University of Lahore

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was established in the year 2004. It offers under graduate and graduate degree programs in the subject of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Environmental Science. It is the first Institute of its kind in the private sector. The curricula for the degree program are designed to prepare manpower needed for the economic development of the country.

The Institute employs highly qualified faculty for the delivery of curricula. The semiotic method is combined with interactive teaching to enhance the learning process. The major focus of the university is to impart technologies which could be used gainfully by graduates for employment or for further education. The research programs of the department are based on recent developments at the frontiers of knowledge. Some of the areas of research include: cell signaling in normal and in cancer cells, alternate remedies for treatment of cancer (for example, natural products, micro RNAs and Oncolytic viruses among others) recombinant DNA technologies, metabolic disorders cancer markers, genetic disorders, agri-technology, gene manipulation in plants, hydroponics stress induced by various heavy metals in plants of economic importance, purification of proteins of economic importance and many related problems in areas of molecular endocrinology, clinical biochemistry and medical microbiology.

Special MPhil programs in the subject of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology and Ultra Sound Technology, especially designed for MBBS Doctors are also offered by the Institute. These programs are approved by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and are conducted by senior PhD faculty of the Institute and Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine (CRiMM). The department encourages the students through exhaustive studies to imbibe new knowledge in their fields of research. Centre for research in Molecular Medicine and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology are equipped with up-to-date equipment to undertake research for which the students opt in their third and fourth semesters.

Message from

Prof Dr Fazal-e-Aleem
The Dean, Faculty of Sciences


Scientific advancement provides a backbone for the development of a country. Basic sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology, are essential for all allied and technologies such as engineering, medicine, pharmacy etc. In today’s world scope of the scientific logic is also extended to the social sciences. In view of the importance of the fundamental ingredient of a quality university, The University of Lahore places high priority to teaching, research and development of these disciplines.

Message from
Prof Dr Arif Malik
Director, IMBB/CRiMM

In this period of intense scientific activity it has become mandatory that Institutions of Higher Education establish centers for delivery of curricula and for undertaking advanced research. The University of Lahore taking cognizance of this imperative has set up facilities for teaching and research under the umbrella of Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.