Industrial microbiologists plan conference in Lagos
As part of efforts to collaborate with related national and international bodies in microbiology, the leadership of the Association of Industrial Microbiologists of Nigeria (AIMN) has stated that its 2017 conference/ annual symposium will hold in Lagos on November 8, 2017.
According to the President of the association, Dr. Joy Ehiwuogu-Onyibe, the conference was born out of the desire to advance the education and training of its members to maintain a high professional standard and code of practice, among others.
She said: “This conference would create forum where industrial microbiologists meet to deliberate/discuss on matters affecting the profession and also standardize methods of analysis and encourage development of new methods and specification. The event will attract stakeholders from the public and private sectors”
The event, which is titled: “Industrial Biotechnology in Nigeria Economic Advancement Past, Present, and Future Prospect,” will hold at the Lagos chamber of commerce and industry conference centre.
Eminent Nigerians, comprising the Managing Director of BMS Ltd, Dr. Bola Osinowo who will serve as the Chairman of the occasion, the Dean, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Mountain Top University, Prof. Akinwande A. I. will be Special Guest, Dean, Faculty of Science, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Silvia Uzochukwu as Symposium Guest Speakers, Managing Director of Pel Extract Ltd, Mr. Linus Kotey, and Technology Services Country Manager, Hewlett Packard Nig. Ltd, Ifee Kojo would grace the event.
Ehiwuogu-Onyibe noted that the Dean, Faculty of Science, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Prof. Silvia Uzochukwu would speak on ‘’Genetically Modified Products: To Be or Not To Be?”. While Managing Director of Pel Extract Ltd, Mr. Linus Kotey, would speak on “Biotechnology: The New Frontier in Industrialisation” and Technology Services Country Manager, Hewlett Packard Nig. Ltd, Ifee Kojo, would speak on ‘’ Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage”.
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