3-day Online Certificate Course on Diagnosis of COVID-19: Sample Collection, RNA Extraction, PCR, and Data Interpretation started on August 18, concluded successfully.

Coordinator General, COMSTECH Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary thanked the entire organizing team and institute of virology for holding this successful event which was attended by more than 200 people from different countries and termed this event a good example of international cooperation. He appreciated the topic selection and the module design of the course by the organizing team and stressed that the learning technical details of PCR, RNA, DNA is most important not only for COVID-19 but also for other health related tests, because there exists so many pitfalls that may take to absolutely wrong results. He urged the participants to always keep learning because this is the only way to deal with the future challenges and help save the humanity.

This 3-day course was programmed with a one-hour long lecture by an expert followed by practical session each day.

COMSTECH, Islamabad in collaboration with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi organized this course.