Islamabad
CAPITAL


Urdu, English
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)


182,143,000
POPULATION


 *Source: WHO

Updated April 2015

 

 Pak map

 

 

 



Partners

  • Pakistan Society for Microbiology
  • Pakistan Biological Safety Association
  • Biosafety Association of Pakistan
  • Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan

 

Pakistan

Pakistan Group

Pakistan microbiologists have been a major force within ASM for nearly a decade. Today, with more than 2,000 members (and growing), ASM is working closely with local societies and organizations to offer professional development opportunities and foster international collaboration. Through BioResource Centers (BRC), webinars, workshops, conferences, and international exchanges, enthusiastic and talented Pakistani students and professionals engage with ASM from across the world.

In 2014 ASM, in collaboration with local scientific societies and institutions, hosted workshops in laboratory science, established a fourth BRC, and supported Pakistani participation in the global scientific community through numerous travel grants.

 

 



 

ASM in Pakistan

ASM Impact

  • TB Culture: since 2011, 6 people trained
  • Basic Microbiology: 2014-2015, 24 people from 12 unique laboratories trained during 2 workshops
  • Remote Biosafety Guidance: Ongoing training for 17 people from 12 institutions
  • Biosafety Workshops: 2014-2015, 9 one-day workshops held, reaching over 500 students and early-career microbiologists
  • Sister-society Collaborations: 100+ travel grants provided to students and early-career professionals to attend the PSM Biennial International Conference, March 2015

 

Program Areas

  • Basic microbiology mentoring at hospital-based laboratories
  • Remote-based biosafety guidance in clinical laboratories
  • Sister-society collaborations with Pakistan Society for Microbiology and others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Success Story: Supporting Sister Societies

ASM sister-society, the Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM) hosted their Biennial International Conference at University of the Punjab in Lahore in March 2015. More than 750 Pakistani and other international microbiologists attended 27 scientific sessions, 3 poster sessions, and 150 oral paper presentations. PSM also hosted post-conference workshops on biosafety and biosecurity and scientific writing and publishing. ASM supported this event by funding travel to Lahore for students and early-career scientists. Many grantees, eager to participate for the first time, creatively stretched their funding, taking long train rides, hiring buses and bunking up with roommates.

 

 

BioResource Centers (BRCs)

The purpose of the BioResource Center (BRC) is to provide scientists, educators, laboratorians, policy makers, and students with cutting-edge scientific resources, training, and increase their knowledge-base of biological sciences. The BRC in Pakistan serves as a location for scientists and stakeholders to convene; offer access to cutting-edge scientific resources; and provide ongoing professional development training through scientific webinars, virtual workshops, and also on-site workshops and lectures.

 

 

University of Karachi
Karachi

Jinnah University for Women
Karachi

Bahauddin Zakariya University
Multan

 

 

Ambassadors to Pakistan

 

Country Ambassador

Shahana Urooj Kazmi - Pakistan

Young Ambassador

Samreen Sarwar-Pakistan

 



For more information on ASM's Pakistan program, 
please contact Alle Taylor at astaylor@asmusa.org.

 

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