Workshop on Molecular and 
Immunodiagnostics at DUHS

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences in collaboration with American Society for Microbiology and Pakistan Society for Microbiology organized a hands on training workshop on ‘Molecular and Immunodiagnostics’ covering various aspects in Histopathology, Molecular Pathology and Microbiology.

The first day Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman gave a presentation on Wondrous World of Science while acting Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq welcomed the participants. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi and Dr. Asif Qureshi covered various aspects and importance of immunodiagnostics. Next, all the participants were taken to the histopathology section where they were shown each and every step from sample receiving, processing to its reporting. Techniques explaining grossing, tissue processing, embedding, cutting and H&E staining were demonstrated. Microscopy in order to differentiate between tumor and non-tumor cells on morphological basis was also explained.

On second day Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi talked about diagnostics in the control of infectious diseases. Dr. Talat spoke on signal transduction and key regulators of immune system and Dr. Samreen Soomro discussed diagnostic techniques used in microbiology department. This was followed by hands on training session at the department of molecular pathology and microbiology. Participants were introduced to operation and principles of various state of the art automations present at the department and were also taught manual extraction, PCR and result analysis through electrophoresis. At the department of microbiology they were taught various processes involved in urine DR etc.

On the third and final day of the workshop Dr. Shaheen Sharafat and Dr. Saeed Khan delivered lectures on pathogenesis of parasitic infections and advancement in molecular diagnostic techniques respectively. In the end the principal of DIMC Professor Dr. M. Masroor shed light upon the event. He congratulated Dr Saeed Khan the organizing secretary and his whole team for successfully arranging the workshop and stated that such learning and knowledgeable activities should take place every year.(PR)


Preventive cardiology conference was organized at Quetta recently. Picture taken on the occasion shows from
(L to R) Prof. Akbar Chaudhry, Prof. Khalida Soomro and Prof. Najmul Islam receiving mementoes form the
Baluchistan Information Minister while on right Maj. Gen. Azhar Kiani is presenting mementoe
to Prof. Nusrat and Dr. Abu Bakar Sheikh respectively.

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