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Pakistani researchers win prestigious UK award for groundbreaking team project


A research team from the University of Karachi (UoK) has been awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Team Impact Prize” by the UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC).

This award celebrates the team’s collaborative medical research efforts, which have significantly impacted 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 Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, ICCBs, UoK, was recognized for their research outcomes from the “A Global Network of Tropical Neglected Diseases (NTD)” project.

This international project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) from the MRC and led by Durham University, UK, brings together leading scientists from the UK, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Pakistan to combat protozoan NTDs, specifically leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

The award underscored the team’s success in integrating diverse expertise from various scientific backgrounds, exemplified by Prof. Choudhary’s leadership. This accomplishment not only highlighted the team’s contributions but also brought pride to Pakistan’s academic and scientific community.

The academic community of Pakistan extended congratulations to Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary and his team for this prestigious award, which solidifies their role in global medical research.

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