Pakistani wheat researchers attend the China-Pakistan Joint Lab’s annual conference.
Senior wheat scientists from Pakistan traveled to China for a 10-day training and to attend the first annual conference of the China-Pakistan Joint Lab. The China-Pakistan Joint Lab on Wheat Molecular Breeding was recently created with the cooperation of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), according to Khan Muhammad Wazir, Counselor of Science and Technology at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing. He claimed that the Joint Lab has a branch at Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, and that a branch of the Lab has been formed at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing. The Joint Lab will teach scientists and technical personnel from Pakistan, test and choose Chinese germplasm in Pakistan, host seminars, and carry out joint research on molecular breeding. The partnership is anticipated to increase the ability of wheat breeders and technical personnel while also creating new wheat varieties with high yield and disease resistance.