Pakistani bags German scholarship
KARACHI – A Pakistani scientist, Safia Khatri, hailing from Karachi, has been selected for a scholarship to join a scientific meeting on regenerative medicine at Rostock University, Germany.
The programme offers an opportunity to the young scientists to meet, listen to, discuss, and interact with the most prominent scientists in the field of stem cell biology and medicine.
The topics covered form the basis cellular biology of stem and neurology of neuro-degenerative medicine focusing on Parkinson’s disease, Chorea, Huntington’s multiple selerosis, and stroke.
Prof A Rolfs of the Rostock University, in collaboration with other universities and the German Society of Neurology, had arranged the meeting which also consisted lectures on, “The use of stem cells in neuro-degenerative diseases: basics and applications” and “electro-physiology and proteomics of developing neuronal stem cells”.
“It was a great honour for me as I got a scholarship to attend this 15-day spring school, which provided me an opportunity to benefit from the works and research of prominent scientists on the topic,” said Safia Khatri.
Safia said that the researchers all over the world were exploring this ability of the stem cells to get rid of older defective cells and replace them with younger healthy ones.
Source: The News