Pakistan Journal of Nematology,

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5th International Workshop for capacity building in Nematology has ended successfully



(12-22, FEBRUARY, 2018)


5th International Workshop for Capacity Building in Nematology was held from 12-22 February, 2018, which was jointly organized by Pakistan Society of Nematologists (PSN), National Nematological Research Centre (NNRC), University of Karachi and ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) at National Nematological Research Centre (NNRC), University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.


The workshop was inaugurated by Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Ajmal Khan. In inaugural session, president of ECOSF and Pakistan Society of Nematologists, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro delivered the presidential address to more than 400 researchers, students and subject specialist. Director of NNRC Prof. Dr. Shahina Fayyaz welcome the participants. Shield and souvenir were also presented the foreign participants.

A total of 47 participants, 12 from ECO countries, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan and 35 from all around the country also attended this training workshop.

The senior Scientist from International and National had presented the country report. In the same day Ms. Safia Siddiqi gave the memorable dinner in the honor of her late father Dr. M. Rafiq Siddiqi. A dinner was also arranged by Mr. Sohail Ahmed on behalf of his late father Dr. M.A. Maqbool who is also the father founder of NNRC.

During the past ten days NNRC provided information and experience through the series of informative lectures in the workshop. All the session were started from 9 o’ clock till 1 o’ clock at Council room, Dean Faculty of Science from initial to advance techniques in the series of lectures and after lunch lab exercises were taken at NNRC.

All the national and international participants visited expo center, Clifton beach, shopping malls and on 21st  February a cultural night show program was also arranged by NNRC for foreigners as well as for local participants for their enjoyment.

Pakistan Society of Nematologists and National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi have been holding national and International Capacity Building Workshops in Nematology ever since their establishment.

The chief guest Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro distributed shields and certificates to the participants at the end of the concluding ceremony of the workshop. All the foreign and local participants gave their remarks and concluded that “there is need to strengthen of cooperation and coordination among the ECO countries are indeed important and necessary”.