International Journal of Structural Biology

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International Journal of Structural Biology-Biochemistry-Anwar Ullah


COMSATS Institute of Information Technology | CIIT · Department of Biosciences

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Anwar Ullah


Department of Biosciences COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, 
Park Road 45550 Islamabad, 

Research Interests:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Structural and Molecular Biology 
  • Cloning, Expression 
  • Purification
  • Characterization
  • Crystallization of proteins both from natural and recombinant sources
  • Structure determination 
  • Protein Crystallography
  • Structure-based drug discovery 
  • Protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction
  • Structure bioinformatics 
  • Crystal diffraction 
  • Data collection 
  • Data processing 
  • Structural solution.


  • Anwar Ullah currently works at the Department of Biosciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. 
  • Anwar does research in Biophysics, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. 
  • Their current project is 'Protein purification and characterization from both natural and recombinant sources .
  • He is working with proteins from snake and spider venom, plant, bacterial, fungal and viral proteins.


  • Ph. D. CNPq-TWAS- Brazil, Italy (2009-2013). 
  • Post-doc. FAPESP-Brazil (2013-2015). 
  • Biovision fellowship, Egypt (2012). 
  • ICTP, fellowship South Africa (2013).


  1. Spider's Venom Phospholipases D: A structural review. Masood R, Ullah K, Ali H, Ali I, Betzel C, Ullah A. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. Volume 107, Part A, February 2018, Pages 1054-1065. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.09.081. Impact Factor: 3.67 
  2. Synthesis, structural characterization and catalytic application of citrate stabilized monometallic and bimetallic [email protected] nanoparticles in microbial anti activities. Ullah, I.; Khan, K.; Sohail, M. Ullah, K., Ullah A. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2017 Dec; 12, 8735-8747. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S145085 Impact Factor: 4.30 
  3. Ac2 26 peptide and serine protease of Bothrops atrox similarly induces angiogenesis without triggering local and systemic inflammation in a murine model of dorsal skinfold chamber. Molás RB, de Paula-Silva M, Masood R, Ullah A, Gimenes AD, Oliani SM. Toxicon 2017 Oct; 137:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2017.06.009. Impact Factor: 2.50 
  4. Potential Implications for Designing Drugs Against the Brown Spider Venom Phospholipase D. Chaves-Moreira D, de Moraes FR, Caruso ÍP, Chaim OM, Senff-Ribeiro A, Ullah A, da Silva LS, Chahine J, Arni RK, Veiga SS. Cell Biochem. 2017 Apr 07. doi: 10.1002/jcb.25678. PMID: 27563734 Impact Factor: 3.25 
  5. Serine proteinases from Bothrops atrox and Bothrops brazili facilitate angiogenesis upon inducing PI3K/Akt signaling axis. Shreesha K Bhat, Manjunath B Joshi, Anwar Ullah, Rehana Masood, Setlur G Biligiri, , Raghuvir K Arni, K. Satyamoorthy, Toxicon, Dec 1. 2016.124:63-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.11.001. PMID: 27816537 Impact Factor: 50 
  6. Tyrosine binding and promiscuity in the arginine repressor from the pathogenic bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Mariutti RB, Ullah A, Araujo GC, Murakami MT, Arni RK. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Jul 8; 475 (4):350-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2016.05.091. PMID: 27233609 Impact Factor: 41.