SCS holds workshop on Chemsketch and Chimera software Nov08


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SCS holds workshop on Chemsketch and Chimera software

On Wednesday 29 October 2014, the Speers Chemical Society arranged a workshop about Chemsketch and Chimera software for students from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology. Dr Dildar Ahmad, Chairperson Department of Chemistry and faculty members Dr Abdul Rehman, Dr Amjid Iqbal, Ms Hina Abid and Mr Raza Chaudhery attended the workshop.

Chemsketch software helps student to draw organics, organometallics, polymers, and other structures. Students use it to produce professional looking structures and diagrams for reports and publications and for the research thesis. Dr Abdul Rehman guided students about the use of this software its features such as calculation of molecular properties, 2D and 3D structure cleaning and viewing, and functionality for naming structures. He then assigned students to draw a structure for their practice.

Dr Amjid Iqbal presented Chimera software, its features and uses such as in drug synthesis. Hea also provided a handout.

At the end of the workshop Dr Dildar Ahmad appreciated the SPC team their president, Touqeer Gill, for arranging the workshop.