Farooq Azam

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Farooq Azam
Born Lahore, Pakistan
Residence San Diego, California, USA
Nationality Pakistani-American
Fields Marine Biology and Microbiology
Institutions University of California San Diego, USA
Alma mater University of Punjab
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

Farooq Azam (born in Lahore, Pakistan ) is a highly cited[1] researcher in the field of marine microbiology. He is a Distinguished Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego.[2] Farooq Azam grew up in Lahore and received his early education in Lahore. He attended University of Punjab, where he received his B.Sc in Chemistry. He later he received his M.Sc from the same institution. He then went to Czechoslovakia for higher studies. He received his PhD in Microbiology from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. After he received his PhD, Farooq Azam moved to California. Azam was the lead author on the paper which coined the term microbial loop.[citation needed]

Honors and awards[edit]


  1. ^ Farooq Azam at ISI Highly Cited Researchers
  2. ^ Bio, Farooq Azam
  3. ^ a b c d ASLO Award Recipient Talks, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Accessed September 1, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Scripps Oceanography Microbiologist Receives Honors, University of California at San Diego news release, June 2, 2004. Accessed September 1, 2004
  5. ^ Awards. International Society for Microbial Ecology. Accessed September 1, 2010
  6. ^ Memorial lectures, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University. Accessed September 1, 2010
  7. ^ G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Accessed September 1, 2010. Award citation: "in recognition of his seminal contributions to our knowledge of fundamental processes in the sea, and particularly for his central role in the development of the concept of the "microbial loop".

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