Foreign qualified and experienced teaching faculty

8 Well-equipped laboratories

20+ PhD professors to help students achieve their academic goals

Associate Dean’s Message

The Faculty of Life Sciences (FOLS) aims at researching life sciences at a molecular and cellular level in healthy and diseased organisms. Our emphasis is on the discovery of interventional molecules and the identification of targets for bacterial and viral infections, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Our experienced faculty offers cutting edge interdisciplinary courses in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Food Science & Technology, keeping in view the demands by the student community, public and private sector, and other related industries. The major focus of our research groups is the development of expertise in bacterial genomics, enzymology, protein structure & function, food biotechnology, microbiology, and computational biology. We have state-of-the-art facilities that include eight well-equipped labs for biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, and food science & technology, as well as, temperature and RH controlled animal houses for experimentation. FOLS has developed linkages with foreign universities (University of Edinburgh, UK, Umm-ul-Qura University, Makkah KSA, Res. Institute for Food Sci. & Tech, Mashhad, Iran, and Lincoln Hospital NHS Trust, UK, etc.) and with universities in Pakistan to undertake collaborative research on contemporary biological issues. The students joining FOLS will have ample opportunities to interact with eminent scientists both, locally and internationally. Keeping in view the above facts and increasing demand for life scientists in public and private sectors of the world, I would like to add that a bright future is waiting for you, my dear students. I wish you the best of luck.

Dr. Rizwana Kausar

Associate Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences

 

Overview

Following the academic initiative for the ‘Public Good,’ the Faculty of Sciences (FOS) was set up in 2016. it is one of the most comprehensive faculties at UCP, with 22 PhD faculty members. Our disciplines introduce students to the wonders of the natural world – from small, subatomic particles to the infinitely large universe and everything else in between. With a curriculum designed to help students acquire new skills, sharpen the mind, develop curiosity, and gain fluency in the language of numbers, we aim to equip students with excellent, contemporary, and academically challenging programme knowledge, with quality teaching, in an up-to-date learning environment. Enrolling at FOS exposes the student to many opportunities in education, research, basic & applied healthcare, data science and science journalism and many more. The Faculty of Sciences is committed to seeing all its graduates scientifically trained and well-equipped to tackle global challenges.