The award was given during the AFRO-ASIA Workshop on Advanced Topics in Chemistry, held on June 13 to 17, 2011 at TWAS Regional Office for Central and South Asia (TWAS-ROCASSA) at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. Dr. Yousuf was selected for this honor from over 30 oral presentations of scientists of 10 regional countries.
Dr Yousuf as an Assistant Professor is working at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi University, according to ICCBS spokesman. She is among very few chemists of Pakistan working on Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction technique.
KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddqui, former Chairman of Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and Director ICCBS Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary have congratulated Dr Yousuf on her achievement.