Kauser Abdulla Malik
Kauser Abdulla Malik, currently working as Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, had PhD in Microbiology from University of Aston, UK. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and worked at the Institute of Soil Biochemistry in Braunschweig, Germany. In Pakistan he worked at the Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) and later as founder Director of the National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) at Faisalabad. Dr Malik has been the Chairman of Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, Member Biosciences at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and then Member of Food &Agri of Planning Commission of Pakistan. He has been, HEC Distinguished National Professor since 2005. He was awarded ISESCO Prize in Biology in 1997. His research falls under the area of Molecular Biology of Plant Microbe Interactions, Metagenomics and Transgenics for Biofortification and Biopharmaceuticals. He has written over 250 peer reviewed publications, 7 patents, 5 edited books and several book chapters. He has been awarded three civil awards for his contribution to science by the Presidents of Pakistan. He is an elected Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).