5th Conference on Biological and Computational Sciences (C-BICS 2017)

5th Conference on Biological and Computational Sciences (C-BICS 2017)

The Department of Biosciences, Capital University of Science and Technology organized the “5th Conference on Biological and Computational Sciences (C-BICS)” on December 14, 2017. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI was the Chief Guest of the event. C-BICS 2017 provided an ideal platform to the academicians, researchers and to the young and emerging scientists to share their ideas and work with eminent scientists and experts. This forum also offered a strategic think tank to enhance a constructive dialogue and Collaboration on themes relevant to Biological Sciences andto present the latest research results in all areas. The Conference included 149 participants and 32 authors for Oral and 13 Poster presenters from almost 20 different institutes all over the Pakistan. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai. Welcome address was delivered by Dr. Aamer Nadeem, Head Department of Biosciences. In his address, he cordially welcomed the Chief Guest and the participants, and wished that this Conference will provide a fruitful outcome in bringing scholars and scientists together and bridging the gap between research and industry. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, in his inaugural address, emphasized the need for inter-disciplinary research to solve real problems. The keynote talk was delivered by Dr. Yousaf Zafar. He gave a very informative talk about pros and cons of current technologies and how biotechnology can play a role in solving problems faced by the society and humanity in general. After opening ceremony, there were three parallel sessions in the morning and also three sessions in evening.The poster session also started in parallel, where more than thirteen posters were displayed. All the Oral and Poster presentations were being evaluated for the positions. Participants showed full interest in presentations and gave valuable feedback to the presenters. The concluding ceremony was chaired by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Qadir, Dean, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (CUST). Dr. Aamer Nadeem offered the vote of thanks to all the participants including authors, whole C-BICS organizing team and university administration for organizing successful C-BICS 2017. To appreciate contribution of authors in oral and poster oral presentations shields were awarded by the Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdul Qadir to the 1st , 2nd and 3rd positions declared by the session chairs and judges.

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