Dr. Afsar Khan

Designation: Professor
Email: afsarkhan@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : 92-992-383591-6
Role: Faculty
Research Interests: N/A

Academics/ Degrees

  • Ph D. H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan. (2009)
  • G.R.E. (Chemistry) Educational Testing Service, USA. (2003)
  • M. Sc. University of Peshawar, Pakistan. (2002)

Profile/Bio

  • Tenured Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Pakistan, since April 11, 2022-till date. 
  • Associate Professor, Department of  Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Pakistan, since November 11, 2016-April 10, 2022.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Pakistan, August 10, 2009- November 10, 2016.
SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS:

WORKSHOPS

  • Organizing Secretary of two-days’ workshop on “Structural Chemistry and Structural Biology” at the Department of Chemistry, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Abbottabad in collaboration with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi and Third Word Academy of Sciences (TWAS), April 17–88, 2014.
SEMINARS:

  • Isolation of a macrocyclic lignan from Olea ferruginea and its biological activities (Modern Trends in Chemistry and Energy Technologies”, October 22-23, 2018, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan).
  • Isolation & Structure Elucidation of Some Natural Products from Important Medicinal Plants (A lecture delivered at the State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China; July 30, 2015)
  • A New Dimeric Secoiridoid Glycoside from the Leaves of Olea ferruginea  Royle (13th International and 25th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, October 20–22, 2014, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan).
  • Isolation & Structure Elucidation of Some Natural Products from Important Medicinal Plants (Three Days Chemistry Conference, November 26–28, 2013, Department of Chemistry, Hazara University Mansehra, KPK, Pakistan).
  • New Secondary Metabolites from Medicinal Plants (COMSATS-Tsinghua University Joint Workshop, May 20-26, 2012, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China).
  • Structure Elucidation of a Diacylated Kaempferol Pentaglycoside Isolated from the Roots of Otostegia limbata. (19th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. June 09–11, 2009, Department of Chemistry, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat (At Peshawar University Summer Campus Baragali) Pakistan.
  • Acylated Kaempferol Pentaglycosides from the Roots of Otostegia limbata. (1st Junior National Chemistry Symposium Under the Age of 35. October 19–22, 2008, University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan).
  • New Flavonol Glycosides from Otostegia limbata. (18th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. February 25–27, 2008, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan).

POSTERS

  • M. Aamir, M. A. Hashmi, A. Khan*–Isolation of a new secoiridoid lignan from Olea ferruginea (Modern Trends in Chemistry and Energy Technologies”, October 22-23, 2018, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan).
  • A. Sadaf, J. Iqbal, A. Khan*–Phytochemical and biological Investigation of Convolvulus arvensis (Modern Trends in Chemistry and Energy Technologies”, October 22-23, 2018, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan).
  • A. Olubunmi, A. Khan*, O. G. Ademola–Preliminary Phytochemical Investigation and Bioactivities of Seven Important but Underutilised Tropical Flora (Modern Trends in Chemistry and Energy Technologies”, October 22-23, 2018, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan).
  • M. A. Hashmi, A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad–A New Secoiridoid Glycosidic Lignan Ester from the Leaves of Olea ferruginea (13th International and 25th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, October 20–22, 2014, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan).
  • M. A. Hashmi, A. Khan, K. AyubIdentification of structural and spectral features of a flavanone isolated from Olea ferruginea: A comparative experimental and DFT study (Three Days Chemistry Conference, November 26–28, 2013, Department of Chemistry, Hazara University Mansehra, KPK, Pakistan).
  • M. A. Hashmi, A. Khan, K. Ayub–Spectroscopic and Density Functional Theory Studies of 5,7,3',5'-Tetrahydroxyflavanone isolated from the Leaves of Olea ferruginea (12th International and 24th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan, October 28–30, 2013, Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan).
  • M. A. Hashmi, A. Hameed, A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad, K. Ayub, S. S. Khan–A New Diarylheptanoid from the Male Flowers of Alnus nitida (Won 3rd prize) (3rd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent Advances and Challenges. December 18–20, 2012, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan).
  • S. Akbar, M. A. Hashmi, S. Ali, S. S. Khan, A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad, J. Iqbal–Flavonoids and Secoirridoids from Olea ferruginea and their Biological Activities (3rd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent Advances and Challenges. December 18–20, 2012, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan).
  • M. A. H. Nawaz, S. Afzal, I. Ali, A. Khan, M. A. Gilani, S. Tabassum–Biological Evaluation of Medicago denticulata and Rumex hastatus (3rd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent Advances and Challenges. December 18–20, 2012, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan).
  • F. Ullah, A. Khan, A. F. Khan–Phytochemical studies of Jasminum humile (9th International & 21st National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. March 14–16, 2011, The Department of Chemistry, and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan).
  • A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad–Structure Elucidation of 30-nor Triterpenoids Isolated from the Whole Plant of Conyza bonariensis (8th International & 20th National Chemistry Conference of the Chemical Society of Pakistan. February 15-17, 2010, Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
  • A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad, U. Farooq, M. I. Choudhary, S. A. Nawaz–New Clerodane Diterpenoids from Otostegia limbata (11th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, October 29–November 01, 2008, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan).
  • Z. Hassan, J. Hussain, A. Khan, N. Rasool, A. Ullah, A. Zahoor, M. A. Abbasi, N. Shihzad, V. U. Ahmad–Tanacetamide C: One New Ceramide from Tanacetum artemisioides. (10th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, January 6–9, 2006, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan).
  • U. Farooq, K. Krohn, U. Florke, S. Draeger, B. Schulz, A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad–Biologically Active Metabolites from Fungi 2686, 7217 and 6653. (10th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry, January 6–9, 2006, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan).
  • I. A. Bukhari, A. H. Gilani, R. A. Khan, A. Khan, V. U. Ahmad–Blood pressure lowering and vasodilatory activities of Conyza bonariensis. (AFFASA Symposium on Natural Products and Regional Meeting, July 25–27, 2005, H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan).

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