Message by the HoD

  /  Message by the HoD
Dr. Raza Ahmad Tenured Professor/HoD

Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology at the COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus.

Our department recognizes Biotechnology as the quintessential science of the 21st century, and we are fully committed to providing exceptional education and conducting high-quality research in this field. Led by a team of highly skilled and globally recognized scientists, our primary focus is on comprehensively understanding the role of living systems, spanning from single cells to complex organisms, with the ultimate goal of benefiting human welfare.

In line with addressing community needs and strengthening the foundations of Biotechnology, we have recently introduced a new program, BS Microbiology. By delving into core concepts of microbiology and their real-life applications, we enhance the understanding and practical applications of Biotechnology. Our vision includes achieving recognition for the outstanding quality, relevance, and impact of our research, as well as producing graduates who are sought after by stakeholders across various domains.

We aim to provide our students with a platform to excel in applied and technology-oriented fields of biology. To achieve this, we offer programs such as BS, MS, and PhD in biotechnology, as well as a BS in microbiology. Furthermore, our department envisions introducing more specialized programs to develop skilled human resources for the domestic and international job markets in the field of allied health sciences, including medical laboratory technology and synthetic biology, in the near future. As a department, we aspire to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and teaching, both on a national and international level. Our diverse research groups actively work on key areas such as agriculture, health, environment, industrial biotechnology, microbiology, and computational biology. To provide our students with broader exposure, we maintain affiliations with esteemed national and international institutions.

We encourage you to visit our website, where you can familiarize yourself with the distinguished individuals in our department and explore the significant research endeavors they are currently undertaking. Your questions and feedback are highly valued, and we eagerly look forward to engaging with you. Please feel free to reach out to us without hesitation.