Athar Ata

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Athar Ata


  • Biodiversity
  • Forestry
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry; Pharmaceuticals
Areas of Expertise:
  • Chemical Education
  • Indigenous Medicinal Plants
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Dr. Athar Ata is a professor chemistry at The University of Winnipeg. He obtained his PhD in 1996 from the University of Karachi in Pakistan, and completed postdoctoral studies at both The Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, and Florida Atlantic University.

Ata's main research interests are the isolation of new pharmaceutical agents from marine organisms, microorganisms and traditional medicinal plants, as well as the biosynthesis of natural products and microbial transformations of bioactive natural products.

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