IBRAS 2024

              January 23-25, 2024
Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan

About Conference

The key objective of IBRAS is to provide opportunity for the global participants to share their ideas and experience with their peers expected to join from different parts of the world. The IBRAS will highlight cutting-edge advances in all major disciplines of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences. Technical tracks span new and original research in all fields of Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Science, Microbiology, and Zoology. The IBRAS will also provide a forum for an in-depth assessment of the challenges involved in the dynamic and fast-moving fields of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences.

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Call for Papers

The Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan hosts the International Conference on Biological Research and Applied Science (IBRAS), a distinguished event that features the latest developments and innovations in the field of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences. The 4th IBRAS will be held on January 23-25, 2024 at Jinnah University for Women, Karachi, Pakistan in hybrid mode, which allows both online and on-campus participation, to accommodate the researchers and to ensure maximum participation. The conference will offer various technical tracks in the domains of Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Science, Microbiology and Zoology. The conference will feature keynote speeches, invited talks, oral presentations, workshop and tutorial. The conference series has successfully completed its three consecutive editions in 2021, 2022 and 2023 attracting an average of 2000 attendees, featuring distinguished international keynote speakers, and presenting over 100 oral papers. Conference proceedings and glimpses are available at the websitehttps://ibras.juw.edu.pk/
IBRAS-2024 will offer a unique opportunity for researchers to share and discuss their latest findings, trends, and challenges in oral sessions. The conference welcomes original, unpublished, and scientific papers in the form of extended abstracts on any topic related to Biological and Applied Sciences, including:

Systems Biology and Metabolomics

Session Organizer: Dr. Arshia Tabassum
  Biochemistry Department
Personalized medicine, Precision Nutrition, Biomarker discovery, novel methods for metabolite profiling, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Lipidomics, Enzyme kinetics, Modelling and Synthetic Biology
ibras-bic@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614   Ext: 273

Research and Innovation in Biotechnology

Session Organizer: Ms. Ayisha Amanullah
  Biotechnology Department
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing, Stem cells and cancer research, Tissue engineering, Protein Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Biofuels and Biorefineries, Bioremediation, Transgenic technology, Cell signaling technology.
ibras-bth@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614   Ext: 280

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture Production and its Sustainable Solutions

Session Organizer: Dr. Saba Rizwan
  Botany Department
Climate variability and Yield reduction, Adaptation, Climate and Crop Modeling, Sustainable Agriculture Production, Climate-Smart Agriculture.
ibras-bot@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614   Ext: 219

Innovation in Chemical Sciences

Session Organizer: Dr. Najma Rasool
  Chemistry Department
Nanotechnology and Forensic Sciences, Recent advances in thermodynamics, Environmental sustainability, Catalyst and synthesis, Waste water treatment, computational chemistry, Natural products and medicinal Chemistry.
ibras-chem@juw.edu.pk     (021)36620614   Ext: 207

Emerging Trends in Computing

Session Organizer: Ms. Hafiza Anisa Ahmed
  Computer Science and Software Engineering Department
Data Science, Blockchain Technology, Smart cities, Human-centered Computing,
Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, Natural Language Processing,
Deep Learning, Cyber-physical Systems.
ibras-csse@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614   Ext: 247

Recent Trends in Sustainable Food Processing & Food Security

Session Organizer: Dr. Humaira Ashraf
  Food Science and Technology Department
Post-Harvest handling in cereal based foods, food processing, preservation and packaging techniques, food safety and quality management systems, food fortification and supplementation, sustainable food products, Nutraceuticals
ibras-fst@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614   Ext: 258

Microbiome in Sustainable Development

Session Organizer: Ms. Aliya Hayat
  Microbiology Department
Molecular basis of infectious disease progression, Microbiome in Agriculture & livestock, Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence Simulations, Synbiotics, Antimicrobial resistance.
ibras-mic@juw.edu.pk    (021)36620614  Ext: 213

Environmental Biology: Developing the possibilities

Session Organizer: Ms. Baby Tooba
  Zoology Department
Wildlife, Marine Environment, Urban Environment
ibras-zoo@juw.edu.pk     (021)36620614  Ext: 218

Tutorial and Workshop

The IBRAS-2024 also includes a tutorial on Artificial Intelligence and a hands-on workshop on Bioinformatics. These are two emerging and interdisciplinary fields that have many applications and challenges in biological research and applied science. The tutorial will introduce the basic concepts, and tools of artificial intelligence applicable in Healthcare sector. The workshop on Bioinformatics will provide practical experience on how to use bioinformatics tools and techniques to analyze biological data, such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites. The tutorial and workshop will be conducted by experts from Jinnah University for Women, who will share their insights and experiences. The participants will have the opportunity to learn new skills, interact with the instructors and peers, and explore the potential of artificial intelligence and bioinformatics in their research areas.

Tutorial on: “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Applications and Challenges”

January 19th, 2023 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Tutorial on: “Physics-Informed Neural Networks”

January 20, 2024 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Hands-on Workshop on: “Bioinformatics: Tools and Techniques”

January 20, 2024 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Topics to be covered:
  • Introduction to bioinformatics
  • Introduction to biological databases
  • NCBI and UniProt
  • Sequence alignment
  • Identification of unknown organisms using BLAST
  • Multiple sequence alignment and construction of Phylogenetic tree
  • Structural bioinformatics and Protein Databank (PDB)


Mr. Wajeeh Uddin Ahmed
Patron in Chief
Prof. Dr. Naeem Farooqui
Prof. Dr. Narmeen Zakaria Bawany
Conference Chair
Dr. Aliya Riaz
Conference Secretary

Prof. Dr. Narmeen Zakaria Bawany

Prof. Dr. Rana Hadi

Dr. Najma Rasool

Dr. Rabia Badar

Dr. Aliya Riaz

Dr. Arshia Tabassum

Dr. Saba Rizwan

Dr. Humaira Ashraf

Ms. Aliya Hayat

Ms. Ayesha Amanullah

Ms. Anum Liaquat

Ms. Gulnaz Altaf

Ms. Baby Tooba

Ms. Hafiza Anisa Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed Bahaa

Microsoft Regional Director, Cairo, Egypt

Prof. Dr. Afshan Zeeshan Wasti

Department of Medical Laboratories,
College of Applied Medical Sciences,
Qassim University – Buraidah
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Syed M. Shahid

Postgraduate Lecturer – Health Sciences
School of Health Science, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT),
Auckland Campus
New Zealand

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Farooq

Department of Plant Sciences College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University,
Al-Khoud-123, Oman

Dr. Rukhsana Nawaz

Research Specialist Department of Clinical Psychology,
College of Medicines and Health Sciences
UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Dr. Osman Asghar Mirza

Associate Professor
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology
University of Copenhagen

Prof. Mariusz Mojzych

Department of Organic Chemistry
Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

Senior Lecturer (ARC DECRA Fellow)
School of Agriculture and Food
University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Ahmed Bilal

Post-doc Fellow
University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Saif Ul Malook

Department of Entomology &Nematology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA

Prof. Dr. Naseer Ahmed

Reader in Clinical Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Adjunct Professor at the Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine & Drug Research,
University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Chartered Scientist (CSci), Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) and
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath).

Haider A. Khwaja, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist/Associate Professor
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH and 
Department of Environmental Health Sciences School of Public health
University at Albany
Albany, NY

Prof. Dr. Narmeen Zakaria Bawany

Prof. Dr. Ghufrana Nadeem

Prof. Dr. Farah Jabeen

Prof. Dr. Mahmooda Kazmi

Prof. Dr. Farah Tariq

Prof. Dr. Rana Hadi

Prof. Dr. Rubeena Saleem

Prof. Dr. Suad Naheed

Dr. Aliya Riaz

Dr. Rabia Badar

Dr. Farzana Naz

Dr. Huma Fatima

Dr. Humaira Ashraf

Dr. Samina Khan

Dr. Lubna Abidi

Dr. Maria Taj Muhammad

Dr. Najma Rasool

Dr. Nasreen Khan

Dr. Rashida Rahmat Zohra

Dr. Saba Rauf

Dr. Saba Rizwan

Dr. Saifullah Adnan

Dr. Saira Kamal

Dr. Saiyada Shadiah Masood

Dr. Uzma Hameed

Dr. Arshia Tabassum

Dr. Fouzia

Dr. Marium

Dr. Syeda Kahkashan Kazmi

Dr. Rahu Sikandar

Dr. Muhammad Arsalan Mahmood

Dr. Madiha Sattar

Dr. Afshan Yasmeen

Ms. Aliya Hayat

Dr. Aliya Riaz

Dr. Aliya Riaz

Dr. Samina Khan

Ms. Kanwal Zahoor

Ms. Soomaiya Hamid

Dr. Samina Khan


Dr. Samina Khan


Ms. Sana Iqbal

Website Developer
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Important Dates

Submissions 20/October/2023 Extended: December 10, 2023
Acceptance Notifications December 20, 2023
Conference Date January 23-25, 2024

Our Collaborators

Pakistan Agriculture Research Council

National Institute of Oceanography

The Wildlife Experience Center


Korangi Association of Trade & Industry

Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre

Aqua Hatch International

SGS (Private) Pakistan's

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Stationary partner

Dollar Stationary

Tea partner

Vital Tea


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Mr. Atif Imtiaz
CEO - The Wild life Experience Center
Congratulations to the IBRAS's team! Your hard work, dedication, and innovative contributions continue to inspire and make a meaningful impact!

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Mr. Muslim S. Mohamedi
I extend our warmest regards and best wishes to Jinnah University for Women for the success of the 4th International Conference on Biological Research and Applied Science. Your dedication to advancing knowledge in this field is commendable, and we are thrilled to witness the impact of such valuable endeavors. May this conference be a beacon of innovation and collaboration, fostering breakthroughs that benefit humanity.

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M. Faisal Iftikhar Ali
CEO AquaHatch International Pvt. Ltd.
I extend my heartfelt wishes for 4th International Conference on Biological Research and Applied Science organized by Jinnah University for Women. May this conference serve as a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas, fostering collaboration, and advancing the frontiers of biological research. May each participant find inspiration and new perspectives that contribute to the collective pursuit of knowledge. Here's to a conference filled with meaningful discussions, valuable insights, and lasting connections. Best wishes for a truly enriching experience.

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Dr. Zakir Hussain Dahri
Director General Southern Zone Agriculture Research Centre
Pakistan Agriculture Research Council

I am excited to become part of the 4th International Conference on Biological Research and Applied Science (IBRAS), organized by the Jinnah University for Women, Karachi-Pakistan, which is focusing on eight (08) very important thematic areas including Systems Biology and Metabolomics, Research and Innovation in Biotechnology, Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture Production and its Sustainable Solutions, Innovation in Chemical Sciences, Emerging Trends in Computing, Recent Trends in Sustainable Food Processing & Food Security, Microbiome in Sustainable Development, and Environmental Biology: Developing the possibilities I am sure the IBRAS will provide a crucial platform for professionals, researchers, and experts for technical networking, exchanging ideas, and deliberations on the latest developments in their respective fields. Indeed, such events contribute significantly to the dissemination of knowledge, fostering collaboration, and driving advancements in the chosen themes. Wishing the organizers and participants a fruitful and successful conference that will not only enrich the knowledge of all involved but also sparks new ideas and collaborations for the continued growth of technology and innovation.

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Abdul Razzak Lakhani
Managing Director SGS Pakistan Southern Zone Agriculture Research Centre

We extend a warm welcome to all attendees of the 4th International Conference on Biological Research and Applied Science at Jinnah University for Women.   This conference, fostering collaboration in Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences, resonates with SGS (Private) Pakistan's dedication to advancing knowledge. JUW's IBRAS initiative is commendable, and its impact on our scientific landscape is noteworthy.   SGS being the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company & Our value to society is enabling a better, safer and more interconnected World. We provide services for all industries & sectors and we value collaborative platforms like IBRAS.   May this conference significantly contribute to advancing knowledge in biological research, benefitting the scientific community and society at large.