Two AMU Faculty Members To Share ‘Outstanding Researchers Award-2022’

Two AMU Faculty Members To Share ‘Outstanding Researchers Award-2022’

Aligarh, Oct 15 (TNA) ‘Outstanding Researchers Award-2022’ in the category, ‘Faculty of Science, Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Unani Medicine and Agricultural Sciences’ will be given to Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) teacher-scholars, Prof Farukh Arjmand (Department of Chemistry) and Dr Hifzur Rahman Siddique (Department of Zoology) for outstanding contributions to chemistry and zoology in the Sir Syed Day Commemorative Meeting on October 17.

They will share the award and also receive a cash prize of Rs 50, 000 each. Prof Arjmand’s work in the fields of bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal inorganic chemistry, synthesis and characterization of antitumor metallodrugs opens up a range of possibilities from drug development to materials to diagnostics—and her impeccability as a scientist, deserving to stand out from the crowd is reflected in over 160 publications, pertinent to her specialization in peer-reviewed journals.

She has 4717 citations to her credit with h-index 37 and i10-index 107 and two distinctive patents on metallic antitumor drug entities. Prof Arjmand has used her exceptional research in six major research projects as Principal Investigator on the design of metal-based drug candidates awarded by UGC, CSIR, and DBT, Government of India.

She also has joint research collaborations with national and international research institutes such as IIT Kharagpur; IICT Hyderabad; ACTREC Mumbai; USTC, China; Institut de Physique de Rennes, France and The Ohio State University, USA.

Dr Hifzur Rahman is the author of ‘Herbal Medicine- A Boon for Healthy Human Life’ (Elsevier) and 85 scientific articles in the high impact factor journals like Hepatology, Nature Communications, Seminars in Cancer Biology, Coordination Chemistry Reviews,

Dr Hifzur Rahman Siddique, Assistant Professor, associated with the Molecular Cancer Genetics and Translational Research Lab, Department of Zoology has earned repute by providing an understanding on how different cells, genes, and proteins, might contribute to the initiation, progression, and Chemoresistance of cancer.

His laboratory has been investigating the role of cancer stem cells, transcription factor/ stem cell factor, and non-coding RNA in the process of primary and acquired chemoresistance, using different in vitro models, animal models, and human clinical samples.

Dr Hifzur Rahman’s work includes the discovery of the pathway that skews the asymmetric division of liver Cancer Stem Cells, discovery of prostate cancer biomarkers and discovery of how post-translational modifications of cell fate molecule influence the self-renewal of Cancer Stem Cells.

He has also validated the D. melanogaster as an in vivo model for genotoxicity assessment by a modified version of the original Comet assay.

Dr Hifzur Rahman is the author of ‘Herbal Medicine- A Boon for Healthy Human Life’ (Elsevier) and 85 scientific articles in the high impact factor journals like Hepatology, Nature Communications, Seminars in Cancer Biology, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, International J of Cancer, Stem Cells, Chemosphere, ACS Applied Nanomaterials, Life Sciences, with an average impact factor of above 10. He has also written nine book chapters.

His work on therapy-resistant cancer was selected as the best among three ‘Featured Prostate Cancer Research’ work by the USA Department of Defence in 2014.

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