LAHORE : International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science and 7th International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering kicked off at Virtual University of Pakistan, M.A Jinnah Campus here on Thursday.

A large number of national educationists and delegates from USA, Canada, China, Japan, Nigeria, Sudan, Turkey, Jorden, Malaysia and Jammu & Kashmir are participating in this mega event.

These conferences provide a unique forum where innovative developments in agricultural and food biotechnology, animal science & biotechnology, plant science & biotechnology, food science & nutrition, agricultural resources, environment & agricultural engineering, agriculture sustainable, economic and management issues can be exchanged and discussed by all stakeholders.

Prof Dr Saeed Akhtar, President, Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute & Research Centre graced the event as chief guest. Dr Naveed A Malik, Rector Virtual University of Pakistan, inaugurated the conferences.

In inaugural address, he warmly welcomed the delegates and said that the Virtual University of Pakistan is honoured with the presence of intellectuals from the world. He further said that Faculty of Science and Technology at Virtual University of Pakistan has continuously been involved in organizing the International and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. This event is the successful continuation of this tradition.

A total of 70 poster presentation and 50 research papers will be presented in the event. Renowned scientists across the world presented their research work.