Biomedical Sciences Labs

Lab Facilities

Our world-class facilities make PAF IAST one of Pakistan's best universities for research and study.

Human Anatomy, Physiology and Embryology Laboratory

The Human Anatomy, Physiology and Embryology Laboratory at PAF-IAST will equip undergraduate students with the fundamentals and practical aspects of human anatomy, physiology, and embryology. The Human Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology Laboratory will complement the lecture course by providing them with hands-on access to practical and advanced techniques in human anatomical, physiological and embryological analyses. They will gain sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology and embryology through experiences necessary to foster critical thinking skills needed for practical application of the knowledge and functions of human anatomy, physiology and embryology. The lab will generate a learning environment built on experiment participation, collaborative assignments, course-based undergraduate research, and interaction with staff and peers.

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Biomaterials and tissue engineering lab will be geared to exposing students to the cutting-edge technologies of cell culture, tissue engineering, and artificial organ technology. The students will gain experience in conventional (2D) and 3D mammalian cell culture and will develop the capability to create artificial tissue and organs using modern technologies such as 3D bioprinting, bio fabrication, and organ on CHIP. They will also acquire the latest techniques used in biomedical nanotechnology.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory

Biochemistry and molecular biology lab will impart insight through experiments in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurochemistry, etc. The students will be extensively exposed to working with biomolecules in the laboratory, with a view to equip them with skill-sets needed for future research participation at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as for jobs in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. The students will greatly benefit from hands-on experience in the purification and characterization of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. The knowledge of the basics of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques will revitalize their thinking process towards the exploration of specialized fields such as therapeutic interventions, personalized medicine and gene therapy, and, their corollary, disease prevention.

Pathology and Hematology Laboratory

The Pathology and Hematology Laboratory will equip undergraduate students with the fundamentals of practical aspects of clinical pathology through PAF-IAST PROSPECTUS 2020 51 tests to be carried out on clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Clinical Chemistry is generally concerned with the analysis of body fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Unlike research laboratories that focus on basic science, clinical medical laboratories are the manifestation of applied science. This laboratory aims to provide students with hands-on training in order to enable them to deal with many specimens that activate one or more sophisticated automated analyzers capable of processing a fraction of the sample to produce one or more test results. The lab is a great resource to train potential healthcare providers with specialized knowledge of diseases caused by blood and blood components. The creative learning environment in the lab promotes experiment participation and course-based undergraduate research.

Core Practical and Research Labs Facility

One of the core strengths of the department is a set of six labs equipped with state-of-the art-equipment/facilities for In-Vitro Fertilization encompassing Histology, Cell Culture, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Microscopy. Histology lab the facility of automatic tissue processor, microtome, and cryostat. The molecular biology is partitioned into PCR and post-PCR working stations, equipped with multiple PCRs, cars as well as post-PCR with electrophoretic, gel imaging, and western blotting systems. The microbiology lab has separate workstations for the virus, fungus/parasite, and bacterial culture and experiments. At the cell culture lab, the BSL2 facility is available for human and animal cell and tissue culture. The microscopy and Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) lab comprises the latest confocal microscope, fluorescence microscopes, inverted microscope, and FACS sorter. In addition to these prime labs which are available to students 24/7 for training and experimental work, The department also has a dedicated state-of-the-art computer lab.

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