Department of Chemistry
Prof Kabiruddin, formerly associated with the Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, has been selected for the prestigious Prof. B. N. Ghosh Memorial Award-2017. His selection has been made in recognition of his contributions to the field of chemistry.
The faculty members, students and staff of the Department of Biochemistry, Aligarh Muslim University recently held a condolence meeting in the Department premises to mourn the sad demise of Dr Masarrat Ali, who passed away after suffering a massive heart attack after the Friday prayers in San Antonio, Texas, USA, where he has been living for the past two decades. The meeting was presided by Professor Riaz Mahmood, Chairpserson, Department of Biochemistry.
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has established a Centre of Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics - Education and Research (STEM-ER) in consonance with the Ohio State University (OSU), US, under the ambitious Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative, earlier known as Obama-Singh Knowledge Initiative and supported by the US-Indo Education Foundation (USIEF). The STEM-ER project aims at training graduate students to become the world class teachers and researchers at the University level.
Aligarh Muslim University academic, Professor Farukh Arjmand associated with the University’s Department of Chemistry has been conferred with the ‘Distinguished Women Scientists Award 2016’ by the Indian Society of Chemist and Biologist. Prof Arjmand received the award during the 23rd ISCB International Conference (ISCBC-2017) Interface of Chemical Biology in Drug Research held at Chennai.
The faculty members and students of the Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University today gathered to pay rich tributes to Prof. Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai, former Chancellor of the University and a former faculty member of the Department, who passed away in Delhi on August 24, 2016.
Ms Sabiha Parveen, Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University has been selected for Indo-US STEM Research Fellowships, 2016. She will carry out her research work at Ohio State University, U.S.
Under the fellowship Ms Parveen will work under the mentorship of Prof James A Cowan on “Design and Synthesis of metal-based antitumor chemotherapeutic drug entities and their in vitro interaction studies with biomolecules viz., DNA, RNA and nucleotides”.
Chemistry Department, Aligarh Muslim University organized a lecture by Prof. Tariq Haqqi, Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA on “Dietary Antioxidant: Useful or Useless in Osteoarthriris”.
In his lecture, Professor Haqqi highlighted the role of reactive oxygen species in the treatment of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. He also threw light on the use of pomegranate and butea monosperma (Gulmohar) plant in the treatment of arthritis and various other bone diseases.
Prof. Tariq Haqqi, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University, USA will deliver lectures at the Aligarh Muslim University on November 23, 2015.
The Boston based Aligarh Alumni Association of New England, along with the Training and Placement Office (General), AMU has organized a lecture of Prof. Haqqi at Training and Placement Office at 10 am on Nov 23, on “Opportunities for higher education in the United States”.