Conference on Molecular Dynamics in Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) is organising a conference on Molecular Dynamics in Soft Matter and Biological Physics, which will draw together speakers and researchers in computational physics and computational biology. The focus of the conversation will be the identification and development of expertise in molecular simulations that can be harnessed to promote innovative solutions in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and biotechnology and pharmacology. Research in both Pakistan and abroad has leveraged multi-disciplinary approaches to address basic and applied issues in this area. The event is in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission Pakistan.

Date: February 13 – 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

You can register for the event here
Deadline for registration is Monday, February 8, 2020
Registration fee for the event is PKR 500

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shahid Masihuddin Khan

Dr. Khan is a Senior Scientist at the Molecular Biology Consortium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA. He has received his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Yale University; followed by postdoctoral training at Caltech. He was on the faculty at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA, leaving as Professor of Physiology and Biophysics. As a senior Professor and the first Head of Biology (2008-2010) he was one of the founding faculty of Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering. Dr. Khan has been an established NIH investigator for over two decades and has served on several USA NIH, NSF and Pakistan HEC review panels. He has over 50 publications and several reviews and book chapters in leading international journals. He has applied and published on Molecular Dynamics since 2014.

Other invited speakers and topics under discussion:

  • Dr. Zaheer Qasmi: The Impact of Molecular Dynamics on Drug Design
  • Dr. Fakhr-ul-Inam: Ab initio Molecular Dynamics
  • Dr. Ishrat Jabeen: Current trends and future challenges in computational life sciences
  • Dr. Qaiser Fatimi: Molecular Dynamics Simulation: Application and Scope