President ECOSF Professor Manzoor Hussain Soomro paid a visit to the Academy of Sciences, Republic of Uzbekistan and its research institutions on 5-7 September 2017. The President ECOSF was warmly welcomed on 5th September at the Presidium of the Academy by the First Vice President Professor Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov, who is also the Director of the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics. He was flanked by the Director of Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, named after Acad. S. Yunusov, Professor Shomansur Sh. Sagdullaev. Vice President Abdurakhmonov after welcoming remarks briefed the President ECOSF about the Academy, its structure and research institutions. He informed that the Academy has a President, three Vice Presidents (3 Divisions- Life Sciences & Chemistry, Physics & Maths and Humanities) and 31 thematic/ discipline research institutes across the country. The Academy also has 4 Natural History Museums across the country. The Life Sciences and Chemistry Institutes focus on Pharmaceuticals, Drug Development and Agriculture; Nano and Biotechnology as well as Genetic Engineering and Bioinformatics.