Department of Biotechnology currently houses 4 main laboratories, including Laboratory of Protein Chemistry & Functional Genomics, Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology, Laboratory of Genetic Engineering & Transformation and Laboratory of Plant Tissue Culture.
Most of the research in the department is focused on plants that may be grown in the field, glass house or growth chambers. Plants may be also grown under tissue culture conditions.
Gene transformation besides protein expression and analysis are other focal points of the department. Researchers and students work on various genes and proteins to improve plant performance in a range of conditions (e.g. under osmotic stress or against pathogens) or produce and study an array of interesting proteins.
Department is equipped with various gel electrophoresis equipment to resolve DNA fragments or proteins in biological samples.