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MMG2018 – A conference on Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
MMG2018 – A conference on Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, in collaboration with Department of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University Lahore, organized a 3 day conference entitled MMG2018, 7-9 Feb 2018. The inaugural session was arranged at Punjab University Law College Auditorium on 7th Feb 2018 at 9:00 am. Worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zakria Zakar were Patron in Chief, Patrons of the conference were Prof. Dr. Shahida Hasnain (HEC Distinguished National Professor, Ex-Vice Chancellor, The Women University Multan) and Dr. Sumaira Rehman (Pro-Rector, Superior University Lahore). Chairpersons of the conference were Prof. Dr. Anjum Nasim Sabri (Chairperson, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Dr. Uqba Mahmood. Chief guest were Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (FRS, UNESCO Science Laureate, President NASIC) and Guest of Honor was Prof. Dr. A.R. Shakoori (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, Director School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab). The inaugural session was started with the name of Allah by recitation of Verses from Holy Quran. This was followed by Naat Rasool-e-Maqbool ?. This was followed by welcome address of Prof. Dr. Anjum Nasim Sabri. She welcomed the guests and talked briefly about Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and importance of this field. This was followed by welcome address by Dr. Sumaira Rehman. Dean faculty of Life Sciences Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan also welcomed the guests and talked about the importance of grooming the youth in science. He also talked about the important role of faculty of life sciences in the ranking of the University of the Punjab. Chief guest Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman talked about the importance of scientific discoveries and innovations and how these can impact society. He also answered many questions from the audience about science and technology. This was followed by vote of thanks by Dr. Mehboob Ahmed. Technical sessions were started after refreshment break and four sessions were run in parallel. Lunch was served in between the sessions. The sessions were closed around 4:15pm after which participants were taken for a short visit of Lahore city.