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COMSATS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGLY ISLAMABAD

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The Department of Biosciences was established a few years back at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad Campus. The department started with the BS Bioinformatics program in 2003 and currently has more than 125 students. This program is becoming very popular in the country and will fulfill the future needs of Pakistan in this very important field of study. In addition to the BS program the department has started MS/PhD programs in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology.

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Welcome to the Department of Biosciences at CIIT. The Department of Biosciences was established in 2003 with an aim to offer courses in emerging areas of biology. Our department’s mission is to train young brain in various fields of modern biology. Modern biology cross-links to nearly all branches of knowledge. At CIIT, the Department of Biosciences, offers a unique opportunity of learning various emerging disciplines of life sciences. Our research oriented and liberal academic culture empowers our students with a profound understanding of living systems through genetic, molecular, electrochemical and computational methods of investigation. Since its inception, the department has grown appreciably in various branches of biosciences offering BS, MS and PhD programs in the fields of Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Microbiology and Virology. Currently, we are an impressive team of 78 PhD faculty members groomed and trained in the top labs and universities of the developed countries including USA, UK, Germany and France. The department offers 2 BS, 6 MS and 4 PhD programs in different domains of biological sciences with a student body exceeding 800.

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