Research at NORPART

The existing research capacity at the Department of Life Sciences at LUMS is built upon 9 research groups led by highly qualified faculty members, and populated by over 200 students from three interdisciplinary academic degree programs including Bachelors, Masters, and PhD and enrolled by over 200 students. The departmental faculty provides state-of-the-art facilities and resources to their students to work on their Senior Year Projects (SPROJ), Master’s and PhD thesis. The department is conducting diverse and impactful research in areas including genetic and epigenetic basis of disease, mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, biomarker discovery, systems biology to identify pathways and molecules for targeted cancer therapies, and mechanisms of epigenetic memory in developmental biology. LUMS’s faculty lead as researchers, authors, and teachers in diverse topics ranging from basic life sciences research. LUMS faculty has actively collaborated with public and private health sector for capacity building in areas like monitoring and evaluation, quality management, human resource management, and supply chain management. LUMS also has a long-standing history of collaborating with policy researchers and practitioners for disease tracking and the development of policy solutions.

  • Students 
  • Malnutrition 
  • Maternal and Child Health 
  • Communicable Diseases
    • Tuberculosis 
    • Dengue
    • Pneumonia 
  •  Group B streptococcal mediated neonatal sepsis
  • Health Services Research 
  • Antimicrobial Resistance 
  • Genomic Surveillance of important pathogen

Medical Students Research Program

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, offers an exceptional opportunity for the visiting Medical Students to be part of diverse projects including:

  • Quantification of pneumococcal vaccine efficacy 
  • Malnutrition and tuberculosis management in childhood Tuberculosis 
  • Global Pneumococcal Sequencing project to determine the impact of vaccine on changing epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae 
  • Understanding population biology of Streptococcus agalactiae causing neonatal sepsis 
  • Clinical and bacteriological features of neonatal sepsis in neonates in Pakistan born to mothers with and without Streptococcus agalactiae carriage  

More research and internship opportunities are available through consortium partners which include: