Karachi: “The 4-day 13th International Symposium on Natural Product Chemistry will commence from September 22 – 25, 2012 at International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University (KU). Over 700 eminent scientists and young researchers are expected to participate in this symposium, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious international events in the field of natural product sciences.”
These views were expressed by Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, while speaking at an official meeting, held on Wednesday morning at ICCBS.
He said that the aim of the symposium is to bring together leading experts in the field of natural products sciences from all around the world and form global partnerships for sustainable utilization of natural resources for the common benefit of humanity and rapid development of the countries in the south. He said, “The inaugural ceremony of the global chemistry event will be held on Saturday at 09:00 am at Prof. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium (ICCBS).
KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser will inaugurate the symposium while Patron-in-Chief ICCBS, University of Karachi and former Chairman Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman will be the guest of honour at the occasion. Besides, Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Dean Faculty of Sciences Prof. Dr. Nusrat Jameel, Managing Trustee Muhammad Hussain Panjwani Memorial Trust Ms. Nadira Pujwani, Chairmn Husein Ebrahim Jamal Foundation Mr. Aziz Latif Jamal and Dr Ghulam Musharraf of HEJ will also express their views on the occasion.”
He also expressed hope that the dynamic and magical spirit of the mega city of Karachi will provide the most conducive milieu in which stimulating scientific exchange amongst natural product scientists from all over the world can take place. Through this meeting stronger research ties between the scientists of different regions can be fostered, he said.
“The program will consist of plenary lectures, invited lectures and poster presentation. The lectures will be divided into several parallel sessions. Each session will focus on a theme within the broader area of natural product sciences. Internationally renowned scientists of the world will also deliver their lectures on different core issues of chemistry. Special social events will be arranged to ensure a lively interaction between scientists of different disciplines, regions and age groups,” he said.