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Pakistan-born molecular biologist Asifa Akhtar chosen as recipient of Germany’s Leibniz Prize

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Pakistan-born molecular biologist Asifa Akhtar chosen as recipient of Germany's Leibniz Prize

Pakistan-born molecular biologist Asifa Akhtar has been chosen as one of many recipients of Germany’s most vital analysis award, Leibniz Prize.

Akhtar works for Germany’s Max Planck Society. She was its first worldwide feminine vp for the biology and medication part.

She will get the award in 2021. 

The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most profitable analysis organisation. It was established in 1948 and has since had 18 Nobel laureates emerge from the ranks of its scientists. It is at par with the most effective and most prestigious analysis establishments worldwide.

Dr Akhtar is being awarded for her groundbreaking cell-biological work on the mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation. The award contains €2.5 million in prize cash.

She is  amongst 10 scientists to have been chosen for this vital prize for 2021.

“Congratulations, Dr. Asifa! You make both Pakistan and Germany extremely proud with your outstanding contributions to science!” learn a congratulatory word for Akhtar by the German Consulate General in Karachi .

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