Asthma Genetics Research Group, Punjab University Center for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) organized a seminar on lungs and bronchial diseases, collaboration with Pakistan Chest Society and Gulls Association.

The newly appointed Director of CAMB Dr. Nadeem Shiekh has taken initiative of awareness about this common diseases from which people are totally ignorant. It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Sheikh is associated with Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Medicine, Goettingen, Germany as visiting professor.


He has done his Post Doc from Brain Tumor Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge USA.Dr. Nadeem Sheikh, inaugurated the session and discussed the wide range of disastrous outcomes of fatal lung diseases. While explaining the audience he said that people should know that miner disease can grow if they neglect it. He appreciated the efforts of the concern scholars for providing information to the general public.     

Dr. Iqbal Bano addressed the status of Asthma Disease in Pakistan, its bio-burden, prevalence, and general public concerns. Dr. Ashraf Jamal elucidated COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to provide access to state-of-the-art, cutting-edge care to different COPD patients in Pakistan and beyond. Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sabar, Incharge Asthma Genetics Research Group briefed the participants about identified genomic variants associated with asthma in Pakistan. The seminar wrapped up with a concluding session presided over by Dr. Javed Iqbal Qazi, Acting Dean Faculty of Life Sciences University of the Punjab. Besides lectures, video on COPD was also presented in the seminar.

Dr. Iqbal Bano Incharge of Pediatric Pulmonology, Children Hospital-Lahore and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Jamal, Head Pulmonology, Allama Iqbal Medical College-Lahore, President Pakistan Chest Society were present in the event as guest speakers with Prof. Dr. Tayyab Hussnain, Acting Director CEMB in chair.

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