The Amman Meeting: A delegation of Dairy Science Park attended a workshop on the The Use of Research Methods and the Role of Molecular Biology, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL, USA), in Amman & Irbid, Jordan from 29 April – 1 May 2018.
Dairy Science Park, University of Agriculture Peshawar was represented by Prof M Subhan Qureshi, Chief Patron DSP, Prof Nazir Ahmad Dean FAHVS, Prof Umer Sadique Chairman Animal Health and Dr Farhan Anwar Assistant Professor. Prof Masood Rabbani represented UVAS Lahore and Prof Zafar Randhawa, Dr Tariq, Dr Faqir Muhammad, Dr Kasib and Dr Shafia represented UA Faisalabad. Dr Melissa Finely and Dr Lynn Fondern represented SNL.
On first day a review of the training workshops and basic concepts of biorisk management were presented by Dr Melissa Finley and Dr Lynn. It was followed up by a review of the facilities and strength of the three Pakistani Universities and Dairy Science Park regarding availability of manpower, laboratory resources and academia industry
linkages. The missing links and gaps were identified, with special reference to availability of molecular biological techniques at these institutions. On second day the Princess Haya Biotechnology Center (PHBC), MENA BioRisk Management and Genomic Training Division (BRMTD), Jordan University fo Science and Technology, Irbid, was visited.