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Department of Biochemistry, UAF, organised international symposiums on medicinal drug discovery.

Experts at international symposiums have urged biochemists to expedite their efforts in terms of medicinal drug discovery and development to cope with rising different diseases for the noble cause of health security. They addressed the inaugural session of a two-day international symposium titled Drug Discovery and Development themed Emerging Trends in Drug Discovery, arranged by the Department of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

National Skill University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Mukhtar urged young scientists to develop innovative ideas to fight the challenges. He said that new diseases have broken out with time, for which scientists have had to enhance their efforts. He added that we have a long way to go to achieve health, nutrition and environmental security goals and avert future challenges. He hailed the initiatives being carried out by Biochemistry for producing a trained workforce and tangible research work.

Former Vice Chancellor PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood Khan stressed the need to strengthen ties between the scientists and industry by saying, “the collaborative and trust building is essential for the development that must be cemented”.

Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr. Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti, said inter-disciplinary research work would pave the way for development. He added that the latest scientific trends should be adopted to combat the challenges of the modern era. He also stressed the need to learn modern tools and techniques to compete with the rest of the world.

Chairman Biochemistry Prof. Dr Amer Jamil said biochemistry is a demand-driven discipline, and the role of biochemists is on the rise with each passing year. He said that the conference will set the path for chemistry and biochemistry scientists for enhanced roles in medical drug development and bring together the scientists, industry and stakeholders on a platform where they can provide solutions.

Prof Dr Alicja Nowaczyk from Poland, Dr Nadeem Akhtar from Ghazi University, Dr Lukasz Fijalkowski from Poland and others addressed the technical session.

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