Scientific and International Relations Office

NIGEB Scientific and International Relations Office (SIRO)

The Scientific and International Relations Office of the NIGEB was established in 1998 under the supervision of the NIGEB Director General. General purpose of this office is to facilitate scientific relations between the institute and other national and international research centers and universities. To achieve this goal, we invite scientists, hold conferences and workshops, announce international opportunities and provide facilities to expand and accelerate scientific collaborations.

  • Acting as focal point and membership:
  • International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB); (www.icgeb.org)
  • Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA); (www.biofaba.org.in)
  • Center of Excellence of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS); (www.twas.org)
  • Iran-South Africa Science and Technology Cooperation Committee

  • Coordinating to attract international grants and fellowships:
  • Facilitating to absorb research grants from international organizations such as:  IFS, ICGEB, WHO, IDB, TWAS, COMSTECH, EMRO, DAAD, etc.
  • Coordinating to hold international workshops and other short-term training courses at the institute
  • Providing Iranian students with fellowships opportunities offered by international organizations

  • Expanding relations with universities and research centers abroad:
  • Evaluating scientific and technological potentials of universities and research centers abroad for possible collaborations
  • Signing international MoUs with universities and research centers
  • Inviting high-ranking foreign scientist to attend in seminars, courses and research programs
  • Reception of foreign researchers applying for short-term training courses at NIGEB
  • Coordinating to get visa for foreign students and scientists

  • Expanding relations with domestic and local universities and research centers and Signing MoUs
  • Exploring the ways for academic and research exchanges

  • Expanding relations with other local universities and research centers
  • Sign MOUs
  • Study the ways for academic and research exchanges

  • Announcement
  • Introducing international organizations and networks related to biotechnology
  • Announcement of international and national grants and awards
  • Announcement for post-graduate courses
  • Announcement of international and national workshops, conferences and seminars
  • Announcement of the opportunities offered by international organizations
  • Editing and translating scientific texts and news related to biotechnology advances and developments to be published in NIGEB’s newsletter