Karachi University Professor wins Mustafa Award 2021

Mustafa Award (Award for top Muslim scientist and researchers) 2021’s Muslim World Science Award prize goes to Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary for his contribution in Bio-Organic Chemistry.

KARACHI, PAKISTAN – On October 13th, Professor Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary from the University of Karachi became the Mustafa Award Laureate. Professor Iqbal won this award for his services in the field of bio-organic chemistry.

Established in 2012, the Mustafa Prize is an international science and technology award. The Mustafa Award Prize has around four categories which includes Life and Medical Science and Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Information and Communication Science and Technology.

Mustafa Award is the Nobel prize of Muslim world. Around 5 scientists from Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Lebanon and Morocco, took home the Mustafa Prize in different fields. All of the five winners will receive a grand prize of $500,000 and a medal.

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Achievements of Professor Dr. Iqbal

Professor Iqbal Choudhary’s life, work and achievement are a proof that he surely deserves the award. The Professor is the director of International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Department at Karachi University. Around 94 scholars have completed their PhD’s under his supervision.

Being a renowned name in the field of Medicinal Chemistry, Professor Dr. Choudhary has published numerous journals. Dr. Iqbal has published about 1,175 research papers internationally. Besides this, Dr. Iqbal has written around 76 books. His 40 chapters are also included in American and European books.

Mustafa Prize: Muslim World Science Award

The professor throughout his career have won multiple awards. Government of Pakistan has previously rewarded him with highest honors including Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. Apart from that he also won the Prime Minister of Pakistan ‘COMSTECH Award in Chemistry‘.

International awards won by the Professor include Khwarizmi International Award and the ECO Award in Education.


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