Government College University Faisalabad

Department of Bioinformatics & Biotechnology


041-9201553
bioinfo.biotech@gcuf.edu.pk

Scheme of Studies

Vision

For scientific community, the need to decode and interpret the information entrenched in the human as well as other genomes is growing every day because of the innovations in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology. It is envisioned that the programs offered in the Department will develop Bioinformatics and Biotechnology professionals with interdisciplinary approaches to explore different areas of life sciences with the help of state-of-art technologies being applied around the globe. Introduction and promotion of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology in the country as emerging sciences is one of the primary objectives of the Department.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (BNB) is to provide a collaborative learning environment that prepares students in higher education to reach the forefront of leadership by developing the sophisticated computational methods to conduct groundbreaking research in key areas of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, to make fundamental discoveries, generate innovative solutions to practical problems and to develop new technologies for commercial applications. The Department is committed to provide an exceptional environment for specialized training and to mentor tomorrow’s workforce through a challenging curriculum, exploration of scholarly research, design and implementation of original investigations and interactive partnerships.

Introduction

We are witnessing the birth of a new era in biological sciences. The ability to decipher the genetic code of living organisms has opened the new opportunities to improve the quality of human life and has dramatically changed the challenges that the biological and biomedical sciences can address. Bioinformatics and Biotechnology have become frontline applied science disciplines of the twenty-first century. The Government College University, Faisalabad is amongst the few institutions in the country to offer degree programs in these emerging fields of Science. Bioinformatics is an amalgamation of Life Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences. It is responsible for developing new computer programs (databases and softwares) for their application in life sciences. Biotechnology is the technological application of biological systems (living organisms or derivatives thereof) to make or modify products or processes intended for “Human Welfare” or specific use. Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (BNB) provides interdisciplinary learning and training that builds bridges accross different disciplines and seamlessly integrates computational methodologies into biological education .


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