Punjab University CEMB two-day hands-on training workshop

Lahore:01 May: Punjab University’s Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) organised two-day hands-on training workshop titled “CRISPR/ Genome Editing Technology”. Dr Tayyab Husnain, CEMB Director, researchers and participants from different national institutes of Multan, Faisalabad, Quetta, AJK, Bahawalpur and Lahore were present. Dr Abdul Qayyum Rao from CEMB and Khayam Javed from the Gurdon Institute University of the Cambridge, UK delivered lectures about CRISPR technology and its implications. Their talks were followed by hands-on sessions on designing of CRISPR construct. In the concluding ceremony of the workshop, Deputy Auditor General of Pakistan Chaudhary Abdul Karim appreciated the arrangement of workshop and providing an opportunity to share modern knowledge and experiences on the topic. Elected: In the elections of Central Zones of Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS), Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed of Lahore General Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Institute has been elected unopposed general secretary. Doctors relating to the field of urology from all over the country took part in the elections and appreciated the work done by Dr Nazir Ahmed especially in the field of urology. They said that he had made remarkable achievements by introducing modern treatment methods for the general public in Pakistan at very low expenses. Talking on the occasion, Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed vowed to take steps to save the general public from the diseases of kidney and gall bladder. He said that awareness walk and seminars will be arranged on an urgent basis for the general public to educate them about the diseases. Post Graduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Muhammad Tayyab and Lahore General Hospital MS Dr Mahmood Salahuddin congratulated Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed on his election.The news.

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