Dr. Sahar Fazal, HoD Bioinformatics and Biosciences’s Message
The Department promotes excellence in interdisciplinary biological research by encouraging independent and original work and training. Furthermore, to enhance the understanding of concepts and to have a hand-on experience, most of the courses are supported by wet lab and research based assignments. To accomplish this, department has established state-of-the-art lab facilities, including fully equipped wet lab, tissue culture lab, green house, and computer labs. The Department now offers BS programs in Biotechnology, Biosciences and Microbiology as well as the graduate program in Biosciences. Since the beginning of the 1990s, many laboratories are engaged to concentrate on full genome of several species such as bacteria, yeasts, mice, plant and humans. Biotechnology is the use of living organisms to create new products and processes. This field is an application of scientific and engineering principals to process materials by the use of biological agents to deliver goods and services. It is an applied science and has a great scope in medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceutical sciences. Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms such as viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi, slime molds and protozoa. Microbiologists can pursue their careers in various fields such as agriculture, food, environment, industrial microbiology, public health, pharmaceuticals, resource management, and Academia. A number of general courses in the area of humanities, social sciences, religion and ethics, health & physical education, languages and communication skills are made compulsory in order to provide the students with a social, psychological and religious understanding thereby ensuring a balanced personality.