International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Muhammad Ashraf Ideas Activities
  • Deputy National Coordinator, National Biology Talent Contest, Pakistan
    Lahore District 54000, Pakistan
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  • Organizations:

    National Biology Talent Contest, Pakistan
    Student, LUMS School of Science & Engineering
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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I am a Chemistry Undergrad in Pakistan.

Chemistry, to me, was not a love at the first sight. Rather, my interest in chemistry developed over time. Gradually strengthening. I became interested in Chemistry because I was interested in life-sciences. I was fascinated by the chemical aspects of life. How the chemistry of biomolecules and their interaction with one another shape life. Later on, as I delved more into it, the nano-scale chemistry caught my attention. Now I am very much interested in the nano-scale manipulation of matter for usage in bio-applications.

I heard about IYC 2011 from a friend of mine. I am interested in it simply because I'm interested in Chemistry. Moreover, being from a third world country where Chemistry is not regarded as a sought-after subject, I think I can come up with ideas that might be helpful in stirring the interest of youth in studying and understanding chemistry. After all, Chemistry is a fun science to do.