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									                              FOREWORD for the Proceedings

Technological innovations have provided the society exceptional benefits but these also carry
potential harms and risks. International Council for the Life Sciences, Pakistan Chapter and
KIBGE have joined hands to help ensure global public health, safety and security by
safeguarding the opportunities offered by advancements in the science and technology. ICLS
(Pakistan) has previously organized meetings for Social and Natural Scientists, Media
Persons and Civil Societies at Islamabad, Lahore. The third ICLS-KIBGE International
Conference entitled "Responsible Conduct of Science" was another effort in this regard. Held
on November 14-15, 2011 at Dr. A. Q. Khan institute of Biotechnology & Genetic
Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, the Conference was aimed to promote a
culture of responsibility in all scientific disciplines and to address the full spectrum of ethical,
safety and security issues arising from developments in science and technology by
identifying areas at particular risk. Many issues that needed to be discussed were covered
during the scientific sessions. These included: How to conceptualize the responsible conduct
of science?

      How to idealize the science to be harmless to humanity?

      How to realize the scientific personnel in a way appropriate for society?

      How to optimize the contribution of scientists to the wider interest of society? and

      How to improvise the safe, secure and ethical conduct of science?

The eminent scientists and researchers, research supervisors, intellectuals, scientific
entrepreneurs, science journalists and media personnel, postgraduate and undergraduate
students from various parts of the world including Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and
USA participated in the conference. The young researchers and students, in early stages of
their scientific careers, enthusiastically participated in the Conference and were vastly
benefited by the experiences of senior scientists and researchers in the field.

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