Hands-on Training Workshop on Pharmacological and Toxicological Procedures at UVAS
LAHORE (07-09-18): The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore organised a two-day hands-on training workshop on “Pharmacological and Toxicological Procedures” here on Friday.
Head of the Department and Professor of Pharmacology, Shalimar Medical and Dental College Lahore Prof Dr Shabbir Ali Bhatti chaired the concluding ceremony of workshop and distributed certificates among participants and organisers while UVAS Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani chaired the inaugural session of the workshop. Acting Dean Faculty of Bio-sciences/Chairman Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Prof Dr Ovais Omer, Dr Adil Rasheed and a number of participants of training from UVAS, Shalimar Medical and Dental College and Riphah University Lahore attended.
The workshop was designed for the students and faculty members interested in learning techniques related to pharmacology and toxicology.
Prof Dr Ovais Omer thanked the participants for participating in training from different universities of Lahore. Earlier, he said that the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is focusing on research and development of new drugs from natural and unconventional sources and study of plants/chemical intoxications in domestic and laboratory animals, etc.
Various aspects related to comet assay in-vitro modal used in drug toxicity determination, in-vitro techniques used in pharmacology research lab animals handling and management, blood and tissue sample collection, in-ovo techniques chorio-allantoic membrane embryonic movement and embryo toxicity determination assays in pharmacological and toxicological research and assays on angiogenesis and their quantification, etc, were discussed in the two-day training.