Prof. Dr. A. R. Shakoori

Prof. Dr. A. R. Shakoori

(HEC Approved PhD Supervisor)

Dr. Shakoori, Distinguished National Professor won an International ECO Award in Science and Technology, conferred during 12th ECO Summit, held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2012. Prof. Shakoori has a distinguished scientific career, thus recognized as Aizaaz-i-Kamal by President of Pakistan (1996), A Civil Award Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the GOP (1999), Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award by Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2011), Zoologist of the Year Award by Zoological Society of Pakistan (1997), and Scientist of the Year Award by the Ministry of Education, GOP (1986). Prof. Shakoori is elected Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences (since 1991) and TWAS (since 2004). He has been a senior Fulbright Fellow (1992-93), Senior DAAD Fellow (1996), Research Fellow of the Royal Society, UK (1999) and President, Zoological Society of Pakistan (2012-2016, 2017-2020). Prof. Shakoori has played pivotal role in establishing Department of MMG, and CAMB, PU. Prof. Shakoori has been Visiting Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA (1989-2012), University of Marburg Germany (1996), Kings College London (1997), University of Essex UK (1999), LUMS (2005-2007) and King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2014-2016). He has published more than 594 original research articles, produced 61 Ph.Ds. and written 19 books. Currently he is Chairman, Advisory Committee of Urdu Science Board; Member Board of Governors, Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board; Member Board of Governors, Punjab Education Foundation and Director SBS, PU.

  • Molecular Genetics

Education

Bio- D.Sc
University of Hohenheim, Institute for Bio- logische Chemie und Ernahrungswissenschaft, Stuttgart, West Germany
Diploma in German Language
Goethe Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
Bachelor of Science
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Master of Science
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Intermediate (Science)
Dyal Singh College, Lahore, Pakistan
Matriculation
Dennys High School, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Experience

Visiting Professor
King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Jan 2014-continuing
Professor Emeritus
University of the Punjab March 1, 2010 onwards
Distinguished National Professor
Higher Education Commission April 2005-continuing
Meritorious Professor &Director
School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab July 2002-Continuing
Meritorious Professor & Chairman
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab April-September, 2002
Chairman
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab February-September, 2002
Director
B.Sc. Hons and Afternoon/Evening Programme, University of the Punjab July 2001-September 2002
Professor and Chairman 
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore April 1995-June 1998
Professor of Zoology
University of the Punjab, Lahore October 21, 1987
Visiting Professor of Cell Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, Worcestor, USA. January, 1989-2002
Co-Director
Centre for Advanced Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Consultant
Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA) Inc. Pakistan
Institutional Excellence Project (IEP), Islamabad.
Associate Professor of Zoology
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab.
Assistant Professor of Zoology
Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Lecturer in Zoology
University of the Punjab.
Lecturer in Zoology
Government Degree College, Jhelum, Pakistan
Part-time Demonstrator in Zoology
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Student Demonstrator in Zoology
Govt. College, Lahore, Pakistan

My Theses

Anatomy of Caenestheria propinqua (Sars)
1962; M.Sc. degree;
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem,
Department of Zoology, Government College, Lahore).
Eine neuartige Methode zur Isolierung von Nucleolen aus tierischen Zellen
1972; Dr. rer. nat.(=Ph.D.) degree;
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gunther Siebert,
Institut fur biologische Chemie und Ernahrungswissenschaft, Universitat Hohenheim, Stuttgart, West Germany.

Popular Articles

  1. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1987 Genetic Engineering: A Revolutionary Science. Daily Dawn, April 11, 1987.
  2. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1990.Use of Antibiotics: A review. Daily Imroze, June 27, 1990.
  3. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1990. A critical review on a book “Freshwater Fishes of Pakistan” Written by
    M.R. Mirza in the dailies (The Pakistan Times, Imroze), magazines (Urdu Digest, Science Digest,
    The Ravi) and scientific journal (Pakistan Journal of Zoology).
  4. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1993. A critical review on a book “Pakistan ki Macchalian aur Mahi Parvari
    (Fishes and Fisheries of Pakistan) written M.R. Mirza and M. Nazir Bhatti in Pakistan Journal of
    Zoology and News dailies.
  5. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1993. Remembering a brilliant Pakistani Scientist. The Nation Friday Review,
    November 26, 1993, p. 17.
  6. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1995. Cure of genetic diseases through gene therapy. Scientific Ravian, 6: 111-
    114.
  7. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1997. Cloning. Logy, 4(1): 7-14.
  8. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1997. Cloning. Daily Jang, September 9, 1997.
  9. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1998. Human cloning. Daily Jang, January 20, 1998.
  10. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1998. Cloning : Advantages and Diusadvantages: An analsis. Logy 5(2): 4-7.

Books

  1. SHAKOORI, A.R., HASHMI, T.H., RIAZUDDIN, S. AND SHAIKH, K.H., 1988. (Eds.) An Annotated Textbook of Biology for Secondary School, based on modernized curricula in Biology proposed for Secondary Schools in ISESCO Member State, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Rabbat, Morocco, pages, 377.
  2. SHAKOORI, A.R., HASHMI, T.H., RIAZUDDIN, S. AND SHAIKH, K.H., 1988. (Eds.) An Annotated
    Textbook of Biology for Higher Secondary School, based on modernized curricula in Biologyproposed for Secondary Schools in ISESCO Member State, Islamic Educational, Scientific and
    Cultural Organization, Rabbat, Morocco, pages, 833.
  3. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1988. Genetics. In: An Annotated textbook of Biology for Secondary Schools,
    pages 270-310, ISESCO, Rabat, Morocco.
  4. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1988. Cellular basis of life (Chapter 1, pages 1-42), Chemistry of Cell (Chapter
    2, pages 43-112), Nucleic acids and Genetic Code (Chapter 3, pages 113-145), Reproduction of
    Cell (Chapter 4, pages 146-168), The Heredity Material (Chapter 5, pages 169-214), The
    chromosome Theory of Heredity (Chapter 6, pages 215-236), Patterns of Heredity (Chapter 7,
    pages 237-266), Evolution (Chapter 8, pages 267-301), Human Diseases (Chapter 26, pages 746-
    771). In Annotated Textbook of Biology for Higher Secondary Schools. ISESCO, Rabbat, Morocco.
  5. SHAKOORI, A.R. (Ed. & Author), 1992. Chemical composition of cell. In Textbook of Biology for
    Class XI. Published by Punjab Textbook Board, Lahore.
  6. SHAKOORI, A.R., 1999. Cloning – An Introduction. Urdu Science Board, Lahore.
  7. SHAKOORI, A.R., 2002. Noble Prize winning discoveries. Urdu Science Board, Lahore.
  8. SHAKOORI, A.R., SAEED, H. AND JOHAR, R. (Eds.), 2003. Biology XII. Published by Punjab
    Textbook Board, Lahore. (Also contributed two chapters CHROMOSOMES AND DNA and
    BIOTECHNOLOGY)
  9. QAMER, S. and SHAKOOR, A. R., 2010. Composition of honey produced by Asian and exotic
    honeybees. Paperback -09-2010, VDM Verlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft &CO KG,Germany.
    ISBN 978-3-639-00828-9. Pp. 236.
  10. YOUSAFZAI, A.M. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Pollution of Large Sub-Tropical Rivers- River Kabul,
    Pakistan. VDM Verlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft &CO KG. ISBN 978-3-639-33934-5.
  11. KHAN, M. J., KANWAL, M. AND SHAKOORI, A. R., 2011. Interferon Beta 1 Gene and Human
    Cancer. VDM Verlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft &CO KG., Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-35935-0
  12. SHAKOORI, A.R. AND REHMAN, A., 2011. Protozoan Fauna of Industrial Wastes and their Role
    in Bioremediation, VDM Verlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & CO KG. Germany. ISBN 978-3-
    639-36906-9.
  13. SHAKOORI, A.R. AND BUKHARI, D.A., 2011. Molecular Characterization of Cry4 Gene from
    Bacillus thuringiensis. VDM Verlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft &CO KG. Germany. ISBN 978-
    3-639-37596-1. Pp. 345
  14. SHAKOORI, A.R. AND AHMED, B., 2011. Plasmid Mediated Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-
    Negative Bacteria. VDM erlag, Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & CO KG.Germany ISBN 978-3-639-
    37920-4
  15. DAR, S. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Cloning and Gene Exptression of a Synthetic Gene of
    Paramecium species. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GMbH & Co.KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-
    8454-778140-2
  16. SULEMAN, A. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Physiological Importance of Cadmium Metallothionein
    Protein” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8454-7719-0.
  17. ZAHID, N. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Functional Analysis of Promoter4 of cus Operon – Activity
    of Copper-mediated Induction of cus Operron Promoter in E. coli. LAP Lambert Academic
    Publishing GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8465-0511-3
  18. CHAUDHRY, R. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Copper metallothionein Gene of Tetrahymena. –
    Copper Metallothionein Gene Isoforms. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GMbH & Co. KG,
    Germany. ISBN 978-3-8465-1669-0.
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  19. SHUJA, R.N. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2011. Cadmium metallothionein genes of ciliates: Isolation
    and characterization of cadmium metallothionein genes. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
    GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3-8465-3139-6. pp.160.
  20. SALIHA, Z., SATTAR, A., FARID, A. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2012. Termites of Pakistasn & their
    Control. Zoological Society of Pakistan, pp. 102. ISBN: 9078-969-9715-00-6
  21. KANWAL, M., KHAN, M.J. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2012. Acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALL)
    and interferon beta-1 genes: Mutational analysis of interferon beta 1 (IFN1). ). LAP Lambert
    Academic Publishing GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN-13: 9783-6592-3041-7.pp.172
  22. SALEEM, F. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2012. Development of Bioinsecticides: Molecular
    characterization of cry2 gene from Pakistani isolates of Bacillus thuringiensis. LAP Lambert
    Academic Publishing GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-3-84844231-7. pp.168.
  23. SHAKOORI, T.A. AND SHAKOORI, A.R., 2013. Role of surfactant protein D in chronic Obstructive
    Pulmonary Disease. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GMbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN-13: 978-
    3-659-34158-8. pp.168..

Honor and Awards

  1. Awarded ROLL OF HONOUR, Government College, Lahore for obtaining first class (M.Sc.) in 1962.
  2. I was awarded a CASH PRIZE of Rs. 5,000/- for doing research work of exceptional merit in 1979, by the
    University of the Punjab. The research work that I submitted for this award was done in Pakistan and was
    recommended for award after scrutiny by American referees.
  3. I was awarded another CASH PRIZE of Rs. 7,000/- for doing research work of exceptional merit in 1983 by the
    University of the Punjab. The research work that I submitted for this award was done in Pakistan and was
    recommended for award by British and American Referees.
  4. COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE and CASH PRIZE of Rs. 15,000/- was awarded by National Book
    Foundation of Pakistan of Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan in July, 1988. This award was given on the
    basis of research publications of 1986.
  5. SENIOR FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP 1992, 1993.
  6. FELLOW, PAKISTAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (1991-Continuing).
  7. ACTIVE MEMBER, THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (1993, 1994).
  8. SENIOR FELLOWSHIP OF Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst, 1996.
  9. Awarded a COMMENDATION CERTIFICATE and 1st Prize (cash prize of Rs. 25,000) by National Book
    Foundation of Pakistan, Ministry of Education in 1997 for publishing research papers in Foreign Journals of
    repute.
  10. AWARD OF HONOUR in recognition of Outstanding Services for the promotion of Zoological Sciences by the
    Zoological Society of Pakistan and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council in 1995.
  11. ZOOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARD, given by Zoological Society of Pakistan, 1996.
  12. PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN’S HIGHEST ACADEMIC AWARD AIZAZ-I-KAMAL, 1996.
  13. OUTSTANIDNG ZOOLOGIST AWARD OF HONOUR in recognition of Outstanding Contributions in
    Zoological Sciences by the Zoological Society of Pakistan in 1997.
  14. ROYAL SOCIETY OF UNITED KINGDOM FELLOWSHIP, 1998.
  15. TAMGHA-I-IMTIAZ, Civil Award of Government of Pakistan announced on August 14, 1999 and conferred
    on March 23, 2000.
  16. RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY ALLOWANCE of Ministry of Science & Technology 2002, 2003, 2004,2005,
    2006,2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013
  17. Rated SEVENTH amongst Biologists of Pakistan with cumulative Impact Factor 36.821 during 1999.
    (Reference: Leading Scientists of Pakistan, Published by the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology,
    Islamabad, 1999).
  18. Placed at POSITION 15 with a total of 44 citations and Cumulative Impact Factor of 72.549 during 2000.
    (Reference: Scientific Research in Pakistan, Published by the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology,
    Islamabad, 2000).
  19. Placed at SECOND POSITION amongst the TOP TEN BIOLOGISTS in the country (Total Points: 1226).
    Also HEADED the list of TOP TEN ZOOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTRY. (Reference: Productive Scientists
    of Pakistan, Published by the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 2004).
  20. Placed at FOURTH POSITION amongst the TOP TEN BIOLOGISTS in the country (Total Points: 1306).
    Also HEADED the list of TOP TEN ZOOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTRY. (Reference: Productive Scientists
    of Pakistan, Published by the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 2005)
  21. Fellow, Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (Third World Academy of Sciences) (2004-ongoing)
  22. Distinguished National Professor, Higher Education Commission (2005-ongoing)
  23. Professor Emeritus, University of the Punjab, Lahore (2010- )
  24. Distinguished Scientist of the Year 2011, awarded by Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
  25. Rated at position # 1 amongst Zoologists of the Country in 2011. Also rated among the top Five Biologists of
    the Country by PCST in 2011. (Reference: Productive Scientists of Pakistan, Published by the Pakistan Council
    of Science and Technology, Islamabad, 2011).
  26. Awarded ECO Award 2012 in the field of Science and Technology by Economic Cooperation Organization
    during Summit Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 16, 2012.
  27. Rated the Top Most Productive Scientist in Biological Sciences 2013 by PCST. Also rated at number three
    among the ten top most productive scientists of Pakistan 2013.

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