Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University (1968). He has 910 publications in several fields of organic chemistry including 701 research publications, 27 international patents, 117 books and 65 chapters in books published largely by major U.S. and European presses. He is the Editor-in-Chief of 12 European Chemistry journals and the Editor of Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, 37 volumes of which have been published by Elsevier Science Publishers (Netherlands) under his editorship during the last two decades. 76 students have completed their Ph.D degrees under his supervision.