National Symposium on Radical Biology and Biochemistry at AMU

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Prof. E. Hasnain addressing the national symposium in Department of Biochemistry amuALIGARH, March 6- The Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University organized a National Symposium on “Recent Advances in Free Radical Biology and Biochemistry”. Noted scientist, Padmashri Prof. Ehtesham Hasnain was the guest of honour at the inaugural function.

In his presidential remarks, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah hoped that a better understanding of the biochemical mode of action of the free radical inducing pathogens and harmful compounds will lead to better and more effective ways of treating the relative disorders. He said that the US based AMU alumni are working on this issue.

Prof. Ehtesham Hasnain said that he has felt noticeable changes in the University infrastructure and this improvement is the key to academic improvement. He said that AMU has a tradition of ‘inclusivity’ and pointed out that Prof. Hadi of this department is among the most cited scientists in India.

He said that AMU needs to tap its alumni. He said that AMU is amongst top three Universities in term of quality of research papers.

Prof. Hasnain said that Punjab University is the only University in India to achieve a world ranking. He said that AMU has a potential for global excellence.

Prof. Riaz Mahmood, Organizing Secretary of the symposium said that the symposium has been held under the third phase of Special Assistance Programme sanctioned by UGC under the Departmental Research Support (DRS-III).

He said that in 1986, the Department of Biochemistry was established by Prof. Majid Siddiqui. He added that in the last five years, thirty PhDs were awarded and 225 papers with an average impact factor of 2.65 have been published.

On this occasion, Dr. Jamila Majid Siddiqui presented Prof. Abdul Majid Siddiqui Memorial Award to Faisal Ameen and Ayesha Zainab Beg.

Prof. Imrana Naseem, Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry proposed a vote of thanks. Prof. Irfan Ahmad, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences said that the Department of Biochemistry is the most productive department of the faculty.

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