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Magnetic Resonance

From Brain Tissue to Chloroform Computers
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
09 May 2007
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a technique that exploits the spin of certain nuclei to obtain a tell-tale signatures of the molecule. This technique finds immense use in diagnostic imaging of human tissue. We will explore the origins of the NMR effect. In addition to its medical uses, we will also address other novel and esoteric applications, such as quantum computing, low-field NMR, explosives detection, polymer and foodstuff characterization, single-cell and nanoparticle MRI.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
LUMS School of Science and Engineering, LUMS, Lahore

Strings and All That!

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Open to all.
Date: 
29/08/2005
Venue: 
Faisal Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Faheem Hussain
National Centre for Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

The Four Greatest Ideas in Physics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
14 October, 2003
Time: 
4 pm
Venue: 
Ali Auditorium, Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

In his address, the speaker Prof. Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy aptly explained the four greatest ideas in physics: relativity, quantum mechanics, electro-weak unification and the string theory. These ideas had changed the very face of twentieth century physics and taken mankind into more exciting nooks and corners of the known and the unknown universes. The content of the lecture was aimed for the lay masses, and therefore commanded a lot of eager interest from people of all backgrounds. The lecture was followed by an active question and answer session, lasting another thirty minutes.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy
Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
Chair
Dr. Anis Alam
Director, Ali Institute of Education

Spying Molecules

The Science of Allelopathy
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
31 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Tehmina Anjum
Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Chair
Dr. Rukhsana Bajwa
Chairman, Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
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Cancer Detection with Bioinformatics

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
20 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Abstract: 

Studies of the DNA sequence are paving the ways to diagnose diseases at much early stages leading to possible cures of cancer. Presence of mutated genes could be considered a risk for undesired production of proteins resulting in diseases like cancer. This seminar will highlight the biology of the microarrays, different classification techniques to diagnose cancer and the necessary tools to increase the accuracy of diagnosis.

 

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Iqbal Gondal
Monash University, Australia
Chair
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akhtar
DG, School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab

OXYGEN

Pervasive Human-Centred Computing
Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
20 December, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
National Library, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
Abstract: 

For over forty years, computation has centered about machines, not people. We have catered to expensive computers, pampering them in air-conditioned rooms or carrying  them around with us. They have required us to interact with them on their terms, speaking their languages and manipulating their keyboards or mice. They have not been aware of our needs, location or preferences. Purporting to serve us, they have actually forced us to serve them. In Project Oxygen, we strive for a world in which computation will be human centered. It will be freely available everywhere, like batteries and power sockets, or oxygen in the air we breathe. It will enter the human world, handling our goals and needs and helping us to do more while doing less. We will not need to carry our own devices around with us. Instead, configurable generic devices, either handheld or embedded in the environment, will bring computation to us, whenever we need it and wherever we might be. As we interact with these “anonymous” devices, they will adopt our information personalities. They will respect our desires for privacy and security. We won’t have to type, click, or learn new computer jargon. Instead, we’ll communicate naturally, using speech and gestures that describe our intent and leave it to the computer to carry out our will.

Resource People: 
Presenter
Dr. Umar Saif
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, USA

Embedded Systems Technology

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
2 October, 2003
Time: 
4 pm
Venue: 
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Off Raiwind Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Mr. Zaidi will be talking about the basics of System On Chip(SOC), Embedded Systems Technology and its Applications. Later he would talk about his company namely PalmChip, USA and finally the prospects of Pakistani youth in this emerging field.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Jauher Zaidi
CEO Palmchip Coroporation, United States

Geographical Information Systems

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
1 April, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Conference Room, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Abstract: 

Dr. Nawaz will be talking about GIS its definition, components, functions and how GIS works and related technologies. Farah Nawaz will talk about the applications of the GIS.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Nawaz
GIS Center, Allama Iqbal Campus, University of the Punjab, Lhaore
Speaker
Farah Nawaz
GIS Center, Allama Iqbal Campus, University of the Punjab, Lhaore

Fuzzy Logic and Human Reasoning

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 February, 2003
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
Centre for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Irfan Younas
Zayed University, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Introduction to System-on-Chip Technology

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
5 June, 2002
Time: 
11:00 am
Venue: 
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Resource People: 
Speaker
Jauher Zaidi
Founder and CEO, Palmchip USA