Centre for Biotechnology and Microbiology

Introduction

The 21st century is considered as an era of biotechnology and applied microbiology. During recent years, amazing achievements have been made in the field of science, in general and life sciences in particular. The effect of these developments on improving the quality of life is apparent. Realizing the vast importance in the field of microbiology, University of Swat established the Department of Microbiology in 2011. Later on, the department of Microbiology was extended into Centre for Biotechnology and Microbiology. The Center for Biotechnology and Microbiology aims at research oriented BS, MSc, M. Phil. and PhD degrees in Biotechnology, Microbiology and Genetics. The students who fulfill the admission criteria as per HEC guidelines are admitted in these programs.  

Centre for Biotechnology and Microbiology is a vibrant and ambitious department, which has gained a good repute in the University and the society due to its strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. The Centre is nucleus for learning that provides a dynamic environment for scientific research and training. All departments in the Centre have highly qualified faculty and most of them are with doctorate and post-doctorate experience from well reputed institutes. This team of dedicated and ambitious young scientists explore the frontiers of biological sciences for advancement of knowledge with creativity and innovative endeavors.  

Vision

The Centre is intended to be a largest cluster for providing international standard in teaching and research in the field of applied biosciences in Pakistan with a view to advance knowledge in the areas of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Genetics to produce experts and skilled manpower for solving current problems of the society and contribute in the socio-economic development of the country.

Mission

The Centre for Biotechnology and Microbiology has clear mandate to help support the development of country through applications of modern knowledge of Biotechnology and Microbiology. The research programs in the centre are mainly aimed for improving agriculture, health, environment and industry. The Centre offers several services and marketable products to meet the day-to-day challenges and futuristic needs. The educational programs leading to MPhil and PhD degrees have also been designed for the development of human resources in modern sciences and self-reliance with focus on innovation and commercialization.

  • BS Biotechnology
  • BS Microbiology
  • BS Genetics
  • MPhil in Biotechnology
  • MPhil in Microbiology

Dr. Jafar Khan

Director
Center for Biotechnology and Microbiology
PhD
Email: jafar@uswat.edu.pk

Dr. Syed Shujait Ali

Assistant Professor
PhD Biology / Molecular Systematics Karl Franzens University Graz, Austria
E-mail: shujaitswati@uswat.edu.pk
CV

Dr. Fazal Akbar

Assistant Professor
PhD Molecular Plant Virology
E-mail: fazalakbar@uswat.edu.pk
CV

Dr. Shahid Ali

Assistant Professor
PhD
E-mail: shahidali@uswat.edu.pk
CV

Dr. Muhammad Nazir Ud-Din

Assistant Professor
PhD.Plant Pathology/Microbiology, (Agricultural University Peshawar)
E-mail: nazir@uswat.edu.pk
CV

Dr. Nisar Ahmad

Assistant Professor
PhD
E-mail: ahmadn@uswat.edu.pk
CV

Dr. Zahid Hussain

Assistant Professor
PhD
CV

Dr. Mohammad Ali

Assistant Professor
PhD
CV

Dr. Nasib Zaman

Assistant Professor
PhD
CV

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan

Assistant Professor
PhD
CV

Dr. Muhammad Suleman

Assistant Professor
PhD
CV

Mr. Murad Ali

Lecturer
MPhil
CV

Mr. Ishaq Khan

Lecturer
MPhil
CV

Ms. Sadia Akbar

Lecturer
MPhil
CV

Supporting Staff
Mr. Muhammad Anees Khan (Junior Clerk)
Mr. Asad Ullah (Junior Clerk)
Mr. Akbar Said (Naib Qasid)
S #Roll NumbersName
1185801Braikhna Jabeen
2185802Salma Siraj
3185803Zainab Bibi
4185804Neelam Salam
5185805Noora Amir
6185806Nabila Qayum
7185807Nisarud Din
8185808Saifullah Khan
9185810Samiullah Khan
10185811Rahmatullah
11185812Basharat Ali
12185813Shah Hassan Khan
13185814Adnan Khan
14185815Laila Dost
S #Roll NumbersName
1185751Gulrukh Ahmad
2185752Hayam
3185753Kiran Ahmad
4185754Ismail Shah
5185755Azazul Haq
6185756Muhammad Idrees
7185757Aftab Ahmad
8185758Shabahat Hassan
9185759Fawad Rahman
10185760Sharafat Ali