Biotech and its utility take centre stage

Published: July 6, 2017
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UVAS Vice Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha chairing the 44th syndicate meeting. PHOTO: EXPRESS

UVAS Vice Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha chairing the 44th syndicate meeting. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has organised a two-day conference to discuss ways that biotechnology can serve the nation.

The event is called the International Conference on Bioethics in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology on Wednesday.

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Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Yousuf Zafar and Vice-Chancellor Dr Talat Naseer Pasha co-chaired the inaugural session of the conference. Biosciences Faculty Dean Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Director Dr Wasim Shehzad and a large number of participants from different countries were present, along with UVAS students and faculty members.

Speaking on the occasion, VC Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that biotechnology was the key tool for livestock development, genetics improvement and vaccine production in Pakistan.

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He said UVAS focused on innovative research to ensure safe and healthy food for people. The university established clinical facilities recently which were equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to provide facilities to the farming community, he added.

He said that UVAS played a vital role in uplifting livestock, poultry, dairy and other related sectors through quality education and research. He said the conference was informative and beneficial for those working in the field of animal sciences.

Dr Talat said experts would share their knowledge on bioethics and biotechnology techniques to enhance the skills of professionals attending the conference.

 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2017.

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