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Pakistani Researchers Win UK Medical Research Council’s Outstanding Team Impact Prize

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

Led by Prof Dr. M Iqbal Choudhary, a Mustafa (PBUH) Prize Laureate, and Prof Dr. Sammer Yousuf, the team is based at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, ICCBs, UoK.

The award recognizes their significant contributions to the “A Global Network of Tropical Neglected Diseases (NTD)” project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) from the MRC and coordinated by Durham University, UK. This international initiative aims to combat protozoan NTDs such as leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, uniting scientists from the UK, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Pakistan.

The accolade highlights the team’s success in leveraging diverse scientific expertise across multiple disciplines, facilitated by Prof Choudhary’s leadership. Their collaborative approach has yielded impactful research outcomes, reinforcing Pakistan’s standing in global medical research.

The Pakistani academic community has celebrated Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary and his team’s achievement, acknowledging their pivotal role in advancing scientific knowledge and global health initiatives. The “Outstanding Team Impact Prize” not only honors their collective efforts but also underscores the University of Karachi’s commitment to excellence in research and innovation.

This recognition by the MRC underscores the critical importance of international collaboration in addressing global health challenges, marking a significant milestone in Pakistan’s scientific endeavors. It also emphasizes the potential for further breakthroughs in tackling neglected tropical diseases through continued collaborative efforts across borders and disciplines.

The award serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of the researchers involved, inspiring future generations of scientists to pursue impactful research that contributes to improving global health outcomes.

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