Scientists only represent humanity: Sadia Rashid

Karachi, November 09, 2017 (PPI-OT): “Scientists merely stand for humanity regardless of their social bonds. The courage of seeking knowledge essentially kept the scientists combined. International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) owns a global Ph.D. programme. Science has no boundary while it bridges gap between countries and nations in the world.”

President Hamdard Foundation Sadia Rashid, Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary and foreign scientists stated this on Thursday while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 6th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (November 06 to 09, 2017) held at the ICCBS – University of Karachi.

Over 530 scientists, including 80 scientists from 30 countries, participated in the global conference, organised by Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), UoK. The names of countries include Turkey, Iran, Italy, Nigeria, Greece, USA, UK, Germany, France, Cameron, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Switzerland, Spain, Sultanate of Oman, Russian Federation, Jordon, Saudi Arabia, Hungry, Egypt, China, Sweden, Syria, Indonesia and Canada.

Sadia Rashid hoped that through the organization of this useful symposium new collaborations between Pakistan and other countries would be developed in the fields of molecular medicines, chemical and biological sciences in the days upcoming. She stated that Hamdard Foundation and the international center have deep relations.

Prof. Iqbal Choudhary said that ICCBS has produced more than 1000 PhDs so far under its global Ph.D. programme, while 500 students are currently enrolled in the same programme. He said that the center started a global programme under which students at the ICCBS will have an opportunity to have an international co-supervisor for their studies.

The international conference aimed to extend understanding and appreciation of this emerging field (Molecular Medicine and Drug Research) in Pakistan, he said and maintained that one of the prime objectives of this symposium was to bring together the leading experts in the field of molecular medicine from all around the world, he maintained.

In the ceremony, international delegates praised the efforts of ICCBS and PCMD for having such a useful global scientific event, and underlined the need for making concrete efforts in the science and technology to bring out the country from the present economical and political turmoil. Various lectures of the national and international scientists have been delivered in the symposium. Meanwhile, Sadia Rashid and Prof. Iqbal Choudhary distributed the certificates among the participants and position holders of the posters’ competition.

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