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Background Information

In terms of practical researches in various areas of biotechnology, this institute is outstanding in Islamic world and in the region. It is of the highest validity in national and international level in terms of production of technical knowledge; patenting local and international innovation; providing services based on biotechnology new methods.

Chronology

1989

NIGEB administrative bureau established

1992

Medical research laboratory activated

1998

Plant biotechnology & industrial biotechnology departments established; accepting graduate students

1999

Animal biotechnology department established

2000

PhD program in cellular and molecular biology (in collaboration with Razi University)

2001

PhD program in molecular Genetics (in collaboration with Tarbiat Modares University)

2002

Pilot plant launched

2003

Publishing Iranian Journal of Biotechnology

2004

Upgraded from center to institute and started activities in main campus

2005

Acceptance of independent PhD students

2006

Biotechnology incubator launched

2008

Inauguration of phases B and C of the main building

2008

Deputy of technology established

2010

Inauguration of audio-visual conference hall

2010

Inauguration of training center for biotechnology

2011

Inauguration of national research center of transgenic mouse