Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

A two day Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP’s) second international symposium held at Punjab University Faisal Auditorium with reference to cancer sciences, pharmaceutical, research, oncology, food-agricultural sciences and technology by national and international organizations.

Cancer Research Center Soon erect at Punjab varsity

The symposium, exhibition jointly structured by Group of Intellectuals and Researchers of Pakistan (GRIP), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Punjab Food Authority, Punjab Health Department, Surgical Oncology Society, various pharmaceutical companies academic and research institutions.

Professor Niaz Ahmad Punjab University Vice Chancellor has announced to establish cancer research center at Punjab University. A welcoming sign that academia and industry were joining hands in this regard.

Prof Niaz added that there was need of working against cancer at national level and it is the obligation of the institutions of research and higher erudition to dole out humanity.

Higher authorities are obliged to work for providing reasonably priced medicine to cure such diseases to put a stop to severe hazards. He appreciated the efforts of Dr Zeeshan Danish for launching Pakistan Cancer Awareness Program (P-CAP) to create awareness among people adjacent to the disease.

Dr Zeeshan Danish chief organizer, Dr Hamid Saeed, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof Dr Taqi Zahid Butt, Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Prof Dr Saleem Haider, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tahseen Zameer, senior faculty members, legislative body of diverse pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing institutions and a bulky number of students were there on the international symposium.

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DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Confer to the establishment of Pak-China Research Centre on Earth Sciences Document of Understanding (DOU) was signed between Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan with an aim to improve resilience to natural hazards.

DOU Signed between HEC & CAS on Earth Sciences

Delegation of Chinese Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment visited Pakistan to discussed DOU. The CPJRC anticipated to have a Board of Governors who’s Co-Chairmen would be President CAS and Chairman HEC.

Chengdu-based Professor Yu Lei admired Pakistan government’s efforts in strengthening academic research and scientific ties between the two countries. Professor Lei emphasized that CAS planned to endow CPJRC with a modern and technically-advanced infrastructure with a cutting-edge lab having supercomputers and hi-tech facilities housed in it.

Mudassir Tipu, highlighted the China-Pakistan Joint Research Centre on Earth Sciences (CPJRC) that play a significant role in promoting safety, security, and resilience of the projects and will also help acquire strongest bond between academic and scientific community.

According to the conditions of DOU Pakistani students will be encouraged to embark on higher studies and advanced research in China on spirited basis. Furthermore, DOU will create opportunities for ensuing applied research between educational institutions of two countries.

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Conference on ‘Sustainable Development Halophytes for Green Revolution’

A three-day international conference on ‘Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution’ held at Karachi University Business School (KUBS), KU, organized by the Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU) of the University of Karachi.

At international conference experts longing on the policies to endorse alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity in future.

Professor Dr Hans-Werner Koyro from Germany shared that people are getting older and constraint of getting good food is also getting higher and higher as the competition with food has increased over the years. There are around 2000 different types of halophytes around the world and still, the meaning of halophyte is not clear.

Dr Hans-Werner added that some labeled potatoes, which is for the most part used as a regular food item, as halophyte. Hence, there is a dire need for research-based use of plants for saline agriculture. We believe, many local halophytes of saline habitats which are already salinity tolerant can be shaped as future crops through concentrated direction-based research.”

For the time being, UNESCO France Director Dr Miguel Clusener-Godt shared that it was his second visit to the country and Karachi University as well and was delighted to see how academia and scientific bodies are moving forward in the field of halophyte biology.

UNESCO France Director said that higher education institutes are taking interest in halophytes and thinning out awareness and knowledge concerning the uses and benefits of halophytes. The youngsters are captivating interest in the topic which is a very positive and good sign as they have to take over in future and this is the right time for them to learn and execute.

Halophytes could also endow protection to the coastal lines and in some cases, Pakistan and other countries, are using plants as greenification as well. The structurized work approach should be adopted while working on halophyte projects that will bolster every aspect.


NUST contributes notable offerings in Health Sector

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has rendered notable offerings in the health sector of the country by mounting new technologies during the last five years to help out the health sector and benefit the common people.

NUST contributes notable offerings in Health Sector

Research and development is the focal point of university education all over the world. Universities appreciably contribute towards formation of new knowledge and finding of new frontiers of creativity and innovation.

Keeping in line, NUST University has developed cost-effective Cardiac Stent to facilitate the patients suffering from cardiac diseases and cannot afford to buy the costly stents available in the market.

The university, through research, has also developed Intelligent Wheel Chair, Prosthetic Hand, Limb and Knee Joint to facilitate the patients who are suffering from the related diseases.

A Cost Effective Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Diagnostic Kit, Nano-Fabric and Nano-Surgical Blades as well as Electro Cardio Graphy (ECG) Machine, also developed by the NUST researchers and developers to combat the disaster spreading diseases to save millions of lives.

Ministry of Science and Technology and its Research and Development organizations are mandated to enlarge technologies for socio-economic development of the country.

Technologies have been developed in different sectors like water, renewable energy, electronics, health, small and medium sized enterprises, industry and agriculture. These developments directly and indirectly may be beneficial for common people of the country.

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HEC releases Rs80 million for Pakistan Robotic Institute

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) confined the budget of Rs80 million for purchasing of apparatus and initiation of new employees in the Pakistan Institute of Robotic Science (PIRS).

HEC releases Rs80 million for Pakistan Robotic Institute

The headquarters of the robotic centre was established in the NUST, while its attached five centers were working in universities including COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Punjab University, CIIT University Peshawar, NED University Karachi, and Lahore Engineering University.

Around 20 employees would be hired in the head quarters of the Robotic Centre. However, in addition 10 employees would also be hired in every fond centers established in the five universities.

The Robotic Programme initiated in the six universities, the research for development of agriculture sector was in advancement in NUST under Artificial Intelligence Programme.

Similarly, in the laboratory of Robotic Center of Punjab University, the research for the development of Transportation system was ongoing, aiming to envelop areas concerning infrastructure, command, control, monitoring and security.

COMSATS University has been tasked for development regarding health sector. CUI is also working to cover all areas of CT Scan, X-ray, including development in medical sector and the projects of advents through artificial intelligence.

HEC had demanded input from all universities across the country to initiate this Robotic Science Programme, out of which 19 universities had shown interest in the programme. However, on the basis of merit, research paper and products, only six universities were included in Robotic Programme.

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