Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Muhammad Akhtar

Muhammad Akhtar
Current Position Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry University of Southampton UK Phone No. (92-42) 9230697
Born in Batala, British India in 02/23/1933 Year Elected 2000
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Government College University of the Punjab BSc 1952 MSc 1954Imperial College University of London UK PhD DIC 1959
Positions Held
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry University of Southampton UK to dateDirector General School of Biological Sciences University of the PunjabLahore Current Director SERC Molecular Recognition Center 1990-1994Chairman Institute of Biomolecular Sciences 1989-1990 Chairman Schoolof Biochemical & Physical Sciences 1983-1987 Head Department ofBiochemistry 1978-1983 Professor of Biochemistry 1973-1998 ReaderDepartment of Biochemistry 1968-1973 Senior Lecturer Department ofBiochemistry 1966-1968 Lecturer Department of Biochemistry 1963-1966 Research Scientist Research Institute Cambridge MA USA 1959-63
Gold Medal University of the Punjab 1954 Sitara-i-Imtiaz Government ofPakistan 1981 Flintoff Medal Royal Society of Chemistry 1993
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow Royal Society UK 1980 Member Council of the Royal Society1983-1985 Founding Fellow The Academy of Sciences for the DevelopingWorld (TWAS) 1984 Treasurer & Member TWAS 1992-1997 TWAS MedalLecturer 1996 Honorary DSc degree University of Karachi 2000
Research Area
Biochemistry with special contributions to understanding of mechanismsof action of a large number of enzymes involved in biosynthesis of sterolssex hormones haem formation elaboration of chlorophylls Use ofrecombinant DNA technology for study of neomyosin synthesis binding ofvitamin A aldehyde to rhodopsin
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