27th National and 15th International Chemistry Conference 2016

August 22-25, 2016
University of Malakand, Chakdara, KP, Pakistan

This conference was the first major event in the history of the University of Malakand marking a first step towards institutional growth and maturity. A large number of delegates both national and international participated in this conference. International participants were from Turkey, China, Sweden, Jordan, Malaysia, USA and Qatar. It provided a really good opportunity for extensive discussions leading to new ‘social contracts’ for chemistry.

The participants looked through where chemistry stands today and where they are heading, what their social impact has been and what society expects from them.
They also discussed what efforts should be invested to make
chemistry advanced as far as expectations and the challenges posed by human and social development are concerned.

It provided an opportunity to the participants for collaborations extending to both national and international levels. Some of the research papers presented during this conference were selected for publication in the special issue of “The Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan”. 

The University of Malakand is situated in a conflict zone which has been severely affected and people were scared to visit the area. This conference broke the ice of disconnection and made it possible to bring national and foreign delegates to witness the prevailing peace in the area.

List of speakers for Plenary and Invited/Keynote lectures



Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan


Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Pakistan


Nanomaterials and Modified Materials as A Tool for Signal Amplification and Detection




Prof. Dr. Mustafa Soylak


Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Erciyes University, 38039, Kayseri-Turkey.


Modern Trends in Solid Phase Extraction of Trace Elements: Preparation and Characterization of Nanosized Materials




Prof. Dr. Hesham R. El-Seedi


Division of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Uppsala University, Biomedical Centre, Box 574, SE-75 123, Uppsala, Sweden.


The Traditional and Prophetic Medicines Are Unraveling Another Mystery of the Mother-Nature




Prof. Dr. Ch. Jamil Anwar


Vice Chancellor, Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan


History of Chemistry




Dr. Shahida Waheed


Chief Scientist, Director Coordination, Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, P.O. Nilore, Islamabad


Role of Nuclear Analytical Techniques in Monitoring, Fingerprinting and Source Apportionment of Air Pollution in Pakistan




Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmad


Vice Chancellor, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan


Potential of Exploration of Natural Products in The Biodiversity of Northern Pakistan




Dr. Fida Mohammad


Dean Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering Institute Sawabi, Pakistan


Global Trends in Higher Education




Prof. Dr. Mohammad Arfan


International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences, HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan


Bio Orthogonal Chemistry- Progress and The Future




Prof. Dr. Jasmin Shah (Professor Meritorious)


Institute of Chemical Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan


Imprinted Polymeric Materials for Solid Phase Extraction of Heavy Metal Ions and Organic Pollutants




Prof. Dr. Tasneem Gul Kazi


NCEAC Sindh Univ Jamshoro 76080 Pakistan


Role of elementology in neuro health and disorder




Prof. Dr. Shahabuddin Memon


National Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro-76080-Pakistan.


The Calixarenes: A Versatile Class of Sensor Materials




Dr. Najma Memon


Associate Professor, NCEAC, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan


Gelatin composites for immobilization of Horseradish Peroxidase: Oxidative removal of phenols, dye and dilcofenac in aqueous solutions




Dr. Amber Solangi


Associate Professor, NCEAC, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan


Capillary Electrophoretic Determination of five Flavonoids from Natural Samples using Ionic Liquid as Buffer Additive




Dr. Farah Naz Talpur


Associate Professor, NCEAC, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan


Enzymes as A Green Revolution in Chemistry




Dr. Shamsher Ali


Department of Environmental Health, T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, 665‐Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA-2115


Role of Physical Microenvironment in Airway Remodeling of Asthmatic ASM Cells




Prof. Dr. Tajnees Pirzada


Institute of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Pakistan


UV-Vis, FTIR and NMR studies of derivatized Humic Acid isolated from agriculture soils of Pakistan




Dr. Sohaila Rehman


Deputy Chief Scientist, Chemistry Division, P.o. Nilore, PINSTECH 45650, PAEC, Islamabad, Pakistan


Calcium Supplements: As an Additional Source of Lead Contamination and Mineral Contents




Prof. Dr. Tufail Hussain Sherazi


National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, Univ. of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan


Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Edible Oils Analysis




Dr. Syed Ghulam Musharraf


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


Untargeted Metabolomics Snapshot of Cancer Samples for Biomarker Search




Dr. Muhammad Imran


Biochemistry Section Institute of Chemical Sciences University of Peshawar, Peshawar-25120 KP Pakistan


Nuclear Factor-κappa B activation switches all-trans-retinoic acid-induced granulocytic differentiation of promyelocytic leukemia cells to macrophages




Prof. Dr. Jianlong Wang


Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology, INET, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China


Adsorption of Co(II) by zero valent iron/graphene nanocomposite




Dr. Sami Ullah


Lecturer, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, William Smith Building WS1.39, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK


In Situ Denitrification: Methodological Challenges and Spatial Variability in Terrestrial Ecosystems




Prof. Dr. Tariq Yasin


Deputy Chief Scientist, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, PIEAS, PO Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan


Radiation Processed Materials and their Applications




Dr. Naila Siddique


Principal Scientist, Chemistry Division, Directorate of Science, PINSTECH, PO Nilore Islamabad 45650, PAEC, Islamabad Pakistan


Essential, Toxic, Rare Earth and High Field-Strength Elements in Multani Mitti Clay Using Instrument




Prof. Dr. Muhammad Makshoof Athar


Director, Institute of the Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.


Modified Carbon Paste Electrode for Detection of Hg(II) in Industrial Effluents




Prof. Dr. Zahid Hussain


Department of chemistry Abdul Wali khan Mardan 23200 Pakistan


Effect of pretreatment on the product distribution of two step catalytic pyrolysis of biomass




Prof. Dr. Mir Munsif Ali Talpur


Director, Institute of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur


Dandralenes-Synthesis and Characterization




Dr. Bushra Naseem


Department of Chemistry, Lahore College for Women University, Jail road, Lahore 54000; Pakistan


Interaction between Nitroimidazoles and alcohols: physico-chemical study




Dr. Bushra Munir


Assistant Professor, Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, GCUF 38000, Pakistan


Total Antioxidant Status and Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis




Dr. Iqbal Hussain


Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Islamia College Peshawar 25000: Pakistan


Synthesis, Characterization, Anti-oxidant and Biological Activities of Schiff base Alkylhydrazone




Prof. Dr. Yousaf Al-Hiari


Faculty of Pharmacy University of Jordan, Jordan


Novel heterocyclic carboxamide derivatives as potential antihyperlipidaemic Agents: Indole-2-carboxamides as Model




Prof. Dr. Mansoor Ahmad


Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270


Pakistani Phytomedicines and Their Role in Cuurent Medical System




Dr. Muhammad Raza Shah


ICCBS (H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research) University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


Nano-Pores and Supramolecular Chemistry




Prof. Dr. Shazia Anjum


Department of Chemistry, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan


Standardization of Anti-Diabetic Medicinal Plants of Cholistan Desert




Dr. Asma Ejaz


Research Scientist III, Joslin Diabetes Research Center/Harvard Medical School, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA‐02115


Curcumin; Scientific Description of a Traditional Healing Agent




Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ilyas


NCE in Physical Chemistry, University of Peshawar


Green and Sustainable Catalysis




Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmood Khan


NCEPC University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25120.


Advance Oxidation Processes (Aops) For the Treatment of Some Pesticides and Persistant Organic Pollutants (Pops) In Water




Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nasiruddin Khan


Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan


Feasibility studies to replace the synthetic surfactant with bio-surfactant for green environment




Prof. Dr. Haq Nawaz Bhatti


University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan


Green and sustainable technologies for remediation of dyes containing wastewater




Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh


Associate Professor, Nano-Chemistry Lab 54000, Organization: GC University Lahore, Pakistan


Evaluation of optical, catalytic and thermodynamic properties of metal oxides nanocomposites

Contact Person

Prof. Rashid Ahmad
Chief Organizer of the Conference
Vice President
Chemical Society of Pakistan
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Malakand, Chakdara, Dir (L), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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