Substantial training course on recent biotech trends begins at SU – Latest News – The Nation
HYDERABAD – A third 3-day training course titled “Recent Trends and Techniques in Biotechnology” started Monday at the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), University of Sindh Jamshoro. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sindh, Prof. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro inaugurated the training course. Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof Dr Wazir Ali Baloch, Director of the Institute Prof Dr Muhammad Rafique, Director ORIC Dr Aqeel Ahmed Bhutto, Dr Arfana Begum Mallah, Dr Naseem aslam Channa, Prof Dr Nek Muhammad Shaikh, Prof Dr Zulfiqar Leghari , PhD student Mehar Ali Bhutto and many others were present on the occasion. Over 130 researchers and scholars participated in the course from different universities in Sindh including Jamshoro and Karachi. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor said that students with a good knowledge of mathematics had a great opportunity to opt for the discipline of biotechnology and could get a job in no time. He said that biotechnology started with the arrival of man on earth and evolved rapidly over time. He said that through modern biotechnology, diseases caused by genetic deficiency and other problems could be lessened and eliminated, adding that biotechnology was a vast field, based on technologies, from chemical sciences to biological sciences, including including computer science.
He said that biotechnology was a major field made up of various fields including genetics, biology, molecular biology, balance and bioinformatics, adding that modern biotechnology since the late 20th and early 21st centuries had expanded new horizons in the field.
The Vice-Chancellor said biotechnology includes the new and diverse form of sciences which are recombinant gene technology, genomics, immunology, development of pharmaceutical therapies and various diagnostic tests.
“He simply provided both breakthroughs and advancements in the field of medical sciences in the fight against various diseases,” he said.
To sum up the role of biotechnology, it can be said that it can be used to ‘Heal the world’, ‘Feed the world’ and ‘Feed the world’, he added.
He observed that in a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig’s heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life at a hospital in Maryland through biotechnology, adding that COVID-19 also emerged. in the world in 2019 and posed a big problem. threat to humans worldwide, but he said scientists and biotech researchers prepared his vaccines and proved that life could be protected with his help.