AMU Profs AMR Work Rated Fourth Best By Department Of Biotechnology Government Of India
If you are scientist, researcher or a keen student looking for what’s coming for health science and policy? You are suggested to follow Professor Asad Ullah Khan (Co-ordinator, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Aligarh Muslim University—AMU), as his work on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has been identified as the fourth best by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (GoI) in its report titled, ‘Scoping Report on Anti-microbial Resistance in India’.
The report was released at the Newton Prize function held at National Science Centre, New Delhi.
Prof Khan’s study and research has been rated from among the works of 630 national institutions and universities. “I am proud that a work on AMR from AMU has been rated in the top 10 by the Department of Biotechnology, GoI,” said Prof Khan adding that AMR is a major health concern at a time when standard treatments are becoming ineffective and infections are persisting.
He added that it is high time that the world takes a step ahead in finding solutions to the AMR issue.
Prof Khan’s work summarizes the current AMR situation in India with a focus on antibacterial resistance and identifies the current research gaps to determine future research priorities. His work will lessen the burden on health system.
Prof Khan, who is leading the Medical Microbiology and Molecular Lab of Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, AMU in its work on AMR pointed out that AMU stands at the first position by Department of Biotechnology, GoI for publishing ‘AMR Research Studies on Diagnostics in India (2012-17).’
The Department of Biotechnology, GoI report further states Prof Khan is one of the prominent researchers in the country in the AMR fields of animal, environment, novel agents, miscellaneous, one health and diagnostics and major area related to ‘understanding molecular mechanisms of resistance, development of novel agents and diagnostics’.
Prof Khan is also known for discovering new molecules effective against multi-drug resistant bacterial infections which can be used as an antibiotic drug. He has been interviewed by national and international media for his contributions. Recently a documentary was made on his NDM-4 research. Drug resistance mechanism, Drug designing, Biofilm, Photodynamic threrapy and infection control and Nanomedicine are his thrust areas.