Welcome to the Faculty of Life Sciences (FLS). The UCP initiated Departments of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Food Science & Technology keeping in view the demand by the student community, Govt. Sector, Private Sector and related Industries. We have about 80% experienced PhD Faculty possessing a vision to be recognized as an Academic Faculty of International Reputation and to offer cutting edge, interdisciplinary courses in the above mentioned subjects. The FLS aims at undertaking research at Molecular and Cellular level in healthy and diseased organisms with an emphasis on discovery of Interventional Molecules and Identification of Targets with respect to Bacterial and Viral Infections, Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Major focus of our research groups is development of skills in Bacterial Genomics, Enzymology, Protein Structure & Function, Food Biotechnology, Microbiology and Computational Biology. The UCP has established eight well equipped labs for Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Food Science & Technology as well as temperature- and R.H-controlled Animal House for experimentation. The FLS has developed linkages with Foreign Universities (Univ. of Edinburgh UK; Umm-ul-Qura Univ. Makkah KSA; Res. Institute for Food Sci. & Tech. Mashhad, Iran and Lincoln Hospital NHS Trust, UK etc.) besides well-known Universities in Pakistan to undertake collaborative research on contemporary biological issues. The students joining FLS will have ample opportunities to interact with Eminent Scientists of the Country and Visiting Scientists from abroad.
Faculty of Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Mushtaq A. Saleem
M.Sc. (UK), PhD (PU&UK), Postdoc (UK)
President Award: Izaaz-i-Fazeelat
HEC Best University Teacher Award
Zoologist of the Year Award