Yusuf Zafar takes over as new Chairman of PARC

Islamabad—Dr. Yusuf Zafar has joined as new Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). Dr. Yusuf Zafar is a prominent international Pakistani scientist having over 35 years experience in Agri-biotechnology research in Pakistan. Prior joining to PARC he was serving in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Vienna Austria. He has also served as Minister (Technical) Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the IAEA Vienna from 2012-2014.
In Pakistan he served on top positions in various organizations which include as Director General (Agri & Biotechnology Division) Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Project Director of National Institute for Genomics and Advanced Biotechnology (NIGAB) PARC Islamabad, Director of National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIDBE) Faisalabad as well as visiting Professor of NIBGE & NIGAB.
Dr. Yusuf Zafar having Ph.D. in Bio Science from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad / Hanover University Germany, M. Phil in Bio Chemistry and Molecular Biology. He obtained Nuclear and Advanced Technique Course from NIAB Faisalabad, Post doctoral study in CSU, USA. He also remained UNESCO Biotech Fellow in CNR, Perugia Italy, Rockefeller Fellow in Rice Biotech at Purdue University USA, FAO / IAEA fellow at LSU Baton Rouge USA and USDA Cocharan Fellow USA He was honoured with Best Scientist of the Year 2012 by ICAC Washington DC USA, Medal of Distinction (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) by Government of Pakistan on 23 March 2004, Best Scientist by Pakistan Automic Energy Commission on 28 May 2000.—Agencies

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