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About the Prize

The Mustafa Prize is a top science and technology award granted to the top researchers and scientists of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states biennially.

The Mustafa Prize seeks to encourage education and research and is set to play the pioneering role in developing regional relations between science and technology institutions working in the OIC member countries. It also aims to improve scientific relation between academics and researchers in order to facilitate the growth and perfection of science in the OIC member states.

The Prize is awarded in four categories, namely “Life Science and Medical Sciences”, “Nano Science and Nanotechnologies”,
“The Information and Communication Science and Technologies”, and “Top Scientific Achievement in other fields”.

The laureates in each section will be awarded 500,000 USD which is financed through the endowments made to the Prize. The winners will also be adorned with a special medal and certificate.

The Mustafa Prize started its job in 2013. The Policy making Council of the Prize which is tasked with supervising various procedures of the event is comprised of high-profile universities and academic centers of OIC member states. The prize will be granted to the works which are deemed to have improved the human life and have made tangible and cutting-edge innovations on the boundaries of science or have presented new scientific methodology.
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Nobelists on Mustafa
Prize: Thomas Südhof

Thomas Christian Südhof (born December 22, 1955) is a German-American biochemist well known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and by courtesy in Neurology, and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is the co-awardee of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with James Rothman and Randy Schekman) for work on vesicle trafficking. More about Prof. Südhof on ...

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Nobelists on Mustafa
Prize: Randy Schekman

Randy Wayne Schekman (born December 30, 1948) is a Nobel Prize-winning American cell biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and former editor-in-chief of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he was announced as the editor of eLife, a new high-profile open-access journal published by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust launching in 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. Schekman shared the 2013 Nobel ...

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An Interview with
President of IDB

The Branding Committee of the Mustafa (PbUH) Prize interviewed Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Madani after the third Policy Making Council Meeting on October 1st 2014 via Skype. 1. How does IDB help the advancement of Science in OIC member states? IDB has several platforms in promoting advancement in Science in the OIC Member States. These platforms are as follows: i.IDB Prize in S&T 3 prizes worth USD 100,000 each, awarded annually. These prizes show the bank’s recognition of the achievements ...

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I am optimistic
about the future of science in Muslim world

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, the prominent Pakistani scientist says he believes that the establishment of Mustafa Prize can be a turning point in leading Muslim scientists toward a more effective cooperation and fruitful competition. “Prizes in the field of science are of great importance for improvement of our scientific capabilities, and can facilitate the research processes for our scientists.” The world’s leading researcher in the field of organic chemistry added. Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman that more than 900 of his papers have been published ...

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