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4th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 21-22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

June 21 -22, 2023 | Rome, Italy
Infection 2023

Liaqat Ali

Speaker at World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2023 - Liaqat Ali
National University of Medical Sciences, Pakistan
Title : Roadmap for vaccine development and indigenization in under developing countries


Since their development, vaccines have dramatically reduced the burden of numerous infectious diseases, promoting individual and social growth, prosperity and wellbeing across the globe. In the coming decade, vaccines are projected to save the lives of twentyfive million people, and will continue to be the cornerstone of public health programmes. However, the availability of new and better vaccines to address unmet and emerging infectious diseases remains an issue, especially in underdeveloped and resources restrained countries. There is a dire need for the development of the required technical and scientific skill set, sustained and sufficient investment, as well as a framework that incentivizes and rewards research and innovation. Recognizing the strategic, social and economic value of vaccine production, many governments in emerging countries, investing heavily in promoting domestic vaccine research, development and production. Pakistan is still lagging behind significantly in the global vaccine development and production sector. With its rapidly growing population, the risks of emerging and reemerging infections and the ever present threat of bioterrorism, a concerted and coordinated effort is warranted by all stakeholders for capacity building in this area.


Dr. Liaqat Ali is serving as an Assistant Professor and Head Section of Microbiology and Immunology at National University of Medical Sciences. He earned his PhD in Molecular Biology as a DAAD Research Fellow from University of Freiburg, Germany as well as Post-Doc from the same University. Dr. Liaqat did his second Postdoc from QMUL, UK in the field of Immunotechnolgy.
He has won several national and international competitive research grants as PI and Co-PI from different funding agencies. His current research interests include Molecular Infection Biology, Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Development. In a very short span of his career, he has published around 70 articles in leading peer reviewed journals, including The Lancet.