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A Seminar on "Towards Two Decades (1995-2015) of Plant Biotechnology: Successes, Failures and Prospects"
A Seminar on "Towards Two Decades (1995-2015) of Plant Biotechnology: Successes, Failures and Prospects"


The Department of Botany organized a seminar on "Towards Two Decades (1995-2015) of Plant Biotechnology: Successes, Failures and Prospects", on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Al-Razi Hall, Centre for Undergraduate Studies. The Emeritus Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal was the guest speaker. He has been the Former Chairman, Department of Botany, University of the Punjab, and is currently working as Professor Emeritus, Director, School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The Chairperson Prof. Dr. Firdaus-e-Bareen highlighted the meritorious services provided by him in the department of Botany and the University.

He highlighted the various aspects of Plant Biotechnology from 1995-2015, with special emphasis on the commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. He has published 171 research papers among which 103 are in impact factor journals, with total impact factor of 150. He has been awarded Research Productivity awards for years 2002-2014. A large number of faculty members and students attended the seminar.