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Scientific Forum with Researchers from Milan University

An Italian scientific team from the University of Milan, including Dr. Laura Rossini, Dr. Gabriella Consonni and Dr. Salar Shaaf from the Department of Agriculture and Environment, visited the National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) on 9 May 2018. Faculty members from the Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology of NIGEB were attending this forum.

Dr. Amir Mousavi, director of the Scientific and International Relations Office, at the beginning of the meeting introduced NIGEB and its major activities, particularly the main research subjects and priorities in the Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (IAB). Dr. Rossini introducing the activities of her department expressed her satisfaction for further cooperation in the fields in common interests especially in molecular breeding of fruit trees (Olive, Citrus, etc.) as well as on cereals working on the salt and drought resistance and disease tolerance in particular.

At the end, the two sides declared that there are lots of research fields in common and hoped to expand the scientific and research cooperation in the future.

The Italian team visited the laboratories of the Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Phytotron Unit and the core facility laboratory.