During the last three decades, the discipline of molecular and cellular biology has expanded phenomenally in scope and in depth. New knowledge in the field, mainly acquired through a multidisciplinary approach and experimental research, has made it possible not only to unravel living processes in health and disease from molecular to organismal level but also to introduce novel and more effective therapeutic and diagnostic tools in medical practice.
In line with the policy of the University of Lahore to develop high-quality expertise and manpower in emerging areas of biomedical sciences, the IMBB incorporates and developed a Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine that was initiated in April 2009. The Centre represents a major investment and a bold initiative by the University in the field of life sciences and human health. A covered area of approximately 9,000 sq feet was allocated to the Centre at the University’s new campus adjacent to the University College of Medicine, to develop purpose-built teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities. The Centre draws resources from other academic units of the University as well, such as the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Pharmacy, the University College of Medicine, and the Department of Information Technology.
The Centre also has close collaboration in relevant areas with other reputable institutions within and outside the country. The Centre aims at conducting high-quality research and postgraduate training in biomedical sciences with strong relevance to current issues of human health in the local and regional context. The Centre has a strong integrative and multidisciplinary approach to carry out basic and clinically oriented research and postgraduate training on specific problems ranging from molecular to epidemiological levels. To accomplish these goals the CRiMM strives to bring together young scientists and physicians under a common roof to interact and resolve problems related to health and disease with a holistic approach.