Dr. Amer Ikram holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. He is a Registered Biosafety Professional from the American Biological Safety Association, a Biosafety Professional from the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research (UK), and an IFBA Certified Professional. He was awarded FRCP by the Royal College of Edinburgh, FRCPath by the Royal College of Pathologists in London, and a Fellowship in Public Health from Royal Colleges UK in 2018. He was also recently elected as a Fellow in the Pakistan Academy of Sciences. He is the President of the Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA), Ex-President of the Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society (MMIDSP), Higher Education Commission Focal Point of Expertise for Medical Research, and Convener of Microbiology Pakistan Health Research Council. Dr. Ikram is currently the Executive Director of the National Institute of Health Pakistan.