SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
|Professor Nilufar Nahar at the Dept. of Chemistry, Dhaka University heads an ISP supported group working with the chemistry of natural products. They try to identify the active components of traditional medicine for standardisation of these and for the development of new drugs. Professor Nahar is one of several who got their PhD after sandwich studies in Bangladesh and Sweden.|
• Dept. of Chemistry, Dhaka University. Contact person: Prof M Mosihuzzaman. Swedish collaborator: Dept. of Chemistry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Uppsala (Prof. Lennart Kenne).
Project 1: Chemical and biological studies of medicinal plants
Project 2: Studies of organic pollutants in food and environment
of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic
Dhaka. Contact person: Prof. Liaquat
Ali. Swedish collaborator: Dept.
of Medical Cell Biology, Uppsala University (Prof. Erik
Project: Diabetes research in Bangladesh
• Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Colombo. Swedish collaborators: Dept. of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University (Docent Marie Allen); and Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Uppsala University; and Dept. of Biotechnology, Lund University
Project: Capacity building in biochemistry, molecular biology, and gene technology (resource group formed).
of Chemistry, Peradeniya University. Swedish
collaborators: Dept. of Environmental
Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Uppsala
(Prof Henrik Kylin).
Project: Bioactive compounds in the control of plant diseases (resource group formed)
• Dept. of Biochemistry,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda. Swedish
collaborators: Dept of Applied Nutrition
and Food Chemistry, Lund University.
Project: Nutritional biochemistry.
IPICS also supports two South Asian research networks, namely:
• ANRAP, Asian Network of Research on Antidiabetic Plants. Presently active in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal. More information on ANRAP.
• NITUB, Network of Instrument Technical personnel and User scientists of Bangladesh
Both networks are coordinated from the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Secretariat for Research Co-operation at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and ISP, organised a seminar on development support to science in Stockholm on Thursday 23 September 2010. The seminar was entitled ”Catalytic effects of support to research group development – examples from biomedical science in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe”.
Dr Liaquat Ali (photo) from Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was supposed to give a presentation entitled ”Biomedical research as a catalyst for large scale health care and human resource development: Experience from Bangladesh”. The research pursued by the group of Dr Ali has been directly supported by ISP from 1995 to 2008. SASNET’s Lars Eklund visited BIRDEM and Dr. Ali’s research group in 2005, read his report.
Venue for the seminar: Sida, room Asante, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm. More information.
A one-day seminar to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of International Science Programme (ISP) at Uppsala University will be held on 26 September 2011. When it started in 1961, it was called the International Seminar for Research and Education in Physics. Over the 50 years since then, the programme has developed from a fellowship programme into a capacity building programme, not only in Physics, but also in Chemistry (since 1970) and Mathematics (since 2002). ISP gives long term support to the establishment of viable research teams in developing countries, including South Asia. Regional cooperation and networking are also important parts of the activities.
The seminar aims to highlight experiences drawn in the past 50 years from different perspectives, and to indicate the way forward.
Invited speakers include Professor C.N.R. Rao (photo) from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India, who will talk about ”Developing Countries in the International Year of Chemistry”; and Professor Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, who will talk about ”ISP and the world”.
Dr Anders Granlund, Head of the Unit for Research Cooperation at the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); and Mr Tomas Kjellqvist, Research Manager at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), and former director of the Secretariat for Research Cooperation at Sida, will also participate.
Venue for the seminar: Ihresalen, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H, Uppsala.
Full information on ISP’s seminar page.
SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network/Lund
Address: Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 73 40
Webmaster: Lars Eklund
Last updated 2011-06-09