Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

Zabta Khan Shinwari

Zabta Khan Shinwari
Current Position President, National Council for Tibb Phone No. (92-51) 90644187
Born in Kohat, Pakistan in 03/03/1959 Year Elected 2008
Email [email protected]
University of Peshawar Pakistan BSc MSc 1980 & 1983 Quaid-i-AzamUniversity Pakistan MPhil 1986 Kyoto University Japan PhD 1994
Positions Held
The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) 2016-2018; Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Tenured Professor & Chairman, Biotechnology Department, 2009-2018; President, National Council for Tibb, 2015-2020; Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 2015-2017; Chief Executive, Qarshi Research International/ Vice Chancellor/Project Director, Qarshi University, Lahore, 2006-2009; State Dept /Inst. Int. Edu, USA Leadership Program, 2006; Vice Chancellor/Project Director (Additional charge), University of Science and Technology, Bannu, KP, Pakistan, 2005-2006; Vice Chancellor, Kohat University Science and Technology, KP, Pakistan, 2004-2006; Programme Leader, COMSTECH-PTCL Frontier Technologies Research Center (CPC), 2003-2004; Technical Coordinator Applied Ethnobotany Project, WWF Pakistan, 2001-2003; Senior Scientific Officer, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, 1995-2001; JIRCAS Fellow, 2001; STA Fellow, 1999 (JIRCAS-Japan); Post Doc Fellow, 1996-98, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS); Research Associate, Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad, 1985-1995; Research Officer, Herbarium Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1983-1985.
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, Islamic World Academy of Sciences Member, 2016; World Commission of Ethics in Science and Technology (COMEST), 2016-2019; Member, Board of Governors, WWF Pakistan, 2011-2014; Member, Governing Council of A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, 2010-date; Member, Selection Board, KIBGE, Karachi University and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology; Member, IAP-Biosecurity Working Group (BWG), 2012-date; Member, Senate, Swat University, 2013-2016; Member, Senate SBBU-Shringel, KP, 2015-2018; President, South Asian Federation of Japanese Universities Alumni Associations (SAFJUAA), 2011-2014; President & Vice President, Pakistan Botanical Society , 2011-12 & 2013-date; Chairperson, Quality Assurance Committee of PhD and M.Phil of HEC; Elected Member, Steering Committee of WHO-Eastern Mediterranean Health Genomics and Biotechnology Network (EMHGBN), 2014-2018; Member Advisory Board Ethnobotnical Society of Nepal; Member, IUCN Medicinal Plant Specialist Group Society for Conservation Biology, Editor, Pakistan Journal of Botany.
Research Area
Bioethics & Dual Use Education, Molecular Systematics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Medicinal Plants Ecology, Sustainable Development.
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