|Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology|
Vision and the commitment to cause are vital virtues to pursue highest ideals in life. The success story of both DNA studies at the global and UVAS level is more or less reflective of the same. We made a very humble start from a 12 x 16 ft room as a DNA studies laboratory in 2006 virtually with no resources available but an ambitious dream and commitment. First PCR run was initiated in the same room and after months of sheer hard work of the team the basic protocols were optimized and a series of regular studies was initiated in the same lab. With its amazing success in carrying out DNA studies the lab was officially recognized as “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Lab” of UVAS which can now be very rightly claimed as the only leading state-of-art Animal Genomic labs in Pakistan.
Disciplines of IBBt
Molecular Biology is a branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure and function of macromolecules essential to life such as nucleic acids and proteins, including their role in cell replication and the transmission of genetic information. On the other hand "Biotechnology" is the deliberate manipulation of DNA molecules to produce commercial products from living organisms .Establishment of institution (IBBT) is a land mark that will go a long way to enhance the quality of Research, Academics and technology development in the field of molecular biology and genetics of livestock, human and microbes to the benefit of Pakistani nation. Through high throughput technologies such as MICROARRAY DNA CHIP TECHNOLOGY, WHOLE GENOME ANALYZER AND DNA SEQUENCING FACILITIES, faster and rapid gains in identification and selection of superior individuals in respect of disease resistance, better performance and disease control can be accomplished. To explore the molecular basis for life processes through chemical and physical studies on the structure and behavior of complex molecules found in biological materials, biochemistry has emerged as a highly creative and successful discipline. Through characterizing the structure, function, assembly, and dynamic changes of macromolecules, biochemists seek to answer fundamental questions about living processes and to bring significant improvements in the quality of life. Diverse advances have converged to allow the development of recombinant DNA technology for better understanding of metabolic processes and expression of genetic information that assure dynamic advancement in the field of biochemistry. In addition the institute will greatly contribute to improve UVAS ranking within Pakistan and worldwide.