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Global conference on Molecular Medicine at Karachi University from Monday

Karachi, November 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): The 7th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-7) will commence from Monday (November 4-7, 2019) at Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi (UoK).

The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry will inaugurate the global molecular science event organized by Dr. Panjwani Center under the umbrella of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), UoK.

Around 100 scientists from 35 countries and 600 scholars from Pakistan are expected to attend the international science event. Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary stated this while presiding over a meeting of the symposium’s organizing committee held at the Dr. Panjwani Center here on Friday.

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

“The opening ceremony of the symposium will be held on Monday (November 04) at 09:00 am at the Prof. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, ICCBS. The Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry will inaugurate the conference while Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, and Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Chairman, Prime Minister’s National Task Force on Science and Technology will also address the ceremony.

Besides, Chairperson Dr. Panjwani Memorial Trust Ms. Nadira Panjwani, Chairman Hussein Ebrahim Jamal Foundation Mr. Aziz Latif Jamal, Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, French scholar Prof. Dr. Georges Massiot, Greek scientist Prof. Dr. Ioannis P. Gerothanassis, German scientist Prof. Dr. Bertram Flehmig, and the Symposium Coordinator Dr. Asmat Salim will also express their views in the inaugural ceremony,” he added.

He said, “The scientific program of the symposium will include poster presentations by young scholars, plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists from 35 countries of the world. The training sessions will focus on developing concepts of molecular medicines and their applications in understanding diseases at the molecular levels. These sessions will be conducted by international experts.”

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