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3-day Congress on Nanomedical Sciences cohosted by KU

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Srinagar: Recently the University of Kashmir co-hosted the 6th World Congress on Nanomedical Sciences (ISNSCON-2018) held in New Delhi from Jan 7-9, 2019 with  University of Delhi and Jamia Hamdard.

A spokesperson of KU, in a statement issued here said that the International Society of Nanomedical Sciences (ISNS) brought representatives from various disciplines, such as scientific, technological, clinical, legal, environmental, ethical, etc., under a common forum for meeting today's healthcare challenges.

Being a multidisciplinary subject, Nanotechnology has multifaceted applications including those in medicine, electronics, food, agriculture, textile, environment, space and energy sectors. Nanomedicine particularly, is emerging as a thrust research area globally in providing solutions to many problems faced in the treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes and various infectious diseases.

This congress provided a unique opportunity for the next generation of scientists to share a common dais and directly interact with globally renowned academicians, researchers and medical professionals, from the fields of nanomedical sciences and allied areas, said the spokesperson.

The 3-day Congress was inaugurated by eminent national and international scientists and policy makers, which included among other dignitaries, Founder President ISNS, Prof. Thomas M.S. Chang, Secretary Department of Science and Technology GoI, Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Chairman ISNSCON & Vice Chancellor Hamdard University,  Prof. Syed E. Hasnain, and Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir, Prof. Talat Ahmad.

President ISNSCON, Prof. Ramesh Chandra delivered the welcome address and Prof. Ashutosh Sharma delivered the Presidential address. Along with other dignitaries Prof Talat Ahmad was felicitated by the organizers of the Congress on this occasion, added the spokesperson.

The University of Kashmir under the patronage of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad and Co-patronage of Dean Research, Prof Zafar A Reshi, officially co-hosted the congress, said the spokesman.

The University of Kashmir conducted two technical sessions on the theme “Nanotechnology in Drug and Vaccine Development” in the Congress on January 9, 2019 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Convenor, Dr. Rabia Hamid briefed the audience about the theme of the session. Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir delivered the inaugural welcome address highlighting the importance of such scientific events in context of global advancements in frontier research areas that in future are bound to have profound effects on the humankind.

University of Kashmir also sponsored a contingent of ten research scholars and PG students from various Departments of the University to participate in the Congress as part of the University delegation.

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