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LAHORE: (Saturday, August 19, 2017): Punjab University and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University have signed a memorandum of understanding to share human and technical resources in research and development. In this regard, an MoU signing ceremony was held at committee room of Vice Chancellor’s office in which PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, SZABMU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Javed Akram, PU Centre of Excellence for Molecular Biology (CEMB) Director Prof Dr Tayyeb Husnain, PU Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, PU Dean Faculty of Health Sciences and renowned orthopedic surgeon Prof Dr Syed Muhammad Awais, Director External Linkages Dr Fauzia Hadi Ali, SZABMU Registrar Dr Ayesha and others were present on the occasion.

According to MoU, CEMB and SZABMU would exchange and disseminate scientific data, skills and techniques and would utilize advanced research facilities and clinical materials in their respective laboratories in cooperative projects of research. Both the parties would jointly undertake training programs to generate cadre of specifically trained manpower through training courses, symposia and seminars. According to MoU, subject to personnel and budgetary limitations, CEMB undertakes to help SZABMU for establishing recombinant DNA, regenerative medicine and neonatal screening, laboratory and protein purification infrastructure for the applications of stem cell therapy and production of pharmaceutical proteins while SZABMU would provide laboratory space on one of its campuses. Both the universities also agreed to extend cooperation in various other areas of mutual interest. Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasir and Dr Javed Akram agreed that the MoU was a good initiative to move forward in research and development in the relevant scientific fields. They said that this scientific and technical cooperation would advance the existing practices in clinical and medical molecular biology and strengthen the ongoing R&D activities in health and medicine.