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Ecotoxicology Research Institute

ACHIEVEMENTS

  1. Inter-lab. Calibration trials with Plant Protection Department in Denmark.
  2. CIPAC – Collaborative studies.
  3. Pesticide residues monitoring in food chain and ecosystems of Pakistan.
  4. Pesticide residues monitoring in cotton leaves, lint, seeds, in cotton growing areas of Pakistan.
  5. Pesticide residues in fruits, vegetable and water in cotton growing areas of Pakistan were monitored.
  6. Pesticide residues in exportable fruits and vegetables of Pakistan.
  7. Assessment of persistent organic pollutant and heavy metals in rice belt of Pakistan.
  8. Colonial water-birds were used as bio-indicators of pesticide pollution.
  9. Fate of pesticide residues and their impact on human health and livestock in cotton growing areas of Pakistan.
  10. Impact of pesticides on female cotton pickers was studied by determining the acetylcholine esterase level.
  11. The effect of pesticides residues on the health of tobacco farm workers was evaluated.
  12. Collaboration with Lab of Microbiology, WUR, QAU, ARID, AMC, FJWU
  13. Established water quality laboratory.

Projects submitted/won/completed

1.      A project on “Fate of Pesticide Residue in Cotton Agro Ecosystem and their Impact on Wild Life and Human Health” (RADP Project Completed).

2.      FAO – Pesticide Residues in fruits, vegetable and water in Multan Division and impact of pesticide exposure on female cotton pickers.

3.      FAO – Pesticide Residues in Cotton Leaves, Lint, Seeds in Khairpur.

4.      WWF-Pakistan: Pesticide Residues in Cotton Leaves, Water & Soil in Vehari, Multan & Bahawalpur.

5.      Pak-Italian Cultural Exchange Project - Assessment of persistent organic pollutant and heavy metals in rice belt of Pakistan.

6.      EU – Colonial Water-birds as Bio-indicator of Contamination.

7.      Pak-EPA – POPs Enabling Activities.

8.      HEC/AMC - The Effect of Pesticides Residues on the Health of Tobacco Farm Workers.

9.      RADP – Fate of Pesticide Residues and their Impact on Human Health and Livestock in Cotton Growing Areas of Pakistan.

10.  FAO – Pesticide Residues in Exportable Horticulture of Pakistan (Completed)

Courses Offered PARC Institute of Agricultural Sciences

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioremediation

Students Thesis/Internships

  • B.Sc 20
  • M.Sc 08
  • M.Phil 10
  • Ph.D 03

 

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