The Department of Biochemistry was established in 1980 in King Edward Medical College, Lahore. Professor Abdus Salam Sheikh being its founding Head. The identification of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology as the main research tool in Medicine was identified in the early 80’s. In 1990 Punjab University awarded the status to the subject to be separately examined in M.B; B.S; degree program. M.Phil. (Biochemistry) Program was introduced when King Edward Medical College was raised to the status of University in 2006. Dr. Shakil Ahmad Assistant Professor became Head of the department. He is gold medalist in M.Phil Biochemistry. The department is also honored by the services of Assistant Professor, Dr. Nakhshab Ch. who is Ph.D. holder in Biochemistry. Currently academic programs conducted by the department includes both undergraduate (MBBS, BDS, Physiotherapy & B.Sc. Allied Health Sciences) and postgraduate (M.Phil.-Biochemistry & Ph.D.).