Chinese research center named after Pakistani scientist Atta-ur-Rahman.


BEIJING -- :The Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) has named its newly established One Belt One Road TCM Research Center after Academician Prof Atta-ur-Rahman at its main campus in Changsha, capital of China's Hunan province.

The grand opening ceremony of the proposed center was held in HUCM, along with 5th Annual Bio-TCM International Conference.

"This center is indeed a humble recognition of Prof Atta-ur-Rahman tremendous scientific contributions in the field of traditional medicine, and his leadership of developing scientific collaboration between the two countries," Wei Wang, Furong distinguished Professor at Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, said.

"It is also a celebration of induction in the highest honor of fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences," Wang added.

The HUCM is one of the largest public sector universities of China, recognized internationally for excellence and quality of research.

The University also has a large number of foreign students, including 500 Pakistani scholars.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman obtained his Ph.D in organic chemistry from Cambridge University in 1968. He has 1232 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 771 research publications, 45 international patents, 70 chapters in books and, 341 books published largely by major U.S. and European presses.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of eight European Chemistry journals. He is Editor of the world's leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry" 62 volumes of which have been published under his Editorship? during the last two decades. Eighty two students have completed their Ph.D degrees under his supervision.

Prof. Rahman is the first scientist from the Muslim world to have won the prestigious UNESCO Science Prize (1999) in the 35 years old history of the Prize. He was elected as Fellow of Royal Society (London) in July 2006.

He has been conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including the degree of Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) by the Cambridge University (UK) (1987), Honorary degree of Doctor of Education by Coventry University UK (2007), Honorary D.Sc. degree by Bradford University (2010), Honorary Ph.D. by Asian Institute of Technology (2010) and Honorary Doctorate from King of Malaysia (University of Technology, Mara, 2011). He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University, UK in 2007.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman was conferred the TWAS (Italy)...

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