STAFF REPORT PESHAWAR: The role of biotechnology in providing solutions to various agri based problems is inevitable. The innovative, cost effective biotechnology solutions help farmers to maximize the yield with minimum cost. The biotechnology field also opens up channel for new job opportunities. To realize the importance of biotechnology and highlight its career prospects, an interactive seminar was organized by Pakistan Society of Computational Biology (PSCB).

Dr Faisal Khan, Director, Institute of Integrative Biosciences stressed on the need of capacity building and applied research in biotechnology so to find out indigenous solution for problems persisting in the agri industry. He said, “The students intending to establish their career in biotechnology must be backed through grants and incentives in order to develop the sector”.

The experts laid stress to ensure the transparency of research activities through proper audit of academia and the principal investigator in order to improve the research productivity in the field of biotechnology.

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