UNIVERSITY OF MALAKAND

Chakdara, Dir Lower, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Bridging the gap between aspirations and achievements

Research Labs

The University comprises of research labs in various teaching departments research centers to facilitate and equip students and faculty members with modern approaches of research. The details of different labs are as below

BIOTECHNOLOGY LABS

To ensure quality in research and to make students' stay purposeful; four well-equipped laboratories have been established as they are

  1. Bio-Chemical Engineering Lab
  2. Plant Bio-technology Lab
  3. Molecular Biology lab
  4. General Lab

The labs are well equipped with modern equipment which are facilitating students at the levels. Such equipment includes Autoclave, Micro Centrifuge Machines, Conductivity Meter, Distilators, Elisa, Flame Photometer, Freez Dryer, Gel Dryer, Hybridization Oven, Incubators, Ice Making Machine, Luminar, Flow, Microscopes (Electric), Magnetic Stirrers, Micropipettes, Ovens, Shaker Incubator, Polarimeter, Gel Electrophoresis, Gel, Refrigerators, Rotary Evaporator, Refrigerated Centrifuges, Spectrophotometer (UV), Vortex Mixer, Ultra Low Temperature Freezer, UV Transilluminator, Water Baths, Deionizer, PCRs, Slide Projector, Blood Chemistry Analyzers, Gel Documentation System, HPLC, Growth Chambers, Fume Hoods, Vacuum Pumps, Water Purification System, Contact Angle Meter (Angiometer).  Currently, the students and faculty of Biotechnology are benefited from these facilities in terms of their research and other experiments.

PHARMACY LABS

The department of Pharmacy owns the following laboratories for research and experimentation purposes

  1. Pharmacognosy
  2. Instrumentation Quality Management System
  3. Basic Medical Sciences (Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology)
  4. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  5. Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  6. Pharmaceutics
  7. Industrial Pharmacy

These laboratories are provided with state-of-the-art equipment including Power Lab (AD Instruments Australia) with NIBP & IBP blood pressure measuring teaching and research system, complete Physiology kit, HPLC system, 96 well Micoplate reader Biotek USA for Enzyme Inhibition Techniques, Atomic Absorption and FTIR as well. We extend our services and work with other institutions on collaborative basis.


COMPUTER AND IT LABS

There are three (03) computer labs (named as Lab-1, Lab-2 & Lab-3) in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology (CS&IT) fully equipped with an adequate number of Desktop computers, Laptops and Multimedia. All labs are connected to internet with a high internet speed through the University IT center that serves the students and faculty members in terms of software application development, software experiments and lab works.

PHYSICS LAB

The department of Physics is among the growing department at University of Malakand having the following labs for students facilitation.

  1. General Purpose Lab
  2. Material Modelling and Simulation Centre

CHEMISTRY LABS

The department of Chemistry was established in 2008 is privileged to have six (06) different types of laboratories performing different research activities in various branches of Chemistry. These Labs include

  1. Analytical Lab
  2. Inorganic Lab
  3. Organic Lab
  4. Physical Lab
  5. Applied Lab
  6. Bio-Chemistry Lab

Laboratories in the Department of Chemistry are equipped with basic research equipment including Ultrasonic Water Baths, Water Bath Shaker, Centrifuges, Conductivity Meters, Digital, Balance, Heating Mantles, Vacuum Pumps, Ice Maker Machines, Mechanical Stirrers, Melting Point Apparatus, Muffle Furnace, Oven, Polarimeter, PH Meters (Digital), Refractometer, Refrigerators, Rotary Evaporators with Chillers and Aspirators, Spectronic  20D, TLC Preparation Assembly, Tube Furnace, UV-Lamps with Hoods, Water Distillation Plants, Microwave Ovens, Temperature Controller, Polarized Microscope, Top Loading Balances, Premium Hot Plate Stirrers, Cylinders, Gas Chromatography, Spectro Photometer 1800, Spectro Photo meter 4000, HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography).

These labs are full time available to research scholars pursuing their BS, M.Phil and PhD degrees. The department has produced a number of students (equipped with modern research techniques) serving in different sectors of society.

BOTANY LABS

The departments of Botany possess various labs providing facilities to students of all levels in their research and utilized for multi purposes. The details of these labs are as below

  1. Molecular Genetics Lab
  2. Plant Ecology & Dendro Chronology Lab
  3. Tissue Culture Lab

The Plant Ecology & Dendro Chronology Lab is a new interdisciplinary science in Pakistan with wide application in forestry, hydrology, earthquake events and forest dynamics. Currently working on the development of long tree-rings chronologies to reconstruct the past climatic and river flow history in Northern Pakistan. The research in the department has recently collaborated with Comsats Abbottabad, university of Karachi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, The University of British Columbia and Gondowana Tree-ring lab New Zealand.

ZOOLOGY LABS

The department of Zoology comprises of two (02) labs named as Lab-1 & Lab-2. Lab-1 is used for practical and research activities in the field of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology while Lab-2 is utilized in the fields of Entomology, Parasitology, Fisheries, Physiology and Ecotoxicology.

BOTANIC GARDEN/HERBARIUM AND RESEARCH CENTER

The university's Botanical Garden and Herbarium was established at a cost of about 38 million PKR by HEC. The building was completed in 2009 with seven offices for researchers, two museum halls, a library (with more than 2000 books), a lecture theatre and taxonomic laboratory. A diverse collection of flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, algae and fungi of about 500 specimens have been preserved for research purposes. The Herbarium is used as a research, training and service providing institution. It serves as reference center, data store house, library, documentation facility, systematic research and taxonomic laboratory for the students and researchers of Botany department. The Botanical Garden has been provided with infrastructure facilities of pond, two lath houses, water supply scheme, sprinkle irrigation system, lighting system, water tank, fountains, boundary wall and walkways. The landscaping of the garden has been completed along-with the establishment of Green House, which are facilitating research students throughout the Country.

In addition, the botanical garden also provides amenity services, serenity and lawns for ceremonial purposes. The garden is also registered with Botanical Garden Conservation International (BGCI) at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew UK.

DIGITAL LAB

In order to provide access to scientific/research journals and e-library, the university has launched a program entitled, “Digital Library” with the assistance of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Digital lab is used for general purposes by all the students and faculty members of university having laptops, internet facility, multimedia and seminar hall where all forms of workshops, seminars, research activities and trainings take place.