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World Food Day held at CUI, Abbottabad Campus on 16th October 2019

World Food Day was celebrated on 16th October 2019 by Biotech society of Biotechnology Department at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus on account of World food day. Teachers and students from 1-8th semester of Biotechnology Department participated in World Food day celebration. The students expressed their views by participating in debate competition and stressed the need of Biotechnology and the role they can play in combating hunger. Chairman Prof. Dr. Maroof Shah and Head of Biotechnology Department Dr. Amjad Hassan emphasized on global world food problem and the role Biotechnology students can play to elevate hunger and malnutrition. Students made posters to highlight world food issues. Dr. Iftikhar Zeb was credited for organizing World Food day. In the end, teachers and students of Biotechnology department arranged a walk to mark World food day at COMSATS University Abbottabad.

Head Biotechnology Department Dr. Amjad Hassan speaking on World Food day celebrated by Biotechnology Department at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus under Biotech society 
Chairman Biotechnology Department Dr. Maroof Shah distributing certificate among the participants of World Food day at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus
Participants of World Food day participating in a walk on account of World Food Day held at COMSATS University Abbottabad under Biotechnology Department

Symposium on Trends in Genomics held at CUI, Abbottabad Campus on 13-9-2019

A Symposium on Trends in Genomics was organized by the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with the Genomics Society at COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus on Friday, 13th September 2019 at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus. Faculty, students from the host institution and guests from RMI, Peshawar, KMU, Peshawar, CECOS University and Islamia College University, Peshawar attended the symposium.  Dr. Amjad Hassan, Head of Biotechnology, Dr. Ifitkhar Qayum, head of Genomics Society and Director RMI, Dr. Johar Ali, Head of Centre for Genomic Sciences, RMI and the only Pakistani scientist involved in Human Genome Project talked about cutting-edge Sequencing technology. Dr. Faisal Khan of Precision Medicine Lab (PML) CECOS University and RMI also gave a talk on genomics therapeutics. The symposium ended with a note of thanks followed by an interactive session among Biotechnology faculty and members of Genomics society. The Genomics society visited COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus on special invitation rendered by Professor Dr. Muhammad Maroof Shah.

Dr. Iftikhar Qayum Director RMI Peshawar giving an overview of Genomics Society at Symposium on Trends in Genomics at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus.
Dr. Amjad Hassan Head Biotechnology Department at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus briefing the audience about Genomics at Symposium on Trends in Genomics conducted at COMSATS University Islamabad Campus Abbottabad
Faculty members and students from COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus along with guests from RMI, KMU, CECOS University and Islamia College University, Peshawar attended the symposium on Trends in Genomics at COMSATS Abbottabad 
Dr. Johar Ali apprising the audience about state of the art Next Generation Sequencing technology at Genomics Symposium at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Cam

Workshop on Computational Biology January 16-18, 2019 at CUI Abbottabad Campus

Biotechnology Program of CUI, Abbottabad organized a three days workshop on computational biology from January 16 to January 18, 2019. Three resource persons namely, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim from CUI, Sahiwal, Dr. Naeem Mahmood Ashraf from UoG, Gujrat, and Mr. Haseeb Ahmad from CUI, Islamabad, delivered lectures on comparative genomics, protein ligand docking and biological databases. Teachers and students participated very keenly in the workshop. At the end of third day, workshop was closed with a vote of thanks by worthy Director CUI, Abbottabad. Worthy Director suggested organization this workshop on regular basis. At end, souvenirs and certificates were distributed among resource persons and participants.  

Director COMSATS Abbottabad Campus Dr. Arshid Pervez giving certificate to the participant of Computational Biology workshop at CUI Abbottabad
Certiifcate distribution among the participants of Computaional Biology workshop by Dr. Amjad Hassan
Dr. M. Maroof Shah of Biotechnology delivering lecture on Computational Biology
Paticipants of Computaional Biology workshop at COMSATS University Islamabad Abbottabad Campus form 16-18th January 2019.