Dr. Abdul Mannan

Designation: Associate Professor
Email: amannan@cuiatd.edu.pk
Phone No. : +92-992-383591-6 (Ext.409)
Role: Faculty
Research Interests:
Biological, physical and chemical assays of synthetic, semisynnthetic and natural compounds for screening purposes. Computational approaches of drug designing and drug target identification. 

Academics/ Degrees

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA 2015
  • Ph. D. Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan / Arkansas State University, USA 2009
  • M. Phil. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2004
  • B. Pharm. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan 2000



Profile/Bio

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Jan. 2014 (continued): Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Aug. 2009 to Jan. 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
  • Aug. 2008 to Jul. 2009: Worked in Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 54320, Pakistan
  • Jan. 2008 to Aug. 2008: IRSIP Research Scholar, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro 72401, Arkansas, USA
  • Feb. 2007 to Apr. 2007: Assistant Professor, Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aug. 2005 to Jan. 2007: Lecturer, Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sep. 2004 to Jul. 2005: Visiting Lecturer, Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sep. 2002 to Aug. 2005: Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mar. 2001 to Aug. 2002: Deputy Production Manager, Mediceena Pharma Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dec. 2000 to Feb. 2001: Trainee Pharmacist, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Islamabad, Pakistan

SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS DELIVERED, CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • Organized “Ist National Conference on Current Updates in Pharmacy Profession and Research, COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan, July 29-30, 2019.
  • Participated in 13th Annual Symposium in Plant Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, "Biodiversity of Plant Secondary Metabolites -- From Pathways to Ecosystems" Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, October 03, 2015.
  • Precipitated in “15 Northeast Section Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (NEASPB 15)” at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, April 11-12, 2015
  • Participated in “Master Trainers Workshop on Testing and Assessment” at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, June 7-11, 2010.
  • Participated in 9th Faculty development workshop at COMSATS institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad Campus, Abbottabad, Pakistan, August 17-22, 2009.
  • Participated in 9th Biennial Conference “Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” at Pir Mahar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, December, 17-20, 2008.
  • Attended World Congress on In Vitro Biology Tuscon, Arizona, USA. June 14-18, 2008.
  • Attended 6th International Biennial Conference of Microbiology, “Molecular Biotechnology for Better Health, Environment and Agriculture” Department of Microbiology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 18-03-2007 to 21-03-2007.
  • Attended 7th International and 17th National Chemistry, “Excellence through Innovation” Department of Chemistry, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. 26-02-2007 to 28-02-2007.
  • Participated in the workshop “Biochemical Engineering and Fermenter Application” organized by Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 15-08-2006.
  • Participated in one week training on “Establishment of Antifungal Assay” at H. E. J. Karachi. Sponsored by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan, June 13-18, 2005.
  • Attended “National Seminar on various aspects of ‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Pharmaceutical Industry” Organized by NIH in collaboration with Ministry of health and WHO from 09-12-2005 to 10-12-2005.
  • Attended international symposium on “Medicinal Plants: Linkages Beyond National Boundaries”, at National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad, Pakistan September 07-09, 2004.
  • Attended workshop on “Identification and Conservation of Micromycetes” at University of The Punjab, Pakistan, June 23-28, 2004.
  • Participated in workshop on “Identification, Maintenance and Preservation of Microorganism” at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, May 10-12, 2004.
  • Attended 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, November 24-27, 2004. I was awarded first prize in poster presentation session.
  • Attended “International Congress on Pharmaceuticals” Lahore, Pakistan, March 20-23, 1998.

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Associations/Memberships

  • Registered Pharmacist, Punjab Pharmacy Council, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Member, Chemical Society of Pakistan
  • Member, Society for Invitro Biology, USA
  • Member, Pakistan Pharmacist Association

Awards/ Appreciations

  • Awarded FULBRIGHT POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP-2014 for USA by Unites States Education Foundation in Pakistan, for one year from January 2015 to January 2016.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2017, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2014, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2013, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2012, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Got letter of appreciation 2012-2013, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of my excellent performance in the Institute.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2012, by Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, Islamabad, in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Awarded RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY AWARD-2011, by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan in recognition of the excellence of research work.
  • Qualified as Higher Education Commission of Pakistan approved PhD supervisor in 2010.
  • Awarded IRSIP SCHOLARSHIP-2007 for USA by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Research Topic: Effect of DMSO on artemisinin enhancement in Artemisia Annua & establishment of hairy root lines of Artemisia annua)
  • Awarded Best Poster Prize by Prof. DR. ATTA-UR-REHMAN in 5th International & 15th National Chemistry Conference-2004 held at Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.