Lucknow's biomedical scientist Prof. Abbas Mahdi elected for prestigeous NAMS fellowship.
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Prof. Abbas Ali Mahdi, Vice Chancellor of Lucknow's Era University has been elected as a fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences. This is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to biomedical research in general and pioneering work in the area of natural products, metal toxicity and free radical biology in particular. In the public health sector , Prof. Abbas enjoys the credit of establishing UP's first lead toxicity lab & his work on heavy metal toxicity has helped in developing new treatment modalities. The prestigious fellowship will be conferred upon him during NAMSCON 2019 , scheduled to take place in October at AIIMS Bhopal. Over the years , NAMS has recognised eminent Indian scientists in the field of medicine and allied sciences. At present the academy has around 900 fellows from all over the country belonging to broad medical specialities. Prof. Mahdi happens to be the first person in the field of biochemistry from any medical college of UP to be elected as a NAMS fellow.
An internationally recognised name in the field of biomedical research, Prof. Mahdi has to its credit more than 350 reseach publications , 40 book chapters & 7 books alongwith delivering more than 200 public lectures in different medical institutions of India and abroad to create awareness in the field of heavy metal toxicity and free radical biology.
With a teaching and research career spanning more than 30 years , Prof. Mahdi has also served as the Head of Department of Biochemistry in country's prestigeous medical institute KGMU , apart from being president of various national research bodies such as Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Indian Society for Lead Awareness and Research. He is presently discharging his duties as Vice Chancellor of Era University.
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