An honour for Pakistani woman scientist

KARACHI: Pakistani top scientists congratulated a young researcher Uzma Mahmood of Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research PCMD, University of Karachi, for her achievement to be selected to participate in 63rd Nobel Laureate Meeting of Chemistry, held in Germany Lindau from 29th June to 5th July, 2013.

She was one of 600 selected young researchers from up to 80 countries to meet and spend time with 30 Nobel laureates. This was an excellent opportunity to communicate with fellow scientists across the globe and to share scientific thoughts with them.

KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, former Chairman Higher Education Commission Prof. Dr. Attaur Rahman, Director International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhary have congratulated the young scholar for her great achievement, and said that Uzma Mahmood has illuminated the country’s name at the international level. They added that it is great honour not only for university but also for our country to motivate young female scientists to participate in such events. ICCBS Spokesman said that as many as 18 lucky young researchers of different countries were selected from 63rd Nobel laureate meeting, and she was one of them.

She was also selected for Discovery Research in Baden-Württemberg: “A paradise for Scientific Endeavours” from 5th to 12th July, 2013. In this post conference, she visited different universities of Baden-Württemberg University of Konstanz, University of Stuttgart, University of Tubingen, University of ULM, and University of Heidelberg, Germany to explore new scientific research. As well as in the same period of scientific journey, she also visited Pharmaceutical Company Boehringer Ingelheim and different institutes like Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering & Biotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, European Molecular Biology laboratory EMBL, and Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibres,” he said.

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