and Innovation Research Ministry of Health Italy

Conference Organization

  1. Organizer- One-day Seminar on Molecular Aspects of Host-Parasite Relationship (Phase I), Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Pakistan 1st November 2007.
  2. 2nd  One day National Workshop on Biotechnology for Human Welfare, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan Pakistan, 12th November 2007.
  3. Organizer- National Workshop on Hepatitis C. Kohat University of Science and Technology KOHAT. Pakistan, 6th March 2008.
  4. Organizer- One-day Seminar on Molecular Aspects of Host-Parasite Relationship (Phase II), Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat Pakistan, February 14, 2008.
  5. The International Symposium on Advanced Bio, Nano, and Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (BNPST) May 3-6 2009, BUCT Beijing, China.
  6. 30th Pakistan Congress Zoology (International) March 2-4, 2010, University of Agriculture Faisalabad 2010.
  7. 32nd Pakistan Congress Zoology (International) March 6-8, 2012, Government College University Lahore 2012.
  8. 2nd International Workshop Dairy Science Park, Nov 18-20, University of Agriculture Peshawar Pakistan, 2013.