Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology

OVERVIEW/INTRODUCTION

The Women University, Multan (WUM) is intended to open a new department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology from 2017. BS 4-year degree programs in the subject of Biochemistry is being offered for the year 2017-2018. The Department is projected to expand the knowledge and insight in science underpinning Biochemistry and Biotechnology principles. In addition, it will help to apply knowledge and skills in addressing problems in the study of Animals, Plants, Microbes, Industrial, Environmental problems, Health sciences and Nanotechnology. The Department has highly qualified and competent faculty having Ph.D and M.Phil degrees and research experience from reputable national and international universities.

VISION

Biochemistry forms the core of life sciences; the department intends to play in the dissemination and application of knowledge through teaching and research. It is the aim of the department to promote the development of conducive scholarly environment to enhance intellectual capabilities, to offer graduate and undergraduate programs that are of international standards and to foster research and scholarly activities in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

MISSION

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology will make an effort to excel in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate education by creating a workable environment. Department will make professional relationships with other organizations for the improvement in teaching and research. Focus will be given to research areas that will have a practical application in Industry, Environment, Medical and Agriculture. Our mission is to find the natural ways for the eradication of harmful compounds.  Our mission is also to establish and maintain the leadership in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge by quality and relevant teaching, and research activities.

SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM

Biochemistry and Biotechnology degrees can be applied to many other disciplines and sciences. Therefore, our graduates have career opportunities in areas such as: Medicine, Health Sciences, Drug Research and Development, Cancer and other diseases, Agriculture Research, Animal Population Restoration, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Control and other fields of Biotechnology.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

  • To integrate the molecular life sciences from the most basic biology-chemistry interface to advanced molecular biology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics and genetic engineering.
  • To provide necessary skills and knowledge in applying biochemical and molecular approaches for the solution of problems related to Health, Agriculture, Industry and Environmental B
  • To ensure, the students will also have a knowledge and skill as a scientist by providing strong and holistic biosciences training which will be very much relevant to meet the demands of present day.
  • To train the students in such a way that they will be equipped with problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • To equip the students with good communication and interpersonal skills after leaving this Department.

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED

Under Graduate Program

BS Biochemistry                   Credit Hours 133

Duration:                                 (4 years program)

System of Teaching:               Semester system

  1. OF SEATS (MERIT/RESERVE)
  2. Merit 35
  3. Reserved Seats (As per current policy of admission of The Women University Multan)

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

(As per WUM Admission Regulation)

Admission to first year BS in Biochemistry will be open to any female student who:

  1. Has passed the Intermediate Examination with Pre-Medical Group or any Equivalent Examination.
  2. Has secured at least 50% marks (Pre-medical) and must have 60% marks either in subject of Biology or Chemistry.
  3. Is not more than 24 years old.

COURSE OUTLINE (SEMESTER WISE)

Semester Course Title Credits
First English I 3+0
Cell Biology 2 + 1
Mathematics 3 + 0
Intro. To Computer Science 2 + 1
Organic Chemistry 2 + 1
Introductory Biochemistry 2 + 1
18
Second English-II 3 + 0
Islamic studies 2 + 0
Inorganic Chemistry 2 + 1
Carbohydrate(Chemistry, Function &Metabolism) 2 + 1
Lipid  (Chemistry, Function &Metabolism) 2  + 1
Classical Genetics 3 + 0
17
Third English-III 3 + 0
Introduction to Psychology 3 + 0
Physical Chemistry 2 + 1
Bio-Safety and Bio-ethics 2 + 0
Amino Acids & Proteins (Chemistry, Function &Metabolism) 2 + 1
Nucleic Acid (Chemistry, Function &Metabolism) 2 + 0
16
Fourth Microbiology 2 + 1
Biostatistics 2 + 1
Biophysics 3 + 0
Human Physiology 3 + 0
Pakistan Studies 2 + 0
Introduction to Sociology 3 + 0
17
Fifth Bioinformatics 1 + 2
Immunology 3 + 0
Molecular Biology 3 + 0
Integrated Metabolism 2 + 0
Biotechnology 3 + 0
Enzymes 2 + 1
17
Sixth Clinical Biochemistry 2 + 1
Biochemical Techniques 1 + 2
Bioenergetics 2+ 0
Plant Biochemistry 2 + 1
Methods in Molecular Biology 1 + 2
Environmental  Biochemistry 2 + 0
16
Seventh Research Planning and Report Writing 2 + 1
Nutritional Biochemistry 2 + 1
Industrial Biochemistry 2+ 1
Seminar-I 1+ 0
Elective-I 3 + 0/ 2+1
Elective-II 3 + 0/ 2+1
16
Eighth Current Trends Biochemistry 3 + 0
Genomics 3 + 0
Bio-membrane & Cell Signaling 3 + 0
Seminar-II 1+0
Elective-III 3 + 0/ 2+1
Elective-IV 3 + 0/ 2+1
16
TOTAL 133

LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES:

  • Biodiversity 3+0
  • Cancer Biology              2+1
  • General Virology  2+1
  • Cell and tissue culture  2+1
  • Pharmacology                     3+0
  • Antimicrobials and Chemotherapeutics              3+0
  • Proteomics              2+1
  • Functional Genomics              2+1
  • Structural Biology              3+0
  • Drug Development              3+0
  • Fermentation Biotechnology              3+0
  • Neurochemistry              3+0
  • Toxicology              3+0

 

FACULTY PROFILE

1. Dr. Maryam Zain                                                  

Assistant Professor (Chairperson)

Qualification: Ph.D (NIBGE/ PIEAS)

Specialization: Biotechnology, Human Molecular Genetics, Plant Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry

Email:maryam.zain@gmail.com, maryam.9002@wum.edu.pk

 

2. Dr. Raheela Jabeen

Assistant Professor

Qualification: Ph.D (UAF)

Specialization: Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, Medical Biochemistry

Email: drraheela.9054@wum.edu.pk, raheela_jabeen2002@yahoo.co.uk,

3. Zell-e-Humma                                                                      

Assistant Professor

Qualification: M.Phil (PU)

Specialization: Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Glycomics.

Email: zellehumma.9055@wum.edu.pk

 

4. Dr. Farah Deeba                                                                           

Lecturer

Qualification: Ph.D (PMAS AAUR)

Specialization:Plant Biochemistry, Plant Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Plant Biotechnology, Bioinformatics

Email: farah.9003@wum.edu.pk

 

5. Ms. Mahwish Batool Kazmi                                                                                   

Lecturer

Qualification: M.Phil (GCU, Lahore)

Specialization: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Biochemistry, Microbiology

Email: mahwish.9053@wum.edu.pk

mahwishkazmi21@gmail.com

 

6. Ms. Raheela Waheed

Lecturer

Qualification: M.Phil (BZU, Multan)

Specialization: Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Agriculture Biotechnology.

Email: raheelawaheed123@gmail.com

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