ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH in collaboration with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences and Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center Karachi organized online certificate course on “Basic plant tissue culture techniques”, on Wednesday.
The course was designed to address the interest of scientists and research scholars working in various fields of plant biotechnology, genetics, and molecular biology. The course comprised on lectures and hands on training sessions covering overview of plant tissue culture and its applications, equipment and media used, explant selection, sterilization, initiation, multiplication, shooting and rooting.
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General, COMSTECH welcomed the participants of the course and highlighted the importance of plant tissue culture techniques and its contribution to economic development of Muslim world.
Dr. Pejman Azadi, Deputy Director General for Technology, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Zafar, Former Chairman, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, and Dr. Muhammad Usman, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, conducted this course online.
The course was attended by 120 scientists and students online from OIC member states.