MBPAC throws light on biotechnology application
The Millennium Biotechnology Pan Arab Conference and Exhibition (MBPAC) concluded yesterday under the patronage of Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, the Minister of Education. The three-day conference held under the theme “How life science and biotechnology will re-shape the third millennium?” was co-organised by the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) and the University of Bahrain (UoB). The event provided a unique opportunity for biotechnology universities and institutes in the fields of pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental industries from the Arab world to present their research and achievements, and interact with scientists, international experts and investors in various fields of biotechnology.
Prof. Mohamed Al Dahmani, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies in AGU and President of MBPAC, told Tribune, “The conference shed light on the most important biotechnology applications in the fields of health, agriculture and the environment.” “Additionally, the conference shed light on gene correction, cell and gene therapy, bioremediation, drug design and genome-specific discoveries where the conference reviewed the scientific progress of these topics alongside new emerging technologies that lead to real paradigm shifts in the healthcare system, and make real promises to control and treat human diseases and alleviate the burden of healthcare for the millennium.”
“It is crucial to strengthen these research activities and joint conferences to unite efforts and promote scientific research in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This partnership with local, regional and global institutions, is directly involved in the development plan of UoB for the years 2016- 2021, in line with the economic vision of Bahrain 2030.”