Eminent Pathologist delivers lecture at IUST

Awantipora: Dr Syed Mir Sajjad, Director, Electron Microscopy Laboratory, Marshfield Clinic, USA delivered a lecture on ‘Discovery and Structure of DNA’ at IUST. The interactive session was chaired by Vice Chancellor IUST, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo and was attended by Deans of Schools, Heads of Departments, faculty and scholars.
Dr Sajad gave a detailed presentation reflecting the contribution of different scientists in the discovery of DNA and understanding its complex structure. He said that science opens up unimaginable possibilities but demands keen observation, a high level of curiosity and a problem solving approach. He urged the young faculty to pursue their dreams and emphasized on institutional support in realizing path breaking discoveries. He said that Discovery of the Structure of DNA and its properties is a testament to the importance of collaborations among diverse fields of study and said team work opens new vistas. He also talked about research in new areas of medical technology such as gene therapy, evolving modern approach to conventional therapies for treatment of diseases etc.
Dr Sajjad also interacted with scholars and faculty in the Centre of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning and also discussed scope of collaborations in the use of AI in medical services.
On this occasion, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo said IUST is transitioning towards becoming a Research Intensive Institute. He said that in the light of scientific and technological innovations and other developments, universities have to devote towards developing solutions to the issues confronting society and contribute towards growth and prosperity of the nation.

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