The call for applications for the BMC winter school has been launched! The CIFAR Neuroscience of Consciousness Winter School is a unique, three-day event where tomorrow’s neuroscience leaders work closely with world-class researchers studying the neuroscience of consciousness.
On June 4, 2021, the Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) hosted Prof. Z. B. Mirza (Senior Ornithologist, Conservationist, and Bird Artist) for a webinar on the Birds of Pakistan! The event was streamed live on our Facebook page. The webinar, where we embark on an exhilarating journey of exploring the birds of Pakistan, can now be also watched on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/26RJRG3yIZw.
Prof. Z. B. Mirza (Prof. Zahid Baig Mirza) is the most experienced naturalist and ornithologist of Pakistan and has gained widespread international and national recognition for his dedicated work as a field scientist. To date, Prof. Mirza has authored over 60 research publications and 27 books including the widely acclaimed Field Guide to Birds of Pakistan and the Illustrated Handbook of Animal Biodiversity of Pakistan. Prof. Mirza is also a senior member of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and Chair of its Scientific Committee, the Chairman of the Snow Leopard Foundation, Professional Consultant for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Management Plans of Pakistan, and an Executive Member of the WWF Scientific Council Pakistan. Prof. Mirza is the recipient of two Lifetime Achievement Awards and is also celebrated as one of the founding members of WWF, Pakistan and the First Director of the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Islamabad along with the awardee of numerous other accolades!
We, at KSS, thoroughly enjoyed learning about some of the most interesting features of the birds of Pakistan with Prof. Z. B. Mirza, and wholeheartedly hope that you will also benefit from this exciting session!
This webinar is a part of a series by KSS to celebrate the biodiversity in Pakistan and inform the general audience about the threats faced by some endangered fauna species, and the need to conserve them.
For our first Muslim Wonder Woman in science, we had the honour of hosting the immensely talented Dr.Hina Chaudhry on Thursday, 20th August 2020 at 8:00 pm live from Facebook. She is a cardiologist, scientist and an entrepreneur. She is currently an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. In our conversation with her, we explored the realm of regenerative medicine and learnt about her incredible research work in regenerating damaged heart cells using fetal stem cells.
We at Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) are extremely excited to bring to our new webinar series called ” Muslim Women in Science and Technology: Stories from Around the World”. This webcast series is a tribute to the brilliant, outstandingly talented Muslim women in STEM. We will highlight there incredible scientific work, their inspiring life story and its struggles.