Global Biotechnology Congress 2016 in Boston to be opened by Prof. Atta ur Rehman
KARACHI, Aug 21 (APP): Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, former Federal Minister
for Science and Technology, will open four-day Global Biotechnology
Congress 2016 in Boston, USA, on August 22 (Monday).
An official of the International Center for Chemical and Biological
Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, said here on Sunday that this conference provides a platform for researchers and decision makers to present latest findings and learn about developments in biotechnology.
Many Nobel laureates and experts will participate in the
conference, which is 4th in the series, he added.
The conference will cover transnational nature of biotechnological
research, with emphasis on both basic science and its applications in industry and academia.
Throughout the course of the conference, scientists will
have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the
international academic and corporate biotechnology communities, it was pointed out.
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge
University (1968), has 1021 publications in several fields of organic
chemistry, including 728 research publications, 37 international
patents, 68 chapters in books and, 188 books published largely by
major U.S. and European presses.
He is the editor-in-chief of eight European chemistry journals and
editor of the world's leading encyclopedic series of volumes on natural products "Studies in Natural Product Chemistry".
Its 47 volumes have
been published under his editorship during the last two decades.
Eighty two students have completed their Ph.D. degrees under his
Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman is said to be the most decorated scientist of
Pakistan, having won four civil awards Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Nishan-i-Imtiaz.