Industrial biotechnology and advanced genomics are among the top disrupting technologies with application in every sphere of life from energy, consumer goods, to food and medicine, said Prof. M. Iqbal Choudhary.
He was addressing online the inauguration meeting of COMSATS joint center for industrial biotechnology with Tianjin Institute of Biotechnology (TIB), China, on April 14, 2021.
He expressed gratitude to Tianjin Institute of Biotechnology (TIB) for the establishment of COMSATS joint center for industrial biotechnology, on behalf of COMSTECH and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS).
He said that the most important concept of “cell factories” is helping in shifting agricultural/ industrial process into green technologies which are environmental friendly and sustainable. He mentioned that the industrial biotechnology has special significance for developing nations as they convert biomass into value added products.
Dr. Choudhary said that we are pleased to be a partner in this important initiative and assist with our active participation in years to come. He said that TIB is one of finest research and development institute in the field of industrial biotech.
Dr. Choudhary referred to various joint projects of the ICCBS with TIB. He proposed that new center should also initiate joint projects like training programs, workshops, exhibition of biotech products, virtual network of industrial biotech and supervision of PhD scholars with other partner institutions.