PAKISTANI SCIENTIST DELIVERS
LECTURE AT RYERSON VARSITY
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: World renowned, recognized and respected Pakistani scientist and scholar Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary made the Pakistani community proud by visiting Canada.
He is young, dynamic, extra-ordinary genius and brilliant. He has more than 800 research publications including 32 books published and 24 patents. He has been awarded. In 2015 he was recognised as the second most productive scientist in Pakistan.
Scientist and scholar like Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry are born rare in a century.He has God-gifted abilities and qualities. God has blessed Pakistan. He is serving the whole world with his rich experience and tremendous contributions. My platform SHIR—Serve Humanity in Reality, whose member is also Syed Muhammad Iqbal, President of Pak Senior Forum (PSF) are working to serve seniors and humanity. SHIR’s motto is: Serve Humanity In Reality.
Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary delivered a lecture on ‘Science and technology in Pakistan and the Islamic world: Strategies for international cooperation’. The lecture was organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Toronto, Canada, on August 2, 2017. It was held at the Ryerson University, Sears Auditorium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. The Sears Auditorium was full with most young people, students and distinguished guests including world renowned Canadian journalist Haroon Siddiqui. The dignitaries included Shahid Hashmi, Chairman, Canpak Chamber of Commerce.
Born on September 11, 1959, Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary is currently Director of International Centre for chemical and biological sciences in Karachi University, Pakistan. He is a scientist and scholar in the field of bio-organic and structural organic chemistry.
Dr Iqbal completed his higher education from Karachi. He graduated with BSc with major subjects of chemistry, biochemistry and botany from Karachi University. He later pursued his MSc in organic chemistry and then got his PhD. in organic chemistry from H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry located at Karachi University with thesis titled as "The Isolation and Structural Studies on some medicinal plants of Pakistan,
Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary has been serving as visiting professor for the following universities: Universiti Malaysia Pahang and University of Rhode Island, National University of Malaysia, King Abdulaziz University and King Saud University.
Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary has been working as permanent faculty with the following institutions: Professor at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, Professor Emeritus at University of Karachi and Director, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences.
Dr Iqbal’s contributions in the field of organic chemistry made him the recipient of civilian awards of different countries nationally and internationally which are as follows:Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in (1999), Sitara-e-Imtiaz in (2001), Distinguished National Professor of HEC in 2004.
Hilal-e-Imtiaz in (2007), COMSTECH Award in Chemistry in 2010[1.TWAS Award in 1994,Khwarizmi International Award in 2006 and Economic Cooperation Organization Award in 2006.
Dr Iqbal has Fellow of Fulbright Program, Fellow of Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Chemical Society of Pakistan and Fellow of World Innovation Foundation
Dr Chaudhry’s top thirteen publications as follows: New Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Steroidal Alkaloids from Sarcococca saligna, New α-Glucosidase Inhibitors from a Mongolian Medicinal Plant Ferula mongolica, Antibacterial Steroidal Alkaloids from Sarcococca saligna, Zoanthaminone, a new triterpenoidal alkaloid from marine Zoanthid,Five New Steroidal Alkaloids from Buxus papillosa, Some Relationships Between Structures and Specific Rotations., Solving Problems with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Macroxine – A Novel Oxindole Alkaloid from Alstonia macrophylla,New Cholinesterase Inhibiting Bisbenzlisoquinoline Alkaloids from Cocculus pendulus,
Buxapapilinine – A Novel Alkaloid from the Leaves of Buxus papillosa,
Alkaloids from Rhazya stricta, Phenyl Polypropanoids from Lindelofia stylosa, Structure Elucidation and Antibacterial Activity of New Fungal Metabolites of Sclareol and Hydroxylation of the Sesterterpene Leucosceptrine by the Fungus Rhizopus stolonif.
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