Directorate of Research

Research Projects

(Updated March 2022)

Completed Projects

Ongoing /Newly launched project

Total

58

24

82

Completed Research Projects

Sr. #

Title of Project

Department

PI

Co-PI

Year of the Project

Nature of the Project

Amount

Funding Agency

1)       

Taxonomic naming of trees at Lahore Zoo

 

Botany

Dr. Farah Khan

 

1 Year

 

0.2million PKR

Lahore Zoo

2)       

Development of Sustainable and Collaborative Research Networks

 

Environmental sciences

Prof. Dr Tahira Aziz Mughal

 

1 Year

 

0.7 Million

HEC-BC (INSPIRE)

3)       

Response of fish expose to metal contaminated sediments of River Ravi

Zoology

Dr. Ghazala Jabeen

Dr. Sabiha Fazal

1 year

 

0.5 Million

HEC

4)       

Degradation of Biflex (Bifenthrin) And Fipronil (Phenyl Pyrazole) Against Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Under Laboratory Conditions

Zoology

Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

 

3 years

 

0.63 Million

FMC corp

5)       

Introduction of Innovation in pond raceway system technology to improve aqua culture production in sustainable and economical way in Pakistan

Zoology

Dr. Shafaq Fatima

_

2019-21

TDF-HEC

13.993 M

HEC

6)       

Cymbopogen Citrus as a Metal Neutrilizer

Environmental Science

Dr. Saba Khursheed

 

2017-18

 

0.405 M

HEC

7)       

Strengthening and development of Environmental Science Department at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Kausar J. Cheema

 

2002

 

£21,000

DFID, UK

8)       

Isolation of Antihypertensive compounds from polar extracts of Bark and Needles of Pinuswallichiana and Pinusroxburghii

Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ismat Naeem

 

2005

 

Rs 4.175 Million

HEC

9)       

Studies On Fluoride And Arsenic Contamination Of Drinking Water In And Around Lahore Pakistan-A Growing Threat To Human Health.

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Kausar J. Cheema

 

2006

 

£57,500

DelPhE, UK

10)   

Strengthening and development of Environmental training and Research Centre at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Kausar J. Cheema

 

2006

 

£30,000.

HEC-BC

(JHLP-II)

11)   

Repellency and Toxicity of Different Essential Oils Against Termites

Zoology

Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

 

2006

 

2.0M

HEC

12)   

Development of Bio-Sorption Process for removing Chromium from Leather Industries Effluent

 

Prof. Dr. Bushra Mateen

Dr. Arifa Tahir

2007

 

4.5 Million

HEC

13)   

Development of Turmeric Production Technology for Enhancement of yield, Curcumin and Oleoresin Content Using Tissue Culture technology

 

Biotechnology

Dr. Shagufta Naz

 

2007

 

3.5 Million

HEC

14)   

Isolation of anti-MRSA lead compounds from Guttiferae.

Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Ismat Naeem

 

2007

 

£30,000

HEC-BC

15)   

Biosynthesis of Interacellular Penicillin Acylase for Hydrolysis of Penicillin G to 6 Aminopenicillanic Acid

Environmental Science

Dr. Arifa Tahir

 

2008

 

0.5M

HEC

 

16)   

Survey and Control Strategies of Termites in Pakistan

Zoology

Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

Prof. Dr Kausar J. Cheema

2008

 

1.0M

FMC

17)   

LCWU-EPD, Pollution Control Project; Kasur

City & Regional Planning

Dr. Atiq-ur-Rahman

 

2009

 

1.0 Million

EPD

18)   

Strengthening and Upgradation of Molecular Taxonomy Lab in Dept. of Botany, LCWU

Botany

Dr. Zubaida Yousaf

 

2009

 

1.0M

HEC

19)   

Molecular diagnostics of subterranean Termites of Pakistan” with NIBGE, Faisalabad

Zoology

Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

 

 

2009

 

1.7 Million

 

HEC

20)   

Functional Status of Vitamin D and its Relation to Bone Health in Local Population

Zoology

Dr. Saima Sharif

 

2010

 

0.5M

HEC

 

21)   

In vitro conservation of some medicinally important endangered, threatened and near to extinct species of different ecological zones of Pakistan

Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

 

2010

 

2.7 Million

 

HEC

22)   

Molecular characterization of Fasciola isolates from Punjab, Pakistan

Biotechnology

 

Dr. Asma Waheed

Dr. Faiza Saleem

2011

 

0.5 Million

HEC

23)   

Strengthening and Up-gradation of Microbial Biotechnology Lab in Department of Biotechnology & Microbiology at Lahore college for women University

Biotechnology

 

Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar

 

2011

 

0.98 Million

HEC

24)   

Effect of induced mutation for varietal improvement and their molecular characterization in local cultivars of grapes

Biotechnology

Dr. Neelma Munir

Dr. Shagufta Naz

2011

IPFP

0.5 Million

HEC

25)   

Molecular Mechanisms Involved in The Interaction of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Tasneem Farasat

 

2011

 

5.7M

HEC

26)   

The Baseline Surveys of Butterflies in Punjab, Pakistan

Zoology

Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

 

2011

 

3.0 Million

WWF

27)   

Isolation of Natural Compounds from Meliaazedarach & Azadirachtaindica as antifungal agents against early blight of potato

Botany

Dr. Khajista Jabeen

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

2011

 

0.5M

HEC

28)   

Systematic and Pharmacognistic studies of selected medicinal plants of Pakistan

Botany

Dr. Shabnum Shaheen

Dr. Farah Khan

2011

 

0.5M  

HEC

29)   

Development of Collaborative Postgraduate Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Zoology

Prof. Dr. Kausar J. Cheema

-

2012

 

£35,000.

British Council-INSPIRE

30)   

Optimization of cultural conditions for the production of alpha amylase from different fungal isolates

Biotechnology

 

Dr. Roheena Abdullah

Dr. Mehwish Iqtedar

2012

 

0.5 Million

HEC

31)   

Properties of heavy hybrid mesons

Physics

Dr. Nosheen Akbar

Dr. Bilal Masud, Ms. Yasmin Ali

2012

IPFP

0.2M

HEC

32)   

Genetic Analysis of Recessive Glucoma in Pakistan

Biotechnology

 

Dr. Rasheeda Bashir

Dr. Faiza Saleem

2013

 

0.5 Million

HEC

33)   

Studying the effect on expression of a recombinant protein by changing the nucleotides at the promoter & start of the gene.

Biotechnology

 

Dr. Farheen Aslam

-

2013

 

0.5 Million

HEC

34)   

Strengthening and up gradation of Molecular Genetics Lab facilities in the Department of Botany of LCWU

Botany

Prof. Dr. Farah Khan

 

2013

 

0.64 million PKR

HEC

35)   

Forcing of apicormic spouts for colonal propagation of Shesham

Botany

Dr. Adeela Haroon

Dr. Khajista Jabeen

2013

 

0.5 Million

HEC

36)   

Genetic and Molecular characterization of corneal dystrophies prevalent in Pakistan

Biotechnology

Dr. Shagufta Naz

Dr. Tasneem Farasat,

Dr. Rehan Saddiq

2013

 

2.99 Million

HEC

37)   

Construction, Characterization and evaluation of potential applications of novel coordination polymers derived from carboxylate ligands

Chemistry

Dr. Shehzad Sharif

Dr. Bushra Khan

2014

 

0.5 Million

HEC

38)   

Application of molecular methods for the development of a pathogen-free certification program for grapevine in Pakistan

Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

 

2015

 

42.9 Million

HEC-USAID

39)   

Production of all-female population in silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) by 17α-methyltestosterone immersion and dietary treatment

Zoology

Dr. Shafaq Fatima

Prof. Dr Farkhanda Manzoor

2015

NRPU

1.9M

HEC

40)   

High throughput citrus Diagnosis and screening of pathogens of canker, greening scab and viruses from nurseries and orchards of Sargodha

Biotechnology

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

-

2015

 

05 Million

PARB

41)   

Studies on the in vivo effect of methionine aminopeptidase on the structure of human interferon alpha 2 b

Chemistry

Dr. Amina Arif

Prof. Dr Bushra Khan

2015

 

0.5M

HEC

42)   

Natural/ Synthetic Pesticides Induced Hepatic Toxicity and Variation in Iron Metabolism Regulatory Genes in Rattus Norvegicus

Zoology

Dr. Afshan Syed Abbas

Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

2015

 

0.5 Million

HEC

43)   

Women Teacher Preneurship: Development and dissemination of entrepreneurship modules for teachers Education programs in Punjab under the theme “Economy: Issues and prospects”

Education

Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi

 

2015

 

1.5 Million

HEC 

44)   

Production of all-female population in common sole (S. solea) by 17α-methyltestosterone immersion   treatment

Zoology

Dr. Shafaq Fatima

Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

2015

 

0.5 Million

HEC

45)   

Biosynthesis of cellulase for use in various industrial and environmental processes

Environmental Sciences

Dr. Saima Aftab

Prof. Dr. Arifa Tahir

2015

 

0.5 Million

HEC

46)   

Collection identification and extraction of oil from various high oil yielding algal specie Molecular characterization and analysis of algal oil as a feedstock for biofuel production

Biotechnology

Dr. Neelma Munir

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

2015

NRPU

10.1 Million

HEC

47)   

Concerned bioinformatics and proteomic approaches to define the role of post translation modifications in signaling proteins of the insulin pathway

Biotechnology

Dr. Afshan Kaleem

Dr. Daniel C Hoessli,

Dr Ikram-ul-Haq

2015

NRPU

2.8 Million

HEC

48)   

MobiGrab- An Android based Mobile Monitoring Application

Computer Science

Dr. Mohsin Nazir

-

2016

 

Rs. 79,690/-

HEC

49)   

Get on the Road (GOTR)

Computer Science

Dr. Marium Rehman

-

2016

 

Rs. 24,700/-

HEC

50)   

Life Savior: Integrated Emergency Response System

Computer Science

Dr. Maria Anjum

-

2016

 

Rs. 68,107/-

HEC

51)   

Cloning and Expression of Antimicrobial Genes of Apis Cerana for the Production of Antimicrobial Compound

Zoology

Dr. Irfana Iqbal

Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

2016

 

Rs. 412,250/-

HEC

 

52)   

Trilingual Punjabi Qissa Jati Dictionary Urdu, English, Punjabi” under the Theme “Literature and Language Linguistics

Punjabi

Dr. Mujahida Butt

-

2017

 

4.0 Million

HEC

53)   

Study of Natural Prevalence of HCV Variants Showing Resistance to Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) in Treatment naïve HCV Patients in Pakistan

Biotechnology

Dr. Madiha Akram

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

2017

SRGP

0.4 Million

HEC

54)   

Analytical Method Development for the Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nano-particles from Different Species of Malus domestica skin extracts and their bioactivity Test

Chemistry

Dr. Nusrat Shaheen

Dr. Bushra Khan

2018

SRGP

0.94 M  

HEC

55)   

Phenotypic and genotypic exploration of worldwide carrot (Daucus carota L.) germplasm to enhance its value added application in Pakistan

Botany

Dr. Zubaida Yousaf

 

2018

 

5.6 Million

PARB

56)   

Development and Evaluation of Pharmacist Intervention Model (PIM) and its Impact on Clinical Outcomes among Pre-Dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Pharmacy

Yusra Habib Khan

Dr. Humaira Majeed Khan

2018

SRGP-HEC

0.4399 M

 

HEC

57)   

Enhancement of the Activity of Two synergistic Bacillus Thuringiensis Proteins Against Cotton Bollworms Earias Vitella Earias Insulana and Spodoptera Litura

Zoology

Dr. Fakhar un Nisa

Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Manzoor

2015

 

5.96 Million

HEC

58)   

Study of the Innate Immune System and Expression Profiles of Immune-Responsive Genes in Major Carps, Labeo rohita, Catla Catla and Cirrhinus Mrigalatahira Challenged with Microbial Infections

Zoology

Dr. Zakia Kanwal

 

2015

NRPU

7.49 Million

HEC

59)   

Expression Augmentation of Recombinant Human Therapeutic Peptides in Bacillus Expression System

Biotechnology

Dr. Faiza Saleem

-

2016

 

5.888 Million

HEC

60)   

Comparison of Curcuminoids and essential oil isolated from in vivo and in vitro grown plants of curcuma longa L. (turmeric) through modern extraction method 

Biotechnology

Dr. Saiqa Ilyas

Dr. Neelma Munir

2018

SRGP-HEC

0.475 M

 

HEC

Ongoing Research Projects

Sr. #

Title of Project

Department

PI

Co-PI/ Collaborators

Year of the Project

Nature of the Project

Amount

Funding Agency

1)     

Genetic Analysis of Disease-Causing Genes for Glucoma in Pakistani Population

Biotechnology

Dr. Rasheeda Bashir

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

2016

NRPU

1.846 Million

HEC

2)     

Comparative Expression Studies of Recombinant Chymosin in Baccilus  Subtilis  and  Pichia Pastoris in Cheese Production

Biotechnology

Dr. Faiza Saleem

 

2019

Pak-Turk Mobility Grant

                                                   

1.02 Million

HEC

3)     

Ectomycorrhizal Community Structure of Himalayan Moist Temperate Forests of Pakistan And Screening of Compatible Strains for Myco-Forestry  

Botany

Dr. Sobia Ilyas

 

2018

NRPU

3.93M

HEC

4)     

Ochratoxigenic Fungi Management By Pytochemicals Of Common Weeds

Botany

Dr Khajista Jabeen

 

2020

NRPU

4.81 M

HEC

5)     

Extraction and isolation of bioactive compounds from Foeniculum vulgare by microwave assisted extraction

Botany

Dr. Samera Javad

 

2015

NRPU

3.7 million

HEC

6)     

Automated Recognition System using deep neural networks

Electrical Engineering

Dr. Aqsa Shabbir

Prof. Dr Intesar Ahmed

2017

SRGP

0.3 Million

HEC

7)     

Combating deforestation using wireless sensor networks

Electrical Engineering

Dr. Aqsa Shabbir

 

2021

ICRG - innovation and collaborative research grant

12 M

 

8)     

Ethno Pharamcological Exploration of Medicinal plants and its pharmacological aspects of Dera Ghazi khan

Environmental Science

Prof. Dr. Tahira Mughal

Prof. Dr Zubaida Yousaf

2018

NRPU

3.89M

HEC

9)     

Antidote Potential of Indigenous plant Oils Against Orally Induced Acrylamide Intoxication in Animal Model (albino Mice) 

Environmental Sciences

Dr. Nadia Ghani

 

2018

NRPU

1.4 M

HEC

10)  

Expression and Characterization of Azoreductase from the Novel Staphylococcus KU898286 immobilized onto the solid surface

Environmental Sciences

Dr. Numrah Nisar

 

2018

NRPU

1.85 M

HEC

11)  

75 years of Scouting/Guiding Activities in Pakistan: Celebrating the shared British Heritage of Active Citizenship (SCOGPABH)

History

Dr. Sumaira Noreen

Coventry University

UK &

School of Miniature

Painting, UK

2021

British Council

2 million

British Council

12)  

Influence of Ripening temperature on low fat buffalo milk cottage cheese quality

Home Economics

Dr Rashida Parven

Prof. Dr Shagufta Naz

2015

SRGP

0.5 Million

HEC

13)  

Development of physico-chemical characterization of food bars with Pro vitamin A deficiency

Home Economics

Dr Shakila Bano

Prof. Dr. Shagufta Naz

2016

SRGP

0.3 Million

HEC

14)  

STEM Education in Pakistan

ORIC

Dr. Aqsa Shabbir

UK Cambridge University,

University of

Glasgow, Middlesex University of London, University

of Westminster &

Liverpool Hope

University, Pakistan

Virtual University of

Pakistan, University of Peshawar, BZU Multan & Khawarizmi Science

Society

2021

 

5 million

British Council

15)  

Comparative Studies of George Namah & Shahnameh Firdowsi

Persian

Prof. Dr. Faleeha Kazmi

 

2020

NRPU

1.6 M

HEC

16)  

Qualification of infant formula and powder milk/ whitener in term of Health Safety

Not initiated

Pharmacy

Dr. Attia Afzal           

Dr. Saleha Saddeeqa

2017

SRGP

0.4 Million

HEC

17)  

Emerging Treatment Modality for Rheumatoid Arthritis  from Designing Topical Nano sponge gel to in vivo efficacy studies

Pharmacy

Dr. Yasir

Comsats

Prof. Dr Humaira Majeed Khan

2021

NRPU

3.66 M

HEC

18)  

Formulation optimization and in vivo evaluation of phytoconstituents based nasal spray to alleviate migraine

Pharmacy

Dr. Humaira Majeed Khan

 

2021

NRPU

11.07 M

HEC

19)  

To investigate the various instabilities as energy source in quantum and classical plasm

Physics

Dr. Rozina Chaudry

 

2021

PSF

PKR. 1,005,720

 

20)  

Urdu Literary Research: Use of Digital Resources, Methodology and Terminology

Urdu

Dr. Azmat Rubab

 

Nov, 2020

NRPU

4.545 M

HEC

21)  

Antimicrobial Properties of nanoparticles (NPs) against beta lactamases Producing Bacteria and their cytotoxic Potential in prokaryotic and Eukaryotic mammalian Systems

Zoology

Dr. Farzana Rashid

-

2018

NRPU

12.30 M

HEC

22)  

Characterization of Industrial Effluents Using Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing (WET) and Evaluation of Cyto-Genotoxicity Biomakers in The Fish Due to Industrial effluents

Zoology

Dr. Ghazala Jabeen

 

2018

NRPU

5.70M

HEC