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The Department of Biochemistry was established in 2006 with the aim to provide a stimulating and diverse research and
training environment so that the important and exciting areas of modern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology can be
investigated at the molecular level, encompassing both structural and functional approaches. The Department pursues the
research aims through up-to-date equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, the recruitment of high-caliber staff,
maintenance of industrial contacts, and fostering of close links and collaborations with international scientific community. The
Department's research is grouped under the headings of several broad programs including Clinical Biochemistry,
Enzymology, Nutritional andMetabolic Biochemistry, Plant Biochemistry andMolecular Biology, Molecular Biology of Human
Diseases, Proteomics, Genomics and Cell Biology. Specialist research facilities include: Protein purification (HPLC) and
characterization (UV/visible spectrophotometry, analytical ultracentrifugation); gas chromatograph, growth room, cell
culture, DNA sequencing facility, atomic absorption, cold room, low temperature freezers.
Currently, the Department has an academic staff complement of 11 comprising three Professors, four Associate Professors
and five Assistant Professors. The Department's staff base allows it to make a broad contribution to the education of
graduates withinQAU.
The graduates of the Department are serving Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Departments/Centers in both public and private sector Universities and other Research Centers within country and abroad.
Students graduated from the Department are also working in Clinical and DNA-based diagnostic laboratories throughout the
country. Recently established Medical Universities in the country are offering faculty positions to graduates of this
Department to establish newMolecular Biology based teaching and research programs.
Category
Faculty
Professors &Chairman
Dr. Salman Akbar Malik
Professors
Dr. WasimAhmad
Dr. BushraMirza
Associate Professors
Dr. Qamar Javed
Dr. MRashid Khan
Dr. Muhammad Ansar
Assistant Professors
Dr. Samina Shakeel
Dr. IrumMurtaza
Dr. Amir Ali Khan
On HEC-InterimPlacement Program
Dr. Aneesa Sultan
Dr. Khizar Hayat
Enrollment inM.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs (2011)
M.Sc.
28
28
38
24
M.Phil
34
31
48
35
Ph.D.
09
10
04
04
Faculty
Field
Students Enrolled
Passed
Students Enrolled
Passed
(Spring Semester)
(Fall Semester)
Biochemistry
Department of
Annual Report
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