Prof. Shazia Anjum earned her PhD in organic chemistry from H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi University, Pakistan in 2000, under the tutelage of Prof. Dr. Atta‐ur Rahman. She has authored and co‐authored more than 115 research papers, a US patent, has edited eight books and has published two chapters in international books.

She has accomplished the synthesis of several naturally occurring aminoglycosides ‐ that can be used as antibiotics. Dozens of students have completed their MS degrees under her supervision and couple of others are pursing for their PhD degrees. Presently, she is the Professor of the Chemistry Department and the Director of Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. She is an experienced medicinal and natural product chemist. As recognition of her contributions to science she has been awarded with 2 International awards from the Ministry of Culture and Education, Spain and Third World Academy of Sciences Young Chemist Award, Italy. She is also the recipient of several national awards.

She was elected as an IAS Fellow in 2016.