LAHORE: Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Central Punjab (UCP) organised the 5th one-day international symposium on “Recent Trends in Life Sciences” for the benefits of students’ community of this faculty. Eminent scientists from the University of Edinburgh, UK participated in the annual event.
UCP Faculty of Life Sciences Dean Dr Mushtaq Saleem gave introduction of the faculty and briefed about the theme of the symposium. He also threw light on the future prospects of research in various disciplines including Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Microbiology.
Dr Umar Chaudhary, from Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, gave a talk on “Next Generation Sequencing and its Applications”. He explained about the anthelmintic resistance in parasites and genetic basis. He also explained domestic and government controlled farms with regard to the difference of resistance in Pakistani and Indian sheep population.
Besides, the topic of Dr Neil Sargison’s talk was “Genetic Crossing Experiments on the Model Parasitic Nematode, Haemonchus contortus”. He focused on Haemonchus contortus species with some important aspects such as Geographical variations of activity of parasite. After his talk there was an interactive questions and answers session in which he very effectively replied to the questions raised by FLS students and faculty members and satisfied their quest of knowledge.
At the end, UCP Pro-Rector Dr Muhammad Zafarullah conveyed his warm regards to the worthy guests and thanked them for sparing their precious time to share their knowledge with UCP faculty and students. In the concluding session, he presented souvenirs to the guests.