PCMD, KU to hold training course


KARACHI: The 5th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-5) will begin from January 12 to 15, 2015 at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University (KU), said Director ICCBS Prof Dr Mohammad Iqbal Chaudhary.

He was presiding over a meeting of the symposium’s organising committee held at HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, KU here on Friday. He said that over 100 scientists from 30 countries will be attending the international event, organised by Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), KU. He said that around 500 scholars from Pakistan will also participate in the conference.

He said that the aim of the event was to develop understanding and appreciation of this emerging field (Molecular Medicine and Drug Research) in Pakistan, to bring together the leading experts in the field of molecular medicine from all around the world.

“The inaugural ceremony of the molecular event will be held on January 12 (Monday) at 09:00 am at Prof Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium-ICCBS. Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed will inaugurate the symposium while KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammad Qaiser, former Chairman HEC Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman will also address the ceremony. Besides, KU Dean Faculty of Science Prof. Dr. Syed Abid Azhar and Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Chaudhary will also express their views in the inaugural ceremony,” he added.

He said, “The scientific program of the symposium will include plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists and poster presentations by young scholars from 30 countries of the world. The training sessions will focus on developing concepts of molecular medicines and its applications in understanding diseases at the molecular levels. These sessions will be conducted by international experts.”

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