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virology professor

Mohammad Ilyas Burney, Indian virology professor. Achievements include research in identification of a focus of Visceral Leishmaniasis, 1962; research in isolating the Congo virus, 1976; research in isolating Chlamydia trachomatis, EV-70, and Coxsackie-21 viruses during the course of his career; having a new speices of Phlebotomus named after him (P-Burneyii-specimen) in recognition of pioneering work on viruses.

Background

Burney, Mohammad Ilyas was born on January 1, 1922 in Simla, India.

Education

MBBChir, Punjab, 1948. MCPath, London, 1965. Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, 1972.

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, London, 1977.

Career

Established first Department of virology at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Pakistan, 1959, first Measles and HDC Rabies Vaccine Production Labs in the developing world. Emeritus Professor Army Medical College.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in identification of a focus of Visceral Leishmaniasis, 1962. Research in isolating the Congo virus, 1976. Research in isolating Chlamydia trachomatis, EV-70, and Coxsackie-21 viruses during the course of his career.

    Having a new speices of Phlebotomus named after him (P-Burneyii-specimen) in recognition of pioneering work on viruses.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author several books, scientific papers.

Membership

Fellow: Pakistan Academy of Sciences National Academy of Medical Sciences, Islamic Academy of Sciences.