Dr. Mahmood-ur-Rahman Ansari is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, GC University – Faisalabad, Pakistan. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 2003. He got MPhil and PhD in Molecular Biology from National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2006 and 2011 respectively. He has published over 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics. Moreover, he has published more than 10 book chapters and edited 3 books so far. His research group aims to understand the molecular mechanisms of stress tolerance in plants. He is member of various national and international professional societies. He is founding member and member Board of Directors of the Pakistan Society for Computational Biology (PSCB) since 2012.