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Livestock Biobank Workshop 

27 – 28 January​ 2020

Along with a number of other government bodies, OAPGRC took part in a workshop on establishing a livestock biobank in Oman. Held 27 – 28 January, the event was organized by Sultan Qaboos University, College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences and lead by Dr. Hasan Al Hadad, Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics at Kuwait University.

The aim of this workshop was to introduce and highlight the methodologies and technological tools required to establish a Biobank amongst them the SamplEase App. Covered too were biological sample collection and storage, the organization of individual species banks, organizing samples, and the collection of morphological and production data. A practical field session at the SQU agricultural experimental station was also included in the program.​

 Livestock Biobank Workshop Images