COMSTECH-FCC University International Workshop on Genomics and Genome Editing

May 24-27, 2016
Venue: Forman Christian College University, Lahore


Resource Person

Resource Person’s Affiliation

Email Address

Title of Talk


Dr. Kauser A. Malik

Professor of Biotechnology, Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College University, Lahore-Pakistan

Introduction to the Workshop


Dr. Michael Jones

Professor, WA State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC), Murdoch University, Perth-Australia

1). 50 shades of GMO’s

2). Next Generation Sequencing – Applications to plant virology and biosecurity

3). The application of genome editing to improve the dietary quality of potatoes – strategies and improving acceptance

4). New approaches to crop pathogen resistance


Dr. Tariq Zaman

Neuroscientist, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London-Canada

1). Ca2.3 Gene Targeting and Brain Function

2). Neuron-specific LMO4 Gene Targeting and Chemogenetic Modulation to Develop Therapeutics


Dr. Shahla Mohammad Gangi

Faculty member, National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran-Iran

Investigation of promoter methylation of a  panel gene in Iranian patients with CRC and esophagous cancer


Dr. Kamran Azim

Associate Professor, Jamil ur Rahman Center for Genomic Research, ICCBS, University of Karachi, Karachi-Pakistan

1). Next Generation DNA Sequencing-Technologies

2). RNA sequencing using trinity


Dr. Bilal Wajid

Assistant Professor, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore-Pakistan


1). Next Generation Sequencing-Softwares

2). Genome Assembly on Genobunto

3). Genome Wide Association Studies


Dr. Aftab Bashir

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Forman Christian College University, Lahore-Pakistan

1). SRA tool kit installation and raw data handling

2). Variant calling (SNP detection) using CLC bio Genomics


Dr. Fiaz Ahmad

Assistant Professor, Bahauddin Zakria University, Multan-Pakistan


Methylated DNA primer designing and analysis of targeted gene methylation


Dr. Umar Sohail

Assistant Professor, Government College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan


1). Use of Qiime for studying Microbiome

2). Use of next generation sequencing for gut microbia


Dr. Shahid Mansoor

Director/ Deputy Chief Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

CRISPR/Cas exploitation for crop improvement


Dr. M. Saeed

Principal Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

1). CRISP/Cas 9 and plant virus resistance

2). Transient assay for delivery of CRISPR/Cas in Plants


Dr. Imran Amin

Principal Scientist, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad- Pakistan

1). CRISP/Cas 9 and VIGS for functional genomics

2). Transient assay for delivery of CRISPR/Cas in Plants


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