Pakistani Professor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary was named the 2021 Mustafa Prize Laureate for his providers within the subject of bio-organic chemistry on Wednesday.

The Mustafa Prize, a high science and know-how award, is granted biennially to the highest researchers and scientists from the Islamic world in 4 classes: Life and Medical Science and Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Information and Communication Science and Technology, and all areas of science and know-how.

The prize was established in 2012 as a logo of scientific excellence on the worldwide degree, and is thought to be the Nobel Prize of the Muslim world, in keeping with a information launch.

Five scientists from Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Morocco have been awarded the 2021 Mustafa Prize of their respective fields of research.

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The laureates in every class shall be awarded $500,000, a medal and a certificates, in keeping with the Mustafa Prize web site.

Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary, the director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) on the University of Karachi, is a world-renowned medicinal chemist. He has printed 1,175 analysis papers within the fields of natural and bio-organic chemistry in worldwide journals, 76 books and 40 chapters in books printed by main US and European press. He has additionally secured 40 US patents to this point.

Dr Iqbal’s work has been cited by researchers from across the world — 27,407 occasions in complete — and his h-index is 70. As many as 94 native and worldwide students have accomplished their PhD levels beneath his supervision to this point.

Dr Iqbal, who holds DSc, PhD, and CChem levels, has been awarded by totally different Pakistani governments with the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

He has been elected a fellow by famend academies together with the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Chemical Society of Pakistan.

Prof Iqbal has beforehand been honored by the president of Iran with the Khwarizmi International Award; president of Azerbaijan with the ECO Award in Education; and the prime minister of Pakistan with COMSTECH Award in Chemistry.

He was given the celebrated title of distinguished nationwide professor by the Higher Education Commission in 2004 and meritorious professor by the University of Karachi in 2013.


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