BRIEF ON THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Biological Sciences was established in 1981 as one of the pioneer Departments in the University. It had undergone very rapid development since it was established. Today, the Department has over 40 full-time and well-trained academic staff with expertise in various fields of biological sciences. The academic staff members are well supported by technical staff either for teaching or research. As such, the Department is able to offer courses of high academic quality in Biological Sciences. In order to support its research, teaching and development activities, the Department has well-equipped laboratories which are used to give basic and advanced training in the various biological techniques. Apart from these laboratories, the Department is supported by other facilities such as Animal House, Screen House, Herbarium, and a large Botanical garden.
Research and training
The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary approach in research tapping the potentials of different areas biological sciences like microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, biochemical engineering and chemistry. It brings together researchers with different skills and interests in the quest for knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences, resulting in the widening of the applications and implications of findings in related areas.