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SynBio takes centerstage

SynBio takes centerstage

Dr Faisal Khan is the founding director of the Institute of Integrative Biosciences at CECOS University, Peshawar. He completed his doctoral studies on the intersection of Cell Biology and Systems Biology at the University of Oxford, where he was a member of …Continue reading

Of unexplored avenues: Microbiology and Pakistan

Dr Shahida Hasnain is the founder and chairperson of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Punjab (PU) in Lahore. In 2017, she was awarded the Carlos J. Finlay Prize by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural …Continue reading

Popularizing Science: One Mela at a Time

Dr Sabieh Anwar is an experimental physicist with a tenure-track teaching position at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS). He divides his time between teaching undergraduate courses and researching at his laboratory on the interaction between laser light and the spin of …Continue reading

Mian Mohammad Mansha

He is a prominent Pakistani businessman and the chairman of Nishat Group. Mansha has a diverse portfolio; his businesses range from textile, banking, insurance, cement, power, hospitality and real estate to dairy, retail commerce and aviation. He also heads Muslim Commercial Bank …Continue reading

Pakistani Physicist Aims for the Nobel Prize

Hot on the wheels of his groundbreaking visualization of a phenomenon called “electric honeycomb”, 17-year old Mohammad Shaheer Niazi says his eventual goal is to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. The teenager recently caught the world’s attention after his research was …Continue reading

Smart Cop on the Beat

Dr. Haider Ashraf is the deputy inspector general (DIG) operations, Lahore. He also serves as a commander of the Punjab Police’s Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) system recently established under the Punjab Safe Cities Authority. He is credited with pioneering technological …Continue reading

Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This …Continue reading

Inside the Life of Pakistan’s First Female String Theorist

It’s not easy being a woman working in the sciences, let alone a string theorist in Pakistan. Tasneem Zehra Husain is both. She became Pakistan’s first female string theorist at the mere age of 26. She has recently published her new book …Continue reading

American Startup Expert Discusses Pakistani Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Pakistan’s startup ecosystem is evolving. Everyday new ventures emerge, creating niches or fulfilling unmet demands. However, the field remains relatively new and can benefit from people who have been dabbling in the art for some time now. Recently, Mr. Kevin Koym was …Continue reading

Agriculture: Through the Ages in Pakistan

Dr. Anjum Ali, the Director General (Extension) Punjab Agriculture Department, sheds light on Pakistan’s agricultural scene through the prism of history, technology and best farm practices. He spoke with Jawad Ali for MIT Technology Review Pakistan. Punjab was considered the food basket …Continue reading

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