Tag: Asifa Akhtar

Pakistan-born molecular biologist selected as recipient of Germany’s Leibniz Prize

Acknowledged for her groundbreaking cell-biological work on the mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation, Pakistan-born Asifa Akhtar has been selected as a recipient of Germany’s Leibniz Prize — one of the most prestigious awards of the country. Akhtar is also serving as the first international female Vice President at Germany’s Max Planc society — a fundamental research and science organization.