Atta ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB) under the able guidance of NUST administration, is growing day by day and moving towards its goal of providing solutions to a common man’s problems through biological sciences. Animal House and Green House facilities are pivotal pillars of Biological research. Advanced, cutting edge and applied research in the field of Biotechnology cannot flourish in the absence of these facilities. ASAB Laboratory Animal House Inauguration and Green House Earth Breaking Ceremonies took place on 21st April 2016. Rector NUST, Eng. Muhammad Asghar along with Pro-Rector Acad Dr. Asif Raza , Pro-Rector P&R Eng. M. Shahid, Directors, Principals and Principal ASAB Dr. Peter John unveiled the plaques. Rector NUST while speaking on the occasion highlighted the importance of such facilities and encouraged ASAB faculty and students to keep up the good work.
ASAB Laboratory Animal House provides international standard housing and management of animals for quality research data and testing programs in which animals are used. The facility is run by qualified staff and Dr. Tehseen Alam (veterinarian) under the guidance of Dr. Najam us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi. The animal house is currently housing over 1500 laboratory animals.
The green house facility is a promising venture by the Plant Biotechnology Department, ASAB under the leadership of Dr. M. Tahir. The controlled environment seeks to attain the same atmosphere as that found in the colder or warmer areas where the plants like cotton, wheat, tomatoes, peanut, lettuce, chilli and others can thrive and flourish.