Department of Biological Sciences organizes seminar on Bioethics and Biosafety 

Islamabad, December 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):Dr Javed Muhammad, General Secretory PBSA and Dr. Sumera Abid, Bioethics National Coordinator were Resource persons of the workshop, talked about Bioethics and Biosafety issues related to biotechnological Research, Risk assessment and Personal protective equipment in labs. Students also participated in practical demos how to use protective measures in laboratory for personal safety.

Dr. Asif Mir, Chairman Department of Biological Sciences in his welcome address apprised participants about the importance of bioethics and biosafety in research. Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar, Vice President Academics in his remarks congratulated the department for organizing this event on a very important topic and need of the day issue as due to recent advances in the field of biotechnology it generates security and safety issues.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Irfan Khan, Dean Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences in his Inaugural address emphasized that students should have clear understanding and awareness about the bioethics and national biosafety guidelines issued by the Government in implementation of Cartagena protocol under UN Convention on Biological Diversity and must adopt in their practical life.

Beside this Oath taking ceremony of Acacia Society of Life Sciences (ASLS) was also held during this occasion. Dr Shaista Sohail, Executive Director HEC administered the oath of all newly elected office bearers of ASLS. Dr. Shaheen Shahzad, Incharge Programs, Department of Biological Sciences and Event Convener gave vote of thanks to Chief Guest, Vice President, Dean and the resource persons for delivering thought provoking lectures with practical demonstration. The workshop had great impact on students, making them learn more about the bioethics and biosafety needed today.

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