Iqbal Munir

Title: Genetically Manipulating TAGs Biosynthesis Pathway to Produce Plant Oil for Direct Use as Biodiesel


Prof. Iqbal Munir is working as Director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, the University of Agriculture Peshawar-Pakistan and running several projects on Biofuel Production using transgenic technology.He has expertise in enzymology and plant biotechnology. He has the honor to discover a novel enzyme of industrial importance (NADP+-dependent ADH (Comp. Biochem. Physiol published as Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2002). 132 (3): 535). Considering this discovery, he was granted with multiple international awards. He has established the Biochemical and Molecular Division at the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering that has been producing PhD/MPhil and BS graduates, training scientists/faculty of different research/education institutes and providing analytical services to agro-business industry and research/ education institutes of the country.

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