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 Chief Guest introduced the Chairman to the Governor of the Punjab.

“Pakistan National Cleantech Innovation Competition” Award distribution ceremony at Islamabad on 14th October, 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) from 13th – 14th August, 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-ul-Hassan Gilani, S.I. the 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”

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.

One-day National Workshops on “Potential of Value Addition and Health Benefits of Indigenous Herbal Wealth and Functional Foods”

The Workshop held on 17th June 2015 in Islamabad at Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

One-day 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

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani 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 launching ceremony of National Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event "DICE 2015" was held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on 29 Jan 2015.

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani inaugurating the Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event, DICE-2015.

The launching ceremony of National Mega Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event titled "DICE 2015" was held at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on 29 Jan 2015.

Chairman PCST, Prof. Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani addressing the inaugural session of the DICE 2015 Event.

The International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dubai

Chairman, PCST Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilanias 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-ul-Hasan 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

Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani

His profile:

Prof. Gilani’s career is that of a distinguished Pharmacologist, combining novel discoveries and distinctive mentorship roles and sound record of academic leadership, who won merit scholarship from primary school to PhD. Born, raised and obtained secondary school education in a small village of Faisalabad, Dr. Gilani obtained his university education (FSc., BSc (Hon) and MSc (Hon) in Pharmacology (1978) with distinction) from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

He started his professional career as a Lecturer (Pharmacy), at the Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan, where he stayed till 1986 (including study leave for his PhD from University of Sydney in 1985). He joined the Aga Khan University as a Senior Instructor 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 external positions including Tandem Dean, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (part of his sabbatical leave) and the Founding President, Pakistan Chapter of International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research. Prof. Gilani also occupies the positions of Adjunct Professor at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi and HEC Distinguished National Professor.

Prof. Gilani earned 3 Patents, is a co-editor of two WHO Books on Essential Medicine and published around 350 articles with cumulative IF around 700. Prof. Gilani supervised research of 20 PhDs and over 25 M.Phil graduates, who occupied important position and majority of them, are playing leadership role (Head, Pharmacology) at national level.  Prof. Gilani’s work attracted high citations (over 8400 with an h-index of 48 based on Google scholar citation report).

Prof. Gilani occupied 1st National ranking in the field of Health Sciences with the highest total of International Citations/Impact Factor. He is a Member, Editorial Boards of 10 journals of international repute He has been invited/plenary speaker at 70 international symposia including at International Union of Pharmacology (IUPHAR) meetings.

Prof. Gilani has been serving as advisor to the WHO on Essential medicine and also 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-Imitaz), Salam prize in Biology by TWAS, Italy, Ibn-Al-Hayatham Prize in Science and Aga Hassan Abidi Gold Medals by Pakistan Academy of Science, Dr. ZA Hashmi award by Pakistan Science Foundation and Boehringer International Research Award (Germany). The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan awarded him the title of Distinguished National Professor in 2004 and Life-Time Academic Achievements Award in 2011. He is a Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Fellow and Scientific Secretary of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences as well as Fellow of TWAS-The World Academy of Sciences for Advancement of Science in Developing countries.

Prof. Gilani’s research focuses mainly on using indigenous natural products for drug discovery and development and has made novel discoveries. He made a breakthrough discovery demonstrating himbacine (a plant-derived drug), as a prototype of novel cardio-selective antimuscarinic agents, which earned him Boehringer International Research Award in 1988. His recent contributions on the medicinal value of food and dietary supplements providing scientific basis for their effectiveness in raised blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, kidney stones, constipation, diarrhea, hepatitis, asthma and Alzhemier’s disease are attracting high citations particuarly on some of the popular herbs like,Olives, Blackseeds/Kalonji, Almonds, Turmeric, Ispaghol and Ginger. His reseaerch and review articles on a popular functional food (Moringa) has attracted the attention of scientific community and herbal drug industry (over 100 yearly citations in recent years). In his publications, he highlighted the novel contributions of a world famous Scholar and Physician (Ibn-i-Sina) by including the historical postal stamp issued by Pakistan Post in 1966, projecting the image of Ibn-i-Sina and herbal wealth, which also occcupied 1st place in the series of postal stamp published in its bulletin by the British Pharmacology Society projecting the image of famous scholars of the past.

Selected recent publications:


  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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Jamshed H, Arsalan J, Gilani AH. Cholesterol-cholate-butterfat diet offers multi-organ dysfunction in rats. Lipids in Health and Disease 2014, 13:194;
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Aqeel Y, Iqbal J, Siddiqui R, Gilani AH, Khan NA. Anti-Acanthamoebic properties of resveratrol and demethoxycurcumin. Experimental Parasitology 2012; 132(4):519-23.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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;
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Ahmed T, Enam SA, Gilani AH (2010) Curcuminoids enhance memory in amyloid infused model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience 169: 1296-1306
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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).
  28. 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
  29. 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).
  30. 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.
  31. *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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Taqvi SIH, Shah AJ, *Gilani AH (2008). Blood pressure lowering and vasomodulator effects of piperine. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 52(5): 452-458.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Khan A, Gilani AH (2006). Selective bronchodilatory effect of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) and its flavonoid, chrysoeriol. European Journal of Nutrition 45: 463-469
  41. Ghayur, MN, Gilani AH (2006). Species differences in the prokinetic effects of ginger. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 57: 65-73.
  42. 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.
  43. Ghayur, MN, Gilani, AH (2005) Ginger lowers blood pressure through blockade of voltage-dependent calcium channels. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 45, 74-80.
  44. Ghayur MN and Gilani AH (2005) Pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Ginger in gastrointestinal disorders. Digestive Diseases and Sciences50: 1889-1897.
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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.
  48. 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. Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani, Teferi Gedif 2015. Pharmaceutical Pricing in Ethiopia. Pharmaceutical Prices in the 21st Century, Editor, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar Springer; ISBN: 978-3-319-12168-0 (Print) 978-3-319-12169-7 (Online); DOI10.1007/978-3-319-12169-7_5;
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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,
  6. 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.
  7. 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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