Ph.D Open Defense Seminar was held in the Institute of Microbiology, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto.

Ph.D Research Scholar Mr. Shafique Ahmed Rind successfully defended his research work on the topic “Bio-Ethanol Production by Thermotolerant and Chemotolerant Yeast from Sugar Substrates”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Soomro and co-supervision of Dr. Agha Asad Noor. He said my research has impact for commercialization in the filed of Microbiology. Ethanol is the product of sugar. It will be used as transportation oil as bio fuel.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said it is matter of immense pleasure for me in the galaxy of scholars to preside this first ever Ph.D Open Defense Seminar.

Dr. Ibupoto said that research start from lab, pilot and industrial perspective. We could contribute positively and prepare our labs with the sponsorship of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Sciences Foundation and other prestigious research institutions.

Dr. Ibupoto remarked that the work of the research scholar is up to the mark for the benefit of the society. He said bio-ethanol is an alternative source of energy which could be used in autos and industrial sector. It is the need of the time that triangle research may be promoted based on University, funding agency and industries in order to strengthen the liaison.

Prof. Dr. Ghulam Abbas Shar, Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences briefed the Vice Chancellor about the research impact of the Faculty and appreciated the research work presented by the scholar.

Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Soomro, Supervisor and Dr. Agha Asad Noor, Co-supervisor commended the research work of the scholar which is valuable and will provide new avenues in the filed of Microbiology.

Dr. Nadir Ali and Dr. Farman Ali Shah, Experts emphasis that the research scholar after getting the Ph.D degree must opt his work as patent with HEC and they also appreciated the research work of the scholar.

At the end, question answer session was held. The open defense was declared as successful. A large number of teachers and scholars attended the seminar.