Two day Workshop of “Protein Modeling and Computer Aided Drug Designing” was organized by Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore on 28th– 29th September, 2018, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The training was organized by keeping in view the increasing needs of the application of bioinformatics research in Biological sciences. With every passing day, Pakistan is progressing into an era of scientific research, with much focus on biological research. Computational research reduces time and money.
Dr. Syyada Samra Jafri who is Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore, started the first day session of in silico training. She taught the basics of Protein Modeling and helped students to prepare files required for second day session. A guest trainer, Dr. Masaud Shah who is Assistant Professor at Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Seol, South Korea went for second day session of Computer Aided Drug Designing. He explained in detail about the need and importance of drug designing and trained every student in drug designing by assigning tasks. He explained in detail how to prepare molecules for drug designing and how to find appropriate drugs among reported drugs for a specific protein.
Fifty students of MPhil and BS 8th semester from Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore participated very actively in the workshop.
For concluding the workshop, Head of Department of Department of Biotechnology, Kinnaird College for Women, Dr. Iram Anjum was invited on the stage where she expressed her gratitude to the guest, and pride for the Department of Biotechnology for organizing this workshop. On the basis of this workshop she expressed her views about the importance of Bioinformatics training for young researchers. Extremely positive feedback was given by the students, who were glad to have participated in the workshop. They were confident about the skills they had learnt during the course of the workshop, and were certain to implement them in their experimental and research work.