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Pakistan and Swiss scientists’ cooperation stressed for collective good of people

November 23, 2023
Switzerlands flag can be seen in this image. — AFP/File
Switzerland's flag can be seen in this image. — AFP/File

Islamabad: The participants of Pak-Swiss workshop on Genomic Medicines and Earthquake Engineering stressed the need of enhancing and collaboration between the Pakistan and Swiss scientists for the collective good of the people, says a press release.

The day-long event was jointly organised by Pakistan Science Foundation and Swiss Universities to discuss ways to integrate the research being done in the field and how Pakistani scientists could benefit from the achievements of Swiss scientists particularly in the field of genomic medicines.

The opening session of the workshop was chaired by Deputy Head of Mission, Switzerland Embassy Alberto Groff while the second session was chaired by Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig who also presented a detailed view of the genetic-related diseases in Pakistan and its root causes.

Addressing the participants of the workshop, which included researchers and students from various universities across the country, Swiss envoy Alberto Groff termed the collaboration between the Swiss universities with Pakistan Science Foundation and academia a leap forward and hoped that it would go a long way in serving the cause of research in the field which ultimately would help in containing the genetic related diseases.