Welcome to the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE)

The IBGE was established on April 15, 2019, by upgrading the Department of Biotechnology.

Mission of the IBGE

To promote specialized professional education, research and outreach programs of multidisciplinary areas of biotechnology and genetic engineering to increase productivity in the agricultural and industrial sector in Bangladesh.

Objectives of the IBGE

  • Establishing the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE) at BSMRAU  as a “Center of Excellence” for higher education and research.
  • Develop appropriate biotechnologies such as Biofertilizer, and Biopesticide through commercialization of new knowledge in collaboration with industrial partner.
  • Develop blast resistant wheat through CRISPR/Cas9 technique

Currently, the IBGE offers one core course, BTL 410 Introductory Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in summer term for the BS in Agriculture students. The highly demanding graduate programs, MS in Biotechnology and Ph D in Biotechnology have  been offered as the prime academic programs from this institute.

The IBGE has some state-of-the-art research facilities and strong international collaboration to conduct globally competitive research by the faculties and the students. We welcome any proposal for collaboration from National and International researchers on any of the following topics of our interests:

  • Signal transduction pathways of motility, chemotaxis and differentiation of Oomycete zoospores
  • Plant probiotics and their uses in agriculture
  • Genome sequencing of Biofunctional bacteria
  • Microbial biopesticides and biofertilizers
  • Traditional herbal medicines and their uses in agriculture
  • Adaptation to climate change and food security
  • The technology of Strawberry Cultivation in Bangladesh
  • Genetic diversity study of economically important field crops
  • Molecular identification of fish and shrimp pathogens and their biocontrol measures
  • Virulence mechanisms of fish and shrimp pathogens
  • Probiotics and their uses in fish and shrimp
  • Genetic diversity study of freshwater and marine flora and fauna
  • Bioprospecting marine organisms