Dr. Sandra Catherine Zainathan a renowned fish virologist from School of Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences (FISHA), University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia visited Department of Zoology, LCWU on 7th February, 2017. She discussed the opportunities of collaboration and student exchange between Department of Zoology, LCWU and FISHA.
Dengue Prevention and Control Cell, LCWU and Departmental of Zoology, LCWU organized a two-days workshop to raise awareness against Vector borne diseases/ PCR based techniques in Biological research on 19th-20th December, 2016 Zoology department’s Seminar hall. Various eminent instructors and speakers from LCWU, GCU and CMH, Lahore delivered comprehensive and informative lectures. Number of students attended the workshop. At the end chairperson of Zoology department Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor awarded certificates to the speakers, organizers and participants.
Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), in collaboration with FEEDing Pakistan Program of American Soybean Association (ASA) funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) organized a Three-Day Seminar on “Aquaculture & Feeding Management” and Study Tour to Fish Feed Mills and Fish Ponds from 03-05 August 2016. This Seminar Cum Training was organized especially for the Students & Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture. On First Day, 03-AUG-2016, The Experts of Feed Technology and Pond & Feed Management were invited and a special session of presentation was carried out. Mr. Mirza Zafar M. Khan have well demonstrated the students about Benefits of Soy-Based Feed for Aquaculture and Feed Technology.
On the other hand, the Pond Management & Feeding Management were elaborated by Rtd. Director General Mr. Noor Elahi. An Expert talk on Soy utilization & its Statistics was covered by R.S.N Janjua, Country Representative ASA/WISHH/SOYPAK. On 4th AUG, 2016 the Study Tour to Two Fish Feed Mills (Oryza Feed Mill & Kashmir Feeds) and a Fish Pond (Sial Fish Pond) was arranged. This was the first exposure of female student to the feed mills and the ponds.
On Third Day, 05-AUG-2016, Miss. Sarah Yasir & Miss. Noureen Anjum attended the seminar and Miss. Sarah Yasir gave presentation on business plan. The participants & organizers were given certificate by the Country Director R.S.N Janjua and Head of Zoology Department, Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor. The speakers were awarded with shield of appreciation.
Department of Zoology at Lahore College for Women, Lahore (LCWU) and the World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide opportunities for the students at LCWU for participation in on-campus International Eco-Internship Programme. This MOU will also enable students to work with WWF-Pakistan on various projects, campaigns and environmental education initiatives.
Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi Vice Chancellor, and Ms Asma Ezdi GM WWF-Pakistan signed the MOU.Mr. Usman Ijaz will be the focal person for the Eco-Internship Programme from WWF-Pakistan while Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor, Head of Department Zoology will coordinate on behalf of Zoology Department at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.
Reference to letter No: 453/41 dated 442016, Anti Dengue day was celebrated at Lahore College for Women University on 6/ 4/ 2016 for the prevention, control and management of dengue. University Dengue Prevention Committee including faculty, staff, students and administration did physical monitoring of the premises every day.
Awareness seminar was conducted for students, faculty, administrative and support staff and for the families of employees residing in the University. Pamphlets were prepared and distributed. Posters were also prepared and displayed for awareness within University and for general masses. Anti-Dengue walk was also arranged.
Prof Dr. Uzma Qureshi Vice Chancellor, LCWU addressed the seminar and appreciated the activities carried out by dengue cell.
Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor (Entomologist)
Focal person for dengue prevention and control cell
Department of Zoology
First International Aquaculture 3 day (7-9 January, 2016)Conference and first Tilapia Fish Cooking Exhibition was organized by Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Lahore in collaboration with FEEDing Pakistan Program (Promoting Aquaculture Sector) of American Soybean Association, funded by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and University of Arizona, USA.
Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Vice Chancellor LCWU gave welcome address to the guests. Mr. R.S.N. Janjua, country representative Soy Pak (ASA/WISHH), Pakistan highlighted the Development of Tilapia Aquaculture sector in Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons Aquaculture specialist from University of Arizona USA talked about the World Aquaculture development and opportunities for women. Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor, Head of Zoology Department LCWU talked about Perspective of Fisheries and Aquaculture Discipline at the Zoology Department and said that department has strong foreign qualified technical experts on Aquaculture. Four Higher Education Commission funded Aquaculture research projects have also been awarded to their Aquaculture experts, Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor, Dr. Ghazala Jabeen, Dr. Zakia Kanwal and Dr. Shafaq Fatima.
A cooking Exhibition in collaboration with the department of Home Economics was also arranged among the participants for making dishes with Tilapia. Experienced judges were present to evaluate the dishes. Prof. Dr. Bushra Khan, Incharge Faculty of Natural Sciences, LCWU and Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz, Director Research, LCWU distributed certificates and shields among the participants.
Overall, Conference was focused on the Development of Aquaculture and role of fish in addressing the food security of Pakistan. Conference and First Tilapia fish cooking competition provided opportunities to young female students to understand benefits of using Soybean in quality Aquaculture production.
Use of mt COI sequences for the identification of subterranean termite species from Punjab, Pakistan
“Use of mt COI sequences for the identification of subterranean termite species from Punjab, Pakistan” at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) November 15-18, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota. I won travel grant from HEC, Islamabad. I am also member of entomological society of America. My work on termites was highly appreciated and it positive experience of sharing research and collaborations with eminent entomologists of the world.
A two days training workshop (14th 15th October, 2015) on "Biostatistics tools in Biological Research" organized at Department of Zoology,Lahore College for Women University Lahore, It was excellent opportunity to train future scientists of Pakistan. Resource person was Prof.dr.M.Tariq Javed from University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Director Research Prof.dr Shugufta Naz distributed certificates among participants.
Prof Dr Farkhanda Manzoor wrote a book on “Mosquitoes the Urban Pests". This is a first book written in Pakistan on mosquitoes. It gives an idea about biology, behaviour and control strategies of mosquitoes.
To prepare the whole campus actively against the dengue, the students and the faculty members of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore gathered in the Seminar Hall where varsity’s medical officer Dr. Hafsa delivered a lecture and highlighted the preventions for dengue. Care taking vice chancellor Dr. Tahira Buttar chaired the seminar. Director student affairs Prof. Shireen Asad, director administration Ali Rizvi, Registrar Uzma , senior estate officer Sheikh Ghias and other senior management was among the participants.
Dr. Hafsa in her address told that LCWU has launched a special campaign against dengue and Vice Chancellor has formed the Dengue prevention and management committee to supervise the campaign. LCWU is acting upon an action plan for insecticide spray in view of the instruction of the Government of the Punjab. The participants were briefed that whole campus of LCWU has been fumigated this kind of spray will be exercised on weekly basis.
Senior estate officer Sheikh Ghias told that his office has decided to upgrade sewerage system and to dump all the solid waste with immediate effect. A Medical Camp, on the instruction of Vice Chancellor, has been established in the Campus where students as well as staff will be examined and, if necessary, will be referred to hospitals for further treatment. Medical Officer of LCWU, will supervise the camp.
Under the supervision of Vice chancellor, Prof dr Farkhanda Manzoor, Incharge Dengue prevention and control cell, Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) organized seminar against Dengue in the auditorium. Students from fine arts and Zoology department made posters and display cards against Dengue prevention. Dr Mubashir Hasan from Health department and prof dr Aslam Khan from university of Health Sciences delivered lectures on Mosquitoes and its control. Dr Farzana Nazir, MPA, talked about Govt efforts to control Dengue in Punjab. Dr Farkhanda Manzoor told that WHO recommended equipments, insecticides and safety kits to spray man were purchased from the funds approved by Prof. dr Sabiha Mansoor, VC LCWU for Dengue control. Dr. Sabiha distributed shields to speakers.
A team of Dengue Research Group visited various places at hostel areas. LCWU teams also continued spray of insecticides against dengue.
Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor presented her paper on “Bioavailability of Bifenthrin and Fipronil against subterranean termites in various soils at Lahore” in the IRG 44th Annual meeting International Research group on wood protection held on 16th to 20th June, 2013.
She also addressed as Keynote speaker on 1st International Conference on sensing for Industry Control, Communication and security technologies, organized by Indus University on 24th to 26th June, 2013 HEJ Karachi, her topic was Biosensors for Termite Control. She was also awarded Productive Scientist award by PASTIC, 3rd April, 2013.
- Zoological Society Organized a lecture on “Fish Biodiversity and Quality Management Practices” to celebrate International Water and Biodiversity Day on 22nd May, 2013 at Zoology Department, LCWU (organized by Prof. Sabiha Fazal and Dr. Ghazala Jabeen)
- Zoological Society organized a seminar on “Prevention and Control of Malaria” on 25th April, 2013. Department also organized Blood Screening Test for malaria diagnosis in collaboration with DG Health Services Govt. of Punjab Lahore. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor also advised on the issues and challenges on malaria. (organized by Prof. Sabiha Fazal, Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor and Dr. Asma Abdul Latif)
- Birds and Pet show was also organized on 20th March, 2013 in collaboration with Avi-Culture Society of Pakistan (organized by Prof. Sabiha Fazal, Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor and Dr. Asma Abdul Latif)
- One day Workshop on “Butterfly study, Biodiversity and its Sustainable Use” at Zoology Department, LCWU organized by (Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor)