Director General : Prof. Dr. Abid Azhar
As the future of scientific success grows from past history and is reflected in the present efforts, one of the reflections is the creation of Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi. KIBGE is the internationally oriented center for modern biological sciences and higher education at the University of Karachi. KIBGE was established through Dr. A. Q. Khan High Technology Trust. The statutes of KIBGE were formally approved by the Senate of the University of Karachi in December, 2006. The institute broadly aims to impart training in modern day biological sciences, biotechnology and genetic engineering. The Institute strives to become an educational institution of international standing entrusted with the responsibility of conducting basic and applied research and imparting education in modern biotechnology and genetic engineering.
KIBGE is the principle partner in collaborative research center and host visiting faculties from its partner all over the world including Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; INSERM, University of Paris, France; Max Planck Institute, Germany; German Aerospace Center, Cologne, Germany; Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran; University College Dublin, Ireland; University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Ohio University, USA; University of Buea, Cameroon; University of Auckland, New Zealand; and other international and national institutes.
Dr. A. Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, aims to impart training in modern day biological sciences; biotechnology and genetic engineering. The institute is engaged in dissemination of hi-tech training using modern technology to improve the economic well-being of the citizens of Pakistan by means of technological innovations in health, environmental, industrial and agriculture sectors. KIBGE has a purpose-built research complex constructed at 25 acres of land.
Program Mission Statement
The institute has become an educational institution of international standing entrusted with the responsibility of conducting basic and applied research and imparting education in modern biotechnology and genetic engineering. KIBGE provides talented young students and researchers an ideal environment for innovative research, interdisciplinary training and confidence in independent research.
Teaching and Assessment
The faculty and scientific staff at KIBGE consist of a pool of distinguished teachers and scholars, known for their learning and research contribution both from Pakistan and abroad. The courses offered by the Institute are similar to those taught at the top ranking universities and institutes of the world. Eminent foreign scholars are also invited to take-up teaching and research assignments at the Institute. Renowned researchers from Pakistan and overseas are also involved in conducting quality research at the institute that will develop highly trained scientific personnel, on one hand, and top quality result-oriented research, on the other.
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering has a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from sales and marketing, to research and development, to manufacturing and quality control and assurance. Within each area of the biotechnology industry are several different job functions and often a career path. Biotechnology industry segments include agriculture & food sciences, bioinformatics, biomedical/human diagnosis, forensic DNA analyses, energy, industrial, environmental, marine, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, etc.