5th National Hybrid Workshop on Classical Protein Chemistry concluded

The three-day 5th National Hybrid Workshop on Classical Protein Chemistry was concluded at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi (UoK) on Thursday.
The national hybrid workshop was organized by the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry in collaboration with COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad, and Sindh Innovation Research and Education Network (SIREN), during May 17-19.
Dr. Aftab Ahmed, Research Associate Professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy, California – USA, conducted the workshop.
In the inaugural ceremony, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, and COMSTECH Coordinator-General, said that due to the proven significance of protein science in medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, and other bio-sciences, it was necessary to initiate comprehensive programs to develop expertise and to train human resources in this field.
Protein chemistry contributes to many areas of biotechnology, involving recombinant DNA technology, analytical chemistry, clinical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and protein therapeutics, he mentioned.
Talking about the international center, Prof. Choudhary said that the ICCBS – University of Karachi was an academic research institution, which is truly regarded as a national asset, adding that the prime task of the ICCBS is to train scholars at the post-graduate levels. The graduates of the ICCBS are serving at top positions in industries and academic institutions home and abroad, he said.
Dr. Aftab Ahmed said that proteins were the functional macromolecules responsible for catalyzing the biochemical reactions that sustain life. Therefore, protein chemistry is an area of major importance in modern biochemistry, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the workshop on protein science and technology included a series of lectures on different aspects of protein purification and structural analysis. In the Hybrid Workshop, hands-on training on different techniques in protein chemistry was also provided. Lectures and practical training were focused on the latest approaches to protein function and structural analyses.
The participants of the workshop were provided an opportunity to learn the theoretical and practical aspects of key protein chemistry techniques, including High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Protein Sequencing, Protein Mass Spectroscopy, etc.

Related: ICCBS announces the last admission date for MPhil & PhD

ICCBS announces the last admission date for MPhil & PhD

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University has announced that May 20th is the last date for submission of admission form to the MPhil & PhD Degree Program-2022.

Spokesman of the ICCBS – the University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday said, “Aspiring Candidate can fill in and submit admission forms with scanned copies of prerequisite marks sheet through the online admission portal.

He said that the successful students would be granted admission to the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) and Husein Ebrahim Jamal (H. E. J.) Research Institute of Chemistry (HEJRIC). Admissions will be given in various disciplines of sciences, which include Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Textile Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Molecular Medicine, he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Admission Prospectus 2022 and fee vouchers could be downloaded from ICCBS’s official website. The candidates applying for admissions would submit an Rs5000 non-refundable processing fee in any branch of Sindh Bank. It is also worth mentioning here that a scanned copy of the fee deposit slip must be uploaded along with the admission form by May 20, 2022 at the latest.

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