Germany Research Center:
Pakistan-conceived researcher Dr. Asifa Akhtar has decided for the renowned 2021 Leibniz Prize by the Germany Research Foundation (DFG).
Institute of Immunology and Epigenetics:
A molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and Vice President of the Max Planck Society, Dr. Asifa has picked as the prize champ for her notable cell-natural work on systems of an epigenetic quality guideline. The examination prize is supplied with 2.5 million Euros.
The researcher declared as the champ by the DFG on December 10th, 2020.
The Leibniz prizes will be granted in a virtual function on March 15th, 2021.
Background of Asifa Akhtar:
Born into the world in Karachi, Akhtar acquired her doctorate at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, UK, in 1997 preceding moving to Germany where she was a Postdoctoral individual at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the Adolf-Butenandt-Institute in Munich from 1998 to 2001.
Germany’s Best Examination Association:
Recognized as Germany’s best examination association since its foundation in 1948, no less than 18 Nobel laureates have risen out of the positions of its researchers, putting the Max Planc society comparable to the best and most renowned exploration establishments around the world.
Dr. Asifa from London:
Dr. Asifa acquired her Bachelor’s certificate in Biology from the University College London (UCL), in 1993. She proceeded to do her Ph.D. in 1998 at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London, examining transcriptional guidelines in Richard Treisman’s lab.
Pakistani Born Researcher Field:
The Pakistan-born researcher kept concentrating in the field of chromatin guideline as a postdoctoral individual in Peter Becker’s lab at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany, and the Adolf Butenandt Institute, Munich, Germany.
Leader at EMBL:
In 2001, Dr. Asifa Akhtar turned into a gathering chief at EMBL. In 2009, she moved her research center to the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany (MPI-IE). In 2013, she was named as its chief, heading the branch of chromatin guideline.
European Life Science Organization (ELSO):
Dr. Asifa got the European Life Science Organization (ELSO) grant for her critical commitment in the field in 2008 and was chosen as an EMBO part in 2013.
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina:
In 2019, she chooses as an individual from the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2020, she turned into the principal female VP at the Biological-Medical Section of the Max Planck Society.
Virtual Meeting Coordinated by NUST:
Before November, Asifa likewise partook in a virtual meeting coordinated by NUST with Max Planck Society to investigate research openings among Germany and Pakistan.
There no doubt that Pakistanis have less talent in them. Pakistanis becoming more popular in the world in the field of science and technology. Such that, Pakistani born molecular biologist got the prestigious 2021 Leibniz Prize. She got the seat of Vice President, MPI immunobiology & Epigenetics. We should work for our country, and give it more than more in return because the soil of our country was so precious for the future.
1. Tribune. 17th December 2020; Available from: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2276339/pakistan-born-molecular-biologist-to-receive-prestigious-2021-leibniz-prize.
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