Prof. Saeed Ahmad is a PhD in Pharmacy and an HEC-approved supervisor. Currently, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. In addition, Prof. Saeed also serves the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur as Chairman. Furthermore, he is a member of the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. He has supervised several M.Phil. and PhD students and have 78 national and international publications.
Dr. Asif Mahmood is an Assistant Professor and the Head of the Pharmacy Department at the University of Chakwal, Pakistan. He is PhD in Pharmaceutics from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. His areas of interest include polymerization, solubility enhancement and drug product development by designing hydrogel micro-particles, microneedle patches, microgels, solid dispersions, inclusion complexes, orodispersible tablets and hydrogels. His current projects include developing various carrier systems from natural polymers for anti-cancer drug delivery. Dr. Asif has 65 international peer-reviewed impact factor publications and has authored two practical manuals.
Dr. Muhammad Ali Syed is a PhD Pharmaceutics with over 12 years of experience in teaching, technological research, retail, and the industry sector. He is currently working at the Government College University. Dr. Ali has supervised more than a dozen of postgraduate students. He aims to pursue his post-doctorate in biomedical polymer synthesis, co-crystal or pharmaceutical technology. He is particularly interested in the biodegradable polymeric role in mucoadhesive drug delivery and the application of biodegradable polymers in healthy volunteers and patients to understand the therapeutic achievements in animal and human models. Dr. Ali is also working on polymer synthesis for biomedical applications. His area of research includes human pharmacokinetic data, HPLC method validation, and clinical studies.
Dr. Yasir Mehmood is a PhD in Pharmaceutics from Government College University, Faisalabad. Currently, he is working as Head and Associate Professor at the Riphah International University, Faisalabad. Dr. Yasir has presented his scientific work at various national and international conferences and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed national and international original articles. He has completed various certification courses in cGMP, QbD, Risk Assessment, Process Validation, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, 14001:2004, USP Drug discovery and 9001:2015. He has professional associations with several bodies, including the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Pakistan Pharmacist Association (PPA), International Pharmaceutical Federation (IPF), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Dr. Yasir is also a member of the European Compliance Academy (ECA) and a certified GMP auditor. He has extensive knowledge of PIC/s, WHO, ICH, USP, BP and HACCP and has led several investigational/developmental and clinical projects in Pakistan.
Dr. Fazlullah Khan is working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has completed his doctorate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, in Toxicology and Pharmacology, specializing in mechanistic toxicology. He has published 30 peer-reviewed research articles in national and international journals and contributed 40 book chapters with international publishers, including Springer Nature and Academic Press (Elsevier). Dr. Fazlullah is also working as associate editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bashir Institute of Health Sciences and associate editor of Frontiers in Endocrinology in the clinical diabetes section. He has received multiple awards and honours, especially Avicenna's Best Researcher Award based on his research contributions.
Dr. Shafia Arshad holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and works as a faculty member at the University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB). She also serves as the Publication and Communication Officer at the university's ORIC, Lead Trainer at the university's Executive Training Center, administrative head of the university journals, and the IUB Focal person for CrossRef, Web of Science, and Clarivate Analytics. Additionally, she is an editorial board member for Annals of Oncology Case Reports, editor of the International Journal of Natural Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, and a reviewer for 14 international journals. Dr. Arshad has authored a book chapter, 52 international research papers, and three invited newspaper articles in Technology Times. She has participated in 38 training sessions and holds five certificates of excellence and 37 certificates of completion from the Elsevier Researcher Academy.
Prof. Somia Gul completed her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry as an HEC Indigenous PhD fellowship scholar from the University of Karachi in 2011. Currently, she is working as a professor, senior researcher and HEC-approved supervisor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan. Prof. Somia has extended her valuable services towards the scientific community with her extensive research work, published 95 peer-reviewed original articles, and authored a book. She received two technology awards at the 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit Sindh, 2017. Under her supervision, several research projects won competitions at different national universities. She is also serving as a panel project reviewer for Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), National Research Program for Universities (NRPU), and Grand Challenge Fund (GCF). In addition, she has been working as an editorial board member and reviewer for various renowned national and international journals. Her areas of research include pharmaceutical chemistry/medicinal chemistry, synthesis and complete characterization of organic compounds, herbal drugs and natural product chemistry, analytical chemistry/chromatographic and spectroscopic methods, and stability studies.
Dr. Zia Uddin is an assistant professor associated with the Department of Pharmacy at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. His areas of expertise include pharmacognosy and phytochemistry, with a special interest in exploring novel lead structures from diverse natural sources, which could play the role of potential therapeutic agents. His research group is working on the chemical structures and functionalities of isolated bioactive compounds and their evaluation against hydrolase enzymes. In addition, he has ongoing projects related to molecular farming, metabolite flow, and quantitative and qualitative analysis of secondary metabolites. Dr. Zia has 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at various scientific forums.
Dr. Memoona Rashid is a pharmacist who completed her Pharmaceutics PhD from Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She is currently working as an assistant professor at Akhtar Saeed College of Pharmacy, Pakistan. Her area of expertise includes dosage form development and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modelling. Dr. Memoona has authored and published several research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. In addition, she has a special research interest in developing new formulations of drugs and predicting their behaviour within the body through PBPK modelling.
Dr. Nyla Ajaz is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in Pharmaceutics. Currently, she is an assistant professor at The University of Faisalabad Faisalabad. During her PhD, she worked on interpenetrating polymeric networks. Dr. Nyla has expertise in polymers, IPN, hydrogels, drug delivery systems, and controlled drug delivery. She has research interests in polymers, hydrogels, IPN hydrogels, drug delivery systems, and controlled drug delivery.
Dr. Sana Hanif holds a PhD in pharmaceutics and has 13 years of teaching and research experience. Currently, she is serving as an assistant professor at the University of Lahore. Her research areas include mucoadhesive drug delivery systems, scaffolds, nanomedicine, cancer therapeutics, HPLC method development, biopharmaceutics, and human pharmacokinetics. In addition, she is passionate about working on high-quality scientific projects with cross-cultural collaborations with the outcome of disseminating knowledge through top-tier journals. Dr. Sana has 21 impact factor publications with a Scopus h-index of 4 and has also presented scientific work at various national and international scientific forums. She is also serving various JCR-indexed journals as an editor and reviewer.
Dr. Amjad Khan is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He is an HEC-approved supervisor, supervising many M.Phil. and PhD students. Dr. Amjad has published many research articles in reputed journals and has authored many book chapters. He is the recipient of many national and international awards. Currently, his research group is working on a Randomized Controlled Trial recruiting patients with COPD. His research interests include the management of hypertension and depression in hemodialysis patients, infectious diseases, clinical pharmacy education, epidemiology and public health.
Dr. Waseem is working as an assistant professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University Islamabad. His research group is testing the contribution of Public-Private Mix (PPM) models to infectious disease care and control in the Pakistani healthcare system. Specifically, he has been working on the impact of operational and implementation research strategies in the early detection of missing infectious disease cases in the community and estimating the antibiotics consumption in tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan and Australia. His research areas have mainly focused on big data sets relevant to health system modeling, deprescribing, general practice pharmacist interventions, antibiotics stewardship programs, clinical ethnography, and community pharmacy referral networks. Throughout his professional career, he has developed diverse research collaborations with the National Tuberculosis Control Program, the WHO Country Office in Pakistan, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Australia and the University of Sydney School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Bassma Hassan Elwakil is an assistant professor of microbiology at Pharos University in Alexandria. She has a promising track of published manuscripts concerning the antimicrobial and anticancer fields with a major focus on some nanoparticles' impact. She is participating in four funded projects and has two nationally registered patents.
Dr. Waqas Ahmed Farooqui has been associated with the School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan, as a Biostatistician since 2011. In addition, he worked as a Statistician with International Rescue Committee (IRC), USA, on different Pakistan Reading Projects (PRP) for Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) funded by USAID. Dr. Waqas has published 28 peer-reviewed national and international original articles in top-tier journals worldwide.
Dr. Arfa Maqsood is PhD in Statistics and currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has published several peer-reviewed original articles in national and international journals. Dr. Arfa also has presented her scientific work at various scientific forums. She has supervised several technical reports. Her areas of expertise include financial econometrics, time series analysis, sampling distributions, theory of inference, and statistical methods.
Tanzeela Yaqoob, M.Phil.
University of Karachi, Pakistan
Biostatistics, Time Series and Forecasting, Operations Research, Non-Parametric Statistics, Econometrics
Mrs Tanzeela Yaqoob has been affiliated with the Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Pakistan, for almost ten years. She is a PhD (Scholar). Her areas of expertise include statistics, biostatistics, time series analysis, econometrics and operations research. Mrs Tanzeela has presented her scientific work at several national and international conferences and authored 12 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals worldwide.
Yaseen Abdullah, MPH
University of Health Sciences, Pakistan
Pharmacy Practice, Public Health, Health Systems, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Information Technology
Dr. Imen Toukabri Ben Mahmoud is an assistant professor at the University of Monastir, Tunisia also serves the Salah Azaiez Institute of Oncology as a clinical pharmacist. Her research areas include phytotherapy, pharmaceutics, oncology, medication safety, and clinical pharmacy. She has more than seven years of working experience in academia and industry. She has published several original articles and presented her research work at national and international scientific forums.
Dr. Mahwash Mukhtar is a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology and currently working at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and Regulatory Affairs of the University of Szeged, Hungary as a research fellow doing research on polymeric nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles while performing the academic role of an assistant lecturer. Her areas of research include but are not limited to nanotechnology, nanoparticles, polymer conjugation, hybrid drug delivery systems, nanoplexes, pulmonary dry powders for inhalation, aerodynamic characterization, in-vitro characterization, cell cultures, oral drug delivery, quality by design, design of experiment, optimization and receptor-targeted nano approaches. She is an active scientific author with numerous publications in international Q1 journals. In addition, Dr. Mahwash is serving many esteemed journals as a reviewer and editor of special editions. She is a member of the UK Aerosol Society and the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Students’ Association. She is also working in collaboration with the Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CiMUS), Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School, Wigner Research Centre for Physics and Quaid-i-Azam University.
Dr. Misari Patel is an academician and researcher with more than eight years of experience who holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. Her areas of interest include bio-analytical assays and their validation, pharmacokinetic interactions, impurity profiling, and regulatory compliance of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She has nine peer-reviewed scientific publications in renowned international journals, including a prestigious journal, i.e. "Trends in Analytical Chemistry", published by Elsevier, having an impact factor of 12.3. She has also served the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) during her PhD tenure as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF).
Mohammad Khudhair Hasan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at Al Manara College for Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, located in Iraq's Missan region. With a Master's and Ph.D. in Pharmacy, specializing in Clinical Pharmacy, Mohammad Khudhair Hasan brings 22 years of professional and academic experience to his role. He is a dedicated expert in teaching clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, with a specific focus on clinical trials, hospital training, community pharmacy, communication skills, pharmacy ethics, therapeutics, and pathophysiology. Mohammad Khudhair Hasan has made significant contributions to the field through his publications in reputable international journals. His vast knowledge and expertise make him a valuable addition to our editorial board.
Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, PhD
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Phytochemistry, Bioactive Compounds, Green Extraction, Standardization, Natural Products
Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant is a Professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. His research interests include the development of herbal medicines using a green extraction and standardization method, the preparation of active constituent-rich herbal extracts, and plant tissue cultures. He has published 117 publications indexed in SCOPUS with an h-index of 27. Dr. Pharkphoom has 15 patents and 18 petty patents. He has won several gold medals and silver medals, and special awards, awarded by the International Trade Fair-Ideas, Inventions and New Products 2022 (iENA 2022), the Seoul International Invention Fair 2019, 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2017, 13th Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart 2017, 10th International Warsaw Invention Show, the International Invention & Innovation Exhibition 2016, Brussels Innova Expo 2015, 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018.
Dr. Saeideh Momtaz is a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Since 2015, she has been an academic member at The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. In 2016, she joined the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) as an assistant professor, currently serving ACECR as head of the Pharmacology and Applied Medicine Department. Dr. Saeideh has 72 impact factor publications with a Scopus h-index of 23. Her research areas include cellular & molecular biology, natural compounds, evidence-based medicine, pharmacology, and epigenetics.
Dr. Sally A. El-Zahaby is an associate professor specializing in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology with 18 years of experience in this field. Dr. Sally is on the editorial board of more than ten scientific journals. In addition, she reviewed over one hundred manuscripts published in many reputable journals, including the International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, Pharmaceutical Biology, Current Drug Delivery, Journal of Drug Targeting and others. Dr. Sally is an expert in nano-carriers as drug delivery systems. She is specialized in formulating tablet dosage forms and has the ability to solve tablet manufacturing problems considering her vast experience in preparing different types of tablets, including effervescent mini-tablets, size-expanding tablets and various types of osmotic tablets.
Dr. Samar is a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and currently serves as the Head of the Clinical Pharmacy and Continuous Pharmaceutical Learning Department at the Medical Centre, Police Academy, New Cairo, Egypt. With prior experience as a research assistant at the Pharmaceutical Technology Lab, Pharmaceutical Industrial Department, National Research Centre (NRC), Giza, Egypt, from 2010 to 2013, Dr. Samar has garnered expertise in areas such as nanotechnology, pharmaceutical dosage forms, pharmaceutics, and new drug systems. Moreover, she has wide experience in dealing with nanocarriers of topical drug formulations such as baclofen and dapsone for treating inflammation and acne. Her significant impact factor publications reflect her dedication to advancing pharmaceutical sciences.
Dr. Sumera Qasim is a PhD in Pharmacology and working at Jouf University, Saudi Arabia. She has ten years of teaching and research experience. Her research interests include immunopharmacology, Inflammopharmacology, molecular and biochemical pharmacology, computational biology, and network pharmacology. She has published 19 peer-reviewed original research in top-tier journals around the world. Dr. Sumera has also authored a book chapter published by Springer.