Background Information

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

2013

Three sub-institutes of the NIGEB, including Medical Biotechnology, Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology and Agricultural Biotechnology were established

2014

Ranking as the 3rd institute  among Iranian research institutes and universities, according to the Simago Ranking System (SIR)

2015

Ranking as the 1st Iranian institute in international cooperation according to Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT)

2017

Recognized as national focal point in scientific cooperation with South Africa

2018

Achieving first rank among research institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran (MSRT), according to the Simago Ranking System (SIR)

2019

Achieving first rank among research institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran (MSRT), according to the Simago Ranking System (SIR)

2020

Achieving the fifth rank among all the research centers in the Middle East in 2020, according to the Simago Ranking System (SIR)

2020

The Corona Virus Detection Center of the NIGEB started operating