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Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics
The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB) was founded in 1976 with the objectives of fulfilling basic research in cellular and molecular sciences and the enrichment of global knowledge in the subject. At first, IBB was known as the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, but later separated to three departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics as will be described below. Masters degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics were established in 1986 and 1990, respectively and PhD degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics were established in 1989 and 1996, respectively. Initially IBB was divided into two independent educational groups of Biochemistry and Biophysics in 2002. The department of Bioinformatics was established in 2005 just for training Ph.D. students.  Currently, IBB is composed of  three departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Bioinformatics with 21 full-time faculty members of which 10 members are Professors. The department also has 35 administrative staff members. IBB has 17 research laboratories, a general communal use equipments laboratory, a greenhouse, an animal house, a number of computer laboratories, a library and a restaurant. IBB is an educational and research oriented center for training postgraduate students, and research orieented for post-doctoral researchers and researchers both nationally and internationally.
National and international forum affiliated at IBB:
1. IBB is an affiliated Center of The World Academy of Science(TWAS) in Iran
2. Iranian Secretariat of  UNESCO chair on Interdisciplinary Research in Diabetes, (UCIRD) located at IBB
3. Iranian Secretariat of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) located at IBB
4. Iranian Secretariat of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB)
5.Center of Excellence in Biothermodynamics (CEBiotherm) is located at IBB
6. The Secretariat of the Iran Society of Biophysical Chemistry (ISOBC) is  located at IBB
7. The Secretariat of Iranian BioInformatics Society (IBIS)
8. IBB is affiliated with the Nanotechnology Laboratory Network