Post Doctorate 2009 Umea University, Sweden
Ph.D 2002 Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan (under DAAD Sandwich Programme)

Research Interests

  1. Synthesis of Heterocyclic compounds of medicinal interest.
  2. Design and Synthesis of small inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
  3. Development of new methods for heterocyclic compounds.
  4. Supra-molecular Chemistry: Special emphasis on the development of Pharmaceutical
    Co-crystals and Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs).
  5. Nano particles catalyzed photo degradation of polyethylene to reduce polyethylene waste.


  1. Research Productivity Award-2011, conferred by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Pakistan
  2. Research Productivity Award-2012, conferred by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Pakistan
  3. Recognized as Scientist in the Directory Productive Scientists of Pakistan, 2007 and 2011 published by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Pakistan

Selected Publications

1. Synthesis of chiral building blocks for cephalostatin analogues: U.Yunus, R.Iqbal and E.Winterfeldt, J.Heterocyclic Chem. 42 (1) , 1079, 2005.

2. 2-Phenyl-4H-thiazolo[3,2-a][1,3,5]-triazine-4-thione: U.Yunus, M.K.Tahir, M.H.Bhatti, S.Ali and M.Helliwell, ActaCrystal.E, 63(9), o3690, 2007.

3. Studies on - Bromination of ketone in hydrindane ring system: U.Yunus and E.Winterfeldt ,J.Chin.Chem.Soc.,54 , 1087 , 2007.

4. 2-(4-Amino-5-thioxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-ylmethyl)isoindoline-1,3-dione, U.Yunus, M.K.Tahir, M.H.Bhatti, N.Yousaf and M.Helliwell, Acta Cryst.,E64,o476,2008.

5. 2-Substituted-4H-[1,3]thiazolo[3,2-a][1,3,5]triazine-4-thiones: Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Antifungal Activity, S.Saeed, N.Rashid, P.G.Jones and U.Yunus, J.Heterocycl.Chem.,47, 908, 2010.

6. Synthesis, spectroscopic characterisation and X-ray analysis of regioisomeric1,3,5-trisubstituted pyrazoles, UzmaYunus, RukhsanaKauser, Moazzam H. Bhatti , Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq , Wai-Yeung Wong,Journal of Molecular Structure , 995, 173–180 (2011).

7. Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Investigations of Isoniazide and its analog with ds.DNA at physiological pH: Evaluation of biological activity: NasimaArshad, UzmaYunus, Shumaila Razzaque, Maliha Khan, Samreen Saleem, Bushra Mirza, Naghmana Rashid, Eur.J.Med.Chem., 2012,47, 452-461

8. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activity of Novel Schiff And Mannich Bases of 3-(N-phthalimidomethyl)-4-amino-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione, Uzma Yunus, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Naima Rahman, Nosheen Mussarat, Shazia Asghar and Bilal Masood, Journal of Chemistry, 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/638520 .

9. Isoniazid Cocrystals with antioxidant hydroxybenzoic acids, Syed Muddasir Ali Mashadi,Uzma Yunus, Moazzam H. Bhatti,Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Journal of Molecular, Structure,1076,446-452,(2014).

10. Synthesis, Characterization and Thermal Studies of Poly (4-Vinylpyridine) Composites of Rare Earth Metal Salts, Abida Khan, Rehana Rashid, Majid Hussain, Uzma Yunus, Atiya Zahra, Sad Ullah Mir and Ghulam Murtaza, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s13369-015-1592-2 (2015).

11. Synthesis, characterization and in vitro evaluation of methotrexate conjugated fluorescent carbon nanoparticles as drug delivery system for human lung cancer targeting, Muhammad Ajmal, Uzma Yunus, Abdul Matin, Noaman Ul Haq, J. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. Available online 9 September (2015), In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.09.006.

12. Synthesis, Characterization, Solubility and Stability studies of Hydrate Cocrystal of Antitubercular Isoniazid with Antioxidant and anti-bacterial Protocatechuic acid, Syed Muddassir Ali Mashhadi, Uzma Yunus, Moazzam H. Bhatti, Imtiaz Ahmed, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1117 17,21, (2016).