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Biotechnologist , microbiologist , researcher

Khursheed Ahmad Malik, Pakistani microbiologist, biotechnologist, researcher.


Malik, Khursheed Ahmad was born on February 1, 1941 in Kotchhuta, D.G. Khan, Pakistan. Son of Allah Bakhsh and Ghulam Sakina (M. Noor Ahmad) Malik.


Bachelor of Science, University Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1962. Master of Philosophy, Institute Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic, 1971. Master of Science, University Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy, Czechoslovakia Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 1972. Diploma in Biology and Microbial Technology, Prague, 1970. Diploma Culture Collection Management, São Paulo, Brazil, 1973.

Diploma Food Ferment Technologist, Goettingen, Germany, 1983.


Process supervisor Ravi Rayon Ltd., Lahore, 1965-1967. Assistant chief analyst Glaxo Laboratories Ltd., 1967-1968. Research chemist Pakistan Council of Scientific and Indiana Research, 1968-1969.

Senior research scientist Institute for Radiation and Environmental Research, Göttingen, Munich, Germany, 1972-1979, Institute for Biotechnol. Research, Göttingen, Braunschweg, Germany, 1979-1987, German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, since 1972. Consultant United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/United Nations Environmental Programme/United Nations Indianapolis Development Organisation/United Nations Institute Training and Research/United Nations Development Programme, United Nations, since 1976, Florida Power and Light Company, 1977-1978, University Georgia, Athens, 1977-1978.

Advisor, consultant Pakistan National Talent Pool, Islamabad, 1980-1986. Course director United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/World Federation Culture Collections, Washington, 1988, Nuclear Institute Agriculture Biology/Hydrocarbon Development Institute Pakistan advanced training course on biological nitrogen fixative and microbiology degradations, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1981, University Grants Commission/National Talent Pool 1st national training course on modern methods of gene conservation, University Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1985, Pakistan Science Foundation/Pakistan Agricultural Research Council/National Talent Pool national training course on modern methods of gene conservation, Islamabad, 1985, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/Regional Office Science Technology Europe, Prague, 1991-1992. Course coordinator/member teaching faculty United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/World Health Organization, Prague, since 1970, Annual International Training Programme in Biotechnology (Institut für Theoretische Physik), Braunschweig, Germany, since 1987, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/United Nations Development Programme, Prague, since 1980.

Collaborator International Council for Responsible Genetics Earth Watch Programme, Pledge Against the Military Use of Biological Research, World Scientists Warning to Humanity, International Union Concerned Scientists, Third World Network of Science Organizations, biosafety and biosecurity aspects of biological agents, biofertilization, biocomposting and bioremediation, biodiversity conservation, management biological resources centers and gene banking.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: TIS Series, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/WFCC Technology Information Sheets, Technology Information for Culture Collections Curators in Developing Countries, Microbial Methods Journal, since 1990, Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, Third World Environment Report, since 1993. Contributor over 100 articles to professional journals. Inventor and patentee in field.

      Author numerous laboratory manuals, project proposals, recommendations and reports

    • speaker in field.


Fellow World Academy Arts and Science, Third World Academy of Sciences. Member International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology, Biofocus Foundation (advisory board since 1990), World Federation for Culture Collections (education committee since 1987), Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Pakistan Association for History and Philosophy Science, National Geography Society, Association German Hobby Gardners, Society for Cryobiology, American Society Microbiology, European Society for Biotechnology, German Hygiene and Microbiology Society, German Society for General and Applied Microbiology, British Society for General Microbiology, Shooting Club Association, University Sports Club.


Married Talat Nasir (Ghulam Nabi Nasir), April 13, 1973. Children: Nadia, Haroon Ahmad, Humma, Aisha.

Allah Bakhsh Malik

Ghulam Sakina (M. Noor Ahmad) Malik

Talat Nasir

Nadia Malik

Haroon Ahmad Malik

Humma Malik

Aisha Malik