Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Khalid Mahmood Khan

Khalid Mahmood Khan
Current Position Secretary General NASIC Phone No. (92-51) 9207138
Born in , Pakistan in 06/15/1941 Year Elected 2002
Email khalidmkhan41@yahoo.com
Education
University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan MSc (Biochemistry) 1966University of Edinburgh UK PhD (Biochemistry) 1970
Positions Held
Professor Emeritus University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice PresidentPakistan Academy of Sciences Secretary General Network of Academies ofSciences in OIC Countries (NASIC) 2004 to date Vice Chancellor Universityof Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi 2001 to 2012 Chairman Pakistan ScienceFoundation 1996-2001 Chairman Pakistan Council for Scientific and IndustrialResearch Islamabad 1998-1999 (additional charge) Director ResearchUniversity of Agriculture Faisalabad 1994-1996 Director Center for Biochemistryand Biotechnology University of Agriculture Faisalabad 1994-1996Professor and Chairman Department of Biochemistry University of AgricultureFaisalabad 1993-1996
Awards
Sitara-i-Imtiaz Government of Pakistan 2000 PE Lender Award AlumniAssociation University of Agriculture Faisalabad 2000
Fellowships / Memberships
FAO Postdoctoral Fellowship 1989 President Pakistan Society forBiochemistry and Molecular Biology 2001-2002 Member Pakistan Societyfor Advancement of Sciences Life Member Pakistan Society of Biochemistryand Molecular Biology Life Member Scientific Educational Social Council ofBiochemists Secretary General Pakistan Academy of Sciences 2003-2006
Research Area
Enzymatic elucidation of the structure of starch molecule and itsComponents The Assessment of Molecular Configuration of starch molecule indetermining quality of a number of starch based products Developed a newenzymatic method for the determination of the number average degree ofpolymerization (DPn) of the linear amylase-type polysaccharides Detectionand quantification of various soil enzymes and their correlation with soilfertility Enzymes present in rhizosphere as exudation from plant roots andbiological activity of soil microflora and fauna The assessment of soil fertilityand presence of soil microflora on enzyme basis
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