HEJ Journal Club discusses new ideas for latest research paper

The University of Karachi HEJ Chemistry Research Institute held a seminar to discuss the innovative ideas of the latest research paper from the top foreign scientist. Hunain Ali, a PhD student at the Research Institute of Chemistry of the HEJ, presented and discussed the research paper of the leading international scientist during the seminar organized within the framework of the Journal Club of the HEJ.

When discussing the research paper of the top foreign scientist, Hunain Ali said, “Almost all the drugs available for human use are made up of carbon, because carbon is an essential part of biological and non-biological systems. “

It is pertinent to mention here that the latest research paper was selected from Organic Letters, an internationally renowned bi-weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in organic chemistry. Organic Letters is the prestigious publication of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The doctoral student argued that the most common drug, paracetamol, which is commonly used to treat fever and mild pain, has a carbon spine. Also, some complex drugs such as doxorubicin, which is a cancer drug commonly used in chemotherapy, have a structure made up of carbon, he said.

Vitamin D, essential for calcium absorption and some other important body functions, is made up of carbon, he said, adding that honey, milk or some other essential food products are a mixture molecules containing carbon.

It is pertinent to mention here that the HEJ Journal Club was established on the advice of Prof Dr M Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), and General Coordinator of COMSTECH. The HEJ Journal Club is an interactive platform set up for the exchange of the most exciting developments in chemical and biochemical sciences among researchers, including modern techniques involved in research and development in this field. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.

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