Zabta Khan Shinwari

Zabta Khan Shinwari

Nationality : Pakistan
Position : President National Council for Tibb and Tenured Prof. Biotech; Quaid-i-Azam University
Field of study : Bioethics, Molecular Systematics, Agriculture Biotechnology ,Medicinal Pla
H. Index : 50
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Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari got a Ph.D. from Kyoto University (Japan) followed by several Post Docs. Fellowships in Japan. He served Pakistan Museum of Natural History, National Agricultural Research Centre, WWF-Pakistan, COMSTECH before his appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Kohat University of Science & Technology. One of his major achievements is to extend higher education facilities to the neglected communities of Pakistan especially to females. He also established the University of Science & Technology, Bannu. He is the founder of the KUST Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). Dr. Shinwari also served the private sector as CEO of Qarshi Research International and Vice-Chancellor/PD Qarshi University-Lahore. He was a tenured Professor of Biotechnology and Dean of Faculty of Biological Sciences in Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and President, National Council of Tibb. Also served as Secretary-General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad.

Dr. Shinwari's interest is Molecular Systematics, Bioethics, and Biotechnology. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari reported genes for drought, cold, and stress tolerance. His publications: 9 books authored; 8 international proceedings edited; besides 445 articles of which 95 are published in Pakistan and 350 in impact factor journals; citation more than 10700; H index 50, i10-index 225; M.Phil & Ph.D. produced: >100.

He is a fellow of the Pakistan academy of sciences and Islamic World Academy of Sciences. The government of Pakistan awarded him two civil awards (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) in 2012 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2018. He also got Best University Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. While recognizing his efforts in Ethics in Science and Technology UNESCO awarded him (Avicenna Gold Medal in 2015. He is also Vice-Chairman of the World Commission of Ethics in Scientific knowledge & Technology (COMEST) since 2016. He is Focal Person of Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO-HO, China), 2016-2022; Distinguished Scientists Award by Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019-2020;  

Zabata Shinwari’s main interest is in teaching and developing Modules on Dual-Use Education. He has been a partner in promoting Biosecurity education in Pakistan, as well as being a key figure in Pakistan in terms of Biosecurity and international engagement on Biosecurity issues. Presented research articles in more than 300 international conferences. Won more than 30 research grants from National and International agencies.
Prof. Shinwari has developed linkages with various national and international agencies like  BEP, USA; LNCV (Italy); UNICRI and Bradford University, etc. to promote Biosecurity education in Pakistan.  He is exploring opportunities to deliver the materials to a multi-institutional audience, allowing him to promote the idea of a national Pakistani Biosecurity network, through networking at the event.  His principal aim is to promoting Biosecurity from the grassroots upwards, to economic improvement in Pakistan’s growing biotechnology industry; informed scientists are better equipped to meet the needs of international ethical & safety standards, improving the country’s economic standing.