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  • The twenty-first century has opened up new questions for the human mind, and new challenges in particular for the Pakistani society. For example, how can we fulfill our growing demands of energy in the face of strained economics and the finitude of resources? With growing populations and unrestricted urbanisation, how could we ensure...
  • Overview: Dr. Babar Qureshi  works on a host of issues in fundamental theoretical physics ranging from mathematical aspects of quantum field theory to canonical quantum gravity and string theory. His group, consisting of graduate and under graduate students is actively investigating topics of cutting edge research in fundamental...
  • Dr. Amer Iqbal’s research interests are at the cutting-edge frontiers of the small and large-scale structure of the universe we inhabit. One of the most profound theories for describing the fundamental make-up of the universe is string theory which posits that electrons and quarks are not point-like particles but strings vibr...
  • Our interdisciplinary research group on functional nanomaterials is developing novel strategies to synthesize size and shape-controlled metal, metal oxide and semiconductor nanoparticles/nanoclusters based on chemical and biological principles. In order to control their surface chemistry, we are also working, in collaboration with nat...
  • Research Interests: Design and synthesis of functional polymers, tuning macro and nano scale materials properties by employing controlled surface initiated radical polymerisation techniques, fabrication of functional ceramic and polymeric nanoporous hybrid membranes for various applications like fuel cells, bio-sensing, scaffolds for...
  • The research interests of our group are at the interface of organometallic chemistry and organic synthetic methodology. The main focus area of our research is the development of novel green synthetic methodologies, utilizing transition metal catalysis, for the functionalization of aromatic hydrocarbons. Our newly developed catalytic r...
  • Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone modification influence gene expression either positively or negatively without introducing any changes in the DNA sequence and therefore play a pivotal role in determining the fates of different cells during development. A fertilised egg undergoes multiple divisions and di...
  • Hepatitis-C viral (HCV) infections reduce the quality of life for over 170 million people worldwide. Although HCV was discovered about 21 years ago, the available treatment options for infected individuals are limited. Despite much effort, development of vaccines and drugs against HCV has been hampered due to rapid evolution of the vi...
  • Recent advacements in instrumentation technologies have enabled researchers to make accurate measurements on biomolecular entitities participating in giving rise to complex biological phenomenon as well as in anomalies such as cancer and diabetes. Towards developing a mechanistic understanding of such complex biomo...

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