Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary was born in 1959 in Karachi. He is a professor at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry at University of Karachi. He graduated (BSc) in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Botany and did his Master
Prof. Iqbal Choudhary
Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary was born in 1959 in Karachi. He is a professor at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry at University of Karachi. He graduated (BSc) in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Botany and did his Master (MSc) in Organic Chemistry, both from the University of Karachi. He then completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1987 from the HEJ Institute.
Dr. Choudhary is involved in nationally important projects of academic nature including survey of medicinal plants, environmental monitoring, capacity building in Science and Technology. He is also involved actively in industrial projects and currently heading the largest "Industrial Analytical Centre" of Pakistan. Currently, he is the project director of the newly established "Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicines and Drug Development."
He is a Fellow of Lead-International and a member of the board of governors of Lead-Pakistan. Prof. Choudhary is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, American Chemical Society, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), American Society of Pharmacology, New York Academy of Sciences, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) and executive board of the Asian Network of Research on Anti Diabetic Plants (ANRAP).
Prof. Choudhary was awarded the Tamgha-E-Imtiaz, in 1998 and the Sitara-E-Imtiaz in 2001. He was also awarded the Abdussalam Prize in Chemistry in 1990 and Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) young chemist award in 1994. Dr. Choudhary was also elected as a Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences in 2002.