KU researchers win UK team impact award

10:00 AM, 3 Jul, 2024
KU researchers win UK team impact award

ISLAMABAD: A team of researchers from the University of Karachi (UoK) has been honored with the prestigious "Outstanding Team Impact Prize" by the UK's Medical Research Council (MRC) in recognition of the team’s collaborative approach to medical research, significantly impacting the field.
Led by Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, a Mustafa (pbuh) Prize Laureate, and Prof. Dr. Sammer Yousuf, the team from the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, ICCBS, KU, was acknowledged for "A Global Network of Tropical Neglected Diseases (NTD)" project.
This international initiative, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of the MRC and led by Durham University in the UK, brings together leading scientists from the UK, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Pakistan to combat protozoan NTDs, specifically leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.
The award highlighted the team’s success in integrating diverse expertise from various scientific backgrounds, a testament to Prof. Choudhary’s leadership. 
This achievement not only recognized the team’s contributions but also brought pride to Pakistan’s academic and scientific community.
Pakistan's academic community extended their heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary and his team for receiving this prestigious award, which solidifies KU role in global medical research.