Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Ms. Iram Amin

Research officer cum Lecturer
Ms. Iram Amin
I have started my career as a “Medical Technologist” in Ittefaq hospital trust, Lahore-Pakistan from 2004 when I just completed my M.Sc in Biochemistry from IBB, University of the Punjab-Lahore, To continue the same profession I joined Pathology lab. of Shaukat Khanum Memorial cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore in year 2005 as “Medical Technologist”. After that in year 2007 I joined National Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), University of the Punjab as “Research Officer” in Division of Molecular Virology and Infectious Diseases (Diagnostic lab.). Here I worked on commercial diagnostics and Prime Minister Program for Hepatitis Prevention and Control in Pakistan for PCR based detection, Quantification and Genotyping of Hepatitis B and C. I also worked PCR based detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis on commercial basis.
In 2010 I have promoted as “Research Officer cum Lecturer” and in Division of Molecular Virology and Infectious Diseases Research section, Here I have learned many Molecular related techniques Nested and Real Time PCR, ELISA, Gel Electrophoresis, Molecular cloning, Sequencing, SDS-PAGE , Western Blotting and Cell Culturing etc during working on different projects like Establishment of stable cell lines of structural and non structural genes of Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3a and Genotype based co-relation of Hepatitis Delta virus with Hepatitis B virus. In year 2011, when Punjab was hit with a major outbreak of Dengue Virus, I have worked on detection and serotyping of Dengue samples received from Different districts of Punjab from 2011 to 2014 and also published the date in National and International journals.
During year 2013-2015 I have completed my MS in Biotechnology from Lahore College for Women University-Lahore and then enrolled in PhD program in Molecular Biology in 2015. After one major and some minor outbreaks in Punjab, in year 2014 and 2015 I have worked on the detection of Dengue virus in Larvae and adults Ades Mosquitoes (main vector of Dengue fever) collected from different districts of Punjab and KPK in order to predict any possible outbreak in different districts of Punjab and KPK and meanwhile published the data in some esteemed journals. Now a days I am working on a project for the development of Dengue vaccines.
I have been awarded “Performance Evaluation Awards” and “Research Incentive Awards” by University of the Punjab for the Years 2016 and 2017. I have been selected for the “International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP)” by HEC-Pakistan for 6 months training in PhD in CDC-USA in year 2019.
Designation:- Research officer cum Lecturer