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Microbiology

Vision

  • To create an environment conducive for learning through quality teaching and research.
  • To produce competent and skilled professionals in the field of Microbiology to full fill the future needs of educational institutes.
  • To prepare researchers to meet the challenges of industry, research organizations, science and technology.
  • To develop the department as a model department of Microbiology in the country for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

Mission

The mission of the Department is to attain the highest level of glory and excellence in the field of Microbiology through quality teaching and research and to make this Department as model department for producing highly competent and skillful Microbiologist to serve for the benefit of humanity and to contribute to the development of Nation.

Introduction

In spite of their very small size, the impact of microbes on the planet is so extensive that life without them is almost impossible. Microbiology is an exceptionally diverse science which deals with the study of microorganisms in relation to disease, industry, medicine, environment and modern biotechnology. The study of microorganisms cannot be overemphasized as they are necessary for the production of bread, cheese, antibiotics, vitamins, organic acids, enzymes, biologics, sera and vaccines. Over and above, microbes also serve as the basis and the major tools in the fields of Molecular Biology, Modern Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. They are indispensable components of our ecosystem. Unfortunately some microbes cause all the known diseases in humans, animals and plants causing heavy morbidity and mortality.

Department of Microbiology is one of the newly established departments in Government College University Faisalabad. It was established in November 2011 for the teaching of undergraduate & post graduate courses and research in the field of Microbiology. Initially a 4-year BS Microbiology program was started in 2011 and later on 2-year M. Phil Program in Microbiology was also lunched in Fall 2012. Currently department has 12 highly competent and skillful faculty members striving hard to achieve the highest level of excellence for this newly established department under the able guidance of Dr. Muhammad Hidayat Rasool. Department of Microbiology is focusing on academic and research collaborations with different National and International teaching and research institutes as well as with local industries through internship programs and combined research projects. In this regard an MoU has already been signed with Health Biotechnology Division (HBD), NIBGE Faisalabad. The key focus will be to conduct applied and problem solving research in various fields of this broad discipline of Microbiology.

Microbiology is a broad discipline which has both basic and applied aspects. Many microbiologists are interested primarily in the biology of the microorganisms themselves whereas others may be interested in particular functional processes. Some microbiologists may have an applied orientation and would be interested in practical problems in the fields of medical, pharmaceutical, food, dairy and public health Microbiology. With WTO agreement in offering, every agro-based industry and the industry involved in production and export of biopharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, sera and diagnostics will be required to hire a Microbiologist / Immunologist at its strength to satisfy ISO certification needs. Therefore the graduates and post graduate students from Department of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad will have a very bright and attractive career ahead in public as well as private sector.

Scope / Career Opportunities

Microbiology is a broad discipline which has both basic and applied aspects. Many microbiologists are interested primarily in the biology of the microorganisms themselves whereas others may be interested in particular functional processes. Some microbiologists may have an applied orientation and would be interested in practical problems in the fields of medical, pharmaceutical, food, dairy and public health Microbiology.

With WTO agreement in offering, every agro-based industry and the industry involved in production and export of biopharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, sera and diagnostics will be required to hire a Microbiologist / Immunologist at its strength to satisfy ISO certification needs. Therefore the graduates from Department of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad will have a very bright and attractive career ahead in public as well as private sector.

Research Areas

The research work will be carried out in the following areas

  • Isolation, identification and characterization of indigenous pathogens
  • Epidemiological studies of major diseases
  • Immunological and molecular aspects of disease diagnosis
  • Antibiotic resistance and probiotics
  • Biological production
  • Microbial Endocrinology
  • Pharmaceutical and Industrial Microbiology
  • Food and Agricultural Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Proteomics and genomics
  • Bioinformatics and Biotechnology