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SAMMER YOUSUF and
M. IQBAL CHOUDHARY


at

Latif Ebrahim Jamal National Science Information Center


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences

University of Karachi, Karachi
-
75270

Highlights of PABIC
Achievements during 2010

PABIC: AIMS and OBJECTIVES







Launching

of

Biotechnology

based

information

program
.




Create

awareness

in

public

sector,

education

sector,

and

industrial

sector
.




Provide

first

time

learning

services

using

the

latest

learning

technologies

that

can

be

emulated

by

educational

institute

.




Dissemination

of

information
.




Exchange

of

ideas
.




Education

&

awareness
.




Focus

on

presenting

/

discussing

key

issues

affecting

the

industry
.


PABIC’s Mission





Dissemination

of

information

Serve

as

the

voice

of

rationality

and

objective

thoughts

about

agro
-
biotechnology

PABIC WEBSITE





PABIC LIBRARY







Deliverables
:



Booklets,

related

to

plant

biotechnlogy


Biotechnology

for

kids

(Magazines)


Media

coverage

and

books

about

agri

biotechnology


Biotechnology

related

books

in

Urdu

version


ISAAA

Breifs


KC

pockets


Translated

versions


Currently

we

are

working

to

collect

the

write
-
ups

and

talks

of

different

Pakistani

biotechnologist


PABIC

Library

provides

access

to

books,

Journals

and

CDs

related

to

biotechnology

to

the

students,

researchers

and

Staff

members

in

collaboration

with

ICCBS
.

PABIC Translations and
Publications





Translations of the Executive Summary of
ISAAA Briefs in National and four Local
languages


PABIC NEWSLETTER





PABIC: AIMS and OBJECTIVES





Create awareness in public
sector, education sector, and
industrial sector









The Popular Biotech Lectures Series


Status

of

Biotechnology

in

Iran

with

Special

Emphasis

on

Agricultural

Biotechnology,

April

15
,

2010
.









The Popular Biotech Lectures Series


Biotechnology
:

A

best

solution

to

overcome

the

food

shortage,

June

10
,

2010
,

Director

PABIC
.


Prof. Dr. G. Sarwar Markhand, Director,

Date Palm Research Institute,

Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Nov.
04, 2010.

ONLINE LECTURES (04
th

Feb, 2010)

Chloroplast Biotechnology: An Environmentally
Friendly Approach to Develop the Transgenic Plants

TRIBUTE TO THE FATHER OF
GREEN REVOLUTION

NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE PROF.
DR. NORMAN BORLAUG

and

LAUNCHING OF ISAAA BRIEF
41/PRESS CONFERENCE


June 10, 2010

TRIBUTE TO THE FATHER OF GREEN REVOLUTION

NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE PROF. DR. NORMAN
BORLAUG


Honoring Dr Norman E. Borlaug : Memories
over four decades

Dr. A. Mujeeb Kazi , Advisor

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MinFA) on Wheat

Biotechnology Focused on some Wheat aspects: Its
relevance as a Conduit to Food Security.

TRIBUTE TO THE FATHER OF GREEN REVOLUTION

NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE PROF. DR. NORMAN BORLAUG



Prof. Dr. Tashmeem Razzaki, Founding chairperson of
Department Of Biotechnology (University Of Karachi), the
first biotechnology department in any university of Pakistan.

A critique of biotechnology development in Pakistan:
Challenges and Possibilities
.


LAUNCHING OF ISAAA BRIEF 41/PRESS CONFERENCE


Dr. A. Mujeeb Kazi , Advisor

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MinFA) on Wheat

PRESS CONFERENCE


PABIC Sponsored Biotechnology Session

12
th

International Symposium on Natural
Product Chemistry

PABIC Sponsored Biotechnology Session

12
th

International Symposium on Natural
Product Chemistry

“Evolution of
Biotechnology

in Pakistan”,
delivered by Dr. Anwer Nasim


“Plant biotechnology beyond food or feed, industrial and
pharmaceutical beyond fermentation”, deliver by

Dr. Saifullah Khan

MEDIA COVERAGE





MEDIA COVERAGE





VISITS

VISITS

F. C. Moriswala Girls sec. School

The Wisdom School

Karachi Medical and Dental College

German Students visitors

Plant Biotechnology Division

BIOTECHNOLOGY DIVISION

ONE OF THE GREEN HOUSES FOR VIRUS
-
FREE
BANANA VARIETIES

Plant Tissue Culture Section of ICCBS

Meetings



Meeting

with

German

Counselor

in

Karachi

Mr
.

Francis

Widmer
.




Prof
.

Dr
.

Md
.

Shahidul

Haque,

Head,

Department

of

Biotechnology,

Bangladesh

Agriculture

University,

Bangladesh
.




Prof
.

Dr
.

Daniel

Hoessli,

Professor,

Department

of

Pathology,

University

of

Geneva,

Switzerland
.




Prof
.

Dr
.

Willium

Charles

Jafford,

Professor,

University

of

Geneva,

Switzerland
.




Prof
.

Dr
.

Behzad

Ghareyazie,

President,

Biosafety

Society

of

Iran

and

Head,

New

Technologies

Division,

Center

for

Strategic

Research

(CSR)
.

Interviews in Top Newspapers and TV
Channels of Pakistan

The Nation (Daily)

The News (Daily)

DAWN (Daily)

Daily Jang (Urdu)

Daily Express (Urdu)



DAWN News TV



Membership (Mailing List)

0
2000
4000
6000
8000
10000
12000
14000
16000
1
2
3
4
5
Series1
2010

15000

2009

6500

2008

1500

2007

1000

2006

500

Membership (Mailing List)

Students
Researchers
Faculty
Industry
10 %

35 %

15

%

40 %

Internship Program for Youth

(2010)


To

promote

the

understanding

of

the

Biotechnology

and

biological

sciences

among

the

youth

of

Pakistan,

the

PABIC

announces

the

internship

program

(Dec
.

2010
,

for

two

weeks)

in

collaboration

with

ICCBS

institutions

for

the

final

year

B
.

Sc
.

Students

(with

subjects

biochemistry,

microbiology

and

biology)

of

the

degree

colleges

of

Karachi

in

the

following

fields
:


Agriculture Biotechnology

Molecular Biology

Stem Cell Research

Cell Biology (Microscopy)

Bioassay Screening

Molecular and Cellular Immunology



An attempt to promote the multidisciplinary research and to enhance
the awareness and appreciation of biotechnology at the local levels.


Internship Program for Youth

(2010)

PABIC Taking Leadership Role

The

project

entitled,

“Promotion

of

Applications

of

Agriculture

Biotechnology

in

OIC

Member

Countries

by

the

Establishment

of

Biotechnology

Information

Centers

(BICS)”,

has

been

approved

by

COMSTECH

(OIC’s

Standing

Committee

for

Science

and

Technology)
.

The

project

is

designed

to

promote

agro
-
biotechnology

in

OIC

member

countries

by

creating

an

institutional

mechanism

for

dissemination

of

information

and

training

of

stakeholders
.

To

achieve

this,

five

new

biotechnology

centers

(BICs)

in

OIC

member

countries

(
Iran,

Turkey,

Kazakhstan,

Qatar

and

Uganda
)

will

be

established

thorough

training

of

staff

and

some

logistic

support
.


PABIC Achievements


IrBIC

In

continuation

of

PABIC

plan

to

established

5

BICs,

in

OIC

member

countries

through

the

financial

support

of

COMSTECH

we

invited

Prof
.

Dr
.

Behzad

Ghareyazie

President

of

Biosafety

Society

of

Iran,

Tehran
.

The

Distinguished

Iranian

scientist,

visited

the

PABIC,

during

April

12

-
15
,

2010
.

PABIC

had

an

extensive

discussion

with

Dr
.

Behzad

on

the

infrastructure

and

the

training

requirements

of

the

nominated

staff

of

the

proposed

IrBIC,

including

the

venue

of

the

Biotechnology

Information

Center
.

It

was

decided

that

the

venue

will

be

the

office

of

the

Biosafety

Society

of

Iran

in

Tehran
.


IrBIC

Training Workshop of IrBIC Organized by PABIC

and MABIC (27
-
28 September, 2010)

Next?



Our

Next

BIC

will

be

TurBIC

(Turkish

Biotechnology

Information

Center)




Launch

of

ISAAA

Brief

42

on

30
th

April,

2011




National

Conference

on

Application

of

Agricultural

Biotechnology,

15
th

-
17
th

May

2011
.




Meetings

with

the

progressive

Farmers








Acknowledgement



ISAAA (Funding support)



ICCBS (for Visits)