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Sahiwal, December 16, 2020
2-Days International Webinar on "Role of Genomics and Biotechnology in COVID-19" arranged by the Department of Biosciences at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Sahiwal campus.

The opening Ceremony held today with more than 150 participants from the globe i.e. China, Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Japan and Pakistan. Rector COMSATS University Islamabad, Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal> was the Chief Guest who welcomed all participants and keynote speakers from the globe. While delivering a Leadership talk, the Rector CUI expressed that COVID-19 has transformed the life of people around the globe and its reshaping our thinking and way of life since last 6-7 months. CUI is very much committed providing the sustainable solution and developing impactful knowledge. The Chief Guest shared that recently the Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked CUI in the band of 200-300 in impact ranking whereas, in Life Sciences CUI is in top 400-500 band that brings us a lot of responsibilities on our shoulder to contribute. CUI, Sahiwal Campus has taken a lead to initiate this webinar and I hope they will contribute to the footprint on sustainable development goals which are number three on health and well being. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal extended his best wishes to the Director CUI, Sahiwal campus, Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat, the Chairman Department of Biosciences, Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari, the Head Department of Biosciences, Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim and Dr. Awais Ihsan, Coordinator of all committees working for this webinar.

While talking during the welcome note, Director CUI, Sahiwal Campus, Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat thanked the worthy Rector CUI for his best wishes, support and visionary leadership and said that Inshaa Allah CUI will lead the world under the leadership of the worthy Rector, Prof. Dr. Muhammad T. Afzal and expressed that webinar will bring great interaction and close collaboration among various researchers working on COVID-19 globally. At the end Director, CUI, Sahiwal Campus appreciated the initiative of the Department of Biosciences and Chairman Department of Biosciences Prof. Dr. Habib Bokhari, Head and all committees working to make this event successful.

Chairman Department of Biosciences, Prof. Dr. Habib Bokahri welcomed the participants and extended his gratitude to the worthy Rector CUI and Director CUI, Sahiwal Campus for their valuable time and appreciation. He also delivered a keynote talk to explain in detail about the preparedness & response to Emerging Infectious Diseases-Case of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

CUI Sahiwal at a Glance

  • Campus Established: 2006
  • Total Area: 36 Acres
  • Total no. of faculty: 214
  • Total no. of PhD faculty: 66
  • Total Programs Offered: 16
  • Enrolled Students: 3420
  • Passed Out Students: 7341

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COMSATS University Islamabad, Sahiwal campus is situated half-way between Lahore and Multan on COMSATS Road off G.T Road Sahiwal, was formally inaugurated on September 23, 2006. The campus is purpose built and is spread over area of 36 acres on land...

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