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 225 impact factor and 634 citations through his 48 quality data publications.
210 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 generated 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.
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 and cancer development in Pakistan. Being HEC approved supervisor he has produced two Ph.D, 18 M.Phil and one MS in molecular genetics of diseases and one M.Phil on population genetics. Currently he is supervising three PhDs and three MPhil students and coordinating the overall MPhil program of CAMB. He has active collaborations and MoUs with King Edward Medical University and Punjab Livestock Department. In future plans, he intends to study molecular biology and genomics of asthma/inflammatory diseases, Beta Thalassemia and cancers in detail using latest next generation analytical techniques and develop diagnostic kits for early diagnosis of asthma and thalassemia.
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