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January 6, 2020

PROBE conference to reflect on incredible role of physiology in life sciences

Karachi

 
January 6, 2020

The Department of Physiology at the University of Karachi is holding a three-day PROBE (Physiology Resonates and Ozonizes Biological Existence) 2020 Conference from Tuesday. Sindh Women Development Minister Syeda Shehla Raza will be the chief guest of the inaugural session.

KU Department of Physiology Chairman Prof Dr Taseer Ahmed said researchers and scholars will attend the biennial scientific meet-up. He said PROBE includes keynote sessions, plenary lectures, and oral and poster presentations. Themed ‘Molecules to Mechanisms’, the conference will reflect on the contemplative and incredible role of physiology in life sciences.

Dr Ahmed said the conference will be inaugurated at 3pm by KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, and it will be attended by Minister Shehla, also an alumnus of the department.

Among other guests will be Pakistan Medical Commission member Prof Dr Rumina Hasan, former KU VC and physiology alumnus Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim, and world renowned scientists, including former Pakistan Council for Science & Technology chairman Prof Dr Anwarul Hasan Gilani and Prof Dr Ahsana Dar Farooq.

Dr Ahmed said students and intellectuals from nationwide institutions, including the Bahauddin Zakria University (Multan), the Islamia University (Bahawalpur), the University of Health Sciences (Lahore) and the University of Sindh (Jamshoro), are participating in PROBE.

Four pre-conference workshops will be conducted on Monday, namely ‘Medical Social Work: An Opportunistic Field, A Hidden Treasure’, ‘Structural Bioinformatics: Discover the World Unknown to Many’, ‘Handling, Ethics and Ultrasound Applications on Laboratory Animals’, and ‘Life in Vivo: Non-Invasive Lab Techniques in Physiology’.

The conference is partnered with the Pakistan Physiological Society and the South Asian Association of Physiologists. Dr Ahmed said the event is supported by the Higher Education Commission Pakistan, the Pakistan Science Foundation, the Office of Research Innovation & Commercialisation, and the World Poultry Science Association.