Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Abdul Rauf Shakoori

Abdul Rauf Shakoori
Current Position Director, School of Biological Sciences University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore Phone No. 042-99230133
Born in Sialkot, Pakistan in 10/01/1942 Year Elected 1991
Email [email protected]
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan: B.Sc., 1960; M.Sc., 1962; University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, West Germany: D.Sc. (, 1972.
Positions Held
Member, Board of Governors, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, 2015-date; Chairman, Apex Committee, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, 2015-date; Member, Board of Directors, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), 2016-date; Member, Executive Council, PEF, 2016-date; Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 2013 to date; University of the Punjab, Lahore: Professor Emeritus, 2009 to date; Distinguished National Professor, 2005 to date; Meritorious Professor and Director School of Biological Sciences, 2000 to date; Professor, 1987-2000; Chairman, Department of Zoology, 1996-1999, 2002; Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, 2000-2002; Associate Professor, 1979-1987; Assistant Professor, 1972-1979; Lecturer, 1963-1972; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Molecular Biology, 1984-1991; Director, B.Sc. Hons. Program, 2000-2002; Visiting Professor: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcestor, USA, 1989-2012; University of Marburg, Germany, 1996; Kings College, London, 1997;University of Essex, UK, 1999; Lecturer, Govt. Degree College, Jhelum, 1962-1963.
Roll of Honor, Govt. College, Lahore, 1962; Cash Prize and Commendation Certificate for Research Work, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1979, 1983; Cash Prize, National Book Council of Pakistan, 1988; Scientist of the Year Award, Govt. of Pakistan, 1986, 1997; Senior Fulbright Fellowship, 1992-93; Award of Honor, Zoological Society of Pakistan, 1995; Senior DAAD Fellowship, 1996; Aizaz-i-Kamal, Govt. of Pakistan, 1996; Zoologist of the Year Award, 1997; Fellowship of Royal Society, UK, 1998; Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Govt. of Pakistan, 1999; Research Productivity Award, 2002-2008, 2010-2013; Distinguished Scientist of the Year, 2011; Rated at first position among Zoologists of the country and among the top five biologists of the country by PCST in 2011; ECO Award, 2012; rated top most Productive Scientist in Biological Sciences in 2013 by PCST.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), 2004 to date; Zoological Society of Pakistan, 1968-date; New York Academy of Sciences; President, Zoological Society of Pakistan, 2002-2009, 2013-2016, 2017-2020; Secretary General, Zoological Society of Pakistan, 1991, 2009-2012 and Pakistan Association for Experimental Biologists, 1979-1980; Chief Patron, Zoologists Association of Pakistan, 1987-1990; Pakistan Journal of Zoology, Editor, 1980-2016; Chief Editor, 2016-date.
Research Area
Cell and Molecular Biology with special interest in Gene Expression, Cancer Biology, Biochemical Toxicology and Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Basis of Hereditary Diseases.
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