The Department of Pharmacy organized a seminar on “Medicinal plants and drug discovery”. The guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Ghulam Abbas Miana, who is currently working as Rector, Advisor to Vice-Chancellor, as well as Director Research of Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Riphah International University, Islamabad.
This event was arranged to motivate students and help them understand the basic concepts of alkaloidal drugs, their extraction, isolation and characterization. Professor G. A. Miana’s emphasized that medicinal plants of Pakistan are of great national interest. He explained that, how he was able to isolate and establish the structure of a large number of interesting and novel compounds such as Pakistannine, Pakistanmine Baluchistanamine, and Baluchistanine. The compounds discovered by Professor Miana, are a valuable addition to both the literature and the knowledge of Natural Product Chemistry.
The honorable guest was presented university shield by Dr. Muzaffar Abbas, Head of Department Pharmacy and Prof. Dr Samra Bashir.