Muhammad Sarwar Khan
Muhammad Sarwar Khan is currently serving as Professor and Director at the Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology (CABB), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Horticulture with a major thesis on Citrus Tissue Culture. Mr. Khan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK. Afterward, the Rockefeller foundation fellowship under a Biotechnology Program for Developing Countries to research at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, USA was awarded to him. His first-of-its-kind research was published in Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Khan has served as the founding group leader of Chloroplast Transformation and Biopharming, and as the head of the Biotech Interdisciplinary Division at NIBGE. Dr. Khan has supervised more than 100 Ph.D., M-Phil students, and researchers. He has published more than 100 articles in high impact journals, including Nature, and is the author of several book chapters and books. Dr. Khan also pioneered plastid transformation in rice and sugarcane, recalcitrant plant species. He has also knocked out several genes from the chloroplast genome of higher plants. His current research interests include the development of edible-marker-carrying transgenics, cost-effective therapeutics, and edible vaccines for animals. Further, his research group is carrying out research projects, in collaboration or alone, on genetic improvement of field and horticultural crops. Furthermore, his research group is working on various projects like whole-genome sequencing, proteogenomics, etc. Dr. Khan Dr. Khan has received prestigious national and international awards and is on the Editorial Boards of several international scientific journals.