About Us

Introduction of IMSB

Education is a fundamental source of learning and to successfully meet the demands of integrated human beings and to maintain social structure of civilized culture. In pursuance of the prevalent concepts of perpetual educational and scientific growth of significance resulting in technical prosperity and economic stability it is mandatory for a community and a society to develop strong higher education and scientific base in line with current concepts and precepts.

Universities and Post-Graduate Institutes are institutions of higher education and research designed to produce perpetual learning resulting in much desired research and development.

Institute of Molecular Sciences & Bioinformatics, Lahore, Pakistan, is a Post Graduate facility where research and graduate teaching is performed with the aim to explore growth and better understanding of science and scientific realities and their perception. Scientific research, seminars and meetings, discussions in the area of education and science are the means to promote science and its understanding. Computer assisted scientific studies is the focus of investigations at the Institute and emphasis is exercised to answer many unanswered questions of realities that are difficult to respond in classical scientific experimental procedures. Computer based investigations have the potential of exploring experimentally difficult areas and have the capacity to guide experimentalist to verify significantly important areas predicted by computer designs.

The current studies at the Institute focus on to learn mechanism of multifunctional behavior of proteins, transitory proteins, transcriptional factors, transitory genes and modification of proteins and glycoproteins. In addition to investigations of functional modifications of different proteins, modification potential of proteins relevant to phosphorylation and glycosylation on hydroxy and amino functions of amino acids is studied. Programs are being developed to predict modification potential of proteins to facilitate learning and understanding of the multifunction nature of diverse proteins in vivo.

The Institute have the services of established investigators, and young and dynamic professionals conversant with biological-biochemical, statical and computational sciences. Several senior investigators (Professors) from abroad are collaborating with the Institute's staff and this indeed is a great asset. The Institute has been functioning since 2000 and it has to its credit several research publications, published nationally and internationally.

Aims & Objectives of IMSB

The main objective of the Institute is to promote and perform theoretical scientific research using dry lab, mainly computers and their applications in various fields of sciences. IMSB is a scientific research Institute, post graduate facility and its research and publication record is outstanding, where research and graduate teaching has been source of pride for its employees and colleagues. The whole Institute is run by research support from local science foundations. The progress of the Institute is pleasing and in mentioning the excellent work been produced. Furthermore, it is also performed with the aim to explore growth and better understanding of science and scientific realities and their perception. Scientific research, seminars and meetings, discussions in the area of education and science are the means to promote science and its understanding. Computer assisted scientific studies is the focus of investigations at the Institute and emphasis is exercised to answer many unanswered questions of realities that are difficult to respond in classical scientific experimental procedures. Computer based investigations have the potential of exploring experimentally difficult areas and have the capacity to guide experimentalist to verify significantly important areas predicted by computer designs. This Institute will provide a good platform to conduct the scientific research and training of the students, researchers, scientists and teachers as well. IMSB will also facilitate, co-ordinate and determine the collaborations of trainees, workers. The IMSB is the only research Institute that is purely working on dry lab methods only and have been published several publications in international and local journals.
The objectives of the Institute are given below.

  1. 1.   To promote and carry out scientific research in various theoretical fields of basic sciences such as Molecular Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Designing etc.
  2. 2.   To provide research training in the field of above described areas for postgraduate students and research fellows of various disciplines such as computer science, chemistry, biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, etc.
  3. 3.   The development of new computational tools, algorithms and methods to understand the complex natural and physical processes those are almost impossible to determine by experimental techniques.
  4. 4.   To provide the services and assistance for the on-going scientific research projects in different public and private universities that will be affective to successfully complete the scientific research projects.
  5. 5.   To support the submission and publication of scholarly contributions to journals, magazines, books and electronic media which report to the medical and scientific community on research.
  6. 6.   To conduct and support lectures, workshops, symposia and conferences for the purpose of promoting research and disseminating knowledge in the field theoretical sciences.To promote an improved public understanding of computer aided theoretical scientific research.

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