Dr. Faisal Khan, earned a Masters and a Doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2013, where he also went to the Saïd Business School. Since then, he has founded Peshawar 2.0 (P2); a movement of young techies, creatives and entrepreneurs who are bent on rebuilding and rebranding the City of Peshawar. The movement’s major initiatives include Basecamp; a co-working and community space, Revolt; an incubator dubbed as the “startup factory up north,” and 100s of events and workshops.
Dr. Khan has also been the founding director of the Institute of Integrative Bioscience at CECOS University where he currently leads a research group as an Assistant Professor. His work includes the groundbreaking SynBioKP project funded by the Government of KP and the IGEM Peshawar teams of 2016 and 2017. Dr. Khan has won several awards in the academic circle and advises the federal and provincial governments on numerous boards and committees on education, science, technology, and innovation.