A Team of Scientists from UCP Win Approval of PSF Project with Worth 6.639 Million
A team of scientists from University of Central Punjab (UCP), GC University Lahore, UVAS Pattoki with the industrial partner has won project titled Indigenous Technology Development worth Rs 6.7M under Pakistan Science Foundation – PSF’s Competitive Research Programme on Triple Helix Model.
Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh, Professor of Chemistry at UCP is the Co-Principal Investigator, while Principal Investigator is Prof. Dr. Ikram ul Haq, Professor Emeritus/ Distinguished National Professor from GC University Lahore. Other Co-PIs are Prof. Dr. Saima Ahad from UVAS, Pattoki and Dr. Ali Nawaz from GC University Lahore
The use of antibiotics in poultry feed has been an increasing concern which affects birds’ growth. The scientific team has therefore, pooled up their resources and intelligentsia to find alternate ways. Accordingly, objective of the project is to find alternative means replacing the existing antibiotics with the natural resources including plant extracts/essential oils. The project will help to reduce the use of antibiotics by up to five times per 1 KG of the bird weight to get the similar result.
Dr. Hafiza Rizwana Kausar, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology congratulated the team of the project, especially Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh, Co-Principal Investigator of the project from UCP. She highlighted that Faculty of Science and Technology is taking initiatives to connect the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with research projects as well as taught courses offered at FOST. This project will help us in achieving the goals.
Dr. Nassar Ikram, Pro-Rector of UCP congratulated the team for undertaking applied research project under collaboration with other Universities. He appreciated the team for their resolve to address the problems of local industry to create societal impact and contribute towards SDGs. He advised the team to complete the project within the stipulated period.