Azliyati Azizan

Name: Azliyati Azizan


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Research interest

Dr. Azliyati Azizan’s research training is in the area of Infectious Diseases of global public health importance. Currently, Dr. Azizan is focused on two main research topics which are the extremophiles as sources of novel antimicrobial agents, and the characterization of human papillomavirus from Kazakhstan and prevention of cervical cancer. Another related research topic of interest is on hospital associated infections caused by multidrug resistant pathogens. Dr. Azizan collaborates extensively with many scientists in research within Kazakhstan and Central Asia and also internationally in the UK and USA. As a faculty member at her previous institution at the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Azizan embarked on research related to other infectious disease topics; her main topic of research focus had been on dengue, a disease that can be caused by one of the four serotypes of the mosquito-borne dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 or 4. One area of Dr. Azizan’s research interest was on studies related to the mechanisms of antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of dengue virus (DENV) infection in endothelial cells, as well as development of multiplex diagnostics for dengue using the Bio-Plex microbead immunoassay (MIA).

1. Cervical cancer screening and prevention in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
Aimagambetova G, Chan CK, Ukybassova T, Imankulova B, Balykov A, Kongrtay K, Azizan A.
J Med Screen. 2020 Jan 24:969141320902482. doi: 10.1177/0969141320902482. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. 
PMID: 31980007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
2. Association of genetic variations in the vitamin D pathway with susceptibility to tuberculosis in Kazakhstan.
Sadykov M, Azizan A, Kozhamkulov U, Akilzhanova A, Yerezhepov D, Salfinger M, Chan CK.
Mol Biol Rep. 2020 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s11033-020-05255-3. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 31933264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
3. Antiviral activities of extremophilic actinomycetes extracts from Kazakhstan's unique ecosystems against influenza viruses and paramyxoviruses.
Berezin V, Abdukhakimova D, Trenozhnikova L, Bogoyavlenskiy A, Turmagambetova A, Issanov A, Azizan A.
Virol J. 2019 Dec 2;16(1):150. doi: 10.1186/s12985-019-1254-1.
PMID: 31791359 [PubMed - in process] Free PMC Article 
4. Human Papillomavirus Infection and Cervical Cancer: Epidemiology, Screening, and Vaccination-Review of Current Perspectives.
Chan CK, Aimagambetova G, Ukybassova T, Kongrtay K, Azizan A.
J Oncol. 2019 Oct 10;2019:3257939. doi: 10.1155/2019/3257939. eCollection 2019. Review.
PMID: 31687023 [PubMed] Free PMC Article 
5. Discovery of Actinomycetes from Extreme Environments with Potential to Produce Novel Antibiotics.
Trenozhnikova L, Azizan A.
Cent Asian J Glob Health. 2018 Dec 14;7(1):337. doi: 10.5195/cajgh.2018.337. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 30863668 [PubMed] Free PMC Article 
6. Epidemiology of HPV Infection and HPV-Related Cancers in Kazakhstan: a Review
Aimagambetova G, Azizan A.
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2018 May 26;19(5):1175-1180. Review.
PMID: 29801397 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article