A three day 2nd National Symposium on “New Trends and Advancement in Microbiology”.
A three day 2nd National Symposium on “New Trends and Advancement in Microbiology” organized by the Department of Microbiology University of Sindh in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) concluded here on Saturday. The participating scholars and scientists of different fields of science from Universities and research organizations of the Country have underlined need of advancement of microbiology to meet new trends and collaborative research projects among Universities of the Country. The microbiologists and scholars of different fields including botanists appreciated efforts of the Department of Microbiology University of Sindh for holding national symposium and stressed a need for holding such symposiums, seminars and conferences in frequent manner for development and sharing efforts for research for benefit of the mankind.
The Chief Guest of concluding session Pro Vice Chancellor University of
Sindh Dr. Rafia Ahmed Shaikh lauded interest of participating scholars of
the Universities and variety of papers presented on key aspects of
microbiology. Dr.Shaikh said that new trends in microbiology can help the society come up with a new generation of anti-bionics which can tackle infections of disease more effectively specially those which become drug resistant. She said that microbiology even can help us with more effectively
preventing in dealing with environmental pollution. Modern microbiology while quoting a Chinese scholar, Prof.Shaikh said that microbiology is a combination of many sciences plus it has become an integrative science that simultaneously adopts the techniques from different sectors, disciplines as well as impacts diverse disciplines.
The Pro Vice Chancellor expresses thanks to scholars and participating
scientists who come and attended the symposium. The participating scholars Dr. Abdul Ghanni from University of Sargodha, Dr.Yasmin Kazi Chairperson of microbiology department of Shah Abdul latif University (SALU) Khairpur, Dr. Muhammad Shahid from Agriculture University Faisalabad also share their experiences. They said that the symposium was a very useful and these activities would help in progress in exploring of new trends of the microbiology. They appreciated efforts of the University administration for providing such excellent facilities to the department for research and also holding such activities to boot-up research. Founder Chairman of the department Prof. Bashir Ahmed Channer acknowledged
services of former Vice Chancellor Mr. Mazharul Haq Siddiqui for his help
in providing a beautiful building and scholarships to meritorious four
Microbiology teachers for Ph.D. He said that the Microbiology department is one among the best departments of the University which maintained discipline and having experienced and skilled faculty members.
Prof. Channer also lauded services rendered by the Professors of the
University of Karachi for establishment of the department and support in
research activities. Dean Faculty of Natural Science Dr. Muhammad Tahir Rajput underlined the collective efforts for advancement of microbiology discipline and a joint activity among sciences disciplines. He expressed thanks to Higher Education Commission (HEC) for support as well as scholars who attended the symposium. Dr. Agha Asad Noor Chairman of the department informed that 91 abstracts were received from various scholars for paper presentation in the symposium.
He said that 37 oral presentations and three scientists Dr. Shakeel from
Karachi University, Dr. Naeem Leghari from LUMHS and Shahana Kazmi from Karachi University delivered plenary lectures on very important subjects.