ASAB hosts Webinar titled ‘COVID-19 and Biotech, are we ready for the challenge?
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As part of NUST’s Webinar Series 2020, the Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences arranged a webinar on 16th June, 2020 to answer some of the most critical questions regarding the global pandemic titled ‘COVID-19 and Biotech, are we ready for the challenge?’ The speakers for the Webinar were Dr. Najam-us-Sahar Sadaf Zaidi (Associate Professor, ASAB), Dr. Fazal Adnan (Assistant Professor, ASAB) and Dr. Shah Rukh Abbas (Assistant Professor, ASAB). Dr. Sadaf shed light on the viruses’ genome and replication mechanism while Dr. Fazal Adnan explained the progress on the development of an effective vaccine to combat the disease. Moreover, Dr. Shah Rukh Abbas highlighted the effect of COVID-19 on global economy and the shift of the World’s focus towards Research and Development in the Biotechnology sector. The webinar was attended by students and faculty alike with an extensive question and answer session towards the end of the webinar.