Pakistan

UNESCO Chair “Light for Health” (959), established in 2011 at The Pakistan Institute for Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) (Pakistan)

Fields/Disciplines

Biophotonics.

Objectives

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • establish a cell culturing laboratory in PIEAS and carry out in-vitro studies of photodynamic therapy;
  • establish five photodynamic therapy (PDT) clinics in four provinces, and the Pakistan federal capital; and,
  • start research in optical imaging, as well as establish collaborative research with countries of the South.

Host Institution

The Pakistan Institute for Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences

Contact

Dr Masroor Ikram, UNESCO Chairholder

Head of the Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics

The Pakistan Institute for Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)

Nilore Islamabad 45650

Pakistan

Phone:051-220-80-29

Fax: 051-220-80-70

E-mail: masroor(at)pieas.edu.pk