Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, Prof. Emeritus, University of Karachi, Patron-in-Chief, ICCBS
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International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi
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President, Network of Acad. of Sci. of Islamic Countries (NASIC), Professor Emeritus/Patron-in-Chief
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, PhD in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968), has 1,122 international publications in several fields of organic chemistry, including 245 books published largely by major U.S. and European publishing companies, 764 research publications, 43 international patents and 70 chapters in books. He is the Editor-in-Chief of six European chemistry journals and Editor of the world's leading encyclopaedic series of volumes on natural products "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry" (55 volumes published under his editorship by Elsevier during the last two decades). Prof. Rahman won UNESCO Science Prize (1999) and was elected as Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society (UK) in July 2006. He was conferred an honorary doctorate degree by many universities including (Sc.D.) by the Cambridge University (UK) (1987), Coventry University (UK) and Bradford University (UK). He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK, and conferred the TWAS Prize (Italy) . The Austrian Government honoured him with its high civil award, the “Große Golden Ehrenzeischen am Bande" (2007).
Sustainable Development Goals:
4 - Quality education
8 - Decent work and economic growth
Organic chemistry; natural product chemistry; medicinal plants; bioactive natural products; organic synthesis; enzymes inhibitors; anti-oxidants; microbial transformation; NMR spectroscopy; anti-parasitic compounds.
TWAS Medal Lecture in Chemistry, 1999.