‘THE SCIENCE BRIDGE’: with heightened expectations comes the need for unifying scientists engaged across the globe in various aspects of neuroscience research. There is an extensive need for expanding affiliations with other countries to face the formidable challenges ahead to assist in deciphering the complexities of life. A little substitute for a coordination of scientific efforts through ‘The Science Bridge’ to make meaningful contributions will serve as a catalyst to better understand the human health issues. Fostering collaborations with academia around the globe will encourage and support the dissemination of current technologies and knowledge. The need for collaborative scientific research is the need of the time to solving society’s critical problems related to issues especially health, food and energy. We believe science, in all its ramifications, is in itself more radically open towards the future when the minds of collective creativity – from contemporary and future generations can be effectively promoted and coordinated across the national borders.
Nikhat A Siddiqui after a BS and MS from University of Karachi, did her PhD in Neuroscience at the Applied Neurobiology Unit, University of Surrey. She held a postdoctoral position as Senior Fulbright Fellow at the School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston. She is a Professor at Barrett Hodgson University and holds joint appointment as Dean Faculty of Science. She worked at the Neurochemistry Research Unit, University of Karachi in different capacity, as well served in the capacity of Dean Faculty of Science and Dean of research of various Institutes. A founder member of PSBAN and Pakistan Proteomic Society under the umbrella of AOHUPO and also the council member of AOHUPO and member ISN. During the past twenty-two years her lab has been involved in the the functional proteomics of AD and of Schizophrenia. Currently our research is focused on two main areas – Post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins, established the nitrosylation of AD proteins for the first time, and the biology of repetitive protein domains. Her lab has two primary missions: to educate and train the next generation of scientists and to advance our understanding of the factors that regulate protein function with the hope to understand the mechanism to develop potentially useful materials and therapeutics.