The certificate awarding ceremony of a three-day training workshop on "Cell Culture Techniques to Encourage Intracellular Growth of Virus for Research Purpose" was held at the Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences (CARS) of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday.
Department of Microbiology organized the programme under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).
DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique distributed certificates among the participants as Chief Guest.
In his speech, the DU VC urged the researchers to work hard for discovering new and modern technologies for promoting socio-economic condition of ordinary people and to establish science based society in the country through research.
He also said that socio-economic development of the country is simply impossible without development of scientific research and education.
He further urged the teachers and researchers to play the effective role to present science education in more attractive ways for the young generation.
Director of CARS Prof Dr Altaf Hossain and Chairperson of Microbiology Department Prof Dr Mahmuda Yasmin also addressed the function while Sub-Project Manager of HEQEP Prof Dr Sabita Rezwana Rahman delivered welcome speech.
A total of 11 teachers from different public universities including the DU participated in the workshop.
University Grants Commission (UGC) conducted the HEQEP project while the World Bank funded it.
An state-of-the-art 'Cell Culture Laboratory' will be installed at the CARS to enhance the quality of research and study further while a laboratory for "strategies in reducing the burden of influenza infections in slum of Dhaka" has been established at the Microbiology department to stop the virus spreading and suggest a vaccine model against the rapidly mutating virus.
From primary detection to advanced gene level study of the influenza virus has now become possible for the first time at the DU.