HISTORY

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) was established in the year 2004. The Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine (CRiMM)was added to it as its postgraduate and faculty research arm in 2009. IMBB offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs mainly in the subjects of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Microbiology  and Biotechnology. The curricula for the degree program are designed to prepare manpower needed ultimately  for the social and economic development of the country.

The Institute employs highly qualified and dedicated faculty The semiotic method is combined with interactive teaching to enhance the learning process.

The laboratory facilities at IMBB-CRiMM have constantly bee updated during the last years and now boast of one of the best teaching and research laboratories in private sector universities in the contry. research programs of the department are based on recent developments at the frontiers of knowledge in life sciences. Some of the areas of research include: cell signaling in normal and in diseased cells;  recombinant DNA technologies, metabolic disorders, genetics and physiology of common disease such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease; disease biomarkers, genetic disorders, agri-technology, stress induced metabolic disease, purification of proteins of economic importance and other  problems related to  molecular endocrinology and clinical biochemistry.

Specialised MPhil programs in the subject of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology especially designed for medical graduates are offered by the Institute. These programs are conducted by senior PhD faculty of the Institute.. The Institute with its Centre for Research in Molecular are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to undertake advanced research in these fields.

 

HoD Message

In this period of intense scientific activity it has become mandatory that Institutions of Higher Education establish centers for delivery of curricula and for undertaking advanced research. The University of Lahore taking cognizance of this imperative has set up facilities for teaching and research under the umbrella of Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.