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International Conference on Conventional and Modern Approaches in Plant Sciences (CMAPS 17)
International Conference on Conventional and Modern Approaches in Plant Sciences (CMAPS 17)


Monday, November 27, 2017. The Pre- Conference workshops of CMAPS 17 were held in Al Razi Hall of the Undergraduate Block and the Department of Botany. The lecture session of the workshop was chaired by Dr. Danielle Donnelly, McGill University, Canada, Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota, Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station, Canada and Professor Dr. Siraj Ahmad, Head of the Botany Department, Government College, Swat, KPK and the Chairperson Department of Botany, University of the Punjab.

The Program started with the national anthem, recitation from the holy Quran and Naat followed by introductory remarks by the conference chairperson Prof. Dr. Firdaus-e-Bareen. Then, two lectures one on “Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry and heavy metals analysis” by Dr. Sheza Ayaz Khilji and the other on “Use of molecular techniques for the naming of fungi” by Ms. Amna Imran were delivered. The scientists chairing the session, expressed their views about the program followed by hands on training session in the Environmental Biotechnology and Fungal Systematics Research Laboratories in the Department of Botany.

A large number of international and national delegates, faculty members and students were present in the pre-conference workshops. The actual conference starts tomorrow.