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Head of Department Message

We welcome you to the Department of Health Care Biotechnology at the Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB) NUST, established in 2012.

Our aim is to build an innovative entrepreneurship environment and healthcare focused academic and research program to meet the demands and requirements of the ever-changing global economy that influences health care sector, management and delivery. We are dedicated to build one of the most respected program at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) and in the world.

Our main goal is to develop leadership in academia, government and industry nationally and globally. The importance of global scientific, social and cultural interaction and the demands of the dynamic, ever-changing global healthcare economy have been strongly emphasized in our undergraduate and Post graduate programs.

The tools and techniques of biotechnology have opened up new doors when it comes to researching and learning more about the human body and what goes wrong with it when problems arise. Due to being able to understand the molecular base of health and disease this has lead scientists to improved methods of treating and preventing those diseases. Biotechnology has made a huge difference in human health care and has now enabled scientists to develop products which can give quicker and more accurate tests, therapies that have a lot less side effects and vaccines which are safer than ever before. 

Healthcare biotechnology has a tremendous impact on meeting the needs of patients and their families as it not only encompasses medicines and diagnostics that are manufactured using a biotechnological process but also gene and cell therapies and tissue engineered products.

The Department of Health Care Biotechnology at Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB) is comprised of academic, research and technical staff, as well as students undertaking research projects. We provide education and research in biotechnology directed towards health care objectives. Teaching programs are run jointly by the Department of Industrial & Plant Biotechnology. This gives a unique multidisciplinary structure with participation from experts in a wide range of fields.

Our academic and research programs further promote and expand close collaborations between medical centers and institutions. We believe that our unique program brings new ideas and additional dynamics to the health care sector. 
Our plans also include significantly increasing efforts to working with our clinical partners to build a joint PhD/MD Program to recruit the best and brightest students.

If you are interested in being a part of the Department of Health Care Biotechnology as a faculty member, undergraduate or Post graduate student, I would love to hear from you.

Dr. Touqeer Ahmed
(HoD Healthcare Biotechnology)​​