Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

INSTITUTE OF P.B.B

Introduction
Mission
Vision
Research Activities
Introduction

The Institute of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (IPBB) at MNS-UAM offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the subjects of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Seed Science and Technology, and Biotechnology. The institute was established with the aim of developing improved crop varieties and improving seed systems through the integration of conventional plant breeding techniques with modern biotechnological tools. The institute has qualified faculty actively involved in developing latest curriculum and promoting effective research and development activities in the University. The institute is running a number of research projects funded by national and international funding agencies including Agricultural Development Program (ADP), Govt. of the Punjab, Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB), Higher Education Commission (HEC), Agricultural Linkages Program (ALP), DFID, ACIAR and USAID. The institute has also initiated outreach program for establishing linkages between the farming community, industry and the researchers to solve the problems of the stakeholders. The institute frequently arranges seminars, conferences and workshops to discuss burning issues of agriculture and also to bring new research ideas for the young faculty and postgraduate students.

Mission

Improvement in Plant Breeding System through integrating conventional plant breeding techniques and modern biotechnological tools, Seed Production and Supply System, and good agriculture practices at farmer’s field to obtain high yield of better quality produce to ensure food security.

Vision

To produce skilled human resource in conventional and advanced techniques of plant breeding, seed science and biotechnology to meet the needs of breeding systems, seed industry, and farming community.

Research Activities

Completed Projects

1. 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

 

2. 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 year
Starting date 2016
Date of completion 2017
Funding Agency HEC
Principal Investigator    Dr. Wajid Nazeer

 

Ongoing Projects

1. 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

 

2. 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

 

3. 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

 

4. 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 Punjab Government
Principal Investigator    Dr. Hammad Nadeem Tahir

 

5. 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

 

6. 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

 

7. 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 HEC
Funding Agency Dr. Muhammad Salman
Principal Investigator    Dr. Hammad Nadeem Tahir

 

8. 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

 

9. 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

 

10. Title Breeding soybean for adaptation and high yield in current scenario of climate change in Punjab
Project worth                PKR 44.743 million
Duration 05 years
Starting date 2018
Date of completion 2023
Funding Agency PARB
Principal Investigator    Dr. Hammad Nadeem Tahir

 

11. Title Improving Yield, Drought and Salinity Tolerance in Wheat through GA-Sensitive Dwarfing Gene System
Project worth                PKR 47.189 million
Duration 05 years
Starting date 2018
Date of completion 2023
Funding Agency PARB
Principal Investigator    Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

 

12. Title CRISPR/Cas-based multiplexed genome editing to suppress cotton leaf curl virus in plant
Project worth                PKR 0.5 million
Duration 09 months
Starting date 2018
Date of completion 2019
Funding Agency HEC
Principal Investigator    Dr. Zulqurnain Khan

 

Staff Members

VC

Dr. Asif Ali

Vice Chancellor/ Professor
Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar

Dr. Zulfiqar Ali

Professor
Dr. Hammad

Dr. Muhammad Hammad Nadeem Tahir

Professor & Chairman
Dr. Zulqarnain

Zulqurnain Khan

Assistant Professor
Muhammad Salman

Muhammad Salman

Assistant Professor
ummara

Ummara Waheed

Assistant Professor
Sarmad Frogh

Sarmad Frogh Arshad

Assistant Professor
Muhammad Mahmood Ahmed

Muhammad Mahmood Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Mahmood Alam Khan

Mahmood Alam Khan

Lecturer
babar

Babar Farid

Lecturer
furqan

Furqan Ahmad

Lecturer
abubakar

Muhammad Abu Bakar Saddique

Lecturer
plosha

Plosha Khanum

Lecturer
usman

Mr. Muhammad Usman

Lecturer
sher

Muhammad Ali Sher

Lecturer
Saima Rasheed

Saima Rasheed

Lecturer