A ceremony was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Thursday to celebrate the 98th birth anniversary of one of its most eminent alumni, Nobel Laureate Prof Dr Har Gobind Khorana.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi announced that the GCU Lahore would soon establish a research chair at its Chemistry Department in the name of Prof Khorana.

He shared the inspiring and fascinating story of Prof Khorana; a child born in small Raipur village in Multan, Punjab in the year 1922 became the world’s top biochemist and shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that showed the order of nucleotide in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell and control the cell’s synthesis of proteins.

Prof Zaidi said that GCU had always been a mini Pakistan where youth from different ethnic and religious backgrounds had studied together and excelled in different fields of life.

Later, the Vice Chancellor along with other academic and administrative heads held a cake cutting ceremony in the honor of Prof Khorana’s birthday . GCU Faculty Deans Prof Dr Sultan Shah and Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan and Ravian SSP Operations Mohammad Naveed also attended the ceremony.

 

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