PSB Gets Seeding Lab Equipment



The Department of Plant  Science and Biotechnology in the Faculty of Science, has won a competitive grant proposal which fetched it some scientific equipment from a United States-based Seeding Labs. Representative of the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Chimezie Ogugbue and Acting Head of the Department, Dr Josephine Agobua took delivery of the equipment on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Briefing UniPort News Interns, Professor Ikechukwu Agbagwa, disclosed that he and Dr Blessing Odogwu earlier wrote a proposal in 2018 which did not scale through but that without losing hope, they followed up in the 2019 cycle of Seeding Labs Instrument Access and it turned out successful. Professor Agbagwa further revealed that 14 universities from 10 countries received the 2019 equipment. The equipment were estimated at about three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The representative of the Dean thanked the Seeding Labs for the donation, promising that the equipment would serve the purpose intended by the donors.The equipment included: refrigerator, laminar flow, polymerase chain, reaction (thermocycler) machines, trinocular microscope, binocular microscopes, flow cytometer, pipettes and electrophoresis system.

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