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ICGEB Course on Basic Biotechnology Techniques
Start Date 
2/23/2016
End Date 
2/25/2016
Venue 
ASAB NUST
National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Pakistan, is the torchbearer in mobilizing young scientists (researchers/professionals) and scholars on one platform. It provides them an environment where they can collaborate and exchange their fruitful innovative ideas and information in multidisciplinary science domains.

National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan, in collaboration with Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), NUST, organized a three-day course on basic biotechnology techniques, funded by International Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (ICGEB), Trieste, Italy, at Academic Block 1, H-12, NUST. 

Objectives of the course were:
a. To provide hands-on training to young scientists and faculty members on basic techniques of biotechnology
b. To enhance theoretical knowledge on recent advancements in different areas of Biotechnology
c. To facilitate networking of young scientists from different universities and research institutes.

Rector NUST, Engineer Muhammad Asghar (HIM), was chief guest at the event’s inaugural session on 23rd of February, 2016. The course was enriched by thought provoking lectures by eminent young scientists from different universities of Pakistan, along with hands-on training on basic biotechnology techniques. Fifty graduate and undergraduate students from different universities of Pakistan, selected through a criteria introduced online by ICGEB, participated in the course. The participants were awarded certificates after successful completion of course.  The Pro-Rector Academics, NUST, Dr. Asif Raza was chief guest at closing ceremony of the course on 25th of February, 2016.