Moeez Ahmad Khan, a Ph.D. student in the UK, is a genetic researcher currently working to eliminate malaria by genetic manipulation of mosquitoes. He holds a bachelor's degree in molecular genetics from King's College London, UK, and a master's degree in synthetic biology from University College London, UK. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Pirbright Institute.
Rabia Nusrat, ideaXme’s Public Interviewer and an environmental engineering enthusiast from UET Lahore, interviewed Shayan Sohail Sarwar, a chemical engineer from the University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan. Shayan Sohail Sarwar is a young innovator, and chief technology officer of Pak Vitae, a company dedicated to solving water problems for low-income communities. Driven by […]
Dr Imran Anwar, an ardent mathematician, is currently an Associate Professor at the Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Lahore. He has research interests in Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, and Enumerative Combinatorics. Recently, Spectra had the opportunity to speak to Dr Imran about the transformation of his initial fascination with mathematics to a career choice, […]
The spirit of dreaming of stars, in a city like Lahore, where you can rarely see them is in fact few and far between. Despite facing numerous challenges in STEM, with interests in astronomy—a hardly talked about course of interest in Pakistan, especially for women—Dr Tayabba Zafar pursued her dream of becoming an astrophysicist. Not […]
Before the scientific method, philosophy answered mankind’s big questions. But somewhere along the way, science conquered philosophy; scientists became rather mechanical, surrendering their hobbies and creativity to tireless invention and discovery. IdeaXme’s founder, Andrea Macdonald, interviews Dr. Sam Illingworth, an atmospheric physicist, and an avid science communicator. Dr. Illingworth is currently a Senior Lecturer in […]
Arslan Chaudhry is a Rhodes Scholar studying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning towards his PhD dissertation at Oxford. Originally from Lahore, Arslan completed his undergraduate education from UET Lahore in Electrical Engineering and worked with Mentor Graphics, a popular company specializing in embedded electronics, for two years before arriving at Oxford. As part of our […]
Dr Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a nuclear physicist, mathematician, and activist. He did his BSc in mathematics and electrical engineering from MIT and went on to have an MSc in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the same institution. He has had an extensive academic career: working as a guest scientist […]