Health Biotechnology Group

Human health is the most important area of scientific research. Health Biotechnology Group is using the modern tools of biotechnology and genetic engineering to investigate the molecular basis of infectious, genetic and metabolic disorders to establish nucleic acid based diagnostics and to design improved cost effective therapeutic strategies for quality life.

Tradition of consanguineous marriages and relatively high frequency of disease alleles in Pakistani population is leading to increased incidence of genetic disorders. Disease gene mapping for various phenotypes is in progress in collaboration with International research groups to establish the carrier screening tests and prenatal diagnosis to prevent the affected births.