Free Online Course: Biologics (Protein Biopharmaceutical) is going to be organized by Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP) during December 28 – January 04, 2016. Lectures will be delivered by Dr. Aftab Ahmed.
Introduction of the Speaker
Dr. Aftab Ahmed Associate Professor, Research Faculty and Core Laboratory Manager, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University. Dr. Ahmed earned his Ph.D. degree in protein chemistry from HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Pakistan in 1989. He completed a part of his Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Protein Chemistry, Max-Plank Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany. After graduation, he rejoined MaxPlanck Institute in 1988 as a postdoctoral fellow and continued his research work on the primary structure of Carnivore hemoglobin.
Dr. Ahmed also has industrial experience, working in biotechnology companies. He joined as a protein chemist at CytoTherapeutics Inc., Lincoln, Rhode Island in 1996. Later he joined as a Staff Scientist, Biochemistry R&D in a tissue engineering company, Organogenesis Inc, Canton, Massachusetts in 1998. Dr. Ahmed moved to academia and joined as a Coordinator and established a multi-million dollar Centralized Research Core Facility at the University of Rhode Island (URI) in June 2003, supported through IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Program, NIH. He became a Research Assistant professor at URI in May 2008 and is involved in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at URI. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is conducting collaborative research projects related to bioactive proteins and peptides from various spices used as folk medicine in Pakistan, as well as the characterization of hemoglobin from snake Leaf-Nosed Viper
Dr. Ahmed’s research interests include protein purification, characterization, and amino acid sequencing. (1) Primary structure of hemoglobin to understand inter-species relationship at molecular level. (2) Proteins and peptides profiling of plants based in folk medicine from Pakistan. He is an author of 24 peer-reviewed publications, and 15 meeting abstracts.
About this Course
This course is of 1 credit hour. This required course offers information about clinical, pharmaceutical, and economic impact of biotechnology products in pharmacy, Topics covered will be introduction to biologics drug, downstream processing, characterization techniques, regulatory agencies and future of biologics.
- Introduction to course / overview (Biotechnology/ Biopharmaceuticals)
- Molecular Biotechnology
- Production of Biotechnology Compounds and Downstream Processing
- Biophysical and Biochemical Analysis of Biotech Products I & II
- New products Biosimilars
- Vaccines: Development and Applications I & II
- Blood Factors / Erythropoietin
- Worldwide Regulatory Agencies and Biotechnology
- Financing Biologic drug development
- Future of Biotechnology Therapy in the pipeline
How to Register
For registration, kindly contact VEPP Focal Person in your University. The L. E. J. Center will issue a certificate (1 credit hr) to successful participants.
Find out Focal Person’s List HERE.
Event Title: Online Course: Biologics (Protein Biopharmaceutical)
Event Date: December 28 – January 04, 2016
Event Venue: Videoconferencing studios/rooms of participating Universities
Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP)
UAN: 111-222-292 Ext 274, 275