The nation that invests in capacity building in chemistry, which is considered mother of all sciences, never faces hunger as it helps alleviate poverty. This was opined by experts while speaking at the closing ceremony of four-day international conference on chemical sciences which concluded here on Sunday.
They pointed out that chemistry’s contributions to human advancement can not be ignored. The moot entitled ‘the 14th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Sciences (EuAsC2S-14)’, was held at the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.
Over 900 scientists, including 140 foreign researchers from around 45 countries, including USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq and Bangladesh participated in the Eurasia conference, making it one of the largest science conferences in Pakistan in recent years, the organizers said.
Speaking on the occasion, Director ICCBS Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary said that capacity building in chemistry is particularly vital to attain desired progress in the country.
He added that the national capacity in chemical sciences is vital for value addition, poverty alleviation and promotion of exports. “Chemistry is a wide scientific field, and its significance is linked with almost every aspect of society, including cooking, food, medicine, environmental processes, cleaning and manufacturing goods.