Pakistani scientists attends Nobel Laureate Meeting in GermanyAugust 16, 2014
KARACHI: A young Pakistani scientist Dr Saima Rasheed of HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi University (KU), has attended the 64th Nobel Laureate Meeting of Physiology and Medicine, held in Germany (Lindau) from June 29 to July 4, 2014.
An official of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), KU, said that Dr Saima Rasheed was one of the 600 selected young researchers from up to 80 countries of the world to meet and spend time with 37 Nobel laureates.
“The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting invited her as young scientist from Pakistan to deliver and share with them her research (poster presentation). This was an excellent opportunity for the young scientist to communicate with fellow scientists across the globe and to share scientific thoughts with them,” he said.
Dr Rasheed has done her Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Chaudhary, Director ICCBS University of Karachi, he said.
“During her studies she has discovered more than 200 natural and synthetic compounds that would be serve as lead against diabetes. Her 20 publications have been published in international peer review journals.”
KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, former Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and Director ICCBS-KU Prof Dr M Iqbal Chaudhary have congratulated Dr Saima Rasheed for her achievement and said that this selection at international forum was an honour not only for University of Karachi but also for the country.
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