Prof. Shazia Anjum obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi University, Pakistan, where she received her PhD in 2000 under the great tutelage of Prof. Dr. Atta‐ur Rahman. She has authored and co‐authored more than 100 research papers, a US  patent, has edited 03 books and has published 02 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 experienced medicinal and natural product chemist. As recognition of her contributions to science she has been awarded with 2 International awards from 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 IAS Fellow in 2016.