Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Masoom Yasinzai

Masoom Yasinzai
Current Position Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad Phone No. 051-9258067
Born in Quetta, Pakistan in 01/10/1958 Year Elected 2011
Email [email protected]
University of Balochistan: B.Sc., 1978; University of Hull, UK; Ph.D. (Anal. Biochemistry), 1985.
Positions Held
Lecturer (Chemistry), University of Balochistan 1980-1985; Research Scholar, 1982-1985, University of Hull, UK; Demonstrator, 1983-1985 University of Hull, UK; Asstt. Professor, 1986-1993, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Balochistan; Post Doc Fellow 1987-1988, Perugia Med School, Italy; Visiting Scientist 1992-1993, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK; Associate Professor, 1993-1996, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Balochistan; Fulbright Fellow, 1993-1994, Chicago Medical Collage School, USA; Professor, 1996 to date, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Balochistan; FAO Consultant for Establishment of Feed labs in Balochistan, 1998; Director, Institute of Biochemistry, 2003-2008; Co-coordinator Research (Science)/ Dean Research, University of Balochistan, 2004-2008; Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan, 2008-2010; Vice Chancellor, Quaid-i-Azam University, 2010 -2014; Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 2012 to date.
First Position in Masters degree in all faculties of the University of Balochistan, 1980; Quaid-i-Azam scholarship for Ph.D. studies abroad, 1982; ORS Award, Britain, 1983-1985; IUB Award, on occasion of the 14th International Congress of Biochemistry, Prague, 1988; ISESCO Award, 1990; Gold Medal by PWA, for contribution in Sciences & Technology, 1991; Fulbright Award, 1992; Ibn- Al-Hythum Award in Biological Sciences, 1995; Scientists of the year 1998; Gold Medal, Raziuddin Prize in Chemistry, Year 1998; Izaz-i-Fzeelat, Gold Medal by the President of Pakistan, 1999; President, Environmental Club, University of Balochistan, 1995 to date; HEC Best Teacher Award & Prize, 2002; Sitara-i-Imtiaz, 2009.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences, 2012; Fellow, Pakistan Chemical Society, 2004; Member, Board of Trustees, Pakistan Science Foundation; Chairman, Institutional Ethical Committee; Member, University Linkages Committee; President Environmental Club, University of Balochistan; Member Senate, Karakoram International University, Gilgit; Member, Pakistan Atomic Energy Council; Member, Chemical & Biological Societies, Pakistan; Member, Pakistan Council for Sciences & Technology; Member, Islamabad Policy Research Institute Board.
Research Area
Biotechnology; Clinical Biochemistry; Biochemical Parasitology; Chemotherapy & Leishmaniasis.
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