Biotechnology is the economic exploitation of our knowledge of biological systems and their parts. The biotechnology sector is fast-moving, often at the frontiers of science, and thus needs very imaginative and capable biotechnologists and life scientists. This school is intended for those who have a life science background and wish to develop their interest and skills to work or research in a biotechnology company or laboratory.
Atta-ur-Rehman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB) is the home of Pakistan's largest biotech cluster and this pool of expertise is an invaluable resource, enabling students to access biotechnological skills. As a strategic unit located within the NUST, the ASAB boasts state-of-the-art teaching and research. The School is unique in having established expertise across a broad range of biotechnology, thereby encouraging innovative approaches to teaching and research. Areas of expertise include health care biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, food and plant biotechnology.
The institute provides excellent research and teaching facilities in the field of applied biology in Pakistan. ASAB has dynamic interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs which prepare the students for pursuits in research and teaching in pure molecular as well as applied biology. The faculty includes members of Health, Plant and Industrial Biotechnology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Neurology, Rheumatology, Immunology and Oncology. The research and training programs have research collaborations with other institutions in Pakistan and abroad.