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IBMBB Sri Lanka: Postgraduate Programmes and Application Details
The Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) is a postgraduate training institute affiliated with the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

IBMBB is the National Node for European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet) and is designated as a Resource Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, by the International Programme in Chemical Sciences, University of Uppsala , Sweden.

The Postgraduate Programmes Offered by the Institute

The Institute offers MSc, MPhil and PhD programmes as well as short courses in disciplines related to Molecular Life Sciences.

Short Courses in Molecular Biology

Certificate Course in Molecular Biological Techniques

Course content: the programme includes theory and practicals with hands on experience in DNA based techniques such as DNA extraction and quantification, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA probes, gel electrophoresis, restriction fragment length polymorphism and an exposure to DNA sequencing. Application of the techniques in diagnosis of pathogenic diseases, mutation detection etc will be discussed.

This course is designed for scientists, clinicians, academics, technical officers and students awaiting higher studies in biological sciences.

Course Duration: From 12th August 2013 to 16th August 2013

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Apply now! Application deadline will be 15th July 2013

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MSc Programmes

Eligibility (For all three MSc Courses): Graduates in Biological / Medical / Dental / Veterinary / Agricultural Sciences are eligible to apply.

Course Fee (For all three MSc Courses): Contact the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Institute

1. MSc in Molecular Life Sciences is a full time three semester programme in which the duration of a semester is 20 weeks. The course provides an advanced training in molecular life sciences. This also includes a research project which should be completed within one semester.

This programme will admit Commonwealth Scholars through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka from the next intake. Interested overseas applicants should make their application through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

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2. MSc in Cellular and Molecular Immunology is a full time course designed to be completed within three semesters of 20 weeks duration each. This course provides a strong foundation in molecular and cellular immunology and includes a research component which is designed to offer advanced training in research methodologies.

You can view the course contents here

3. MSc in Bioinformatics is a full time, two year programme providing advance training and a strong foundation in Bioinformatics. This programme is jointly offered by the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo and the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC).

You can view the course contents here

MPhil and PhD Programmes

The institute also offers several MPhil and PhD programmes in the areas related to molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology. Further details about these programmes could be obtained by contacting the institute on weekdays between 3.00 am to 11.00 am GMT.
Telephone : +94 11 2552528
Fax : +94-11- 2553683
E-mail :

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