Completed Projects

     1. Title Vegetable Nursery Production and Supply system for kitchen gardening
Project worth PKR 0.3 million
Duration 02 years
Starting date 2017
Date of completion 2019
Funding Agency AIP
Principal Investigator Dr. Asif Ali

 

 

     2. Title Improvement in breeding and seed production system of fodder crops
Project worth PKR 9.472 million
Duration 03 years
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2019
Funding Agency Punab Government
Principal Investigator Dr. Hammad Nadeem Tahir

 

 

     3. Title Screening of genotypes with improved phosphorus uptake using symbiotic fungus in cotton
Project worth PKR 0.5 million
Duration 01 years
Starting date 2017
Date of completion 2018
Funding Agency HEC
Principal Investigator Dr. Muhammad Salman

 

     4. Title IP Policy and legal framework for commercialization (Auction) of crop varieties /hybrids developed by the public sector institution
Project worth PKR 0.8 million
Duration 06 months 
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2017
Funding Agency USPCAS-USAID
Principal Investigator Dr. Asif Ali

 

    5. Title Identification of inter/intra specific breeding lines tolerant to cotton leaf curl disease and finding out impacts of this disease on polygenic traits of upland cotton
Project worth PKR 0.5 million
Duration 01 years
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2017
Funding Agency HEC
Principal Investigator Dr. Wajid Nazeer

 

     6. Title Hybrid wheat for Food Security
Project worth £ 86,300
Duration 05 years
Starting date 2015
Date of completion 2020
Funding Agency DFID
Principal Investigator Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

 

     7. Title Commissioned Research for Development of Cotton Seed
Project worth PKR 92.185 million
Duration 05 years
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2021
Funding Agency Punjab Government
Principal Investigator Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

 

     8. Title Increasing productivity and profitability of pulse production in cereal based cropping systems in Pakistan
Project worth AUS D 2.313
Duration 04 years
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2020
Funding Agency ACIAR
Principal Investigator Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

 

 

     9. Title Climate resilient and bio fortified maize germplasm evaluation and dissemination by MNSUA maize program
Project worth $ 3,338
Duration 02 years
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2018
Funding Agency AIP, USAID
Principal Investigator Mr. Babar Farid

 

    10. Title Development of drought and heat tolerant wheat germplasm by dynamic assembly of leaf surface structural traits to self-irrigate with fog water
Project worth $ 74,923
Duration 02 years
Starting date 2017
Date of completion 2019
Funding Agency USAID
Principal Investigator Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

 

     11. Title Optimization of callus induction and somatic embryogenesis response in Cotton
Project worth PKR 0.5  million
Duration 01 years
Starting date 2018
Date of completion 2018
Funding Agency HEC
Principal Investigator Dr. Ummara Waheed

 

Ongoing Projects

 

Projects of the faculty of Biotechnology working in IPBB

1. Title

Genetic adaptability and water-fertilizer intelligent regulation mechanism of climate smart varieties

Project worth

11.7 Million PKR

Duration

36 Months

Starting date

2021

Date of completion

2023

Funding Agency

PSF-NSFC

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Asif Ali

2. Title

Development of soybean in Pakistan to reduce the import bills

Project worth

1.      17.997 million

Duration

2.      5 years

Starting date

3.      October-2021

Date of completion

4.      September-2026

Funding Agency

5.      PARB

Team Leader

6.       Dr M. Hammad Nadeem

3. Title

Breeding soybean for adaptation and high yield in current scenario of climate change in Punjab.

Project worth

PKR 44.743 million

Duration

2018-2023

Starting Date

2018

Date of Completion

2023

Funding Agency

PARB

Principal Investigator

Dr. M. Hammad Nadeem Tahir

4. Title

Genetic Transformation of potato (Solanum tuberosum) with Ipomoea batatas orange (IbOr) for Enhanced Photosynthesis and Productivity

Project worth

5297250 M

Duration

2022-2024

Starting date

June, 2022

Date of completion

June 2024

Funding Agency

HEC (NRPU)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ummara Waheed

 5. Title

Production of high yielding and drought tolerant hybrid seed of tomato, chili and okra

Project Worth

41.247 M

Project Duration

Five years

Start date

2021

End date

2025

Funding Agency

PARB

Principle Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Abu Bakar Saddique

6. Title

Characterization of Cotton Lines for Developing Breeding Material for CLCuD Resistance

Project worth

2.26125 Million

Duration

18 Months

Starting date

August 2022-Feb 2023

Date of completion

Feb 2023

Funding Agency

Jinghua Seeds Industry, China

Principal Investigator

Dr. Zulqurnain Khan

Submitted Projects

Projects of the faculty of Plant Breeding and Genetics

  1. Title

Increasing up to 40% yield of chickpea by exploring rhizobial diversity that niche in diverse geographical zones of Pakistan

Project worth

7.0 million

Duration

Three years

Starting date

January 2020

Date of completion

January 2023

Funding Agency

Pakistan Science Foundation

Principal Investigator

Dr. M. Abu Bakar Saddique

Major Objectives

To access the genetic diversity of the rhizobia, present in chickpea growing areas of Pakistan.

  1. Title

Development of an Efficient Rhizobial Inocula for Enhancing the Yield Potential of Chickpea in Pakistan

Project worth

4.5 million

Duration

Three years

Starting date

January 2020

Date of completion

January 2023

Funding Agency

Pakistan agricultural research council. Agricultural linkages programme (ALP)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Abu Bakar Saddique

Major Objectives

Diversity analysis of rhizobia community attached with the chickpea roots grown under different geographical regions of the four provinces of Pakistan

  1. Title

Overexpression of a Maize Transcription Factor ZmPHR1

and Haplotypes of Zea mays Phosphorus Transcription factor ZmPHR1 with phosphorus use efficiency in Maize.

Project worth

7.4 million Rs.

Duration

Three Year

Starting date

January 2020

Date of completion

January 2023

Funding Agency

 National Research Program for Universities

Principal Investigator

Mr. Muhammad Ali Sher

Major Objectives

i. Obtaining coding DNA sequences of ZmPHR1 across the maize accessions.

ii. Haplotype analysis based on coding DNA sequence on the bases of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

  1. Title

Harnessing the exploitation of heterosis in cotton by using cytoplasmic male sterile lines

Description

In order to shorten this hybrid development period, cytoplasmic male sterile lines would be produced both by conventional (backcrossing) and modern biotechnological tools (bioinformatics, gene identification and expression analysis) in the proposed study.

Project worth

9.83 million Rs.

Duration

5 years

Starting date

September 2021

Date of completion

September 2026

Funding Agency

PARB

Principal Investigator

Dr. Akash Fatima

5.       Title

Development of breeder's toolkit to perform high throughput genomic selection in soybean

Project worth

13.86 million

Duration

36 months

Starting date

September-2021

Date of completion

September-2024

Funding Agency

PARB

Principal Investigator

Dr. Shoaib ur Rehman

  1. Title

Seed enhancement technologies for improving stand establishment and productivity of alfalfa and berseem on salt affected soils

Project worth

9.994 million PKR

Duration

24 months

Starting date

July 2021

Date of completion

July 2023

Funding Agency

PHEC

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Amir Bakhtavar

7.Title

Delving the therapeutic potential of selected spices of Pakistani cuisine for in-vitro & in-vivo diabetic wound healing.

Project worth

4 million

Duration

2 years

Starting date

September-2022

Date of completion

September-2024

Funding Agency

PSF

Principal Investigator

Dr. M Asaf Khan

8.Title

Development of database and genetic markers for the identification of important cotton breeding traits-encoding genes: gene(s)-to-trait(s).

Project worth

$ 84,500

Duration

1        years

Starting date

July-2022

Date of completion

June-2023

Funding Agency

AG2PI

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Faisal

9.Title

Enhancement of abiotic stress tolerance in wheat by transcriptional activation of endogenous Strigolactone & Karrikin biosynthesis using CRISPR/dcas9 system.

Project worth

$47000

Duration

1 years

Starting date

September-2022

Date of completion

September-2023

Funding Agency

AG2PI

Principal Investigator

Dr. M Asaf Khan

10.Title

Finger printing tools for the confirmation of presence of resistance-related genes in cotton.

Project worth

30 million

Duration

2 year

Starting date

January-2022

Date of completion

December-2024

Funding Agency

PSF

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Faisal

11.Title

CRISPR-based Genetic Engineering in Cotton for Insect and Virus Resistance

Project worth

6.79 million

Duration

36 months

Starting date

2021

Date of completion

2023

Funding Agency

NRPU

Principal Investigator

Dr. Zulqurnain Khan

12.Title

Development of hrp mutant  strainsof Ralstonia solanacearum as a biocontrol agent against bacterial wilt of tomato in Pakistan.

Project worth

17.869 million

Duration

3 year

Starting date

September-2022

Date of completion

September-2025

Funding Agency

PARB

Principle Investigator

Dr Asaf Khan

13. Title

Functional characterization of mechanism(s) responsible for Cercospora-Mungbean resistance/ susceptibility, and development of Mungbean resistant lines.

Project worth

42.87 million

Duration

5 year

Starting date

February-2023

Date of completion

January-2028

Funding Agency

PARB

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Faisal

14. Title

Functional characterization of mechanism(s) responsible for Cercospora-Mungbean resistance/ susceptibility, and development of Mungbean resistant lines.

Project worth

42.87 million

Duration

5 year

Starting date

February-2023

Date of completion

January-2028

Funding Agency

PARB

Principal Investigator

Dr. Muhammad Faisal