Dr. Rashida Rahmat Zohra, is a biotechnologist with specialization in Industrial Biotechnology. Her research interests is to develop biotech based solutions and commercialization of biological research. She has been associated with Institute of Research Promotion (IRP), Lahore, as In-charge of Invention to Innovation Summit and leads it’s all annual activities. Currently, she is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology at Jinnah University for Women, Karachi and has been given additional charge of Deputy Director of Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC).
Apart from outstanding academic record, the nominee has research publications in internationally reputed journals with Impact Factor and has novel proteins and genomic sequences submitted to UniProtKb and GenBank, respectively. She has recently been awarded 5.3 million PKR Research Grant from Higher Education Commission, HEC (Technology Development Fund-TDF), Pakistan.
She advocates industry-academia linkages, research and entrepreneurship at academic institutions and assists various industrially driven tech projects from IRP platform.