ISLAMABAD - The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in collaboration with the Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS) will host the third International Conference on Botany from September 1 at the campus.

Almost 200 scientists and faculty members of universities across the country and abroad (Oman, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France) will participate in the conference.

These scientists in their lectures, poster presentations and panel discussions will elaborate recent trends in their relative fields of expertise including Physiology, Ecology, Eco-physiology, Microbial Interactions, Plant Taxonomy, Economic Botany, Molecular Biology, Plants and Environment, Agriculture Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics.

Almost 300 students from different universities of the country have so far registered for the conference.

The conference will help Pakistani students and scientists to get an opportunity of sharing views and expertise with internationally renowned scientists. In addition, this conference will highlight the recent trends in various branches of botanical sciences.

The Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS) is one of the leading societies that aim to cultivate, promote and disseminate the knowledge of all the branches of plant sciences. The first International Conference was organized by the society in Faisalabad in 2008, followed by the second in Lahore and now the third one will be held at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.