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Pakistan-born molecular biologist Dr. Asifa Akhtar to be awarded research Leibniz Prize

Pakistan-born molecular biologist Dr. Asifa Akhtar has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Leibniz Prize, Germany’s most esteemed research award.

She is among 10 scientists who have been selected for this important prize for 2021.

The award includes €2.5 million in prize money.

Dr. Akhtar has been chosen for her groundbreaking cell-biological work on the mechanisms of epigenetic gene regulation.

Dr. Akhtar works for Germany’s Max Planck Society.

She was its first international female vice president for the biology and medicine section.

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