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Borlaug Fellowship and USDA-ICARDA Virology Group Meeting
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A Borlaug fellowship meeting was organised by ASAB, NUST to review the progress and performance of Borlaug fellowship program for Pakistan. Dr. Muhammad Tahir, Borlaug fellow and PI of the ICARDA-USDA project convened the meeting. The inaugural session was chaired by Pro-Rector Acad Dr. Asif Raza. Dr. Peter John, Principal ASAB introduced the Borlaug and USDA delegation and briefed about the ICARDA-USDA funded project. Respected members from Borlaug Fellowship Program USA Molly Borlaug Rumery, USDA, Dr. Brian Scheffler (Research Leader) and Dr. Jodi Scheffler (University of Arizona, USA), Prof Dr. Judy Brown UK, Dr. Rob W. Briddon, Dr. Muhammad Arshad Coordinator ICARDA, Registrar NUST Engr. Salim Daud and Borlaug alumni from Pakistan attended the meeting. Progress regarding cotton virus management was assessed in a USDA-ICARDA funded project running at ASAB.