Department of Biology presents
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of drought stress and development of drought stress tolerant plants
Guest Speaker: Dr. Khurram Bashir
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: SBASSE 10-302, LUMS
Host: Dr. Amir Faisal
Drought stress is a serious agricultural problem. Understanding the molecular basis of drought stress and development of drought stress tolerant plants has always been a major objective for plant scientists. Besides the development of GM crops, cheap and environment friendly chemicals could also regulating the plant response to drought stress and could mitigate the adverse effects of water scarcity.
About the Speaker
Dr. Bashir is a plant breeding and plant molecular biologist. He completed his BSc from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and did MPhil from CEMB Lahore. Dr. Bashir completed his PhD in 2007 and worked as a Postdoc and later Research Fellow at University of Tokyo for six years. He joined RIKEN in 2013 and is currently serving as Research Scientist.