Research papers of DUHS young scientists accepted

Karachi: First time in Pakistan nine research papers will be presented by young scientists from Molecular Pathology Department Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at 114th American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Conference to be held in Boston, USA on 17 May 2014.

Molecular Pathology Department, Dow University of Health Sciences is providing high quality molecular diagnostics services to patients at very low cost according to the vision. Together with state of the art facilities and equipment, excellent quality control maintenance and dedicated staff we strive to provide our patients accurate reports and analysis of all the diagnostic tests that we carry out in our lab.

These views were expressed by Vice Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan and Assistant Professor Head of Molecular Pathology, DIMC & DUHS Dr Saeed Khan in a Press briefing held Thursday at Ojha Campus.

They further said that the quality of research can be judged by the fact that molecular pathology department submitted 11 abstracts out of which nine were accepted for the 114th General Meeting of the ASM, which is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world and a very prestigious name in the world of science.

The students involved in research with Dr Saeed Khan including Asif Iqbal, Noorulaine, Nazish Haider, Maria Zahid, Zeba Zehravi, Fatin Zehra, Sehrish Mohsin, Noorul Huda, Ayaz Ahmed and Kanwal Niazi not only have been invited by ASM to give presentations based on their abstracts but also due to the impressive quality of our research some students have also been awarded with travel grants to support their travel expenses. Research on common diseases like tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, C & D, Auto-Immune Diseases and other pathologically diseases.

Prof Masood Hameed further said that it is an honour not only for DUHS but for the whole country that scientific research projects going on in Pakistan were selected after passing very tough and competitive selection criteria that not only focuses on well written abstracts but more importantly emphasizes on the quality of the research being carried out. Among this pool of tough competitors and high selection standards our abstracts involving our active research on common diseases like TB, HIV, Hepatitis B, C &D, Auto immune diseases and other such pathologically important diseases not just stood out but furthermore were given a special opportunity to share the significance of our work on an international forum that most people could only dream of.

Dr Saeed Khan appreciated the efforts of Prof Masood Hameed for his support, ASM for providing travel grants and supporting the young scientists and Prof Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi president Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM) and country liaison of ASM for Pakistan for her guidance and support throughout.

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