11-NOV-2016: The Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University today organized a National Symposium on 'Modern Trends in Life Science Research with Special Emphasis on Comparative Endocrinology' under the auspices on Indian Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ISCE).
Padmashree Professor S E Hasnain, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, who attended the function as the Chief Guest said that there should be a specific focus on research and applied life sciences.
He added that this symposium is in an important subject and it will help the participants to gain knowledge and hone their skills along with useful interaction with delegates from all over the country.
Prof Hasnain appreciated the efforts of AMU administration in general and the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran) in particular for making this symposium a success and maintaining AMU's second best rank of Indian universities in International and National rankings.
While presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor, General Shah pointed out that Nanotechnology based research is the future of world of sciences. He said that a researcher should specifically focus on good work, which is both basic and applied.
He added that a good university if known for the quality of research and teaching.
General Shah also pointed out that while around 20, 000 research thesis were submitted in universities all over the country in 2016, AMU contributed 960 thesis in the year, which by all standards in a huge contribution.
"AMU scientists working in the fields of nanotechnology, desalination of water, solar power and other areas are bringing laurels to their university by their excellent work," said the Vice Chancellor adding that university research should be visible Internationally and Nationally and AMU scientists are doing a fine enough job.
AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Brigadier S Ahmad Ali (Veteran), who attended the programme as the Guest of Honor said that customized drugs are the future and they need to be marketed well enough. He urged students and teachers to focus on this area of research.
He added that since we now live in an interdisciplinary world and endocrinology in today's world becomes equally important for zoology and medical sciences at the same time.
Brigadier Ali further said that the field of life sciences is emerging and taking us to new possibilities with latest innovations specifically in infectious diseases. During his address, Brigadier Ali also urged scientists to develop more and more generic medicines affordable by the masses.
Prof Bechan Lal, Secretary, ISCE highlighted the modern trends in life science research during his lecture.
Prof H S A Yahya, Dean, Faculty of Life Science emphasized on relevance of research to society, helpfulness of research to society and cost-productivity of research. He further said that endocrinology is the life-line of the endocrine system and we need to study how it affects the human body.
Prof Iqbal Parwez, Organizing Chairman of the Symposium gave a brief on the historical perspective and latest achievements of the department while highlighting the importance of endocrine system in modern day life style.
Prof Athar Siddiqui, (retired Prof of the Department of Zoology) talked about his experience as an academic in AMU. He further said that the changes and developments in the Department of Zoology are remarkable and he hopes to see more such changes.
The Department of Zoology has also come up with a room for veteran professors, where they can sit on their regular visits to the university for encouraging and guiding the younger academicians and scholars.
Prof Waseem Ahmad proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Hadiya Hussain conducted the programme.
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Prof SE Hasnain addressing the National Symposium at Deptt of Zoology