Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2016

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discovery of mechanisms of autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.

The speaker, Dr Kulsoom Ghias is an Associate Professor at the Agha Khan University, Karachi. The video was recorded by Saadia Jamal of the Khwarizmi Science Society. The purpose of the video is to explain the science behind the Nobel Prize winning research in an easy, comprehensible manner to the science enthusiasts, especially our young and budding scientists.

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Kulsoom Ghias

Dr Kulsoom Ghias completed her PhD and post-doctoral training at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently faculty in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi where she is involved in teaching in the undergraduate medical program and the graduate program, and in research on head and neck cancers, colorectal cancers and leukemias.

Email Address: 
kulsoom [dot] ghias [at] aku [dot] edu

Sadiya Jamal

Sadiya Jamal is a senior year undergraduate student of Applied Physics at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. She also works as private tutor and is currently the president of the social welfare group.

Email Address: 
sadiya_jamal [at] hotmail [dot] com