Faculty Profile

Dr. Syed Tasadaque A. Shah

Associate Professor

Contact Member

E-mail : tasadaque.shah@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4684


Dr Tasadaque has 24 years of experience; he is highly skilled, problem solving teacher and a synthetic organic and medicinal chemist and an administrator. He got BSc from SALU Khairpur, MSc from QAU Islamabad, and achieved DAAD Scholarship in year 2000 from Germany and he achieved PhD in 2003 from the University of Tuebingen Germany with “Magna Cum Laude” means “with great honor”, under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Voelter. Prof. Voelter was Pakistan’s great supporter, the government of Pakistan acknowledged his services by awarding him two highest civil awards, Hilal-i-Pakistan and Sitara-i-Pakistan and a research complex at Karachi University is named after him. https://www.dawn.com/news/1238921 Dr Tasadaque worked seven years at School of Pharmacy and School of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin and is author and co-author of more than 49 peer-reviewed publications such as two Nature (IF 50), a Science (IF 47) and a Cell Metabolism (IF 27) etc., total Impact Factor approximately 290 and Citation Factor around, 5600 on Google Scholar and around 4650 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Syed_Shah108, and in web of Science (Publons) is around 10000 https://publons.com/researcher/4168994/syed-tasadaque-ali-shah/ (visible with login). He presented his novel research work in national and international conferences worldwide. Due to his extraordinary research work, he is one of the topmost cited and impact factor Sindhi Scientist. Most interestingly in 2004, he developed an efficient method for the synthesis of peptide aldehyde libraries employed in the discovery of reversible SARS corona virus main protease inhibitors. These compounds can be treated as a potent drug against the harmful disease such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) corona virus COVID19. These results are published in ChemBioChem 2006 see publications list below. One most important example of his publications as a co-author is “Beta-2 adrenergic receptor-Gs protein complex” published in Nature in 2011 with Nobel Laureate Prof Brian Kobilka, this publication played a crucial role in the Contribution in Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Contribution of Dr Tasadaque to this extraordinary work was recognized by Prof Brian Kobilka in his Nobel Prize award lecture. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2012/kobilka/lecture/ (at 31 minutes).


Degree From Major Year
PhD Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tuebingen, Germany Organic Chemistry 2003
MSc Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Organic Chemistry 1998


# Title Year
1 Syntheses and Biological Evaluation of the Selective Inhibitors of 17beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase and Novel Tubulin-Binding Agents: Potential New Drugs for Cancer Treatment 2022


# Title Year
1 Alumni Member of Alumni Association Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 2018
2 Alumni Member of German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Germany 2006
3 Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) USA 2014
4 Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland 2015


# Title Organization Year
1 NRPU 2021 funding for Synthesis of Anticancer Compounds HEC Pakistan 2021
2 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2008) Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), Ireland 2005
3 PhD scholarship award German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Germany 2000
4 M.Phil. /Ph.D. merit scholarship HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi 1998