Global Biotechnology Congress 2016 in Boston to be opened by Prof. Atta ur Rehman

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.