ICCBS Scholar Wins ISSCR Travel Award

ICCBS Scholar Wins ISSCR Travel Award

ICCBS Scholar Wins ISSCR Travel Award

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has awarded Shafiqa Naeem Rajput, a promising MPhil scholar at the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, an ISSCR Travel Award valued at $1550. This award will enable her to attend the ISSCR 2024 Annual Meeting in Hamburg, Germany, from July 10-13, 2024.

Prof. Dr. Farzana Shaheen, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at the University of Karachi, extended her heartfelt congratulations to Rajput and her research supervisor, Dr. Irfan Khan. “This achievement is a significant honor not only for the University of Karachi but also for the entire nation,” Dr. Shaheen remarked. “It adds another feather in the cap of ICCBS, highlighting our commitment to excellence in scientific research.”

The ISSCR Annual Meeting is a prestigious global event that brings together the foremost minds in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. This year, the conference will host over 4,000 scientists from 75 countries, providing a platform for the world’s best and brightest to share their latest discoveries and advancements in the field.

Adding to the accolades, Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi, and Prof. Dr. Atta-ur Rahman, Professor Emeritus and former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, also praised Rajput for her remarkable achievement. Both emphasized the importance of such international recognition for Pakistani scholars and the role it plays in advancing the nation’s scientific landscape.

Rajput’s selection for the travel award is a testament to her dedication and the high caliber of research being conducted at the PCMD. Her participation in the ISSCR Annual Meeting is expected to not only enhance her research but also foster collaborations and bring new insights back to her home institution.

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