Prof. Anwar Nasim
Prof. Nasim was born on 7 December 1935. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Islamic Academy of Sciences in 1998.
Prof. Nasim obtained his MSc in Botany from the University of Punjab, Pakistan, 1957, and his PhD in Biochemical Genetics from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 1966.
He was appointed Advisor (Science), COMSTECH, in August 1996, after working for two years as Executive Secretary, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (1994-1996).
Prior to that, Prof. Nasim was Principal Scientist and Head, Molecular Genetics Group, Biology and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1989-1993), and Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada (1973-1989).
Prof. Nasims teaching experience includes a tenure as a Lecturer, Government College, Multan and Lahore (1957-1962), Adjunct Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (1984-1989), and University of Ottawa, Canada (1983-1989).
Prof. Nasim has more than one hundred scientific papers to his credit, and is the awardee of the Civil Award Pride of Performance in Molecular Genetics (1995) by the President of Pakistan, and the award for outstanding service (1995) of the Overseas Pakistanis Institute.
He is a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (1987), and Foreign Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (1988).
Areas of Research
1. Molecular Genetics;
2. Mechanisms of DNA repair; and
3. Environmental mutagenesis.
Most Important Published Papers
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