KARACHI - The 6th International Symposium-Cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (MMDR-6) will start from November 6 to 9 at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University (KU).

Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed will inaugurate the global molecular science event organised by Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), UoK. Around 100 scientists from 30 countries and 500 scholars from Pakistan are expected to attend the international science event.

Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary stated this while presiding over a meeting of the symposium’s organising committee held at the Dr. Panjwani Center here on Friday. He said that the international conference aims to extend understanding and appreciation of this emerging field (Molecular Medicine and Drug Research) in Pakistan. One of the prime objectives of this symposium is to bring together the leading experts in the field of molecular medicine from all around the world, he maintained. “The opening ceremony of the symposium will be held on Monday at Prof Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, ICCBS. Chairman HEC  Dr Mukhtar will inaugurate the moot. He said, “The scientific program of the symposium will include plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists and poster presentations by young scholars from 30 countries of the world.

The training sessions will focus on developing concepts of molecular medicines and its applications in understanding diseases at the molecular levels. These sessions will be conducted by international experts.”