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DAAD Alumni Life Science Conference
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DAAD Alumni Life Science Conference

To establish a close network of young scientist who have completed their studies in Germany under the sponsorship of DAAD/HEC, DAAD, we are holding a three day DAAD alumni conference on biotech interventions for sustainable development. Biotechnology has a great potential for crop improvement, food production, addressing many of the health problems and poverty reduction. Recently a considerable number of scholars from Pakistan have completed their studies in Germany under fellowships of HEC/DAAD and DAAD. Majority of these young scientists have already been placed into different universities and research organizations. To fully utilize their potential and expertise there is strong need to identify priority research areas and coordinate their activities. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together the alumni into a common professional platform to establish close acedemic and research contacts and explore the opportunities for long term future joint research. The conference will be of great help for the alumni to share their experiences, discuss their problems, and sugggest measures towards the solutions to these problems in the light of their experiences.

The conference will be held from 19-21 Sep. 2011 in Islamabad. The work of different participants will be presented either orally or in the form of posters. A total of 30 participants from all parts of the country are expected to participate in the conference. The research students who are working under the direct supervision of one of the DAAD alumni are also encouraged to present their work in the conference. The Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan and the university system will assist in the management and organization of all the activities of the conference.


Sponsored by
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)


Organisor/Coordinator
Dr. Muhammad Sayyar Khan
Assistant Professor

Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar.

Members Organising Committee
1. Dr. Rana Iqrar, DAAD Alumni, Assistant Prof., Agricultural University Faisalabad
2. Muhammad Arshad, DAAD Alumni, Assistant Prof., University of Sargodha
3. Dr. Javaid Iqbal, DAAD Alumni, Assistant Prof., University of Punjab, Lahore
4. Prof. Dr. Jehan Bakht, Prof., Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar
5. Mr. Tahseen Ullah. Deputy Director P& D, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar


Expected Distinguished Guests

1. Prof. Dr. Khan Bahadar Marwat (Vice Chancellor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar)
2. Prof. Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Swati (Director Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic engineering Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University Peshawar)
3. Dr. Thomas Ditt (Head of Press and Cultural Section, German Embassy, Islamabad)
4. Ms. Ursula Saarbeck (Director DAAD Information Center Islamabad)


Proposed/Tentative program:
Day 1st of the conference

Inaguration session (1500 -1600)
1500-1600 Registration of the delegates
1600-1645 Introductory remarks by the distinguished guests
1645-1700 Adress by the chief guest scientist (Mrs. Ursula Saarbeck)
1700-1730 Keynote address (Prof. Andreas J. Meyer)
1730-1800 Refreshment
1800-1840 Technical Session 1 (Moleculr Biology)
1800-1820 Regulation of Copper Influx-Efflux Through Plasma Membrane in Klebsiella pneumonia
Abdul Rauf Shakoori
School of Biological Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore
1820-1840 Directed Evolution of DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3a towards higher activity
Abu Nasar Siddique
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering,
KPK Agricultural University Peshawar
2000-2130 Conference dinner

 

Day 2nd of the conference

1000-1120 Technical Session 2
1000-1020 Overexpression of EXPANSIN A8 maintains the integrity of cell wall and showed tolerance to the negative effect of growth inhibitors in Arabidopsis thaliana
Aziz-ud-Din, Hamad Siddiqui, Mamoona Rauf. Arif khan, Miroslaw Kwasniewski and Bernd Mueller-Roeber
Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan
Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Muhlenberg 1, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
1020-1040 Insect brain: the dynamic perspective for research
Javaid Iqbal
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
University of the Punjab, Lahore
1040-1100 Transgenic approaches and Breeding Woody Trees
Iqrar Ahmad Rana
Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
1100-1120 Transgenic approaches to enhace stress resistance in oilseed rape
M. Sayyar Khan, Ambreen, Sajid Ali Khan Bangash
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
1120-1200 Tea break
1200-1320 Technical session 3
1200-1220 Increases of C3 plants in grasslands of Pakistan revealed from 13C signatures of local carpets and other indigenous wool products
Mohammad Akmal and Hans Schnyder
Department of Agronomy
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
1220-1240 C-terminal frameshift mutations lead to the structural and functional diversification of MPF2-like MADS-box genes
Muhammad Ramzan Khan
National Institute for Genomics and Advanced Biotechnology
National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad
1240-1300 Effects of Heavy Metals on the Development of Filamentous Fungi
Shazia Iram, Hania Zafar
Department of Environmental Sciences,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
1300-1320 Solubility Enhancement of Phosphorus from Rock Phosphate through different Organic Materials
Muhammad Sharif
Dept. of Soil and Environmental Sciences, KP Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan
1320-1430 Lunch break
1430-1630 Technical session 4 (Poster presentation)
Poster Tile: Comparative metal profile in different organs of House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and Black kite (Milvus migrans) in Sargodha Punjab Pakistan
Muhammad Arshad, Irfan Mustafa, Nousheen Arif
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
Poster Tile: Anti-oxidant defense and biochemical dynamics improving the drought stress potential of Brassica napus after calcium and potassium application at early growth stages
Dr Aqib Iqbal
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
Poster Tile: Inheritance and mapping of Mj-2, a new source of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne javanica) resistance in carrot
Aamir Ali, W.C. Matthews, P.A. Roberts, Pablo F. Cavagnaro, and Philipp W. Simon
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Sargodha, Sargodha
Poster Tile: Study on the atalysis of shoot oxidation from diesel exhaust
N. Jan, S. Kureti, K. Hizbullah
Department of Environmental Sciences
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sharingal, Dir-Upper
Poster Tile: Molecular and biochemical characterization of local and exotic brassica germplasm
Iqbal Munir, Shahid Ali, Afaq Ahmad and Zahoor A. Swati
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
Poster Tile: Use of duck weed grown on sewage water as feed for poultry
Shazia Iram, Tassawar Khanam, Atiya Azim, Mukhtar Ahmad Nadeem, Iftikhar Ahmad
Department of Environmental Sciences
Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi
Poster Tile: Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Brassica juncea with Wasabi defensin gene for enhanced resistance against fungal and bacterial pathogens
Sajid Ali Khan Bangash, Muhammad Sayyar Khan
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
Poster Tile: Establishment of an in vitro regeneration system as a milestone for genetic transformation of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum. L) against Ustilago scitaminea
Naweed Anjum, Siddra Ijaz, Iqrar Ahmad Rana, Ghulam Mustafa, Faiz Ahmad and Iqrar Ahmad Khan
Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Poster Tile: Quantitative variation of curcuminoids in the autochthonal mango-ginger (Curcuma amada) of Myanmar
D. Ahmad, H. Nakajyo, A. Kikuchi, S. A. Jatoi, F. Kiuchi, Ye Tint Tun, H. Shigemori, K. N. Watanabe
Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
KP Agricultural University Peshawar
1630-1700 Refreshment
1700-1830 Technical session 5
1700-1720 Cadmium in tissues of cows and buffalos from different tehsils of Sargodha, Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad, Gazala Mahjabben, Irfan Mustafa
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
1720-1740 Institutional changes in traditional societies: an example from rural northwest Pakistan
Inayatullah Jan
Institute of Developmental Studies (IDS)
KP- Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan
1740-1800 Do Institutions and Land-Use Change affect Land Degradation? Attestation through Different Observed Options, from Selected Regions of Pakistan
Dr. Tasneem Akhter
GIFT Business School
GIFT University, Gujranwala
2000-2130 Conference Dinner

Day 3rd of the conference

1000-1030 Recommendations of the conference
1030-1100 Open discussion
1100-1130 Closing address (Mrs. Ursula Saarbeck)

Registration

Registration dead line
5th September, 2011
Dead line for the submission of abstracts
5th September, 2011
Scrutiny and final selection of abstracts
10th September, 2011
Final list of the participants
10th September, 2011
Registration Fee
Rs. 2500 (20 Euros)
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Note: Those participants whose abstracts are selected for oral or poster presentation by the scrutiny committee are not supposed to pay the registration fee. Travelling allowance will be given to all the registered participants on the basis of the distance they have travelled for the conference.

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