Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary

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Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
Born (1959-09-11) 11 September 1959 (age 55)
Karachi, Pakistan
Residence Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Fields Organic Chemistry
Institutions H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry
Alma mater University of Karachi
Doctoral advisor Atta ur Rahman
Known for Natural Product Chemistry
Organic chemistry
Influenced Atta ur Rahman , Salimuzzaman Siddiqui
Notable awards Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1998)
Sitara-e-Imtiaz (2001)
Hilal-e-Imtiaz (2007)

Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, (Urdu: محمد اقبال چودھری‎ born 11 September 1959) is a leading scientist and scholar in the field of organic chemistry from Pakistan. He is renowned for his research in the various areas relating to natural product chemistry. He holds more than 800 researched publications in the field of his expertise which includes 32 books published under his credit with 24 patents. He has also became the recipient of Fellow of the Royal Society, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz Hilal-e-Imtiaz.[1][2][3][4]

Education and career[edit]

Choudhary completed his higher education from Karachi. He graduated with BSc with major subjects of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Botany from Karachi University later pursued his MSc in Organic chemistry and then got his PhD. in Organic Chemistry H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry located at Karachi University with thesis titled as "The Isolation and Structural Studies on Some Medicinal Plants of Pakistan, Buxus papillosa, Catharanthus roseus, and Cissampelos pareira."[5][6]

Visiting faculty[edit]

Choudhary has been serving as visiting Professor for world prestigious universities whose names as follows.[7][8][9][10][11]

Permanent faculty[edit]

Choudhary has been working as permanent faculty with given below institutions.[12][13]

Prizes, honours and awards[edit]

Choudhary's eminent contributions in the field of Organic Chemistry made him the recipient of civilian awards of different countries nationally and internationally which as follows[14]



This top thirteen publications as follows:

  • New Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Steroidal Alkaloids from Sarcococca saligna.[22]
  • New α-Glucosidase Inhibitors from a Mongolian Medicinal Plant Ferula mongolica.[23]
  • Antibacterial Steroidal Alkaloids from Sarcococca saligna.[24]
  • Zoanthaminone, a new triterpenoidal alkaloid from marine Zoanthid.[25]
  • Five New Steroidal Alkaloids from Buxus papillosa, Some Relationships Between Structures and Specific Rotations.[26]
  • Solving Problems with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.[27]
  • Macroxine – A Novel Oxindole Alkaloid from Alstonia macrophylla.[28]
  • New Cholinesterase Inhibiting Bisbenzlisoquinoline Alkaloids from Cocculus pendulus.[29]
  • Buxapapilinine – A Novel Alkaloid from the Leaves of Buxus papillosa.[30]
  • Alkaloids from Rhazya stricta.[31]
  • Phenyl Polypropanoids from Lindelofia stylosa.[32]
  • Structure Elucidation and Antibacterial Activity of New Fungal Metabolites of Sclareol.[33]
  • Hydroxylation of the Sesterterpene Leucosceptrine by the Fungus Rhizopus stolonifer.[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Editorial in Nature, 427, 379 (29 January 2004)
  2. ^ Iqbal Ch most productive pakistani scientists
  3. ^ A privilege for all: Free education from prestigious universities for all from Dec 12
  4. ^ Solving Problems with NMR Spectroscopy by Atta-ur-Rahman, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary
  5. ^ Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary H.I., S.I., T.I. on ICCS
  6. ^ Experts warn govt of famine threat in Pakistan
  7. ^ Dr. Choudhary in laporan tahunan 2012
  8. ^ Renowned Pakistani scientist to visit URI Sept. 20–24
  9. ^ Dr. Iqbal Ch on Uitm
  10. ^ Seminar on Natural Products by Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary
  11. ^ Dr. Choudhary in King Abdulaziz University
  12. ^ ICCBS KU dats education
  13. ^ Donation to PM’s Fund for Affectees of Earthquake in Balochistan
  14. ^ Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary Intro on World Economic Forum
  15. ^ HEC Distinguished National Professors Booklet
  16. ^ KU professor selected for Comstech Award
  17. ^ Third World Academy of Science Young Scientists Award 1994 Winner
  18. ^ First Khwarizmi International Award by the President of Islamic Republic of Iran in 2006
  19. ^ Economic Cooperation Organization Award in Education by the President of Azerbaijan
  20. ^ IASWorld Fellow Profile
  21. ^ Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow Papers
  22. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Zaheer-ul-Haq; Feroz, F.; Khalid, A.; Nawaz, S. A.; Khan, M. R.; Choudhary, M. I. Helv. Chim. Acta 2004, 87, 439.
  23. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Choudhary, M. I.; Baig, I.; Alam, N.; Hassan, S.; Onduognii, P.; Bunderya, M.; Oyun, Z. Helv. Chim. Acta 2001, 84, 2409.
  24. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Anjum, S.; Farooq, A.; Khan, M. R.; Perveen, Z.; Choudhary, M. I. J. Nat. Prod. 1998, 61, 202.
  25. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Alvi, K. A.; Abbas, S. A.; Choudhary, M. I.; Clardy, J. Tetrahedron Lett. 1989, 30, 6825.
  26. ^ Choudhary, M. I.; Atta-ur-Rahman; Freyer, A. J.; Shamma, M. Tetrahedron 1986, 42(20), 5747.
  27. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Choudhary, M. I., Academic Press : New York, 1996.
  28. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Nighat, F.; Nelofar, A.; Zaman, K.; Choudhary, M. I.; Silva, K. T. D. Tetrahedron 1991, 47 (18/19), 3129.
  29. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Atia-Tul-Wahab; Nawaz, S. A.; Choudhary, M. I. Chem. Pharm. Bull. 2004, 52(7), 802.
  30. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Iqbal, Z.; Choudhary, M. I.; Fatima, T. Heterocycles 1990, 31 (3), 493.
  31. ^ Atta-ur-Rahman; Zaman, K.; Muzaffar, A.; Perveen, S.; Habib-ur-Rehman; Choudhary, M. I.; Qureshi, M. M.; Pervin, A. Phytochemistry 1991, 30 (4), 1285.
  32. ^ Choudhary, M. I.; Begum, A.; Abbaskhan, A.; Aijaz, S.; Shafique-ur-Rehman; Atta-ur-Rahman Chem. Pharm. Bull. 2005, 53, 1469.
  33. ^ Choudhary, M. I.; Siddiqui, Z. A.; Hussain, S.; Atta-ur-Rahman Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 54.
  34. ^ Choudhary, M. I.; Ranjit, R.; Atta-ur-Rahman; Devkota, K. P.; Musharraf, S. G.; Shrestha, T. M. Phytochemistry 2006, 67, 439.

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