The department of Biomedical Sciences will house the BS in Bioinformatics Program, which PAF-IAST intends to begin in the fall of 2022, because of the enormous amount of biological data that generated in biological sciences and the need for various bioinformatics tools for its analysis.
Being an interdisciplinary field of study, it incorporates various facets of Computer Science, Statistics, and Biology to develop software applications for understanding the biological data like DNA sequencing, protein analysis, evolutionary genetics etc. to gain skills that are in high demand.
Bioinformatics Program promote education and research and provide academic and professional excellence for immediate productivity in industrial, governmental, or clinical settings for the ultimate benefit of society. The field of Bioinformatics has emerged with a merger of biological science and computer science to help in storing, visualizing, and interpreting biological data. The program has been designed to equip the students with latest knowledge, tools, and techniques to develop algorithms/tools for protein/homology modelling, generating protein sequences and structure alignments and simulators for constructing true alignments.
A bioinformatic scientist has multifarious career paths after completion of BS in bioinformatics. They can become Professor, Science Technician, Research Assistant, Bioinformatics Scientist, Bioinformatics Analyst, Research Associate and Software Developer.
Our world- class facilities make PAF-IAST one of Pakistan’s best universities for research and study.
The students will acquire a solid understanding of functional genomics, high throughput techniques, and human genetics. The lab will create a learning environment based on experiment participation, group projects, undergraduate research projects, and interaction with faculty and peers. The data will be further analyzed in high throughput computer lab.
PAF-IAST promotes equal opportunities and welcomes students from all backgrounds, irrespective of their creed, color, gender, ethnicity, and their social and financial status. Female students are encouraged to join any program of their choice and realize their dreams.