Established in 2019, the Department of Biotechnology at COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad campus is dedicated to providing comprehensive education and research opportunities in the field. Its mission is to conduct exceptional research, provide rigorous training, and create an inclusive learning environment. With a strong focus on academic excellence, the department offers BS, MS, and PhD in Biotechnology. Additionally, the department also offers a BS program in Microbiology.
Equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and supported by an updated central university library, students have access to cutting-edge technologies in Agricultural Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, and Microbiology. The department takes pride in its highly qualified faculty members who guide and mentor students throughout their academic journey.
Covering a wide range of research areas, including bioprocessing, biofuels, bioremediation, computational modeling of enzymatic reactions, genetic engineering, human molecular genetics, in silico drug designing, medicinal plants, molecular diagnostics, nano-biotechnology, photosynthesis, and plant tissue culturing the department prepares students to meet human needs and address global challenges.
The Department of Biotechnology at COMSATS University Islamabad-Abbottabad campus aims to develop the next generation of biotechnologists and microbiologists who will make a positive impact in the field and contribute to the betterment of society.
To explore the potential of biotechnology for improvement in food, environment, and quality of human health.
The Department is currently focusing on long lasting issues related to food production and preservation such as biotic, and abiotic stresses and environmental issues including increasing pollution of water and soil. In addition, animal models are being utilized to investigate some human issues such as hereditary diseases. This Department is trying to develop industrial ingredients along with processes that scale up products at local and national levels.