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

Prof. Dr. Jafar Khan

Director
Center for Biotechnology and Microbiology
PhD

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
CV
Dr. Zahid Hussain
Assistant Professor
PhD
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)

 

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Roll Numbers

Name

Discipline

Research Topic

1

185801

Braikhna Jabeen

M.Phil Microbiology

SILVER NANOPARTICLES SYTHESIS USING PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA AND THEIR BACTERIOSTATIC AND BACTERIOCIDLE EFFECTS AGAINST HUMAN BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

2

185802

Salma Siraj

M.Phil Microbiology

EMERGENCE OF VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AMONG METHICILLINE RESISTANCE STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN PUS SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM TERIARY CARE HOSPITALS OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA

3

185803

Zainab Bibi

M.Phil Microbiology

INHIBITION OF PLANT PATHOGENIC BACTERIA BY SILVER NANOPARTICLES SYNTHESIZED USING AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF HEDERA NEPALENSIS

4

185804

Neelam Salam

M.Phil Microbiology

BIOGENIC SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING AJUGA BRACTEOSA EXTRACTS AND THEIR ANTIBACTERIAL POTENTIAL AGAINST SELECTED MULTIDRUG RESISTANT HUMAN BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

5

185805

Noora Amir

M.Phil Microbiology

ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL OF SELECTED MEDICINAL HERBS AGAINST STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS ISOLATED FROM RAW MILK

6

185806

Nabila Qayum

M.Phil Microbiology

SERO-PREVALENCE AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF BRUCELLOSIS CAUSED BY BRUCELLA SPECIES IN GOATS AND HUMANS IN DISRTCT SWAT

7

185807

Nisarud Din

M.Phil Microbiology

APPLICATION OF ACTINOMYCETES ISOLATES FOR THE BIOTRANSFORMATON OF HEAVY METALS ACCUMULATED THROUG PESTICIDES IN PEACH ORCHIDS IN DISTRICT SWAT

8

185808

Saifullah Khan

M.Phil Microbiology

ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF RHIZOSPHEREIC AND ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA OF BARBERIS LYCIUM AND THERE SCREENING AGAINST PLANT FUNGAL PATHOGENS

9

185810

Samiullah Khan

M.Phil Microbiology

EXPLORATION AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF MASTREVIRUSES INFECTING ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT CROPS IN SWAT REGION

10

185811

Rahmatullah

M.Phil Microbiology

SEROPREVALENCE OF AVIAN INFLUENZA IN DOMESTIC BIRDS AND POULTRY OF DISTRICT SWAT

11

185812

Basharat Ali

M.Phil Microbiology

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METALS AND MICROBIAL DIVERSITY IN WATER AND SEDEMENT OF RIVER SWAT AND KABUL

12

185813

Shah Hassan Khan

M.Phil Microbiology

PREVALNCE OF MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS IN DISTRICT SWAT

13

185814

Adnan Khan

M.Phil Microbiology

GREEN SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING RUBUS FRUTICOSUS EXTRACT AND THEIR ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES

14

185815

Laila Dost

M.Phil Microbiology

ISOLATION AND ANTIMICROBIAL DRUG SUSCIPTIBILTY PATTERN OF CLINICAL ISOLATES FROM PATIENTS INFECTED WITH CHRONIC SUPPERATIVE OTITIS MEDIA,THEIR FREQUENCY AND PREVAILANCE AMONG DIFFERENT AGES AND GENDER

 

 

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Roll Numbers

Name

Discipline

Research Topic

1

185751

Gulrukh Ahmad

M.Phil Biotechnology

BIOGENIC SYNTHESIS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES USING CALLUS AND IN VITRO SHOOTS OF AJUGA BRACTEOSA FOR ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES

2

185752

Hayam

M.Phil Biotechnology

PHYLOGENETIC AND BIOGEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF BEMISIA TABACI IN PAKISTAN

3

185753

Kiran Ahmad

M.Phil Biotechnology

GENETIC DIVERSITY ANALYSIS OF BEMISIA TABACI IN SWAT REGION

4

185754

Ismail Shah

M.Phil Biotechnology

VACCINE DESIGNING AGAINST LEGIONELLA PNEUMOPHILA USING SUBSTRACTIVE PROTEOMICS AND BIOINORMATICS APPROACHES

5

185755

Azazul Haq

M.Phil Biotechnology

IMMUNOINFORMATICS AND STRUCTURE VACCINOLOGY APPROCHE TO DESIGN MULTI-EPITOPES VACCINE AGAINST YERSINIA PESTIS AND ITS VALIDATION

6

185756

Muhammad Idrees

M.Phil Biotechnology

PROTEOMICS BASED DESIGNING OF MULTI-EPITOPE VACCINE AGAINST ELIZABETHKINGIA MENINGOSEPTICA

7

185757

Aftab Ahmad

M.Phil Biotechnology

DOMESTIC CATS IDENTIFICATION ON THE BASIS OF CYTOCHROME-B GENE IN DISTRICT SWAT USING PCR-RFLP APPROACH

8

185758

Shabahat Hassan

M.Phil Biotechnology

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITIES OF SELECTED ARTEMISIA SPECIES IN DISTRICT SWAT

9

185759

Fawad Rahman

M.Phil Biotechnology

EVALUATION OF ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITIES OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES AND SELECTED PLANT EXTRACTS AGAINST PEACH LEAF CURL DISEASE

10

185760

Sharafat Ali

M.Phil Biotechnology

IN SILICO SUBTRACTIVE PROTEOMICS APPROACH FOR VACCINE DESIGNING AGAINST MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM