A two-day training workshop on “Molecular diagnostic and taxonomic identification” was organized by the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University and in collaboration with the University of Southern Mississippi USA.

The training workshop was attended by a large number of M.Phil students including PhD Scholars of Sindh Agriculture University, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand, and PhD students studying in China.

During the ongoing training, Dr. Fateh Marri, Vice Chancellor SAU also visited the faculty and asked about the training from the participants, on which the students expressed their positive views about the training.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Dr. Qamaruddin Chachar, Dean, Faculty of Crop Production, said that various diseases and viruses affect humans and animals and such diseases are transmitted from human to animal and from animal to human in different ways. Therefore, this training will help in diagnosing and transmitting these diseases and this training will be useful for experts.

Professor Dr. Abdullah Arijo, Chairman, Department of Parasitology and the main trainer said that the training would provide students with important information and skills related to DNA testing, molecular diagnosis, classification identification, and identification of various diseases and species in animals.

Mr. Qasim Badami, CEO of Doctors Dairy, said that high quality training is being imparted in Sindh Agriculture University which will benefit the dairy sector; he also announced internship for five students from Sindh Agriculture University.

Dr. Imran Khatri, Dr. Bachal Bhutto, Dr. Javed Gadhi, Dr. Zubair Leghari, Dr. Feroza Soomro, Dr. Muhammad Aslam, Dr. Saima Naz and others also addressed, after which certificates were distributed among the trainees.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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