PCMD Journal Club discusses groundbreaking insights from latest research paper

For the purpose of discussing the innovative ideas of the latest research paper by the top foreign scientist, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) Journal Club organized the seminar.

Lalarukh Jawaid, an MPhil researcher from PCMD, University of Karachi, presented and discussed the research paper by the leading international scientist during a seminar held on Friday under the PCMD Journal Club.

Unveiling the new insights from the research paper, the researcher said proteins play an important role in biological systems ranging from viruses to humans. They are key players in the pathology of many diseases and therefore recent advances are using proteins as therapeutics to treat various diseases, she added.

It should be mentioned here that the research paper selected for this conference was written by a famous foreign scientist, Nan Jiang (and others) published in Elsevier’s Journal of Biochemical Engineering on October 17, 2020. The title of this article was “Development of a robust cell-free protein synthesis application platform based on Escherichia coli (bacterium).

Some common examples of protein and peptide therapies are insulin and several anticancer, antiviral drugs as well as hormones and growth factors, she said, adding that advanced research and technology in the area of ​​expression of proteins discuss more effective ways to enhance protein production.

It is also pertinent to mention here that the PCMD Journal Club was established in 2018 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 PCMD Journal Club is an interactive platform for students to exchange on the most exciting developments in the chemical and biochemical sciences, 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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