NewsLetter April 2012 - Pakistan Academy of Sciences
NewsLetter PAKISTAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES APRIL 2012 Volume 7, No. 2 In This Issue: !PAS Delegation Visits Chinese Academy of Sciences !PAS-sponsored Conferences !President Chinese Academy of Sciences to visit Pakistan !PAS-sponsored Research Projects !PAS Travel Grants !International Conference on “Planet under Pressure” !Zinc Biofortification of Wheat Optimizes Crop productivity & Cures Malnutrition !Lectures Organized by Pakistan Academy of Sciences !Bi-national Conference of PAS and Chinese Academy of Sciences PAS Delegation Visits Chinese Academy of Sciences President Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman FRS, NI, HI, SI, TI Secretary General Prof. Dr. G. A. Miana SI Treasurer Prof. Dr. Shahzad A Mufti Editor-in-Chief Dr. Abdul Rashid Fellows of PAS may submit news and views to: Editor-in-Chief Pakistan Academy of Sciences 3-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan Email: email@example.com Tel:(+92 51) 920-7140 The following four-member delegation of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) visited Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, from 9 to 13 April 2012: 1. Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman, President, PAS 2. Prof. Dr. G. A. Miana, Secretary General, PAS 3. Prof. Dr. M. Aslam Baig, Member, PAS Council 4. Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf, Member, PAS Council They had very fruitful discussions with the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Chunli Bai. The delegation also visited eight Institutes and key laboratories of CAS in Beijing, which included Institute of Physics, Institute of Botany, Institute of Chemistry and the National Centre for Nano-Science & Technology. Scientists of both the Academies discussed the possibility of exchange of scientists and students in specialized fields. They also agreed to undertake collaborative projects in the disciplines of mutual interest and holding of Bi-national Conferences/Workshops on important scientific topics. The first Binational Conference of the series will be th held in Islamabad 16 July 2012.