Congress final program

The organizing committee of the first “International Congress on Ethics in Science and Technology” is excited to announce the final program. Please take your time to explore the program and find out about the diverse and interesting sessions available. To view a downloadable version of the program please click here

Congress Poster

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Important Dates and Deadlines

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Congress Date: December 4-8, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 22, 2017
Late Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

Zabta Khan Shinwari

Zabta Khan Shinwari Ph.D.; T.I.; UNESCO Laureate
(Fellow-PAS); Secretary General, Pak. Academy of Sciences
Fellow Islamic World Academy of Sciences
Tenured Professor and Dean, Faculty Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam Univ., Islamabad
President National Council for Tibb (Alternative Medicine)
Treasurer Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)
E. Mail.: Shinwari@qau.edu.pk, shinwari2008@gmail.com


Academic Profile
• D.Sc. (Plant Molecular Systematics) 1994 Kyoto University, (Japan)
• Post Doc Fellow 1996-98 Japan International Research
Center for
Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)
• STA Fellow July – Sept. 1999 (JIRCAS-Japan)
• JIRCAS Fellow Jan - March 2001 (JIRCAS-Japan)
• State dept (USA) Feb. 20th –March 18, 2006 State dept./Inst. Int. Edu
(USA) Leadership programme
• Post Graduate Transcript online 20 credit hours Richmond Road Bradford West Yorkshire Applied Dual-Use Biosecurity Education Online, UB Number: 10032929/1. University of Bradford.


Professional Experience
1. Research Associate, Pakistan Museum of Natural History – Islamabad: February, 1985 to August, 1995:
2. Senior Scientific Officer/Project Incharge, National Herbarium, NARC, Islamabad: August, 1995 to January, 2001:
3. Technical Coordinator, Applied Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan: January, 2001 to Feb. 26th 2003.
4. Programme Leader, COMSTECH-PTCL Frontier Technologies Research Center (CPC), Feb. 27, 2003 to 2004
5. Vice Chancellor, Kohat University Science and Technology (KUST), NWFP-Pakistan: Sep. 08, 2004 to Sep. 07, 2006.
6. Vice Chancellor/Project Director, University of Science and Technology, Bannu (US&TB), NWFP-Pakistan: May. 09, 2005 to Jan. 16th, 2006.
7. Chief Executive Qarshi Research International/ Vice Chancellor/Project Director, Qarshi University Lahore: Sep 09, 2006 to Feb. 6, 2009.
8. Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: Feb. 7, 2009 to July 23, 2010; Tenured Professor & Chairman Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: July 24, 2010 to July 2016. Presently Tenured Professor
Fields of Specialization
Bioethics, Dual Use Education, Sustainable Development, Molecular Systematics, Biotechnology
Research Presented/Invited Lectures Delivered (225 including national and International).
Member, National/International Scientific Bodies (55)
Conferences/symposia/Workshops: Participated/Organized: 210
SEQUENCE DATA OF GENES REPORTED FOR THE FIRST TIME: 305 genes (List attached)
PUBLICATIONS ( 344)


Special Awards
• Merit Cultural Overseas Training Award for Ph.D. (Japan)
• Got productivity award from PCST for year 2002; 2003 & 2009-14.
• Elected Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences in 2008
• Got National Civil Awarded, “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” 2011
• Best University Teacher Award, 2011 (Higher Education Commission-Pakistan)
• Special increment awarded by Quaid-i-Azam University, declaring most productive Professor
of University in 2012 & 2013; Declared number one biologist by PCST in 2014, got Research
Productivity Award in Category "A".
• Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2015-2017).
• UNESCO Laureate (Avicenna Gold Medalist in Ethics of S & T 2015)
• Member World Commission of Ethics in S & T (UNESCO) 2016-2019.
• Fellow Islamic World Academy of Sciences