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Nominee Profile

Name: Aftab Ahmad
Category: Muslim Scientist of the Year
Total Votes: 349

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List of the nominee's achievements:

Following is the list of achievements of Nominee 1-President National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan 2-Chairman Islamic World Young Scientists Academy (IYSA) 3-Founder and Chairman Center for Education, Science and Technology (CEST) 4-Chief Coordinator Sciforum Pakistan 5-Young Scientist Member, World Economic Forum 6-Young Scientist Member, Interacademy Panel 7-Member and Group Leader, Global Young Academy (GYA) 8-Best Young Investigator Award (2009) Pakistan Cardiac Society 9-Gold Medalist, BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore. 10-Smart Scientist Award (COMSTECH) 2006 11-Member Young Pakistani Thinkers 12-Founder Pakistan Stem Cell Society 13-Founder Pakistan Brain Research Institute 14-Founder Youth Health Forum 15-Scientific Exchange Award by AAAS USA (7000 USD) in 2013 16-Given keynote address at many international forums world over 17-30 peer reviewed research publications 18-Written 4 books for public awareness (Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and C, Gene Therapy, Diabetes) 19-Member of the Science Advisory Board, United States. 20-Member, British Science Association since 2012.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

Dr. Aftab Ahmad is the founder of Asia's first National Young Academy entitled NAYS Pakistan which is a great network for young scientists of Pakistan and presently around 50,000 young scientists are connected with this network. NAYS is running more than 15 programs and more than 200 young scientists are working in these program as volunteers and Dr. Aftab is directly supervising and leading them. Dr. Aftab through NAYS Pakistan has played very important role for the promotion of science and technology in Pakistan. After the successful establishment of NAYS Pakistan he also laid down the foundation of First Islamic World Young Scientists Academy (IYSA) and presently IYSA has members from more than 15 Islamic countries and they are trying to follow the model of NAYS in their respective countries. Presently over 10,000 young scientists are connected in Islamic World through IYSA. Aftab Ahmad is not only a source of guidance for them but he is also actively involved in promotion of linkages in Islamic World. So far he has organized many national and international events to promote science and scientific networking. In 2011, Dr. Aftab was invited in Tunisia for MENA region workshop to give a talk on scientific networking and since then he is also actively working to promote scientific networking in Islamic countries. In 2014, he also gave a talk on IYSA and its role in promotion and popularization of science in Islamic Countries in Khutoom, Sudan. Beside this he is also chief coordinator of Sciforum Pakistan and through Global Sciforum he is also involved in promotion of life science globally. He is also member of so many prestigious national and international organization and playing an important role for promotion of education, health infrastructure, science and technology all over the Islamic World. Different international scientific organization also published his interview and presented him a role model for the young scientists across the world. In addition to all this he is also academically very good and has published more than 30 research articles which is his scientific contribution from Muslim world. He also writes blogs on different health and science issues which have readers from all over the world. These blogs are also a source of scientific knowledge not only in Islamic world but also all over the world. Dr. Aftab Ahmad has visited many Islamic Countries like Turkey, UAE, Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan for different scientific meetings, conferences, workshops and played an important role in Scientific Networking.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Dr. Aftab Ahmad is not only good scientifically and academically but he is a true young scientist leader and serving on many prestigious forums at key positions. The program he is leading through NAYS like community education and awareness program, public health services, science and society etc. are very important to promote science and also promote and translate science for the society. He has taken many initiatives like Science for Youth program which are recognized internationally for the promotion of science among the youth and now this program is translated in many countries. He is also leading Science Education for Youth Program through GYA. In addition, he is also coaching and guiding students all over the world and soon he will visit many developing countries as part of young scientist ambassador program in which he will promote networking and will also give many workshops to promote science and technology in developing countries. In addition, he continuously writes on important issues in developed and developing world and ways to resolve these issues (conflicts, environment, education, technology etc.). He publishes his writings in blogs as well as in newspaper to have wider impact all over the world. He has announced and soon he is going to launch Screen Pakistan program in which free screening of people will be done for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases all over Pakistan. He will not only launch this screening program but will also figure out the factors of infection and ways to control them. After success, this program can also be translated in many other developing countries. Dr. Aftab has visited more than 15 countries and have participated in different scientific events like workshops, conferences, meetings etc and have given many keynote addresses. In addition, he has played an important role for scientific networking. He is a great advocate for the promotion of science in developing countries especially through technology transfer programs.

How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

Dr. Aftab Ahmad is a true leader as he has initiated many program and young scientists from all over the world get motivation from his work. Even now many of his initiatives like Public Health Services, Science for Youth, and Science for Society have been translated in other countries and people are getting benefit from these programs. He has achieved so much at such a young age which is inspirational and motivational for millions of people. His institutional initiatives like NAYS Pakistan, Islamic World Young Scientists Academy (IYSA) have several running program that are helping and will help millions of young scientists across the globe. I am sure in future he will contribute more and will be a role model for millions of people around the world.

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