Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Syed Irtifaq Ali

Syed Irtifaq Ali
Current Position Phone No. (021) Off 3204 6672, 9926 1364; Res 9926 1127
Born in Lucknow, British India in 09/14/1930 Year Elected 1982
Email [email protected]
University of Allahabad, India: M.Sc. in Botany, 1952; University of London, United Kingdom: Ph.D. 1958; D.Sc. 1979.
Positions Held
Professor Emeritus, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan, 2011; Director General, Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, 2008-2011; Distinguished National Professor,2004; Vice-Chancellor, 1990-1994; Professor of Botany, Al-Fatah University, Tripoli, Libya, 1972-1976; Dean, Faculty of Science, 1981-1990; Professor of Botany, 1969-1990; Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 1961-63.
Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), 1985; Gold Medal, University of Karachi, 1987; Open Gold Medal for Biological Sciences, Pakistan Academy of Sciences,1987; Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Government of Pakistan, 1988.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, Linnean Society of London, since 1966; Sectional President, International Legume Conference, Kew, England, 1976; Member, National Science Council of Pakistan, 1982-1985; Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1988; Vice-President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1992-1996, 2004-2008; Member, Species Survival Commission, Indian Subcontinent Plant Specialists Group, IUCN, 1988-2004; Member, World Commission on Protected Areas for South Asia, IUCN, 1994 to date; President, Botanical Society of Pakistan, 1981-82; President, Scientific Society of Pakistan, 1988-89; Vice-President, Institute of Central and West Asian Studies, 1995-2008; Vice-President, Association for History & Philosophy of Sciences, 2000 to 2012; Honorary Vice-President, XVI International Botanical Congress, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 1999.
Research Area
Systematic Botany, Biosystematics, Reproductive Biology, Conservation Biology, and Flora of Pakistan.
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