Karachi, October 12, 2017 (PPI-OT): The field of Physiology has been revolutionized with the advent of computer technology and with the advancement of research tools; there is a dire need for faculty members and researchers to keep themselves abreast with technological evolution in the discipline.
These views were expressed by Professor Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (KU) while addressing at the Annual Research Talk (ART 2017) entitled “Aesthetics in Physiological Research” organized by department of Physiology, KU on 10-11 October 2017; a two day activity including hands on workshop with Basics in SPSS. He encouraged KU’s Physiology Department to seek HEC funding through research projects and grants. While visiting the Scientific Poster session, Dr. Ajmal appreciated the efforts and the quality of research being carried out by the students and faculty of Physiology.
The event was attended by scholars from Karachi University, DOW University, Aga Khan University, Baqai University, Bahria University, Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry, Sir Syed Medical College for Girls and other institutes in city. Scientific sessions by renowned scholars; Dr. Saqib Ansari from NIBD, Prof. Dr. Shamshad Zarina from National Center for Proteomics (NCP) KU, Dr. Rehana Rehman from Aga Khan University and Dr. Ahsana Dar Farooq from Hamdard University were also conducted. Talking to the audience, Dr Saqib Ansari emphasized on the need towards research on Thalassemia since the disease is curable. Unani Medicine is among the oldest way of treatment and has got a huge scope within Pakistan since the country is rich in variety of herbs, Prof. Dr. Ahsana said.
Field of Proteomic is an emerging field and the NCP is continuously exploring the causes of various diseases especially oral cancer among Pakistani population. Dr. Rehana highlighted the need for assisted pregnancy since the cases for unexplained infertility are rising. The whole day activity was concluded by Professor Dr. Tasneem Adam Ali Dean Faculty of Science, KU. While concluding she added that exploring of physiological mechanism helps in a better understating in the disease processes which play an important role in everyday life.
This was followed by certificate distribution to poster presenters and members Literary Society Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen, Dr. Anwar Ali, Ms. Aliya Maqsood. The seminar ended with the commitment of having such similar academic activities in future as stated by Prof. Qamar Amin, acting Chairperson.
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