The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was established in the year 2004. It offers undergraduate and graduates degree programs in subjects of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Environmental Science. It is the first Institute of its kind in the private sector. The curricula for the degree program are designed to prepare manpower needed for the economic development of the country.
The Institute employs highly qualified faculty for the delivery of curricula. The semiotic method is combined with interactive teaching to enhance the learning process. The major focus of the university is to impart technologies that could be used gainfully by graduates for employment or for further education. The research programs of the department are based on recent developments at the frontiers of knowledge. Some of the areas of research include cell signaling in normal and in cancer cells, alternate remedies for the treatment of cancer (for example, natural products, micro RNAs and Oncolytic viruses among others) recombinant DNA technologies, metabolic disorders cancer markers, genetic disorders, agribiotechnology, gene manipulation in plants, hydroponics stress induced by various heavy metals in plants of economic importance, purification and characterization of proteins of economic importance structure & function of proteins, enzymology and many related problems in areas of molecular endocrinology, clinical biochemistry, and medical microbiology.
Special MPhil programs in the subject of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, and Ultra Sound Technology, specially designed for MBBS Doctors are also offered by the Institute. These programs are approved by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and are conducted by senior PhD faculty of the Institute and Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine (CRiMM). The department encourages students through exhaustive studies to imbibe new knowledge in their fields of research. Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology are equipped with up-to-date equipment to undertake research for which the students opt-in their third and fourth semesters.