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Choudhary Gets COMSTECH 2010 Award

January 14, 2011

Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, director of the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center and concurrent director of the International Center for Chemical ad Biological Sciences at Karachi University (ICCBS), was given the COMSTECH Award 2010 in recognition of his services in the field of chemistry. Dr. Choudhary received his award from Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, on Tuesday, January 11, 2010, during the 14th meeting of the OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) in Islamabad.

COMSTECH is a Ministerial Standing Committee established by the ministers of science and technology of more than 57 Muslim countries. The mission of COMSTECH is to strengthen the science and technology policies and their implementation through mutual cooperation, collaboration, and networking of resources between Islamic countries. To promote agri-biotechnology in OIC member countries by creating an institutional mechanism for dissemination of information and training of stakeholders, a project entitled, "Promotion of Applications of Agriculture Biotechnology in OIC Member Countries by the Establishment of Biotechnology Information Centers (BICs)", was approved by COMSTECH. The first BIC under this project is the Iran Biotechnology Information Center in Tehran.

For details of the award email, Dr. Sammer Yousuff at dr.sammer.yousuf@gmail.com.