University of Turbat’s students visit to different Research Centers as a part of their study tour.

Posted on 09 Dec, 2022 - Published by

The students of the Natural and Basic Sciences and Chemistry Department University of Turbat (UoT) visited different Laboratories and Research Centers at Karachi and Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUWAMS) from 27-30 November 2022. The delegation was led by Dr. Niamatullah Kakar, Natural and Basic Sciences Department, Mr. Najamuddin, Chemistry Department, and other faculty members including Ms. Saba and Ms. Sangeen.

The students visited Husein Ebrahim Jamal (HEJ) and Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Jamil Ur Rehman Center for Genome Research, Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research (CBSCR), ICCBS Technology Incubation Center and Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL). Where, the students were briefed by Dr. Almas Jabeen, Dr. Irfan Khan, Dr. Munazza Raza Mirza, and Dr. Arsian Ali about Molecular Immunology/Microbiology, Stem Cells Research and Tissue Engineering, Mass Spec Based Proteomics and Peptide, Metabolomics and Proteomics including NMR Lab.

Students also visited different labs at HEJ, where they were briefed about the Synthesis of Nanomaterial and Computational Chemistry, Material Science, Nanotechnology, and Nano Material and Functional Nanomaterials. During a visit to Industrial Analytical Center, the delegation was briefed about several labs such as Fruit and Vegetable and Sea Food Analysis, Halal Food Testing Lab, Meat Identification and Alcohol Determination, Food Testing laboratories such as tea, sugar, milk, honey, and other products.

On the following day, the delegation visited PCSIR Karachi, where they went to Food and Marine Resources Research Center, Center for Environmental Studies, Pharmaceutical Research Centre, and Tissue Culture Lab. The students showed keen interest in the research labs and discussed the research facilities available in the center.

On the 3rd day of the study tour, the delegation visited the LUAWMS, Uthal, where they were taken to Chemistry Lab, Geology and Marine sciences Labs, and DVM, where students were briefed about Animal Nutrition, Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physiology, Microbiology, Animal breeding, and Genetics.

On this occasion, Dr. Niamatullah Kakar said that it was a great opportunity for the students to enhance their learning about different lab tests and disciplines of their interest and gain practical knowledge, and become familiar with several equipment and tools in the labs. Dr. Kakar was optimistic about establishing collaboration with PCMD, HEJ, PCSIR, and LUAWMS in the future. Dr. Kakar and Dr. Hafeez Laghari from PCSIR lab Karachi agreed upon conducting a workshop and providing an opportunity to the students so they can have hand on practice on more sophisticated equipment such as NMR, Mass Spec, HPLC, and several others.

Dr. Niamatullah Kakar and his team thanked the worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad for providing such a great opportunity to the students.

Report by Dr. Niamatullah Kakar, Department of Natural and Basic Sciences, UoT