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Advancement of molecular biology

By Our Correspondent
February 01, 2024

LAHORE : Punjab University Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) and the Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) jointly organised a five-day DNA Sequencing training workshop.

This image shows a five-day DNA sequencing training workshop organized by the Punjab University Center for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) and the Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) on January 29, 2024. — Facebook/Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab
This image shows a five-day DNA sequencing training workshop organized by the Punjab University Center for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) and the Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) on January 29, 2024. — Facebook/Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab

PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, Founding Director of Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Prof Dr Moazzam Naseer Tarar, Director CAMB Prof Dr Rehan Sadiq, Director CEMB Prof Dr Moazur Rahman, faculty members and experts from various institutes were present on this occasion.

The workshop is poised to be an enriching experience for the participants, fostering practical skills in cutting-edge techniques of DNA sequencing and expanding their understanding of its applications in research with an ultimate target of benefiting humankind.

Dr Khalid Mahmood commended the efforts of both CAMB and CEMB for their contributions to the advancement of molecular biology. He acknowledged the twin centres for their role in strengthening the field and contributing to the progress of the university. Prof Dr Moazzam Tarar highlighted that the training would offer a unique opportunity for participants to gain practical experience in the field of DNA sequencing and understand its applications in various research fields. Dr Farooq Sabar, the in-charge of CAMB DNA sequencing facility and the patron-in-chief of the workshop, shared information about the overwhelming response received from participants across different cities of Pakistan. He provided a brief overview of the selection process, revealing that 30 individuals were shortlisted out of a large pool of applicants.

Prof Dr Rehan Sadiq and Prof Dr Moazur Rahman also spoke on this occasion. Later, souvenirs were distributed to the esteemed guests.