The department of Microbiology was started in 2002. The first program offered by the department was Bachelor in Microbiology BSc (Hons), 4-years program. Besides BSc (Hons) program, 2 new programs at the post Graduate level, M. Phil 2-years and Ph.D 4-years, were introduced in 2004. Students undergo introduction to the entire field, before concentrating on specialized area they are interested in. Department has highly qualified faculty, majority of which are PhDs from UK, China and Malaysia. Teachers have diverse expertise covering almost all the major fields of Microbiology. This is the unique quality of this department that distinguishes this department from same departments in other universities of the country. During recent years Department made significant upgrades to its laboratory infrastructure, establishing 5 laboaratories, including 3 research labs for graduate students and 2 teaching labs for undergraduate students. All the research labs are well equipped with state of the art research facilities and equipment including Microscopes, Laminar flow hood, CO2 incubator, shaker incubator, autoclaves and very sophisticated equipment such as Rotary Evaporator Thermo-cycler, Electrophoresis units, Gel documentation system, Microplate readers, Dual beam spectrophotometers, Lypholizer and many more. After great success of Microbiology Department in academic and research, Department successfully launched two new desciplines including BS Medical Lab Technology in 2019 and ...


The vision of the Department of Microbiology is to produce high-tech professionals for the promotion of health sciences to play a vital role in the economic growth of the country....

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Concered Faculty

Dr. Isfahan Tauseef

Designation : Chairman.
Email Address : isfahan@hu.edu.pk

Dr. Syed Kashif Haleem

Designation : Associate Professor.
Email Address : kashifhaleem@hu.edu.pk
Dr. Kashif Haleem earned his doctorate from Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, UK. After completing his Doctorate in 2012, he joined Department of Microbiology and was promoted as Assistant Professor in 2016 .

Dr. Farhana Bibi

Designation : Associate Professor.
Email Address : drfarhana@hu.edu.pk
Dr. Farhana has done her PhD from Ocean University of China, and her Bachelors and Master from University of Karachi and COMSATS University. Her research field is Environmental Microbiology including microbial ecology in water, wastewater and soil, d.

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui

Designation : Assistant Professor.
Email Address : drfaisal@hu.edu.pk
Dr. Siddiqui is currently working as Assistant Professor in Microbiology. Dr. Siddiqui has worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at NTU, Singapore and he has completed his PhD in the field of Microbiology from UMP, Malaysia. Dr. Siddiqui’s research .