University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology


The discipline of Biochemistry in PMAS-AAUR was initially introduced under the umbrella of the Department of Biological Sciences in 1998 and as a separate Department in 2003. The Department of Biochemistry was up-graded to the University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (UIBB) in 2011. The institute aims to excel in advanced research in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology to provide means in controlling various diseases related to plant, animal and human as well as to enhance agriculture and livestock productivity with particular emphasis to  high priority areas related to Pakistan’s economic growth.

The faculty of UIBB is highly qualified and competent with doctorate and post-doctoral experience from reputable National and International Universities/Institutes with research specialization in diverse fields like, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Fermentation Technology, Enzymology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Human Molecular Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, Biofuels, Protein Chemistry, Bioinformatics, etc. All faculty members have track record of publications in impact factor journals, won research grants from various funding agencies and are HEC approved PhD supervisors. The faculty of UIBB has successfully maintained active scientific collaborations with highly reputed national and international universities and research institutes.

The degree programs offered by UIBB are designed to provide necessary skills and knowledge in applying biochemical and molecular approaches for the solution of problems related to Health, Agriculture, Industry, and Biotechnology. The curriculum for different degree programs offered is designed based on international standards with highly competitive and advanced theoretical and practical courses. The curriculum is regularly updated keeping in view the recent advances in the relevant fields. In addition, the institute also offers compulsory courses to other departments and faculties of the university. Along with regular academic activities, the institute has a rich tradition to conduct scientific conferences, workshops, symposia, and seminars to train young scientists with modern techniques in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology.



To achieve excellent standards of quality education and research by promoting culture of honesty, opportunity, diversity, and professional excellence



-         To excel in innovative scientific education and research

-         To produce intellectual, highly committed, and diverse scientific manpower

-         To engage in translational scientific research focused towards the benefit of humanity

University Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology