Monday, November 20, 2017
Applied and Molecular Entomology

(Group Leader)

 

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar

Principal Scientist

 

 

The foremost overall objectives of this groupare how to collect and preserve insects, how to rear numerous insects, usefulness of insects as ideal biological model systems, how molecular biology has helped to push forward the field of entomology, and integrated pest management practices in specific agroecosystems. Laboratory and field activities include sampling, surveys, specimen preparation, identification and bionomical investigations;and isolation, sequencing, identification and functional analysis of genes from insects of economic importance. Understanding the ways in which insects are involved in the problems of plant production and how insects affect to humans medically.

 

 

 

The Insect Molecular Biology Lab,has progressedinDNA based identification, genetic diversity and vector-virus relationship of thrips species; development of molecular evidence of insecticides resistance in insects and expression of genes involved in metabolic resistance; expression analyses, efficacy studies and environmental risk assessment of insecticidal proteins in transgenic plants; DNA based identification of aphids species and vector-virus association of aphids borneluteovirus.In-depth scientific studies for DNA cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics. The group is in processof hands-on techniques used in gene expression analysis including microarray analysis, RNAi and quantitative RT-PCR, bioinformatics, and genomics and proteomics.

 

Salient Facilities: 

 

  • ·         Real Time PCR
  • ·         Microarray
  • ·         DNA Sequencers
  • ·         Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
  • ·         Photo documentation
  • ·         Bioinformatics

 

 

Research support: 

 

The research work is supported by grants by following funding agencies:-


  • ·         Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • ·         Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB)

 


 

The Insect Molecular Biology Lab,has progressedinDNA based identification, genetic diversity and vector-virus relationship of thrips species; development of molecular evidence of insecticides resistance in insects and expression of genes involved in metabolic resistance; expression analyses, efficacy studies and environmental risk assessment of insecticidal proteins in transgenic plants; DNA based identification of aphids species and vector-virus association of aphids borneluteovirus.In-depth scientific studies for DNA cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics. The group is in processof hands-on techniques used in gene expression analysis including microarray analysis, RNAi and quantitative RT-PCR, bioinformatics, and genomics and proteomics.

 

Salient Facilities: 

  

·         Real Time PCR

·         Microarray

·         DNA Sequencers

·         Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis

·         Photo documentation

·         Bioinformatics

 

Research support: 

 

The research work is supported by grants by following funding agencies:-

 

·         Higher Education Commission (HEC)

·         Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB)


 Applied &Molecular Entomology 

 

(Group Leader)

 

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar

 

Principal Scientist

 

The foremost overall objectives of this groupare how to collect and preserve insects, how to rear numerous insects, usefulness of insects as ideal biological model systems, how molecular biology has helped to push forward the field of entomology, and integrated pest management practices in specific agroecosystems. Laboratory and field activities include sampling, surveys, specimen preparation, identification and bionomical investigations;and isolation, sequencing, identification and functional analysis of genes from insects of economic importance. Understanding the ways in which insects are involved in the problems of plant production and how insects affect to humans medically.

meaning of ladybug spirit animal

 

 

LadybeetleCoccinellaseptempunctata

LacewingChrysoperla carnea

ArmywormSpodopteralitura

Pink bollwormPectinophoragossypiella 

Cotton bollwormHelicoverpa armigera

 

The Insect Molecular Biology Lab,has progressedinDNA based identification, genetic diversity and vector-virus relationship of thrips species; development of molecular evidence of insecticides resistance in insects and expression of genes involved in metabolic resistance; expression analyses, efficacy studies and environmental risk assessment of insecticidal proteins in transgenic plants; DNA based identification of aphids species and vector-virus association of aphids borneluteovirus.In-depth scientific studies for DNA cloning, PCR, DNA sequencing, genomics and bioinformatics. The group is in processof hands-on techniques used in gene expression analysis including microarray analysis, RNAi and quantitative RT-PCR, bioinformatics, and genomics and proteomics.

 

Salient Facilities: 

  

·         Real Time PCR

·         Microarray

·         DNA Sequencers

·         Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis

·         Photo documentation

·         Bioinformatics

 

Research support: 

 

The research work is supported by grants by following funding agencies:-

 

·         Higher Education Commission (HEC)

·         Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB)


 

   
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