Symposium on “Biochemical & Molecular Basis of Human Diseases at UOG
I have visited two universities in the USA and with the passage of time we intend to start “A School of Public Health” at the University of Gujrat (UOG), to initiate international research on diseases that are rampant among the populace at large, like Dengue, Cholera, Diabetes and Cancer. We are looking for funds and have successfully made some inroads into US Consulate for funding such a vital school. These ideas were expressed by Professor Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin while addressing as Chief Guest at the UOG in a National Symposium on “Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Human Diseases” arranged jointly by Nawaz Shareef Medical College (NSMC) and Institute of Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICBS) of the UOG, financially supported by Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) through the patronage and funding by Higher Education Commission HEC.
Dr Nizamuddin appreciated the services of Prof Dr Mohammad Faheem Malik as Chief Organizer and the invaluable services rendered by Dr Sohil Murad Director, GINUM Gujranwala and congratulated them and all other engaged in contributing their lot for making it a success. He also thanked the HEC for their most vital support of funding such exploits. He exhorted the students to utilize this rare opportunity of learning beyond the classrooms. He expressed satisfaction at the creative and innovative activities going on at NSMC which augers well for the growth of this college. He appreciated the Research activities and advised to raise it upto International level. He offered them to utilize the data garnered by the Sociology Dept. in surveying 36 villages around the university contacting 100,000 persons. We can turn this populace into a living human laboratory to generate researches for national and humanitarian causes. He went into great details to explore the genesis of diseases and how research in underlying biochemical processes can lead to the etiology of disastrous diseases like cancer, dengue, and diabetes; by eliminating and controlling diseases a material base of a happy, vibrant, healthful society can be created.
Earlier on Dr Amber Afroze stage secretary detailed the aims and objectives of the symposium and highlighted the significance of research and high merit of speakers in their respective fields. Professor Sajid Mahmood Head Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology highlighted the momentous achievements of the Dept. within a short span of time. The Dept. has published 60 research papers of international standard. There are 6 PhD and 7 MPhils engaged in round the clock academic cum research activities. MS in three subjects is in functional. PhD education is also in operation. Outstanding doctors, research scholars and students participated in the symposium. Some of the prominent participants were Dr Syed Talat Iqbal Shah, Dr Zafar Gill, Dr Razia Iqbal, Dr Munza Zahoor, Dr Ahsan Asif, Dr Ghazi Iqbal, Dr Danish Dr Tahir Aqeel, Dr Freshulla, Prof Syed Shabeer Hussain Shah, Dr Razia Iqbal, Dr Shahid Hussain, Dr Gulshan Ara, Prof Humayun Ghauri.