Welcome to JIIMC
The Journal of Islamic International Medical
College (JIIMC) is an official journal of Islamic International Medical College (IIMC), Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan. This is a peer reviewed journal, published quarterly and follows the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to Bio medical journals, updated on www.icmje.org. All rights are reserved. The publisher and the members of the editorial board cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of the information contained in this journal.
ISSN (Print): 1815-4018
ISSN (Online): 2410-5422
Pakistan Medical and dental Council (PMDC)
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) in category “Y”
PASTIC inventory “Directory of Scientific Periodicals of Pakistan”- Pakistan Science Abstracts (PSA)
has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent all aspects of the microbial sciences including microbiology educators.
The mission of ASM is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM accomplishes this mission through a variety of products, services and activities.
We provide a platform for sharing the latest scientific discoveries through our books, journals, meetings and conferences.
We help strengthen sustainable health systems around the world though our laboratory capacity building and global engagement programs.
We advance careers through our professional development programs and certifications.
We train and inspire the next generation of scientists through our outreach and educational programs.
ASM members have a passion for the microbial sciences, a desire to connect with their colleagues and a drive to be involved with the profession. Whether it is publishing in an ASM Journal, attending an ASM meeting or volunteering on one of the Society's many boards and committees.
Big parts of our everyday lives, from energy production, waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development and infectious diseases to environmental problems and industrial processes-are studied in the microbial sciences.
Microbiology boasts some of the most illustrious names in the history of science--Pasteur, Koch, Fleming, Leeuwenhoek, Lister, Jenner and Salk--and some of the greatest achievements for mankind. Within the 20th century, a third of all Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have been awarded to microbiologists.
HOW WE OPERATE
In 2015 the ASM approved a new strategic plan that focuses the Society’s work on the following goals and objectives.
ASM's culture of scholarship and innovation advances the microbial sciences.
Enhance ASM's capacity to communicate authoritatively about the microbial sciences.
Enhance ASM's position as the voice of the microbial sciences.
Strengthen ASM's global partnerships and coalitions.
Enhance ASM's capacity to anticipate and shape the future of the microbial sciences.
Increase key stakeholders' knowledge about and awareness of the challenges facing and the importance of the microbial sciences.
Science Learning Organization
ASM both educates and learns from stakeholders to ensure the growth and the advancement of the microbial sciences.
Cultivate an innovative environment for learning, content development and idea exchange.
Increase efficiency and efficacy of programs by regularly assessing the program portfolio, individual services, and ASM's products.
Enhance responsiveness to members and stakeholders by regularly soliciting and acting on feedback.
Increase engagement of the global microbial sciences community in the work of ASM.
Enhance ASM's capacity for personal, professional and scientific development.
Value to Stakeholders
ASM is an inclusive organization, engaging with and responding to the needs of its diverse constituencies.
Increase ASM's ability to identify and develop the next generation of leaders for the organization and the science.
Strengthen the relationship of ASM's products and programs to its brand.
Increase our knowledge of and responsiveness to the current and emerging needs of diverse stakeholders.
Improve outreach to current and potential members about the benefits of belonging to ASM.
Increase awareness of the scientific community about ASM programs.
Increase the opportunities for stakeholders to participate in or contribute to ASM.
Enhance ASM's ability to address all members' needs through development and assessment of programs and services.
ASM is a vibrant, responsive and transparent organization.
Ensure ASM's governance, organizational structures, and processes are transparent, inclusive, efficient and agile.
Strengthen the technology infrastructure to support ASM's goals.
Ensure sufficient resources to achieve ASM's goals.
Encourage a culture of experimentation and calculated risk taking.
International Society of Microbiology and became the International Association of Microbiological Societies affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a Division in 1967. It acquired independence in 1980 and became a Union Member of ICSU in 1982.
The objectives of the Union are
to promote the study of microbiological sciences internationally:
initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities which involve international cooperation;
ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of international conferences, symposia and meetings and assist in the publication of their reports;
represent microbiological sciences in ICSU and maintain contact with other international organizations.
The major goal of IUMS is to promote research and the open exchange of scientific information for advancement of the health and welfare of humankind and the environment and strongly discourages any uses of knowledge and resources to the contrary >> read more
The scientific activities of the Union are conducted by the three Divisions of Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology (BAM), Mycology and Virology and by six specialist international committees, eight international commissions and two international federations. Their major activities include the classification and nomenclature of bacteria, fungi and viruses, food microbiology, medical microbiology and diagnostics, culture collections, education, and biological standardization.
The next IUMS congresses will be in Singapore on 17-21th July; see also http://iums2017singapore.com
IUMS has formulated a statement on research with dangerous microbes. Click here for the full statement
Register for the 67th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology 2015 in Münster. Date: 27 - 30 September, 2015. For further information visit www.dghm-kongress.de/en
The 2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases and Nanomedicine-2015” (ICIDN-2015) will take place December 15-18, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This tri-annual series of ICIDN conference organized by the Nepalese Forum for Medical Microbiology jointly with Nepal Polymer Institute (NPI) and CoEBio, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences is aimed at promoting interdisciplinary scientific studies for systematic understanding of infectious diseases and the development of enhanced diagnostics and treatments by applying the tools and techniques of nanotechnology for the benefit of humankind. For more information visit http://www.icidn2015.com.
The Executive Board received the sad news that Prof Shogo Sasaki, who was IUMS president from 1988-1990, passed away on November 20, 2014. He was 98 years old >> read more
Name of the Mycology Division of IUMS changed into the Mycology & other Eukaryotic Microbiology Division
from 36 European countries, covering around thirty thousand microbiologists. Members can apply for fellowships, grants and/or support when organising a meeting. FEMS facilitates exchange of scientific knowledge to all microbiologists in Europe and worldwide by publishing five microbiology journals and organising a biennial congress for microbiologists around the world. It also initiates campaigns such as the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) and the European Microbiology Forum (EMF).
Microorganisms play an essential role in humans, animals, plants, the environment and industrial processes, and impact significantly on health, the economy, food supply, and ecosystems. Scientific knowledge of microorganisms and their interactions in the biosphere is essential for informed decision and policy making, improved health and well-being, wealth generation and environmental quality and sustainability. FEMS' vision is to coordinate and lead the acquisition of scientific knowledge and innovation in microbiology and to maximise communication of this knowledge, and its importance, to scientists, politicians, policy makers, industry and the general public.
FEMS aims at advancing microbiology in Europe and the neighbouring regions through grants, publication of internationally renowned journals, news items, congresses, teaching support, and additional initiatives that fulfil its Vision.
FEMS summarised its organisational direction in its new strategic framework.
2014 Annual Report
2014 was a big year for FEMS. It was the 40th anniversary of our first general meeting and it marked the start of profound organizational change. After four decades of helping thousands of scientists to meet, learn, and exchange ideas, expertise and knowledge we are now also further increasing our community's impact across both academia and the wider society.
You can read or download the full Annual Report here.
of biological safety which was established in 1974. As a result of various International Biosafety and Biosecurity Training Programs, organized during SIBC- 2007, National Hands�on Training Workshop in Islamabad and later in Karachi and Atlanta- USA under the auspices of Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM), some of the Biosafety Professionals worked out to launch an association under the flag of PSM to address the Biosafety issues at different levels. Thus, BSAP was launched in a meeting of local area members of Biosafety professionals working in various institutions of Pakistan, with interest in the safety of research using microorganisms and recombinant DNA.
This organization benefits from the unique knowledge base found in Karachi - the metropolitan city of Pakistan which is host to many universities, private and public sector research centers and biotechnology related businesses of all sizes.
BSAP is dedicated to expanding biological safety awareness to prevent adverse occupational illness and adverse environmental impact from infectious or biologically derived materials / biohazards.
Biological Safety Association of Pakistan Goals :
Foster and promote professional and public awareness of biological safety through effective communication.
Participate in the development of national and international biological safety Standards, guidelines, and regulations.
Interact with ABSA to help advance biological safety as a scientific discipline through education, research and training and to maintain standards for biological safety professionals.
Serve as recognized resource for professionals and scientific expertise in biological safety and security.
BSAP � ACTIVITIES :
Organize monthly / quarterly seminar meetings featuring speakers addressing current topics of interest to membership, attendance outside of the membership will be encouraged
Arrange local tours for the members to provide them an opportunity to visit local facilities featuring state of the art technology applicable to maintain biosafety and biocontainment
Provide local forums to share biological safety information and to represent the interests of persons involved with biological safety within its membership and with members of other organizations
Arrange for participation of members in conferences / training courses organized by BSAP/ ABSA and other international biosafety organizations
the voice of applied microbiology, SfAM works to advance, for the benefit of the public, the science of microbiology in its application to the environment, human and animal health, agriculture, and industry.
we must focus our attention towards science education. Education is a direct nation building activity. The quality of education depends upon the quality and standard of the curriculum. It means that curriculum plays a vital role in an educational process.
SCIENCE, Pakistan is a web-based non-profit organization.
Promoting Science Education in Pakistan by providing information about Science Associations, Science Books, Science Councils, Science Journals, Science Societies, Educational Boards, Research Institutes and HEC recognized Universities and Degree Awarding Institutes in Pakistan