Manzar Abbas obtained his Master's degree in chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University. Then he got admission for his Ph.D. studies at the Chinese Academy of Sciences with a fully-funded scholarship and earned a doctoral degree with distinction in 2017. Subsequently, he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology as a post-doctoral researcher. In 2019, he was awarded a competitive Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for his PEPREP project and joined the Radboud University, the Netherlands, where he has developed novel class of short peptide derivatives that show liquid-liquid phase separation to make the coacervate compartments for protocells. These coacervates droplets have provided the fundamental insights into the origin of life. His research work has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nat. Chem., Adv. Mat., and Chem. Soc. Rev. and many other reputed peer review journals.