Research

Area of Research


There are five main and broad research domains in the Department:

  1. Human/Animal Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  2. Plant Biochemistry/Biotechnology
  3. Industrial Biotechnology/Enzymology
  4. General Biochemistry
  5. Bioinformatics

Research Projects


To strengthen the departmental facilities for research activities, the Department has carried out/carrying out various projects. These projects were/are obtained by faculty members on competitive bases from various national funding agencies. The details are as follows:

Sr. No.

Titles of the Projects

Amount (Million)

Funding Agency

Status

1

Characterization of putative promoter elements in osRGLP2 promoter

7.830 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Ongoing

2

Establishment of tissue culture protocol for local varieties of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) to enable its genetic transformation in future

4.524 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Ongoing

3

Isolation, purification and Monetary for the production of edible oil from wild olive

5.988114 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Ongoing

4

Production of  Ethanol and Butanol from agricultural waste

4.285,020 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Ongoing

5

Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Tehran and Rawalpindi: A comparative analysis of resistance to first line and second line anti-tuberculosis drugs based on microbiological and molecular approaches

0.96105 (US $)

EMRO-COMSTECH

Ongoing

6

Mutator M. tuberculosis in Tehran and Rawalpindi: a comparative study on fingerprinting, mutator genes and antibiotic resistance genes of isolates

1.241,476 (Pak.Rupees)

EMRO-COMSTECH

Ongoing

7

Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic
Liver Disese (NAFLD) in
Local Population of Pakitsani Origin

1.753,963 (Pak.Rupees)

PSF

Ongoing

8

Determination of Biological Activities and Micro-propagation of Polygonum aplexicaulis: a popular medical plant of North Pakistan

1.937 (US $)

PSF

Ongoing

9

Production of Biofuels from sweet sorghum.

1.7 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Completed

10

Investigation of role of Germin-like proteins (Glps) during germination/early development by construction of rice plants engineered for sense and anti-sense expression of rice glps.

2.41 (Pak.Rupees)

ALP, PARC

Completed

11

Study of polyphenol oxidase activity and its association with molecular markerss in different wheat genotypes

3.789 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Completed

12

Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation studies in Banana (Musa) for disease eradication/ Resistance.

0.9 (Pak.Rupees)

PSF

Completed

13

Multiples Immunoassays for the detection of tuberculosis

11.665325 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Completed

14

Cloning, over-expression of somatotropin and its use as a lactogenic agent in indigenous buffalo breeds.

29.625 (Pak.Rupees)

HEC

Completed

15

Cloning of RG1 from Rat Skeletal Muscle.

0.09 (Pak.Rupees)

PMAS-AAUR

Completed

16

Determination of antioxidant potential of Polygonum amplexicaule and its suitability for cosmetics.

0.141 (Pak.Rupees)

PMAS-AAUR

Completed

17

Association of ApoE Polymorphism with local psoriasis vulgaris patients

0.15 (Pak.Rupees)

PMAS-AAUR

Completed

Conferences/workshops/seminars organized

 

  1. 3-Days International Bioenergy Conference, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Pakistan, April 15-17, 2014
  2. World Blood Donor Day Awareness Seminar, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi June 17th, 2013
  3. 2nd HEC/UAAR Training Workshop on Real Time PCR”, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan, September 04-07, 2012.
  4. 3-Days International Bioenergy Conference, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi Pakistan, April 18-20, 2012
  5. HEC/AAUR Workshop on “SNP Genotyping: Strategies & Applications in Human Genetics”  held on 20th to 22nd April, 2011
  6. HEC/AAUR Four Days workshop on “Real Time PCR” held on June 8-11, 2010.
  7.  Two days Training workshop on “Biofuel Production from Agriculture Waste” held on April 13-14, 2010.
  8. Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 9th Biennial Conference on Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, December 17-20, 2008
  9. International Workshop on “Molecular Techniques in Biological Research” held     on 1st to 5th Jan, 2008.
  10.  International Workshop on “Molecular Techniques in Biological Research” held on 1st to 5th Jan, 2008.
  11. UAAR/HEC/NCB International Workshop on Techniques Related to Molecular Biology and Immunology, 2006.
  12. UAAR/NCB Workshop on Biotechnology for Secondary School Teachers, 2006.
  13.  HEC sponsored International Training Workshop on Bimolecular Separation Techniques, 2006.
  14.  HEC sponsored Workshop on Plant Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology for University Teachers, 2006.
  15.  NCB sponsored Workshop on Protein Molecular Modeling and Docking, 2005.
  16. HEC sponsored 2nd Workshop for College Teachers of Biology, 2005.
  17. NCB sponsored Seminar on Use of Therapeutic Agents and Diagnostic Kits, 2005.
  18.  HEC sponsored 1st Workshop on Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics for college teachers of Biology, 2004.