Algae benefits to resolve agricultural issues highlighted

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There is abundance of algae in Pakistan and it can be utilized to produce biofuel, resolve a number of agricultural and medicinal issues and produce several food items without using chemicals in Pakistan.

This was stated by the speakers while addressing the inaugural session of a one-week international psychological training workshop organized by Punjab University Institute of Botany’s (IoB) Phycology Research Laboratory in collaboration with International Society for Applied Phychology, Pakistan Science Foundation, Higher Education Commission and Punjab Higher Education Commission at its auditorium here on Monday.

Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi, IoB Director Prof Dr Abdul Nasir Khalid, Chief Organizer Prof Dr Ghazala Yasmeen Butt, researchers from various international and Pakistani universities and a number of students participated in the event.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Qazi said that interdisciplinary research work was being promoted across the world and through such joint research efforts, the scientists could contribute for resolving several issues being faced by the country.

Prof Dr Ghazala Yasmeen Butt said that continuous research on plants had enabled them to fulfill the expanding demands of human society for food, shelter, medicine etc.

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