02-MAR-2019: Dept of Biochemistry starts two-day National Conference
Aligarh, March 2: To explore the existing concepts, recent findings and challenges in all avenues of biochemical and biomedical sciences, the Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) scheduled a two-day National Conference on 'Trends in Biochemical and Biomedical Sciences' that began today.
Speaking as the chief guest, eminent immunologist and structural biologist, Dr Dinakar M Salunke (Director, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology-ICGEB, New Delhi) said stressed the need to connect people with innovation, science and technology.
"Science and technology are key drivers to development, because technological and scientific revolutions underpin economic advances, improvements in health systems, education and infrastructure and science is also altering the way people live, connect and communicate," he said adding that AMU has a special place in scientific community all over the country and the world as the University has produced some of the best scientists and researchers.
Presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor expressed his happiness that AMU's Faculty of Life Science has been ranked number one by international ranking agencies.
Speaking on trends in biochemical and biomedical Sciences, the Vice Chancellor said that it is high time that scientists and researchers start finding preventions to various cancers. "Along with trauma, cancers are becoming the biggest killers in the modern world," pointed Prof Mansoor.
Prof Qayyum Husain (Dean, Faculty of Life Science) said that the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry in partnership with the Ohio State University, USA and other top-notch institutions are pursuing research in almost all areas of modern life sciences including all important areas of biochemistry.
Prof Riaz Mahmood (Chairman, Department of Biochemistry) said that the conference will benefit the participants with a better understanding of how biochemistry directly influences medicine and human health through a range of advances in the field of biochemistry, including new research techniques and methods, classification systems, new researches, and more.
Prof Saleem Javed delivered the welcome address, while Dr Farah Khan proposed the vote of thanks. Shumaila Afreen conducted the programme. A souvenir of the conference was also released on the occasion.
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Related PicturesAMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor welcoming Dr Dinakar M Salunke
AMU VC Prof Tariq Mansoor with faculty members and guests releasing souvenir
Prof Riaz Mahmood and Prof Saleem Javed at the Biochemistry conference