• The University of Glasgow, Scotland, has agreed to transfer its genetic cloning technology to the University of Ilorin. The agreement will also deepen the research efforts of the two institutions on Molecular Biology.

    The Dean of Unilorin Postgraduate School, Prof. Clement Bewaji, made this known last week, while presenting a Professor of Molecular Genetics from the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Marshall Stark, to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, in his office.

    The Dean explained that Prof. Stark, an expert on enzymes that rearrange DNA sequences, was in the University to commence pre-workshop seminar series on Molecular Biology.

    He added that the University of Glasgow would be providing the consumables, while the University of Ilorin would be providing the infrastructure.

    In his remarks, Prof. Stark, who is the Principal award holder of a sLOLA grant from the BBSRC for the development of an SSR-based platform for Synthetic Biology, said that he was delighted to visit the University of Ilorin because “the University has been producing good students who come to the University of Glasgow.”

    He expressed the hope that the contribution of his institution would enhance the international recognition for the University of Ilorin in the area of research.

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