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News & Events
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    List of Successful Candidates for Summer Internship Program - 2016 (REVISED)  click here 


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    This is for the information of all concerned that an online course entitled, “Findings from Mass Spectrometric Data and How to solve the Mass Spectra” will be delivered by Dr. Syed Ghulam Musharraf, Associate Professor, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.

    The course will commence on 12th May, 2016. Lectures shall be between 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. through Video Conferencing facility at the L.E.J. National Science Information Center, ICCBS, University of Karachi.

    Flyer and curriculum of the course are enclosed herewith.


    Kindly circulate the information to all concerned.


    Connectivity Parameters

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    Room Code =     8377


    Download Flyer
    Download Curriculum

    Please feel free to contact us for the relevant queries.


    Manager Life /Natural Sciences

    Virtual Education Project Pakistan

    Office:  021-111-222-292 Ext: 274

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    Research Proposal Writing and Interview Schedule for HEJ and PCMD candidates click here

    List of Successful candidates of HEJ in ICCBS Entrance Test 2016  click here
    List of Successful candidates of PCMD in ICCBS Entrance Test 2016 click here

    * Advertisement for H.E.J. click here
    * Advertisement for PCMD click here


    * Prospectus click here
    * Annexure-I click here
    * Annexure-II click here


    * Entrance Test Form click here
    * Entrance Test Form Receipt click here
    * Academic Details click here


    * Organic Chemistry click here
    * Bio-Organic Chemistry click here
    * Analytical / Physical / Inorganic Chemistry click here
    * Textile Chemistry click here
    * Molecular Medicine click here

    For more details contact:

    (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research)
    University of Karachi
    List of Eligible Applicants of H.E.J for Admission in M. Phil / Ph. D.

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    Please find enclosed the “Calendar of Scientific Events-2016” of the ICCBS Institutions (H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research). You are kindly requested to place it on the notice board of your institute / department for the information of students, faculty members and other scientists.


    For more information, kindly visit the News & Events section of our website: www.iccs.edu

    View or Download "Calendar of Scientific Events - 2016"

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    The Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP) is pleased to announce an on-line “Basic French Language Course”, incollaboration with the French language experts at the, Alliance Francaise, Karachi, PakistanThe course will start onApril 12, 2016 for a period of five (05) months.

    The lectures will be transmitted through Video Conferencing facility at the L.E.J. National Science Information Center,International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. Participants can also attend this course from their homes by Webinar.

    Days and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

    The announcement flyer and registration form are enclosed herewith.

    Successful students will receive a certificate of completion DELF exam (A1 level) at the end of the course.

    Registration Fee: Rs. 2000/month (Video Conferencing)

                                      Rs. 1500/month (Webinar, course may be taken from home).

    Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016.

    Download Flyer
    Download Registration Form

    Those who are interested should send us the completed registration form along with pay order of (five months fee for Video Conferencing or by Webinar), deposited in favor of “Specialized Skill Development Program, Account No. 010-2392-1, United Bank Ltd., University Campus Branch, Karachi, Pakistan" to: (sheeba.naz@iccs.eduammara.usman@iccs.edu).

    Kindly also send original pay order, and registration form to our postal address: “National Coordination Office, Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP), 2nd Floor, Latif Ebrahim Jamal (L.E.J) National Science Information Center (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Karachi- 75270”.

    For further information, kindly visit our websites: www.iccs.edu and www.vepp.edu.pk

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    This is for the information of all concerned that the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS, Pakistan), Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI, Pakistan), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL, USA), and CRDF Global (USA) are jointly organizing a “National Training Course on Chemical Industry Standards” on March 7, 11, 12, 17, and 18 2016.


    The series of  lectures (3 hours each) will be transmitted through Video Conferencing facility and by live link of Webinar according to the following schedule:


      Webinar 1st Monday 7th March, 2016 at 9:00 am PST

      Webinar 2nd Friday 11th March, 2016 at 9:00 am PST

      Webinar 3rd Saturday 12th March, 2016 at 6:00 pm PST

      Webinar 4th Thursday 17th March, 2016 at 9:00 am PST

      Final Webinar 5th Friday 18th March, 2016 at 6:00 pm PST 

    The first webinar of this series will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. (sharp) in Video Conferencing room of the L.E.J. National Science Information Center, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Karachi. Brief presentations from Pakistan, USA, UAE and Turkey will be followed by Q & A and brainstorming session.

    The information flyer is enclosed herewith.

    After successful participation in this webinar series, certificates will be issued to the registered participants.

    All interested faculty members, students, and research scholars from VEPP participating universities/ institutions are invited to attend this informative webinar series.

    For registration, kindly send us list of the students, faculty members from your university/ institution latest byMarch 4, 2016.

    Download Flyer

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    The 800 MHz Bruker Ascend NMR spectrometer is the newest addition to the NMR facility, of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences. The equipment is featured with an Avance III HD console (5 RF channels, 2 receivers), equipped with a TCI (1H/13C/15N/2H) cryogenically cooled probe (with temperature control over -40 and +80 °C ) optimized for 1H detection (inverse probe), and also a RT probe.

    The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility at the ICCBS is a Core Science Facility established in 1982. It provides access to qualified researchers in the physical, biological, and industrial sciences to state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation for spectroscopy. The Facility serves mostly undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers in the Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Departments all over the country. The Facility presently operates twelve superconducting NMR spectrometers (Bruker) of varying purposes and capabilities, including three instruments (two 600 MHz and one 500 MHz) are equipped with cryogenically cooled probes, and one multinuclear probe to detect all type of elements. The new 800 MHz NMR instrument has recently been installed. The NMR instruments are accessible to trained users 24 hours per day, year-round.

    The Facility also serve corporate and industrial clients, we offer a full range of NMR spectroscopy service options from routine 1D proton spectra acquisition and interpretation to complex 2D NMR analysis for the verification of their products as well as contaminants.

    The Facility provides on request training to the researcher all over the country as well as to the researchers of our brother Muslim countries to enable users to independently operate the spectrometers.






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    Series of 1 credit hour lectures: 
        Prof. Dr. Mohammad Arfan
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                Lecture 5 Click here 
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            Lecture 13 Click here
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       Advertisement for Masters Thesis Research Project click here
    *   Form for Masters Thesis click here
    *   SOPs for Masters Thesis click here

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    Dear ICCBS Alumni!
    ICCBS Alumni Club proudly announces internship opportunities for the children of the ICCBS Alumni living within the country or abroad. This initiative will further strengthen the existing linkages and ownership between the ICCBS Alumni and their Alma Mater.
    The internship will be offered for the period of two months. Local hospitality (on-campus air-conditioned accommodation and meals) of the internees will be provided by the ICCBS. Our interns will work closely with a research group to move projects forward, brainstorm, collaborate and assist project heads. Candidate should be in A-levels or equivalent.
    Internships are offered in the following research area;
    Neurophysiology Synthetic Organic Chemistry
    Molecular Biology Stem Cell Research
    Microscopy Plant Biotechnology
    Pharmacology Clinical Biochemistry
    Protein Chemistry Industrial Chemical Analysis
    Bioassay Screening Biomedical Engineering
    Electronic Engineering Civil Engineering
    Project Management Quality Management

    For further details and application kindly contact;
    Dr. Hina Siddiqui
    Assistant Professor
    Coordinator, ICCBS Alumni Club
    H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry,
    International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences,
    University of Karachi, Karachi 75270
    Telephone: 111-222-292, Ext-156
    Website: www.iccs.edu

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    SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Prof. Dr. D. H. C. Yoshinori Asakawa

    Date: August 30th - 2nd September 2015
    Venue: Tokushima Bunri University

    SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Prof. Dr. D. H. C. Yoshinori Asakawa
    (Tokushima Bunri University, Tokushima, Japan)

    In collaboration with:

    Malaysian Natural Products Society
    The Natural Products Society of Philippines
    The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy
    Japan Perfumery & Flavoring Association
    Japan Oil Chemist’s Society
    Tokushima Bunri University

    Tentative schedule:
    Aug. 29: Registration
    Aug. 30: Registration

    Aug. 30: Opening Ceremony
    Aug. 30: Opening Lecture:
    Aug. 30: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Aug. 30: Welcome reception (evening) : Park Weston Tokushima
    Aug. 31: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Sep. 1: Plenary/ Invited/General Lectures/Posters
    Sep. 1: Symposium Banquet: Hotel Clement Tokushima
    Sep. 2: Plenary/Invited/General Lectures
    Sep. 2: Closing Lecture/Closing remarks
    Sep.er 2: Excursion:
    Aug. 28/29 : Exhibition/workshop (by Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender

    Her Royal Highness Princess Professor Dr. Chulabhorn Mahidol (Thailand)(Thai medicinal plants)

    Plenary lectures
    1) Prof. Dr. Ikuo Abe (Japan) (Plant engineering)
    2) Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (Pakistan) (Natural product chemistry)
    3) Prof. Dr. Lars Bohlin (Sweden) (Bioassay in Natural research)
    3) Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bringmann (Germany) (Total synthesis, Hemisynthesis)
    4) Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan) (Bioassay and biotransformation)
    5) Prof. Dr. Geoffrey A. Cordell (USA) (Sustainable Pharmacognosy)
    6) Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (UK) (Antimicrobial agents)
    7) Prof. Dr. De-An Guo (China) (Chinese traditional medicines)
    8) Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger (Switzerland) (Ethnopharmacology, biological activity)
    9) Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan (Malaysia) (Malaysian medicinal plants)
    10 Prof. Dr. A. Douglas Kinghorn (USA) (Cancer)
    11) Prof. Dr. Ikhlas A. Khan (USA) (Pharmacognosy)
    12) Prof. Dr. Toni Kutchan (USA) (Biosynthesis)
    13) Prof. Dr. Norman Lewis (USA) (Biological chemistry)
    14) Prof. Dr. Goverdan Mehta (India) (Indian Phytochemicals)
    15) Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mosihuzzaman (Bangladesh) (Biological activity)
    16) Prof. Dr. Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis (Greece) (Purple pigment)
    17) Prof. Dr. Rob Verpoorte (The Netherlands) (Metabolomics)
    18) Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender (Switzerland) (Strategy in biomarker discovery)
    19) Prof. Dr. Kumi Yoshida (Japan) (Plant polyphenols)

    Invited lectures

    1) Prof. Dr. Dayar Arbain (Indonesia) (Alkaloids in Indonesian medicinal plants)
    2) Prof. Dr. Nicolas Baldovini (France) (Hemi synthesis of aroma )
    3) Prof. Dr. Husnu C. Baser (Turkey) (Essential oils)
    4)Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Dias (Australia) (Plant tissue extraction for metabolomics)
    5) Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Glowniak (Poland) (Chromatography of Natural Products)
    6) Prof. Alexander I, Gray (UK) (Phytochemical identification)
    7) Prof. Dr. N. Hadiani Ismail (Malaysia) (Phytochemistry of Malaysian medicinal plants)
    8) Prof. Nordin Hj. Lajis (Malaysia) (Overview of phytochemicals of south east Asia)
    9) Prof. Dr. Sang Kook Lee (Korea) (Korean phytochemicals)
    10) Prof.Dr. Francisco A. Macias (Spain) (Plant growth inhibitors)
    11) Prof. Dr. Maribel G. Nonato (Philippines) (Medicinal plants in Philippines)
    12) Prof. Dr. Phila Raharivelomanana (French Polynesia) (Tahitian Vanilla)
    13) Dr. Kazutoshi Sakurai (Japan) (Essential Oils)
    14) Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari (Malaysia) (Metabolomics of Malaysian medicinal plants)
    15) Prof. Dr. Alvaro Vijoen (South Africa) (African Traditional Medicines)
    16) Prof. Dr. Vatcharin Rukachaisirkul (Thailand) (Secondary metabolites marine algae)
    17) Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer (Austria) (Kampo Medicines)

    Closing lectures

    Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Asakawa (Japan) (Natural Medicines from Cryptogams)

    International Scientific Committee Members

    Prof. Dr. Ikuro Abe (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Sjamsul A. Achmad (Indonesia)
    Prof. Dr. Dayar Arbain (Indonesia)
    Prof. Dr. Alicia Bardon (Argentina)
    Prof. Dr. Husnu C. Baser (Turkey)
    Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan)
    Prof. Dr.Geoffrey A. Cordell (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (UK)
    Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Glowniak (Poland)
    Prof. Dr. De-An Guo (China)
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger (Switzerland)
    Prof. Dr. Masami Ishibashi (Chiba University)
    Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Jantan (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Nordin Lajis (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Jinwoong Kim (Korea)
    Prof. Dr. Noman Lewis (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Goverdan Mehta (India)
    Prof. Dr. Mitsuo Miyazawa (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Morita (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mosihuzzaman (Bangladesh)
    Prof. Dr. Maribel G. Nonato (Philippines)
    Prof. Dr. Phila Raharivelomanana (French Polynesia)
    Prof. Dr. Somsak Ruchirawat (Thailand)
    Prof. Dr. Ikram Said (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Khozirah Shaari (Malaysia)
    Prof. Dr. Toni Kutchan (USA)
    Prof. Dr. Alvaro Vijoen (South Africa)
    Prof. Dr. David Winkler (Australia)
    Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Wolfender (Switzerland)
    Prof. Dr. Chia-Li Wu (Taiwan)
    Prof. Dr. Wei- Dong Zhang (China)
    Prof. Dr. Haruki Yamada (Japan)
    Prof. Dr. Kumi Yoshida (Japa)
    Dr. Quang N. Dang (Vietnam)
    Dr. Liva Harinantenaina (USA)
    Dr. Agnieszka Ludwiczuk (Poland)

    Local organizing committee members:

    Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Asakawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Yoshiyasu Fukuyama (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Simon Gibbons (University of London)
    Pro. Dr. Hiroshi Imagawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Toshihiro Hashimoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Yoshiki Kasiwada (Tokushima University)
    Prof. Dr. Takashi Kuzuhara (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Morita (Hoshi University.)
    Prof. Dr. Osamu Shirota (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Motoo Tori (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr. Masao Toyota (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Prof. Dr.Tetsuto Tsunoda (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Miwa Donoue (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Tomoyuki Esumi(Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Takuya Ito (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiroto Kaku (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Fumihiro Nagashima (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Katsuyuki Nakashima (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiroyuki Morita (Toyama University)
    Dr. Masaaki Noji (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Masakazu Sono (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Phiangphak Sukkharak (Burapha University)
    Dr. Hironobu Takahashi (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Masami Tanaka (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Akemi Umeyama (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hirofumi Yamamoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Keiichi Harada (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Mitsuyo Horikawa (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yusuke Kasai (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hiromichi Kenmoku (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Hideki Miyataka (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yasuko Okamoto (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Yasuyuki Yagi (Tokushima Bunri University)
    Dr. Kazuko Yoshikawa (Tokushima Bunri University)

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    LEJ Knowledge Hub: The LEJ National Science Information Center (ICCBS) at the University of Karachi has launched a new program

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    NMR Spectroscopy User Group of Pakistan (NMR-PAK). To build national capacity in the field of NMR spectroscopy.

    Download Registration Form

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    The ICCBS is now offering special skill development courses for students, professionals and those seeking employment. 
    These courses are aimed to train highly skilled professionals, according to the needs of the current job market.  The courses will be offered in the following fields.


    Registration Form for Specialized Skill Development Program

    Course Description:

    Workshop on Bioinformatics Resources for Drug Discovery Research
    GRE Preperation Courses
    Medical Technology Training in Diagnostic Laboratory

    Training Course of Industrial Analytical Services
    Training Course of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Division

Golden Jubilee of ICCBS (1966-2016)

5 Decade of Excellence and Leadership in Sciences
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