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Visit of Chinese Delegation, Beijing Institute of Genomics at QAU and MoU Signing Ceremony

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Beijing Institute of Genomics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and Quaid-i-Azam University was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at QAU Islamabad.

As per the MoU, Chinese and Pakistani institutions aim to recognize their complementary strengths in the fields of life sciences, and wish to strengthen their relationship for the benefit of their students and researchers.

The MoU was signed by BIG-CAS Director Dr Yongbiao Xue and worthy Vice Chancellor QAU Professor Dr. javed Ashraf.

Earlier, a one day symposium was held at the National Centre for Bioinformatics Quaid-i- Azam University Islamabad which the six-member Chinese delegation was welcomed by Dr Sajid Rashid Chairperson of NCB and Dr Amir Ali Abbasi. In a productive one to one faculty session with Dr. Yongbiao Xue, Dr Changqing Zeng, Dr Songnian Hu, Dr Yiming Bao, Dr Zhang Zhang and Dr Jiayan Wu long term prospective academic collaborations were discussed. They stressed the need to have mutual research work in the field of life sciences.