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Research Activities

Microbial Metabolite Production

  • Production and characterization of Enzymes at lab scale (Proteases, lipases, amylases, cellulases, pectinases)
  • Enzymes supplemented poultry feed is in development process
  • Lysine Production (Strain developed for economic production at commercial scale)
  • Microbial production of antibiotics
  • Production of anti-cancerous compounds from fungal sources
  • Microorganisms as probiotics and for production of bacteriocins
  • Lab scale production with establishment of different parameters

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Consortium of microbes for field trials has been developed at lab scale, based on ability for production of Biopolymers, Surfactants, Organic acids, Gases, etc
  • Oil released potential has been investigated using Sand Packed Columns at lab scale
  • Field trials in collaboration with OGDCL, POL, HDIP have to be carried out

Making Environment Friendly Leather

  • Replacement of health hazardous chemicals by microbial enzymes
  • Recovery of value added products from tannery solid wastes
  • Production and scale-up of microbial enzymes (80 L) has been made in collaboration with University of Westminster UK
  • Process designed for the large scale applications
  • Public/Private sector collaboration for industrial production

Biotreatment of Domestics Effluents

  • Lab scale treatment processes for textile dyes developed in collaboration with University of Santiago de Compestela, Spain
  • Waste water treatment
  • Constructed wetland
  • In-situ bioremediation trials to be undertaken in collaboration with industrial partners

Biodegradation Studies

  • Pesticides Aromatics and Crude Oil.
  • Isolation and characterization of microbes
  • Lab scale bioreactors being designed
  • Microcosm study completed for pesticides degradation in soil
  • Large scale bioremediation processes to be worked out.

Microbial Diversity

  • Molecular identification of the microorganisms
  • Enzymes and other metabolites of Extremophiles for industrial applications has been purified
  • More than 30 gene sequences have been submitted to NCBI
  • Diversity of extremophiles

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Isolation and characterization of indigenous antibiotic resistant microbial strains
  • Molecular characterization of antibiotic resistant genes
  • Mechanism of resistance development


  • Biosynthesis of nanoparticles
  • Use of nanoparticles as antibacterials and for the bioremediation of toxic metals

Soil Microbiology

  • Plant- Microbe interaction
  • Mycorrhizal association

Microbial Genetics

  • Identification of genes for pesticides degradation in bacteria
  • Identification of genes for antibiotic resistance in clinical isolates


  • Immuno disorders
  • Tumor Immunology

Biofuel/ Bioenergy

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Coal to energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Bioethanol

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Department of Microbiology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-051 9064 3113, Email: mic@qau.edu.pk