Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sabar

Assistant Professor
Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sabar
After joining CAMB in 1996, Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sabar established the first DNA sequencing/genotyping lab of Pakistan in 1999. He contributed in many research projects by providing the quality DNA genotyping/sequencing analysis data and has trained indigenous manpower in the field. New loci/genes for genetic diseases have been identified in his labs. He has contributed in more than 800 research publications and hundreds of Ph.D/M.Phil theses all over Pakistan. He has earned more than 155 impact factor and 570 citations through his 32 quality data publications.
45 new sequences have been entered in the genomic databases. As a HoD, Dr. Farooq offered DNA sequencing/genotyping and synthesis in 2005 throughout the country and abroad. He also got HEC sponsorship and has earned more than Rs.100 Millions for the department through these services. He is helping researchers/academicians in genomics analyses throughout the country. Due to DNA analysis facility in his lab and his expertise in the field, first DNA forensic lab of Pakistan was also established at CAMB. Besides this, in 2010 he produced a unique tri-branched PEG-IFN (HCV-biopharmaceutic) which exhibited better therapeutic properties than linear/di-branched PEG-IFNs at that time.
During Postdoc fellowship, he worked on cancer genetics at KFSH&RC;, KSA. Currently, along with teaching M.Phil/Ph.D classes, he is investigating contribution of genomic variants in asthma development in Pakistan. In his recent research publications, he has reported genomic regions associated with asthma and some variants associated with asthma in specific environment. Being HEC approved supervisor he supervised one Ph.D, 14 M.Phil and one MS in molecular genetics of diseases and one M.Phil on population genetics. Currently he is supervising six PhDs and three MPhil students. Three PhD students will complete their thesis in 2020 In Sha Allah. He has active collaborations and MoUs with King Edward Medical University and Punjab Livestock Department. In future plans, he intends to study molecular biology basis of asthma, Beta Thalassemia and other genetic diseases and bioinformatics in detail.
Designation:- Assistant Professor