Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary science, which is overlapping botany, zoology, microbiology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, molecular biology, genetics, and agriculture, forensic and medical science. It is fundamental and applied science that provides foundation on which the understanding of the natural and material world depends.
The department – established in 2013 – offers PhD, MPhil & BS programs designed to meet the ever-growing needs in the field of biological science. A number of research projects of inter-disciplinary nature, funded by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, are being run by experienced faculty in collaboration with national and international institutions.
The department has highly qualified faculty including four PhD qualified members, three HEC approved supervisors and a number of visiting scientists and research associates. In the perspective of growing trends of value-addition and knowledge-based economy, the faculty is conducting research at the forefronts of their disciplines, such as industrial enzymes, insect molecular biology, metabolic disorders, and infectious diseases.