Dr. Muhammad Iqbal


Director, ORIC

Governance

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Iqbal joined The University of Lahore as Director, Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization and Dean, Faculty of Sciences (Acting Charge). Formerly, he has served as Director General, National Physical and Standards Laboratory, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad (2016-2018), Member (Science), PCSIR (2015-1016) and Director General, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, Lahore (2011-2015). He is MSc from University of Karachi, MPhil from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and PhD from University of Sheffield, UK, all completed with meritorious positions. He also has several years of post-doctoral research experience from University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA, University of Kiel, Germany and University of Sheffield, UK.

 

Dr. Iqbal is an internationally renowned and well acknowledged scientist for his pioneering R&D work on the development of a novel microbial biomass immobilization technique based on the use of indigenous low-cost agro-waste materials. This innovative immobilization technology is now widely applied in biotechnological research procedures worldwide for the entrapment of microbial, animal and plant cells to produce secondary metabolites of commercial importance. Another area of his research contributions is in the development of simple and cost-effective adsorption technologies, using agro-wastes as biosorbents, having received practical applications in the remediation of toxic contaminants from industrial wastewaters. He has also developed seven (07) processes/technologies several of which have been in use / leased out / transferred to entrepreneurs.

 

        Dr. Iqbal has authored 162 scientific research Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals of international standing and conference proceedings, 83 of which are in Web of Science, SCOPUS / HEC recognized Journals with cumulative Impact Factor of 301.54 (Journal Citation Reports 2020, USA). His research publications have received an enormous number of international citations (6122 by the Google Scholar) and h-index (31), thus placing him among the top scientists of the country as acknowledged for their research excellence by the PCST, Ministry of Science & Technology in its latest Publication-Directory of the Productive Scientists of Pakistan. Four of his research papers have been ranked among the top 10 most-cited papers as citied by Scopus/Elsevier. In appreciation of his citations, he has been honoured with Extraordinary Career Accomplishment Award Letter by the US Web of Science. He has also represented Pakistan in various high profile International Conferences / Seminars and Meetings held in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Denmark, South Korea, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal and Bangladesh. He has more than 34 years of Research and Development/Academic experience (28 years Post Qualification) in the field of Science and Technology to his credit including 10 years of Administrative experience as Director General, Member Science and Head of the PCSIR Research Centre. He has also supervised 18 MSc, MPhil and PhD research scholars.

 

In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions, Dr. Iqbal has been honoured with several prestigious national and international awards which include Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, Gold Medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Young Scientist of the Year Award by the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Italy, Overseas Research Students Awards (three consecutive awards) by the United Kingdom, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award by Germany, Fulbright Research Scholar Award by the USA,  S&T International Talent Scholarship Award for PhD and the Post-doctoral International Fellowship Award by the Government of Pakistan, Ten consecutive Years Research Productivity Awards and “Category A” Scientist Award, both by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, MoST. He is a Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, having served as its Associate Secretary General and also Member of American Chemical Society USA.

 

Education

SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2006-07 Post Doctoral Fellow, Fullbright USA. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
2 2002-03 Post Doctoral Fellow, UK University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
3 1996-98 Post Doctoral Fellow Alexander Von Humboldt, Germany Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
4 1990 PhD University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
5 1985 M.phill Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
6 1980 Msc University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
7 1979 Bsc. (Hons) University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
8 1976 FSc Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Karachi, Pakistan
9 1973 Matriculation Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Sargodha, Pakistan

Experience

SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 09/13/2021 Professional Experience Director ORIC / Dean (Sciences) University of Lahore
2 01/18/2016 06/14/2018 Professional Experience Director General National Physical and Standards Laboratory (NPSL) Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad
3 01/05/2015 01/17/2016 Professional Experience Member Science Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad
4 02/08/2011 06/30/2015 Professional Experience Director General Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of Punjab/ Ministry of Science and Technology
5 11/11/2008 02/09/2011 Professional Experience Chief Scientific Officer/ Head of the Centre Food and Biotechnology Research Centre Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Lahore
6 2007 2007 Academic Experience Visiting Scientist Department of Chemical and Process Engineering University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
7 2006 2007 Academic Experience Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow Water and Environmental Research Centre University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
8 2002 2003 Academic Experience Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
9 1996 1998 Academic Experience AVH Postdoctoral Research Fellow Environmental Biotechnology Department Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
10 1986 1990 Academic Experience Research Associate Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, UK
11 2007 2008 Academic Experience Principal Scientific Officer Centre for Environment Protection Studies, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
12 2000 2006 Academic Experience Principal Scientific Officer Food and Biotechnology Research Centre PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
13 1998 2000 Academic Experience Senior Scientific Officer Food and Biotechnology Research Centre PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
14 1990 1996 Academic Experience Senior Scientific Officer Food and Biotechnology Research Centre PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
15 1982 1985 Academic Experience Junior Research Associate Department of Biological Sciences Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Publications

SrNo. Title
1 Nutrient, mineral, antioxidant, and anthocyanin profiles of different cultivars of Syzygium cumini (Jamun) at different stages of fruit maturation
2 Ion-exchange mechanism in biosorption of Pb2+ ions from contaminated water by banana stalk waste.
3 The myth of oral hygiene using synthetic mouthwash products
4 Characterization and mechanism of the adsorptive removal of 2, 4, 6-trichlorophenol by biochar prepared from sugarcane baggase
5 Genetic Diversity of 15 autosomal STR loci in the population of Southern Punjab Pakistan
6 Comparative studies on conventional (water-hot acid) and Non-Conventional (ultrasonication) procedures for extraction and chemical characterization of pectin from peel waste of mango cultivar Chaunsa
7 Expression of Hepatitis C Virus Core and E2 antigenic recombinant proteins and their use for development of diagnostic assays.
8 Sequence variants on 17q21 are associated with the susceptibility of asthma in the population of Lahore, Pakistan
9 Homology modelling, functional annotation and comparative genome analysis of GBSS enzyme in rice and maize genomes
10 Physicochemical characterization and mechanism analysis of native and protonated grapefruit peels adsorbing cadmium.
11 Hepatitis delta virus genotype-1 alone cocirculates with hepatitis B virus genotypes A and D in Pakistan
12 Studies on the role of neutralizing antibodies against envelope genes in resolving HCV pseudo-particles infection.
13 Studies on the role of NS3 and NS5A non-structural genes of hepatitis C virus genotype 3a local isolates in apoptosis.
14 Disease free and rapid mass production of sugarcane cultivars.
15 Generation of infectious HCV pseudo typed particles and its utilization for studying the role of CD81 & SRBI receptors in HCV infection
16 Voltammetric detection of As(III) with Porphyridium cruentum based modified carbon paste electrode biosensor.
17 ). Y-STR haplotype diversity in Punjabi population of Pakistan.
18 Patterns of Linkage Disequilibrium, SNP Frequency and Genetic Structure of Elite Rice Inbred Lines. ).
19 Chromosome 17q21 is Associated with the Asthma in the Population of Lahore, Pakistan.
20 Low cost treatment technology for the removal of phenol using indigenous biological materials
21 Biotechnological application of Porphyridium cruentum biomass for the detection of As3+ in ground water
22 Phenolic profile and the appearance of anthocyanins during developmental stages of Grewia asiatica-a native fruit to Pakistan
23 Bioremoval of antimony (III) from contaminated water using several plant wastes: Optimization of batch and dynamic flow conditions for sorption by green bean husk (Vigna radiate).
24 Loofa (Luffa cylindrical) Sponge: Review of development of the Biomatrix as a tool for biotechnological applications
25 Isolation and characterization of phosphate solubilising bacteria from rhizospehere soil.
26 Phenol adsorption by charred sawdust of sheesham (Indian Rosewood; Dalbergia sissoo) from single, binary and ternary contaminated solutions.
27 Evaluation of the biosequestering potential of microalgal Kirchneriella contorta in the removal of hexavalent chromium from an aqueous solution: batch and continuous flow fixed-bed column bioreactor studies.
28 Metal accumulation and its effect in relation to physic-biochemical response of tomato plants grown in metal-contaminated silt-soil.
29 Utilization of cyanobacterium Phormidium sp., to produce immobilized hybrid disc biosorbent for the removal of Cd2+ from aqueous solution
30 Studies on the development and nutritional evaluation of apricot based yoghurt.
31 Chemical quality assessment of major brands of bottled water in Lahore.
32 Enhanced utilization of phenolics, polysaccharides and carbohydrates from citrus processing residues
33 Application potential of grapefruit peel as dye sorbent: Kinetics, equilibrium and mechanism of crystal violet adsorption
34 Application potential of grapefruit peel as dye sorbent: Kinetics, equilibrium and mechanism of crystal violet adsorption.
35 The role of pectin in Cd binding by orange peel biosorbents: A comparison of peels, depectinated peels and pectic acid.
36 Mechanistic elucidation and evaluation of biosorption of metal ions by grapefruit peel using FTIR spectroscopy, kinetics and isotherms modeling, cations displacement and EDX analysis.
37 Characterization of adsorptive capacity and investigation of mechanism of Cu2+, Ni2+, and Zn2+ adsorption on mango peel waste from constituted metal solution and genuine electroplating effluent
38 Kinetics, equilibrium and mechanism of Cd2+ removal from aqueous solution by mungbean husk.
39 Immobilization of Trichoderma viride for enhanced methylene blue biosorption: batch and column studies
40 FTIR, Spectrophotometry, kinetics and adsorption isotherms modeling, ion exchange, and EDX analysis for understanding the mechanism of Cd2+ and Pb2+ removal by mango peel waste
41 Hybrid biosorbent technology for the treatment of wastewater containing dyes.
42 Assessment of chemical quality of major brands of bottled water
43 Spectrophotometry, kinetics and adsorption isotherms modeling, ion exchange, and EDX analysis for understanding the mechanism of Cd2+ and Pb2+ removal by mango peel waste
44 Hybrid biosorbent technology for the treatment of wastewater containing dyes
45 Drinking water quality: Removal of heavy metals from contaminated water
46 FTIR spectrophotometry, kinetics and adsorption isotherms modeling, and SEM-EDX analysis for describing mechanism of biosorption of the cationic basic dye methylene blue by a new biosorbent (sawdust of silver fir; Abies pindrow).
47 Biosorption of lead(II) by free and immobilized fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium: a comparative study
48 Biosorption characteristics of unicellular green alga Chlorella sorokiniana immobilized in loofa sponge for removal of Cr(III).
49 Biosorption properties of citrus peel derived oligogalacturonides, enzyme-modified pectin and peel hydrolysis residues.
50 Hybrid biosorbent: An innovative matrix to enhance the biosorption of Cd(II) from aqueous solution.
51 Biosorption of reactive dye by loofa sponge-immobilized fungal biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium
52 Production of immobilized hybrid biosorbent for the sorption of Ni(II) from aqueous solution
53 Scale-up biosorption of Cd in single, binary (Cd+Pb, Cd+Ni), and ternary (Cd+Pb+Ni) solutions by black gram (Cicer arietinum) husk in a stirred tank bioreactor
54 Ability of loofa sponge-immobilized fungal biomass to remove lead ions from aqueous solution
55 Performance and mechanism of lead(II) adsorption on orange peel waste.
56 Utilization of Citrus Fruit Peel Waste Materials as a Biosorbent for Heavy Metal Removal from Waste Water
57 Citrus fruit waste-based adsorption technology for the treatment of heavy metal bearing wastewater
58 Hybrid biosorbent: an innovative matrix to remove Cd(II) from aqueous solution
59 Removal of heavy metals from wastewater using a unique hybrid biosorbent
60 Use of loofa sponge-immobilized biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium as an effective biosorbent for dye.
61 Immobilization of blue green microalgae on loofa sponge to biosorb cadmium in repeated shake flask batch and continuous flow fixed bed column reactor system.
62 Entrapment of fungal hyphae in structural fibrous network of papaya wood to produce a unique biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals
63 Studies on zinc(II)-biosorption capability of a filamentous green algal species (Mougeotia viridis) isolated from electroplating wastewater
64 Production of fungal biomass immobilized loofa sponge (FBILS)-discs for the removal of heavy metal ions and chlorinated compounds from aqueous solution
65 Loofa sponge immobilized fungal biosorbent: A robust system for cadmium and other dissolved metal removal from aqueous solution.
66 Removal and recovery of heavy metals from aqueous solution using papaya wood as a new biosorbent.
67 Novel method for cell immobilization and its application for production of organic acid
68 Affinity relationship of heavy metal biosorption by the husk of Cicer arientinum (chickpea var. black gram) with their atomic weights and structural features
69 Fundamental concepts and mechanisms in the metal biosorption technology for the treatment of industrial wastewater
70 Use of loofa sponge-immobilized fungal biomass for the production of itaconic acid.
71 Development of unique and low-cost biosorbent for the treatment of wastewater containing heavy metals. In: New Trends in Biotechnological and Geochemical Approaches for Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals
72 Removal and recovery of heavy metals from aqueous solution using papaya wood as a new biosorbent
73 Removal and recovery of lead(II) from single and multimetal (Cd, Cu, Ni, Zn) solution by crop milling waste (black gram husk).
74 Mango waste-as a new biosorbent for the removal of toxic metal ions from wastewater.
75 Microbial treatment of metal pollution: Loofa sponge-immobilized fungal biomass discs as a ready to use biosorbent for heavy metals
76 Biological waste materials as metal biosorbent: a future technology for wastewater treatment
77 Itaconic acid production by immobilized biomass of Aspergillus terreus.
78 Biosorption of heavy metals from aqueous solution by different types of biowaste materials.
79 Fungal biomass immobilized on loofa sponge for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solution
80 Biosorption of lead, copper and zinc ions on loofa immobilized biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium
81 Removal and recovery of nickel(II) from aqueous solution by loofa sponge-immobilized biomass of Chlorella sorokiniana: Characterization studies.
82 A comparative study on cadmium biosorption characteristics of some microalgae.
83 Alginate coated loofa sponge discs for the removal of cadmium from aqueous solution
84 Biosorption of lead, copper and zinc ions on loofa immobilized biomass of Phanerochaete chrysosporium.
85 Enhancement of lead(II) biosorption by microalgal biomass immobilized onto loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge.
86 Bioremoval of cadmium from aqueous solution by black gram husk (Cicer arientinum).
87 Chlorella sorokiniana immobilized on the matrix of vegetable sponge of Luffa cylindrica a new system to remove cadmium from contaminated aqueous medium
88 Microalgal-luffa sponge immobilized disc: a new efficient biosorbent for the removal of Ni(II) from aqueous solution.
89 Removal of heavy metals from contaminated water by petiolar felt-sheath of palm
90 Adsorption and desorption of cadmium by free and immobilized fungal biomass
91 Development of low cost biosorbent for the treatment of wastewater containing toxic metals.
92 Production of fungal biomass immobilized loofa sponge (FBILS)-discs biosorbent for the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solution
93 Agrowaste as a biosorbent for toxic metals.
94 Agrowaste as a biosorbent for toxic metals
95 Applications of immobilized microalgae for the removal of heavy metals from contaminated water
96 Screening of microalgae for the biosorption of lead from polluted water.
97 Development of low cost biosorbents for the treatment of wastewater containing toxic metals.
98 Application of biowaste materials for the sorption of heavy metals in contaminated aqueous medium
99 Petiolar felt-sheath of palm: a new biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals from contaminated water.
100 Use of microalgal biomass for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous system
101 Uptake of Ni, Pb and Zn from aqueous solution by adsorption using petiolar felt sheath of palm
102 Application of immobilized unicellular microalgae for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous wastes
103 The use of microalgal biomass for the removal of toxic metals from aqueous systems.
104 Petiolar felt-sheath of palm as a new biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater
105 Removal of azo dyes from aqueous solution with cultures of white rot fungi.
106 Cultivation of the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum under natural outdoor conditions.
107 The removal of heavy metals by microalgae immobilized within vegetable sponge (Luffa cylinderica).
108 Biosorption of heavy metals by immobilized microalgae.
109 Petiolar felt-sheath of palm: a new biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewater
110 Uptake of heavy metals by microalgae immobilized within vegetable sponge, Loofa cylindrica,
111 The removal of dyes from textile industrial effluents using microbial biomass.
112 Biosorption of heavy metals by petiolar felt-sheath of palm. ISEB’ 97 Meeting on Bioremediation
113 Production of itaconic acid by Aspergillus terreus immobilized within vegetable sponge
114 Recovery of heavy metals by immobilized algae.
115 Biosorption of heavy metals by microalgae immobilized within vegetable sponge, Luffa cylindrica
116 Palm petiolar felt-sheath as a new and convenient material for the immobilization of microalgal cells
117 Seasonal Fluctuations in nitrogen-fixing ability (C2H2 reduction) and hydrogen uptake by actinorhizal nodules of Casurina glauca
118 Influence of nutrient amendment on the biodegradation of wheat straw during solid state fermentation with Trametes versicolor
119 Use of biomatrix as an immobilization agent for enzyme production
120 Porphyridium cruentum biomass as a potential source of food colour.
121 Biostructural materials: novel supports for cell immobilization. In: Biotechnology for Sustainable Development
122 Immobilization of Aspergillus niger within the vegetable sponge of Luffa cylinderica for the production of amylolytic enzymes
123 Outdoor cultivation of microalgae under natural environmental conditions of Pakistan.
124 Red alga Porphyridium cruentum as a source of extracellular polysaccharides.
125 The potential of microalgal polysaccharides in food industry
126 Immobilization of Aspergillus niger within vegetable sponge for the continuous production of amylase
127 Studies on the biodegradation of sugarcane bagasse.
128 Production of proteinaceous coloured pigments by the red alga Porphyridium cruentum.
129 Immobilization of microalgae in the petiolar felt-sheath of palm for the production of biopolymers
130 Potential of immobilized fungi as viable inoculum.
131 Petiolar felt-sheath of palm: A new matrix for fungal immobilization.
132 Vegetable sponge as a matrix to immobilize microorganisms: a trial study for hyphal fungi, yeast and bacteria.
133 Bioactivity of immobilized microalgal cells: application potential of vegetable sponge in microbial biotechnology.
134 Vegetable sponge: A new immobilizing medium for plant cells.
135 The use of fibrous network of matured dried fruit of Luffa aegyptiaca as immobilizing agent
136 Biostructural Materials: novel supports for cell immobilization
137 Vegetable Sponge: A novel immobilization material for plant/algal cells.
138 Effect of photon flux density, CO2, inoculum density and aeration rate on growth and extracellular polysaccharides production by red alga Porphyridium cruentum
139 Indoor mass cultivation of red alga Porphyridium cruentum in different types of bioreactors: effect of scale-up and vessel shape.
140 Interaction between unicellular red alga Porphyridium cruentum and associated bacteria.
141 A flat-sided photobioreactor for culturing of microalgae.
142 Strategies toward optimization of cultural conditions of Porphyridium cruentum for higher polysaccharide production.
143 Nitrogen fixation by actinorhizal root nodules of Casuarina glauca.
144 Effect of nitrogen on growth, extracellular polysaccharide and intracellular phycoerythrin production by the unicellular red alga Porphyridium cruentum
145 Mass Cultivation of Porphyridium cruentum for Biopolymer Production.

Conferences

SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 1987 International Wales United Kingdom International Symposium on Biochemistry of Algae and Cyanobacteria,
2 1988 International Washington DC United States of America Third Annual American Society for Microbiology Conference on Biotechnology
3 1984 National Lahore Pakistan Second National Conference of Plant Scientists, Punjab University, Lahore
4 1988 International London United Kingdom International Symposium on Secondary Products from Plant Tissue Culture
5 1989 International Stuttgart Germany International Conference on Biotechnology and Food
6 1989 International Cambridge United Kingdom 113th Meeting of Society for General Microbiology
7 1990 International Copenhagen Denmark 5th European Congress on Biotechnology
8 1996 International Potsdam Germany International Workshop on Bioencapsulation V- From fundamental to Industrial Application,
9 1997 International Leipzig Germany International Society of Environmental Biotechnology, USA at UFZ Centre for Environment Research Leipzig-Halle, Leipzig, Germany.
10 1997 International Leipzig Germany International Society of Environmental Biotechnology, USA at UFZ Centre for Environment Research Leipzig-Halle, Leipzig, Germany.
11 1997 International Barcelona Spain International Workshop on Bioencapsulation
12 1997 International Barcelona Spain International Workshop on Bioencapsulation
13 1997 International Oostende Belgium . International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology,
14 1998 International Oka Russia Fundamentals & Applications 13-18 June, 1998, organized by M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow at Puschino on the Oka, Russia.
15 1998 International Hamburg-Harburg Germany International Workshop, Innovative Potential of Advanced Biological Systems for Remediation
16 2003 International Hannover Germany European Mettallurgical Conference
17 2003 International Fallmouth United Kingdom International Mineral Engineering Conference-Processing and Disposal of Mineral Industry Wastes
18 2007 International Washington United States of America Genes to Products, organized by National Research Initiative, United States Department of Agriculture
19 2007 International Fairbanks United States of America American Water Resources Association Alaska Section 2007 Annual Meeting,
20 2007 International Wiesbaden Germany International Conference & Exhibition for Filtration and Separation Technology
21 2007 International Toronto Canada General 107th Meeting of American Society for General Microbiology,
22 2007 International Toronto Canada General 107th Meeting of American Society for Microbiology,
23 2007 International Boston United States of America American Chemical Society 234th National meeting & Exposition
24 2009 International Barcelona Spain 4th European Congress on Biotechnology organized by European Federation on Biotechnology
25 2010 International New York USA 14th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
26 1984 National Lahore Pakistan Second National Conference of Plant Scientists, Punjab University, Lahore.
27 1985 National Lahore Pakistan First National Congress of Soil Sciences, Managing Soil Resources to Meet National Challenges
28 1992 National Khanaspur Pakistan All Pakistan Science Conference, Khanaspur
29 1993 National Faisalabad Pakistan Fourth National Conference of Plant Scientists
30 1994 National Peshawar Pakistan 5th Annual General Meeting of the Society of Food Scientists and Technologists
31 1995 National Islamabad Pakistan Fifth National Conference of Plant Scientist, National Agriculture Research Centre
32 1995 National Lahore Pakistan 6th Annual General Meeting of the Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists, PCSIR Laboratories Complex
33 1995 National Lahore Pakistan Third National Meeting of Pakistan Society of Biochemists, University of the Punjab, Lahore
34 1995 National Islamabad Pakistan Fifth National Conference of Plant Scientist, National Agriculture Research Centre
35 1995 National Islamabad Pakistan Fifth National Conference of Plant Scientist, National Agriculture Research Centre
36 1995 National Islamabad Pakistan Fifth National Conference of Plant Scientist, National Agriculture Research Centre
37 1993 National Faisalabad Pakistan International Symposium on Biotechnology for sustainable Development, National Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
38 1995 National Islamabad Pakistan Fifth National Conference of Plant Scientist, National Agriculture Research Centre
39 1998 National Peshawar Pakistan 6th National Conference of Plant Scientist, Department of Botany, University of Peshawar
40 1998 National Peshawar Pakistan 6th National Conference of Plant Scientist, Department of Botany, University of Peshawar.
41 1998 National Lahore Pakistan National Conference on Indigenous development of textile dyes and auxiliaries in Pakistan, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
42 2000 National Lahore Pakistan Third International Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society for Microbiology on Microbiology: Challenges for the new Millennium, Lahore
43 2000 National Lahore Pakistan 7th National Conference of Plant Scientists, Department of Botany, University of Punjab, Lahore.
44 2000 National Lahore Pakistan 7th National Conference of Plant Scientists, Department of Botany, University of Punjab, Lahore
45 2002 National Lahore Pakistan 1st National Conference of Biology, Department of Botany, Government College, Lahore.
46 2002 National Lahore Pakistan 1st National Conference of Biology, Department of Botany, Government College, Lahore
47 2002 National Lahore Pakistan 1st National Conference of Biology, Department of Botany, Government College, Lahore.
48 2002 National Islamabad Pakistan Seminar on Strategies to Address the Present and Future Water Quality Issues, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad
49 2002 National Islamabad Pakistan Seminar on Strategies to Address the Present and Future Water Quality Issues, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad
50 2004 National Lahore Pakistan 4th International and 14th National Chemistry Conference held at PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
51 2004 National Lahore Pakistan 4th International and 14th National Chemistry Conference held at PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
52 2004 National Lahore Pakistan 4th International and 14th National Chemistry Conference held at PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
53 2005 National Lahore Pakistan 2nd National Symposium on “Frontier in Chemistry” G.C. University Lahore
54 2005 National Lahore Pakistan 2nd National Symposium on “Frontier in Chemistry” G.C.
55 2008 National Lahore Pakistan World Water Day Conference 2008 organized by Pakistan Engineering Congress.
56 2010 National Lahore Pakistan World Water Day organized by Pakistan Engineering Congress
57 2011 National Lahore Pakistan International Conference on Fresh Water Crisis and Population Explosion.
58 2013 National Lahore Pakistan 11th Biennial Conference on Molecular Biosciences-Challenges and Opportunities by Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Lahore
59 2013 National Lahore Pakistan 11th Biennial Conference on Molecular Biosciences-Challenges and Opportunities by Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Lahore
60 2013 National Lahore Pakistan 11th Biennial Conference on Molecular Biosciences-Challenges and Opportunities by Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
61 2014 National Lahore Pakistan International Conference on Emerging Trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable Development, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan.
62 2014 National Lahore Pakistan International Conference on Emerging Trends in Life Sciences for Sustainable Development Forman Christian College

Awards

SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2017 President of Pakistan Sitara e Imtiaz (Civil Award)
2 2015-2017 Pakistan Academy of Sciences Associate Secretary General
3 2012 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
4 2011 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
5 2010-2011 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Ranked Category “A” Productive Scientist of Pakistan
6 2010 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
7 210 President of Pakistan Tamgha-i-Imtiaz Civil Award
8 2008 Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal
9 2008 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
10 2007 Web of Science Extraordinary Career Accomplishment Award
11 2006-7 Fulbright Research Fellow Award, USA Research Fellow Award
12 2007 Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan HEC Approved Ph.D. Supervisor
13 2007 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
14 2006 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
15 2005 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Research Productivity Award
16 2003 Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology Research Productivity Award
17 2002-03 Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan Postdoctoral International Research Award
18 2002 Research Productivity Award Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology
19 1999 Alexander von Humboldt, AvH Germany Foundation Equipment Award
20 1996-98 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany Postdoctoral Research Award
21 1995 Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy TWAS Young Scientist of the Year in South Asia Award
22 1986-89 Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principal of the Universities of the United Kingdom, Overseas Research Students (ORS),
23 1986-90 Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan S&T National Talent Scholarship Award
24 1986 Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Academic Merit Certificate, 1st Position in M.Phill
25 1980 University of Karachi Academic Merit Certificate, 2nd Position, MSc

Memberships

SrNo. From - To Title Organization
1 2011 - 2021 Member Council Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad
2 2018 - 2021 Member Board of Studies, University of Lahore
3 2017 - 2020 Member Board of Trustee, Pakistan Science Foundation
4 2017 - 2017 Chairman, PSF Committee Constituted to scrutinize Pakistan Science Foundation
5 2015 - 2017 Member PAS-HEC Technical Evaluation Committee
6 2015 - 2017 Associate Secretary General Pakistan Academy of Sciences
7 2015 - 2016 Member Experts Group of Ministry of Science & Technology
8 2015 - 2016 Member Pakistan Madrassa Education Board
9 2015 - 2015 Member Governing Body Pakistan Council of Scientific & In
10 2011 - 2015 Member Executive Committee Centre for Applied Molecular B
11 2011 - 2013 Member Selection Board Lahore College for Women Universit
12 2011 - 2011 Fellow Pakistan Academy of Sciences
13 2007 - 2007 Member American Chemical Society
14 2006 - 2006 Member American Society for Microbiology
15 1996 - 1996 Member New York Academy of Sciences USA

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Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English
2 Urdu

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