The Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (RIBB) is a leading, non-profit academic research organization that aims to deliver insight, innovation, and leadership in today’s interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment. We have assembled a world class, scientific team that harnesses perspectives, approaches and techniques from multiple scientific disciplines and therapeutic areas to generate innovative solutions to challenging scientific problems.
Founded in 2011, RIBB serves as a focal point for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering, and Biomedical Sciences as well as Natural Therapeutics Discovery from natural product sources including bacteria, plants and other terrestrial sources. As an independent research institute, RIBB has the freedom to follow the science wherever it leads. RIBB is dedicated to providing outstanding young scholars at all levels of their careers with an education that integrates academic study, meticulous research and excitement of new discoveries with research facilities, technical support and intellectual stimulation.
RIBB is registered as a non-profit making and Non-Government Organization (NGO) under Kathmandu District Administrative Office (CDO) 2011 and Social Welfare Council (SWC) 2011 in the name of "Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology".
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1.To work for the conservation and enrichment of biodiversity of Nepal for sustainable use of bio-resources.
2.To screen and propagate, within the laboratory, the plants and the microorganisms from high altitude regions of Nepal based on their medicinal, food and nutritional values.
3.To coordinate with local communities and ensure their involvement in related research activities.
4.To prepare the genomic library of some rare medicinal plants and microorganisms for genetic conservation and future use.
5.To work hand in hand with the Government of Nepal (GoN), NGOs, INGOs, donor communities and different educational institutions for the upliftment of natural product research within the country.
6.To organize seminars, workshops, symposia for disseminating knowledge about the importance of natural products.
7.To draw the attention of food industries towards using natural products as food additives.
8.To suggest the government for the development of biotech based industries within the country.
9.To work for development of strain culture center for preservation of the indigenous strains within the country.
10.To produce different communication materials related to natural products for both printing and electronic media for public awareness.