September 28, 2023
The Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi in collaboration with OWSD PNC organized a plenary lecture on September 28, 2023, as part of the KIBGE Lecture Series with the theme "Investment in the Future." This event took place at the Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi. The keynote speaker for this session was Dr. Syeda Hoor-ul-Ain, who currently serves as the Director of the Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization at the University of Karachi.
Dr. Hoor-ul-Ain's lecture, titled "Research Methodology," delved into the complex process of crafting effective research studies. She provided a comprehensive overview of research philosophy and paradigms, and also discussed tools for data collection, organization, and analysis. The lecture concluded with an engaging question and answer session, during which Dr. Hoor-ul-Ain addressed a wide range of queries from the enthusiastic and curious audience. As a result, attendees left with a newfound appreciation for the intricacies of research methodology and a deeper understanding of its crucial role in the pursuit of knowledge.
Reflecting on the lecture, Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, the Director General of KIBGE and Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi expressed his gratitude to Dr. Syeda Hoor-ul-Ain for sharing invaluable insights that left a lasting impact on young researchers. Dr. Iraqi also encouraged the organization of similar lecture sessions in the future and extended his thanks to the KIBGE team for their efforts in arranging this dynamic event. Dr. Syeda Hoor-ul-Ain was recognized with a token of appreciation, presented by Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi and the faculty of KIBGE, including Secretary OWSD-PNC Dr. Saima Saleem and the treasurer, Dr. Sitwat Zehra.
The session was attended by approximately 100 participants in person, and over 50 participants joined the lecture virtually. Additionally, the audience was invited to become members of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World.