Sandwich PhD and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Science & Technology: Departure for France of the 1st batch


The French
Embassy in Pakistan organised on September 30, 2009 a farewell reception for the
sandwich PhD and Post-doctoral scholarship holders in presence of the Chairman
of Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Rectors and Directors of the
laureates’ universities and research centres.



On this
occasion, Mr. Alain Freynet, Counsellor for Development and Cooperation Section
of the French Embassy, said that the main objective of this programme is to
develop and strengthen the scientific cooperation of France with Pakistani
science community. Indeed, this programme enables highly qualified, early-stage
researchers from Pakistan, who are doing PhD or hold doctorates, to carry out
research projects of their own choice in France for a 6 months period. The most
important criteria for selection of the laureates is the quality of research
proposals and mutual research interest of French and Pakistani research



This new
programme was launched in spring 2009 and the first batch of laureates is as


3 PhD students from the International
Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) –

University of Karachi:


Miss Kanwal Haneef, biologist, who
will join the European Hospital Georges Pompidou in



Miss Waheed Humera, biochemist, and
her colleague, Miss Nadia Ashraf, pharmacist, who will both, join the European
Molecular Biology Laboratory in



4 scientists from the National
University of Science and Technology:


Dr Sadaf Zaidi and her colleague,
Miss Sadia Tahir, both biologists and who will join the Pasteur Institute of


Dr Mohammad Islam, a nano-material
specialist, who will join the Jean Rouxel Institute of Material in



M. Adnan Iqbal, PhD student in
computer sciences, who will join the
University of



2 PhD students from the Pakistan
Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences:


M. Shozab Mehdi, specialised in
fluid-mechanics, who will join the Chemical Engineering Laboratory of Toulouse


M. Farooq Amjad, specialised in
chemistry for environment, who will join the Wather Chemical and Microbiological
Laboratory of the
Savoie University in Le Bourget du



scientists are already a small-united group; some of them took together some
French lectures at our Alliance Française in Islamabad to prepare their
departure. All of them will do their best to get satisfaction from this
scientific experience, to study thoroughly new techniques and to create strong
links with each of their host laboratories in France.

Dernière modification : 08/12/2010

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