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Dept of Biochemistry inaugurates three-day International Conference

Dept of Biochemistry inaugurates three-day International Conference

Dept of Biochemistry inaugurates three-day International Conference

Aligarh, March 6: The Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University today started the three-day International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Biomedical Sciences’ at the Medical College Auditorium. The conference will have lectures, paper presentations and talks from academicians and scholars from all over India and different parts of the world.

While attending the Inaugural Function as the Chief Guest, Padma Shri and SSB awardee, Secretary DBT, FRS, Professor K Vijay Raghavan said that around 10, 000 years ago, the human livestock consisted of 10 percent of biomass whereas now it consists of 98 percent.

He added that since humans have changed the world drastically, a conference like this will throw light on interesting questions and responsibilities on us.

Prof Raghavan further said that today we have to look into our ability to analyze through science as what kind of changes has taken place in our planet.

He also pointed out that the role of universities is not just to understand sciences and other fields but overtime the university students and scholars will sit in committees and take judgments to find answers to complex questions.

The AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), who presided over the Inaugural Function pointed out that it is the determination and dedication of our scientists to the cause of medicine, which will take us forward.

While pointing out that AMU has excellence in recycling wastewater, Nano technology and utilizing solar power, the Vice Chancellor said that with the dedication of scholars, new medicines would soon be produced out of the researches carried out in AMU.

Applauding the excellence in research in AMU and particularly in the Department of Biochemistry, the Vice Chancellor said that it is because of these efforts that US News Education has ranked AMU as the second best Indian university after the Punjab University. He added that it is a proud feeling to see a large number of scholars from AMU’s Department of Biochemistry working in big projects in USA and many other countries.

Prof Hafiz Shaeque Ahmad Yahya, Dean Faculty of Life Sciences said that human life depends on the life of a million other species present on the planet and it is a duty of our scientists to make their efforts benefit all humans and other species living on earth.

He further said that the focus should be on sustainable development and we need to make sure that we use natural resources in a way that the future generations get their share too.

Prof Karen E Irving, Department of Teaching and Learning, Ohio State University, USA said that we are in an interesting era, where we have to successfully accomplish tasks after tasks. Se added since she works on education patterns and feedbacks from students all over the world, a big task for her is to work with her team to prepare the best for future education and research faculty. She also said that it is interesting to see how more biochemists are produced in academic institutions everyday.

Prof Qayyum Hussain, Organizing Secretary of the Conference in the welcome address to the guests said that the first batch of MSc Biochemistry passed out in 1959. He added that Prof Majid Siddiqi intiated the PhD programme in Biochemistry after his return from USA and due to the continuous efforts of Prof Siddiqi, the Department of Biochemistry finally came into existence in May 1986.

He pointed out that in the past five-years about 58 students have qualified national level tests like NET-JRF, NET and GATE. He also pointed out that Department of Biochemistry continues to receive support from the UGC-SAP-DRS-III Programme, the DST PURSE programme, DBT BUILDER progrmme and the individual research projects sponsored by CSIR, ICMR, UPCST and DBT.

Prof Hussain also said that Biomedical Science is a very fast growing area of science, which deals with the application of the principles of natural sciences to medicine, bioscience, life science and other branches of natural science that are involved in the study of structure and behavior of living organisms.

Prof Imrana Naseem, Chairman, Department of Biochemistry thanked the Vice Chancellor and the university administration for making this Conference a reality. She also thanked her colleagues, students and the organizing committee members for their hard work in the preparations of the Conference.

Ms Shumaila Khan and Ms Shumaila Afrin conducted the programme.

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