Prof. Dr. Jamshed Iqbal (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz), Head, Centre for Advanced Drug Research (CADR) has successfully organized the 5th International Conference on Drug Development – Natural & Synthetic “Current Approaches and Emerging Trends for the Development and Discovery of Drugs” held in COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus, Pakistan during June 28-29, 2018. The foreign speakers from USA, Denmark, Canada and Germany gave plenary lectures on advanced research themes. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, (H.I., S.I., T.I.,) Director
International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi was the Chief Guest of the opening session of the conference, however, Prof. Dr. Jehan Bakht, Vice Chancellor Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, KPK was the Chief Guest of the closing session of the conference. Beside the foreign speakers, large number of delegates participated from different universities all over the country. The purpose of Conference was to gather the most renowned researchers from around the world, from the various areas of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacy, Drug Development and Discovery to create knowledge networks, to foster collaboration, to elaborate on new paradigms, and to integrate various systems.The objective of arranging conference was to provide the scientific understanding about the target identification and validation, drug discovery, early safety test, preclinical testing lab and animal testing. Additionally, the work presented by students and the new generation of scientists brought new ideas and help foster scientific collaboration and build new networks between the attendees.
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