Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

2nd Invention to Innovation Summit, Quetta, April 25, 2017

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture titled "Health Challenges of Modern Life Style and Treatment with Prophetic Medicine" during the 2nd Invention to Innovation Summit held at University of Baluchistan, Quetta. Honorable Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

4th One Day Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Sciences at University of Central Punjab, April 17, 2017

The Chairman, PCST participated as the Chief Guest during the occasion and delivered his keynote Lecture on "Prophetic Medicine: Way Forward for Healthy Society".

Research Productivity Award (RPA)-2015 Distribution Ceremony, IIUI, Islamabad, April 06, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "How Ramdhan Fasting Can improve Health and Cure Chronic Diseases like Diabetes and Raised Blood Pressure and Cholesterol" at International Islamic University, Islamabad on April 06, 2017.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, S.I. Chairman PCST alongwith Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, H.I., presenting certificates of Research Productivity Award-2015 during the International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences held at FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman PCST alongwith Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman and Prof. Dr. James A. Tebbe with the speakers and participants of the Conference. Chairman, PCST participated in the conference as Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture.

International Conference on Current Research in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017

The Chairman PCST, participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a keynote lecture on "Efficacy and safety of the products is influenced by the presence of synergistic and/or side-effects neutralizing combinations" at FC College University, Lahore, January 18, 2017.

RPA-2015 Award Distribution Ceremony, BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting certificates of Research Productivity Award (RPA)-2015 to the researchers and academicians of Bahauddin Zakariya University during a ceremony held on January 19, 2017 at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

RPA-2015 Award Distribution Ceremony, BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST and Prof. Tahir Amin, VC Bahauddin Zakariya University alongwith the awardees of Research Productivity Award-2015 at BZU, Multan, January 19, 2017.

"One Health Fellowship Program" organized by National Academy of Sciences, US and Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, March 30, 2017

The Chairman PCST delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "One Health-Ensuring Healthy Society" at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad

First National Graduate Conference

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honour during the Inaugural Session of First National Graduate Conference Organized by Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, March 15-16, 2017

5th International Conference NUTRICON 2017 - Food and Nutritional Security, GC University, Faisalabad, March 7-8, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a Keynote Lecture titled "Functional Food for Health and Wellness: Avenues of Entrepreneurship" in the International Conference on "Food & Nutritional Security: Impact of Climate change (FNSC-2017) & "Food and Nutrition Expo" at GC University, Faisalabad.

5th International Conference NUTRICON 2017 - Food and Nutritional Security, GC University, Faisalabad, March 7-8, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, while participating as a Guest of Honor, receiving souvenir from the Chief Guest and distributing Certificate to the winner of Research Productivity Award.

6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017, February 8-9, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST presenting a Key Note Lecture on "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Avenues of Entrepreneurship" during 6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017 on "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture for Blue Revolution".

6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017, February 8-9, 2017

The Chairman, PCST PCST participated as a Guest of Honour during the 6th International Fisheries Symposium and Expo-2017 on "Innovative and Sustainable Aquaculture for Blue Revolution" at University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.

UNIDO Global Cleantech Innovation Programme

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honor during the Award Distribution Ceremony of UNIDO "Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs and Start-ups in Pakistan" at Marriott, Islamabad, January 12, 2017. Honorable Federal Minister for Climate Change, Mr. Zahid Hamid was the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Vice Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) visited PCST, August, 15, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani, SI with Lt. Gen. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, HI(M), Vice-Chancellor, National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) at PCST, Islamabad.

DICE AUTOMATIVE-2016, December 28, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest in DICE AUTOMATIVE-2016 and distributed RPA certificates among the winners at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.

12th Session of APCTT, December 19-21-2016

The Chairman, PCST participated in the International Workshop and Twelfth Session of the Governing Council of The Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and delivered invited lecture (Gender Mainstreaming in STI in Pakistan: Current Status & Future Prospects) at Islamabad.

International Workshop on "Research Methods in Nutrition", December 13, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest in the International Workshop on "Research Methods in Nutrition" and distributed RPA certificates among the winners at The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

AGAHI Award - 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Guest of Honors, in the AGAHI Award - 2016 at National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad.

National Conference on "Feeding the 9-Billion Through Sustainable Agriculture", December 12, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest, and delivered a Key Note lecture on "Food security through sustainable Agriculture" at the National Conference on "Feeding the 9-Billion Through Sustainable Agriculture" at University of Haripur, KPK.

International conference on Science Technology and Innovation Policy and Management, November 16, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered lecture at the 1st International Conference on Science Technology and Innovation Policy and Management under the aegis of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), PCST, HEC and ECO Science Foundation at Karachi. PCST and MUET also signed a MoU for collaboration in policy research.

Conference on "Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", October 27, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Chief Guest of the Concluding Ceremony of 3rd Conference on "Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" organized by PINSTECH at Islamabad.

National Conference on Recent Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences, October 26, 2016

The Chairman PCST participated in the National Conference on Recent Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences organized by Riphah International University at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad and delivered a keynote lecture titled "Combating challenge of microbial resistance to antibiotics through using natural products in holistic form".

National Seminar on South-South Cooperation in the Framework of Sustainable Development Goals, September 22, 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated in the national seminar on South-South Cooperation in the Framework of Sustainable Development Goals organized by PAS & COMSATS at PAS, Islamabad as Guest of Honor and a Keynote speaker, title as "Contribution of STI to the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development".

13th Biennial Conference, CIIT Abbottabad, August 25, 2016

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered a Key Note lecture on "Efficacy and Safety of natural products is influenced by the Presence of Synergistic and/or side-effects neutralizing combinations of chemicals" in 13th Biennial Conference conducted by CIIT Abbottabad Campus.

Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE) Meeting, August 10-11, 2016

Chairman, PCST attended Annual ACSE meeting in Dubai and chaired a session.

"One Health" Symposium, August 08, 2016

The Chairman, PCST participated as a Chief Guest & delivered a Key Note lecture on "Nutrition / Functional Foods & One Health" in the "One Health" Symposium at The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Consultative Workshop on “Policies for Research Commercialization” held at Quetta, 5th May 2016.

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani with the Chief Guest Governor Baluchistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai. Prof. Gilani was Guest of Honor on the occasion and delivered his key note lecture on Functional Foods for Health and Wellness – Avenues of Entrepreneurship.

Event on “Past, Present and Future of Science: Making Pakistan Science Conscious” held at Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, February 17, 2016.

Prof. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani alongwith Dr. A.Q. Khan and other distinguished guests and participants during the event.

DICE Energy-2015 at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi from 22nd - 23rd December, 2015.

The Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honour with Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman (UNESCO Laureate and former Chairman, HEC) & Mr. Ubaid ur Rehman (Chair DICE Energy, USA) at the inaugural session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NED Uni. Engg. & Tech (Karachi) and DICE (USA).

DICE Automotive 2015 at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad from 26th – 27th November, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended event as the Guest of Honour at the closing session. This event was jointly organized by PCST, NUST and DICE (USA).

DICE 2015 Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from 24th – 25th November, 2015.

Malik M. Rafiq Rajwana, the Governor Punjab was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session whereas, the Chairman PCST attended this event as the Guest of Honour. The Chairman PCST also delivered keynote lecture on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Universities and R&D Organizations”.

11th Convocation Program of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad on 19th November, 2015.

Mr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman, the Federal Minister of State for Education was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the Convocation as Guest of Honour. He focused on "Strong relation of education standards with scientific output" during his address.

17th Convocation Ceremony of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences (PAMS) at University of Health Sciences, Lahore on 13th November, 2015.

The Chairman PCST, being Scientific Secretary & fellow of the PAMS participated in the ceremony. The Governor of the Punjab is being introduced with fellows of PAMS.

Pakistan National Cleantech Innovation Competition Award distribution ceremony at Islamabad, October 14, 2015.

Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, the Federal Minister for Industries and Production was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as Guest of Honour.

Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony at Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad on 06th October, 2015.

The Chairman PCST attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and he distributed the prizes to winners (quiz, running etc competition).

National Workshop on "Textile Industry: Challenges and Opportunities towards Value Addition" at National Textile University Faisalabad on 05th October, 2015.

Rana Tanveer Hussain, the Federal Minister for S&T was the Chief Guest whereas, the Chairman PCST was the Guest of Honor at inaugural session. This workshop was organized by PCST in collaboration with National Textile University (NTU), Faisalabad with objective to highlight the challenges faced by textile industry and to explore the potential opportunities available.

National Conference on "Building Knowledge-based Economy in Pakistan: Learning from Best Practices" at Serena Hotel Islamabad from 09th – 10th September, 2015.

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms whereas, the Chairman PCST attended conference as the Guest of Honour at closing session. The theme of this conference was to suggest plausible recommendations to the Government to facilitate transformation of Pakistan's economy into a Knowledge-based-Economy (KBE). Renowned economists, technical experts and policy professionals of Pakistan participated in the conference.

ACSE 2015 Annual Meeting "Trends in Academic and Scholarly Publishing in Asia" at Dubai (UAE), August 13-14, 2015.

The 2nd Annual Meeting was attended by the Chairman PCST/Editor-in-Chief Journal of Science, Technology and Development.

1st Regional Workshop on "Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development" United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on 06th August, 2015.

Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani, Chairman PCST, represented the country at Asian Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) at Bangkok, Thailand and delivered a lecture on "Contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development". Group photo with the Chief Guest, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, the Under-Secretary General UNESCAP & Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan.

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST)

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, the Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology visited Pakistan Council for Science and Technology on 28th July 2015 and chaired a meeting in the Committee Room of PCST. Chairman PCST gave a detailed presentation on the mandate and activities of PCST.

Consultative Workshops on "Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem Solving Research"

The Workshop held on 11th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

NORI PAEC First Symposium “Nanotheranostics 2015: A New Era of Nanotechnology”

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani Participated as a Chief Guest, presenting shield to Dr. Abida.

Third Journalism Agahi Awards

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani as a Guest of Honor presenting award of the Most Credible Anchor to Mr Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA's flagship current affair program 'Nadeem Malik Live, at the Third Journalism Agahi Awards Ceremony held on April 25, 2015 in Islamabad.

The Symposium on Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare

The Chairman PCST participated as a Guest of Honor and plenary speaker in the symposium on "Inegrative Medicine for Better Healthcare" held on April 15, 2015 in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi.

United Nations APCTT: The Third Asia-Pacific National Innovation System Forum

Panel discussion with question-answer session with participants over the two days of the program shared very rich and contrasting national perspectives on how developing countries are grappling with improving their National Innovation systems and foreshadowed the impending challenges that the global sustainable development agenda will place on the STI sector. The event held on 08-09 April 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sixth Consultative Workshop Policies for Creating Enabling Environment for Encouraging Problem-Solving Research

Dr. Tariq Bashir, Principal Research Officer, PCST speaking at the Workshop held on 9th April 2015 in the University of Karachi.

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman, PCST Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani as as a Guest of Honor, presenting certificate to one of the participants at the International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai, Jan 21-22

World Science Day 2014

Prof. Dr. Anwar Gilani receiving "Dr Z.A. Hashmi R & D Award" and Medal from Mr. Zahid Hamid, Minister for Science and Technology at the World Science Day, PSF, Islamabad on 10th Nov 2014

Chairman's Profile


Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani
Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science & Technology
Government of Pakistan
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Home University Affiliation: HEC Distinguished National Professor of Pharmacology
Dept. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aga Khan University
email: ahgilani5@gmail.com;

Profile Brief:

Prof. Anwar Gilani’s career is that of a distinguished Pharmacologist, combining novel discoveries and distinctive mentorship roles, who won merit scholarship from primary school to PhD. He obtained his BSc Agri (Hon)-Nutrition (1975) and MSc in Pharmacology (1978) with distinction from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and started his professional career in 1979 as a lecturer of Pharmacy at Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. After completing his PhD (Pharmacology) from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1985, Dr. Gilani returned home and joined the Aga Khan University as lecturer and rose to full Professor in 1997, through accelerated promotions, where he occupied multiple leadership positions which include, Vice Chair, Research and Graduate Studies, Director, PhD Program in Health Sciences and Chair, Board of Graduate Studies, in addition to overseas positions (Tandem Dean, College of Health Sciences at the Mekelle University, Ethiopia) before occupying his current position, Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology in Jan 2015. Prof. Gilani also occupies the positions of Adjunct Professor at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, and holds the title of HEC Distinguished National Professor, in addition to Visiting Professor at a couple of overseas Universities.

Based on broad based training and diversity of exposure (Agriculture/Nutrition/Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences), Prof. Gilani developed his expertise in the emerging field, functional foods (medicinal value of foods), and made breakthrough discoveries, with international recognition of his expertise. In his current position (Chairman, PCST), in addition to primary role to advise the Government on all policy matters on Science, Technology and Innovation, and maintaining data and awarding Productive Scientists of Pakistan, Prof. Gilani continues playing effective role in promoting the area of functional foods and started organizing a series of national level workshops on “Organic Food and Health- Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, which attracted huge interest of public and different stakeholders (details at PCST website; www.pcst.org.pk).

Prof. Gilani earned 3 Patents, is a co-editor of two WHO Books on Essential Medicine and published around 460 articles with cumulative IF around 700 and his research attracted high citations (~ 13,000) with an h-index of 61 based on Google scholar citation report. He supervised research of over 20 PhDs graduates, who occupied senior positions and majority of them, are playing leadership role (Head/Director/Dean) at national level and engaged in supervising graduate students research, while his 1st PhD trainee, who also happened to be his successor at BZ University, Multan rose to the level of Dean of Pharmacy Interim Vice Chancellor there.

Prof. Gilani occupied 1st National ranking in Pharmaceutical Sciences with the highest total of International Citations/Impact Factor. He is a Member, Editorial Boards of 10 journals of international repute and also invited/plenary speaker at 80 international symposia including International Union of Pharmacology Meetings.

Prof. Gilani is advisor to the WHO on Essential medicine and scientific advisor to International Foundation for Science. He won several national/international awards including two civil awards by the President of Pakistan (Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz), Boehringer International Research Award (Germany), Salam prize in Biology by TWAS, Italy, Ibn-Al-Haytham Prize in Science and Aga Hassan Abdi Gold Medals by Pakistan Academy of Science, National Book Foundation Award, by Government of Pakistan, HEC Life-Time Academic Achievements Award by the Government of Pakistan and Dr. ZA Hashmi Gold Medal by Pakistan Science Foundation. He is a Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Science and has been elected as the Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Science) in 2013.

Selected recent publications:

Books

  1. Bero L, Cranswick N, Fernandopulle R, Gilani AH, et al. (2007).The selection and use of essential medicines: 15th model list of essential medicines. World Health Organization Technical Report Series. (946): back cover, v-162.
  2. Al-Fannah JMA, Coelho H, Cranswick N, Gilani AH, et al. (2008). The selection and use of essential medicines: model list of essential medicines for children. World Health Organization Technical Report Series. (950): back cover, vii-174.

Review articles:

  1. Anwar F, Muhammad G, Hussain MA, Zengin G, Alkharfy KM, Ashraf M, Gilani AH. 2016. Capparis spinosa L.: A Plant with High Potential for Development of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals/Pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Pharmacology 12: 201-219; DOI: 10.3923/ijp.2016.201.219
  2. Khan AU, Gilani AH. 2015. Natural Products Useful in Respiratory Disorders: Focus on Side-Effect Neutralizing Combinations. Phytotherapy Research 29 (9), 1265-1285; DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5380
  3. Ahmed T. Gilani AUH , Abdollahi M, Daglia M, Nabavi SM. 2015. Berberine and neurodegeneration: a review of literature. Pharmacological Reports 67(5):970-9; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pharep.2015.03.002
  4. Muhammad G, Hussain MA, Anwar F, Ashraf M, Gilani AH. 2015. Alhagi: A Plant Genus Rich in Bioactives for Pharmaceuticals. Phytotherapy Research 19(1): 1-13; DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5222
  5. Ahmed T, Gilani AH. 2014. Therapeutic potential of Turmeric in Alzheimer’s disease: curcumin or curcuminoids? Phytotherapy Research 28 (4) 517-25; DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5030
  6. Hussain AI, Rathore HA, Abdur-Sattar MZ, Chatha SAS, Sarker SD, Gilani AH. 2014. Citrullus colocynthis L. Schrad (Bitter apple fruit): A review of its phytochemistry, pharmacology, traditional uses and nutritional potential. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155(1): 54-66; doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.06.011.
  7. Sahib NG, Anwar F, Gilani AH, Hamid AA, Saari N, Al-Kharfy KM. 2013. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.): A potential source of high-value components for functional foods and nutraceuticals- A review. Phytotherapy Research 27(10):1439-56; DOI: 10.1002/ptr.4897.
  8. Ghanbari R, Anwar F, Alkharfy KM, Gilani AH, Saari N (2012). Valuable Nutrients and Functional Bioactives in Different Parts of Olive (Olea europaea L.) - A Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2012, 13(3), 3291-3340; doi:10.3390/ijms13033291
  9. Ali A, Gilani AH (2007) Medicinal value of ginger with focus on its use in nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. International Journal of Food Properties 10: 269-278.
  10. Anwar F, Latif S, Ashraf M, Gilani AH, 2007. Moringa oleifera: a food plant with multiple medicinal uses. Phytotherapy Research 21:17-25. (388 citations).
    http://theenergizedbody.com/wpcontent/uploads/2012/06/ multiplemedicalpurposes1.pdf
  11. Carpenter DO, El-Qaderi S, Fayzieva D, Gilani AH, Hambartsumyan A, Herz K, Isobaev M, Kasymov O, Kudyakov R, Majitova Z, Mamadov E, Nemer L, Revich B, Stege P, Suk W, Upshur R, Yilmaz B, Zaineh K (2006). Children’s Environmental Health in Central Asia and the Middle East. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 12: 362-368.
  12. Gilani AH, Atta-ur-Rahman (2005). Trends in Ethnopharmacology. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 100 (1-2): 43-49 (attracted over 350 citations and ranked 3rd amongst the top 25 articles of the journal, survey by Science Direct).

Research Papers:

  1. Jamshed H, Gilani AH, Sultan FT, Amin F, Arslan J, Ghani S, and Masroor M. Almond supplementation reduces serum uric acid in coronary artery disease patients: A randomized controlled trial. Nutrition Journal, 2016 15(1):77. DOI: 10.1186/s12937-016-0195-4
  2. Palla AH, Iqbal NA, Minhas K, Gilani AH . 2016. Flaxseed extract exhibits mucosal protective effect in acetic acid induced colitis in mice by modulating cytokines, antioxidant and antiinflammatory mechanisms. International Immunopharmacology 38:153–166; doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2016.04.043; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567576916301862
  3. Arshad U, Bashir S, Rehman NU, Janbaz KH, Yaqub T, Gilani AH . 2016. Dual inhibition of Ca+2 influx and Phosphodiesterase enzyme provides scientific base for the medicinal use of Chrozophora prostrata Dalz. in respiratory disorders. Phytotherapy Research 30(6):1010-5, doi: 10.1002/ptr.5610.
  4. Bukhari IA, Gilani AH , Meo SA, Saeed A 2016. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet activities of Buddleja crispa. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016; 16(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1021-4
  5. Arayne MS, Sultana N, Shehnaz H,, Mandukhail SUR, Gilani AH , Haider A. 2016. Antihistaminic and other Biological Activities of 2-methylpropanamide and Benzamide Derivatives of Carboxyterfenadine. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.01.004
  6. Khan AU, Ali S, Gilani AH. 2017. Antispasmodic, bronchodilator, vasorelaxant and cardiosuppressant effects of Buxus papillosa. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 17:54; DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-1558-x
  7. Amin F, Islam N, Anila N, Gilani AH. 2015. Clinical efficacy of the co-administration of turmeric and black seeds (Kalongi) in metabolic syndrome - A double blind randomized controlled trial- TAK-MetS Trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.01.008
  8. Palla AH, Khan NA, Bashir S, Rehman N, Iqbal J, Gilani AH. 2015. Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Linum usitatissimum (Flaxseed) in infectious and non-infectious diarrhea. Journal of Ethnopharmacology160: 61-68: DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.11.030.
  9. Jamshed H, Gilani AH. 2014. Almonds inhibit dyslipidemia and vascular dysfunction in rats through multiple pathways. Journal of Nutrition 144(11):1768-74; doi:10.3945/jn.114.198721.
  10. Amin A, Mehmood MH, Siddiqui BS, Khatoon, Gilani AH. Co-administration of Black seeds and Turmeric shows enhanced efficacy in preventing metabolic syndrome in fructose-fed rats. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology published online; DOI: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000000179
  11. Jamshed H, Arsalan J, Gilani AH. Cholesterol-cholate-butterfat diet offers multi-organ dysfunction in rats. Lipids in Health and Disease 2014, 13:194;http://www.lipidworld.com/content/13/1/194
  12. Bukhari IA, Alhumayyd MS, Mahesar AL, Gilani AH 2013. The analgesic and anticonvulsant effects of piperine in mice. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 64 (6): 789-794
  13. Amin F, Gilani AH. Fiber-free white flour with fructose offers a better model of metabolic syndrome. Lipids in Health and Disease 2013, 12:44;doi:10.1186/1476-511X-12-44
  14. Khan H, Saeed M, Gilani AH, Muhammad N, Haq IU, Ashraf N, Rehman NU, Haleemi A. Antipyretic and Anticonvulsant Activity of Polygonatum verticillatum: Comparison of Rhizomes and Aerial Parts.Phytotherapy Research 2013, 27(3):468-71.
  15. Khan M, Subhan F, Khan AU, Abbas M, Ali G, Rauf K, Gilani AH. 2013. Nature cures nature: Hypericum perforatum attenuates physical withdrawal signs in opium dependent rats. Pharmaceutical Biology DOI: 10.3109/13880209.2013.854811
  16. Gilani AH, Rehman NU, Mehmood H, AlKharfy KM. 2013; Species differences in the antidiarrheal and antispasmodic activities of Lepidium sativum and insight into underlying mechanisms. Phytotherapy Research 27: 1086-1094;doi: 10.1002/ptr.4819.
  17. Aqeel Y, Iqbal J, Siddiqui R, Gilani AH, Khan NA. Anti-Acanthamoebic properties of resveratrol and demethoxycurcumin. Experimental Parasitology 2012; 132(4):519-23.
  18. Palla AH, Khan RA, Gilani AH, Marra F (2012) Over prescription of antibiotics for adult pharyngitis is prevalent in developing countries but can be reduced using McIsaac modification of Centor scores: a cross-sectional study BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012; 24;12(1):70.
  19. Khan A, Khan SR, Gilani AH (2012) Studies on the in vitro and in vivo antiurolithic activity of Holarrhena antidysenterica. Urological Research DOI 10.1007/s00240-012-0483-1
  20. Siddiqi HS, Mehmood MH, Rehman NU, Gilani AH (2012). Studies on the antihypertensive and antidyslipidemic activities of Viola odorata leaves extract. Lipids in Health and Disease 10;11(1):6.
  21. Zaidi SF, Muhammad JS, Shahryar S, Usmanghani K, Gilani AH, Jafri W, Sugiyama T (2012) Anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects of selected Pakistani medicinal plants in Helicobacter pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 141(1):403-10;
  22. Khan H, Saeed M, Gilani AU, Khan MA, Khan I, Ashraf N (2011). Antinociceptive Activity of Aerial Parts of Polygonatum verticillatum: Attenuation of Both Peripheral and Central Pain Mediators. Phytotherapy Research. 25(7):1024-30. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3369.
  23. Ahmed T, Gilani AH (2011). Comparative study on curcuminoids for their effect on inflammatory and apoptotic gene expression in rat model of Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research 1400:1-18.
  24. Mehmood H, Aziz N, Ghayyur MN, Gilani AH (2011). Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Psyllium husk (Ispaghula) in constipation and diarrhea. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 56:1460-1471.
  25. Bashir S, Gilani AH (2011) Antiurolithic effect of berberine is mediated through multiple pathways. European Journal of Pharmacology 651: 168-175. doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2010.10.076
  26. Ahmed T, Gilani AH, Hosseinmardi N, Semnanian S, Enam SA, Fathollahi Y. (2011) Curcuminoids rescue LTP impaired by amyloid peptide in rat hippocampal slices. Synapse 65:572-582.
  27. Ahmed T, Enam SA, Gilani AH (2010) Curcuminoids enhance memory in amyloid infused model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience 169: 1296-1306
  28. Jafar, TH, Islam M, Hatcher J, Hashmi S, Bux R, Khan A, Poulter N, Badruddin S, Chaturvedi N, Jafary F, Hameed A, Khan A, Gilani A, Zaidi S, Syed N, Jessani S, Qadri Z, Cosgrove P (2010).Community based lifestyle intervention for blood pressure reduction in children and young adults in developing country: cluster randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal 340:c2641; doi:10.1136/bmj.c2641
  29. Khan H, Saeed M, Gilani AU,Khan MA, Dar A, Khan I. (2010). The antinociceptive activity of Polygonatum verticillatum rhizomes in pain models. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 127:521-527.
  30. Hussain AI, Anwar F, Nigam PS, Ashraf M, Gilani AH (2010). Seasonal variation in content, chemical composition and antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of essential oils from four Mentha species. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90(11):1827-1836.
  31. Mandukhail SUR, Aziz N, Gilani AH (2010). Studies on antidyslipidemic effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit, leaves and root extracts. Lipids in Health and Disease 9(1):88; PMID: 20727145.
  32. Mahmood MH, Gilani AH (2010). Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of black pepper and piperine in gastrointestinal disorders. Journal of Medicinal Foods 13 (5): 1086-1096.
  33. Ahmed T, *Gilani AH (2009). Inhibitory effect of curcuminoids on acetylcholinesterase activity and attenuation of scopolamine-induced amnesia may explain medicinal use of turmeric in Alzheimer’s disease. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour 91: 554-559 (attracted over 100 citations so far and ranked amongst top 25 articles of the Journal, based on Science Direct).
  34. Qidwai W, Hamza HB, Qureshi R, Gilani AH (2009). Effectiveness, safety and tolerability of Nigella sativa (Kalonji) seed extract on lipid levels, blood sugar, blood pressure and body weight in adults: Results of a randomized double blind controlled trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 15 (50): doi:10.1089/acm.2008.0367
  35. Aziz N, Mahmood MH, Mandukhal SR, Bashir S, Raoof S, *Gilani AH (2009). Antihypertensive, antioxidant, antidyslipidemic and endothelial modulating activities of a poly-herbal formulation (POL-10). Vascular Pharmacology 50: 57-64. (ranked amongst top 25 articles of the journal, survey by Science Direct).
  36. Shah AJ, *Gilani AH (2009). Blood pressure lowering and vascular modulator effects of Acorus calamus extract are mediated through multiple pathways. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 54: 38-46.
  37. *Gilani AH, Shah AJ, Zubair A, Khalid S, Kiani J, Ahmed A, Rasheed M, Ahmed VU (2009) Chemical composition and mechanisms underlying the spasmolytic and bronchodilatory properties of the essential oil of Nepeta cataria L. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 121: 405-411.
  38. Aziz N, Mahmood MH, Siddiqi HS, Mandukhal SR, Saqib F, Maan W, Gilani AH (2009). Antihypertensive, antidyslipidemic and endothelial modulating activities of Orchis mascula. Hypertension Research 32(11): 997-1003.
  39. Gilani AH, Khan A, Raoof M, Jabeen Q, Ghayur MN, Siddiqui BS, Vohra W (2008) Gastrointestinal, selective airways and urinary bladder relaxant effects of Hyoscymus niger are mediated through dual blockade of muscarinic receptors and Ca++ influx. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology 22: 87-99.
  40. Ghayur MN, *Gilani AH, Ahmed T, Khalid A, Nawaz SA,  Agbedahunsi JM,  Choudhary MI, Houghton PJ (2008) Muscarinic, Ca++ antagonist and specific butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of dried ginger extract might explain its use in dementia. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology60: 1375-1383.
  41. Taqvi SIH, Shah AJ, *Gilani AH (2008). Blood pressure lowering and vasomodulator effects of piperine. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 52(5): 452-458.
  42. Ghayur MN, *Gilani AH, Janssen LJ (2008). Ginger attenuates acetylcholine-induced contraction and Ca2+ signaling in murine airway smooth muscle cells. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 86(5): 264-271.
  43. Bukhari IA, Khan RA, Gilani AH, Shah AJ, Hussain J, Ahmad VU. 2007. The analgesic, anti-inflammatory and calcium antagonist potential of Tanacetum artemisioides. Archives of Pharmacal Research 30: 303-312.
  44. Nisar M, Adzu B, Inamullah K, Bashir A, Ihsan A, Gilani AH (2007) Antinociceptive and antipyretic activities of the Zizyphus oxyphylla Edgew. Leaves Phytotherapy Research 21: 693-695.
  45. Rohra DK, Gilani AH, Memon IK, Perven G, Khan MT, Zafar H, Ahuja RK (2006) Critical evaluation of the claims made by pharmaceutical companies in drug promotional material in Pakistan. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 9: 50-59.
  46. Khan A, Gilani AH (2006). Selective bronchodilatory effect of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) and its flavonoid, chrysoeriol. European Journal of Nutrition 45: 463-469
  47. Ghayur, MN, Gilani AH (2006). Species differences in the prokinetic effects of ginger. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 57: 65-73.
  48. Choudhary MI, Nawaz SA, Zaheer-ul-Haq, Azim MK, Ghayur MN, Lodhi MA, Jalil S, Khalid A, Ahmed A, Rode , Atta-ur-Rahman, Gilani AH, Ahmad VU (2005). Juliflorine: a potent natural peripheral anionic-site- binding inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase with calcium-channel blocking potential, a leading candidate for Alzheimer’s disease therapy. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 332: 1171-1179.
  49. Ghayur, MN, Gilani, AH (2005) Ginger lowers blood pressure through blockade of voltage-dependent calcium channels. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 45, 74-80.
  50. Ghayur MN and Gilani AH (2005) Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Ginger in gastrointestinal disorders. Digestive Diseases and Sciences50: 1889-1897.
  51. Butt ZA, Gilani, AH, Nanan, D, Sheikh AL, White, F (2005). Quality of Pharmacies in Pakistan: A Cross-sectional Survey. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 17:307-313
  52. Rohra DK, Sharif H, Zuberi H, Ghayur MN, Gilani AH (2005) Acidosis-induced relaxation of human mammary artery is due to activation of ATP-sensitive potassium channels. European Journal of Pharmacology 514: 175-181
  53. Ghayur MN, Gilani AH, Afridi MB, Houghton PJ (2005). Cardiovascular effects of ginger aqueous extract and its phenolic constituents are mediated through multiple pathways. Vascular Pharmacology 43(4): 234-241.
  54. Gilani AH, Shah AJ, Ghayur MN, Majeed K (2005). Pharmacological basis for the use of turmeric in gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders. Life Sciences 76: 3089-3105. (ranked amongst top 25 articles of the journal, survey by Science Direct).

Book Chapters:

  1. Anwar, F., Abbas, A., Alkharfy, K.M., Gilani, A.-u., 2016. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) Oils. In: Preedy, V.R. (Ed.), Essential Oils in Food Preservation, Flavor and Safety. Academic Press, pp. 295–301.ISBN: 9780124166417;
  2. Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani, Teferi Gedif 2015. Pharmaceutical Pricing in Ethiopia. Pharmaceutical Prices in the 21st Century, Springer; ISBN: 978-3-319-12168-0 (Print) 978-3-319-12169-7 (Online); DOI10.1007/978-3-319-12169-7_5;
  3. Babar ZUD, Jamshed S, Malik A, Gilani AH (2013). The pharmaceutical industry, intellectual property rights and access to medicines in Pakistan. In: Lofgren, H & Williams, O (eds) The New Political Economy of Drugs: Production, Innovation and TRIPS in the Global South, Palgrave MacMillan, Hamshire, pp. 167-184.
  4. Anwar A, Ahmad N, Alkharfy KM, Gilani AH (2013). Mugwort (Artemisia anua L.) Essential Oil. In: Essential Oils in Food Production, Preservation, Flavour and Safety, Victor Preedy (editor), Kings College, London (in press).
  5. Bashir S, Khan NA, Gilani AH. Physiology of Citrate Handling by the Kidney. In Urolithiasis:  Basic science and clinical practice, J Talati, HG Tiselius, D Albala, Z Ye (eds); DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4387-1_21, © Springer-Verlag London 2013.
  6. Gilani AH, Khan AU (2010) Medicinal value of novel combination of cholinergic and calcium antagonist constituents in olive. Chapter 89, In: Olives and Olive Oil in Health and Disease Prevention. Academic Press-Elsevier, Victor R. Preedy and Ronald Ross Watson (editors), pp. 835-843,
  7. Gilani AH, Khan, A (2009) Herbs used to treat respiratory disorders other than infections. Chapter 15, In: P K Mukherjee and P Houghton (ed) Evaluation of Herbal Medicinal Products [Perspectives of Quality, Safety and Efficacy] Pharmaceutical Press, London, pp. 203-214.
  8. Malik, F, Hussain, S., Dil, A.S., Hannan A and Gilani AH (2005). Islamic Republic of Pakistan., Chapter 22, In: WHO Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Map volume), Editors: C.K. Ong, G. Bodeker, C. Grundy, G. Burford, K. Shein, World Health Organization, Geneva, pp. 165-169.

 

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