July 11th 2012. PhD symposium and workshops were organized in Karachi, Pakistan as a part of BioCon: celebration of anniversary of Department of Biochemistry University of Karachi. Whole event was supported by International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB). Main organizer was professor Nikhat Ahmed Siddiqui, chair of Biochemistry. Invited speakers were Gül Güner, Zdravko Lacković, Angel Herráez and Nessar Ahmed who presented experience with PhD program especially IUBMB standards and ORPHEUS standards. Event was attended by about 80 participants fro,different departments and universities but mostly by PhD candidates from Karachi university.