The building is located in the main campus of the University of Colombo.The IBMBB was established by a soft loan provided by the Swedish Development Agency(SIDA) as an expansion activity of capacity building in Biotechnology supported by SAREC.
EMBnet is a science-based group of collaborating nodes throughout Europe and a number of nodes outside Europe. It is the only organization world-wide bringing bioinformatics professionals to work together to serve the expanding fields of genetics and molecular biology. The combined expertise of the EMBNet nodes and the continuing support given to us by the International Programme in Chemical Sciences allows IBMBB to provide services to the Sri Lankan molecular biology community which encompasses more than that can be provided by a single Institution.
From 2015 – Prof. Shiroma M Handunnetti, Professor in Immunology
Former Directors :
2004 – 2007 : Professor Eric H Karunanayake, Founder Director & Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry
2008 – 2012 : Prof Kamani Tennekoon, Senior Professor of Molecular Life Sciences
2013 – 2014 : Prof Rezvi Sheriff (Acting Director), Professor of Medicine