Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Pakistan


The Centre was established in 1966 as Post-graduate Institute of Chemistry (PGIC) and was gradually upgraded to become ICCBS (2004). It is a designated Centre of Excellence of OIC, TWAS, UNCSTD, WAITRO, and COMSATS.

Focus Areas:

The center’s focus areas are: organic chemistry, molecular medicine, herbal medicines, plant biotechnology, pharmacology, computational medicinal chemistry, bio-organic synthesis and natural product chemistry, electrochemical studies, petroleum and polymers, clinical biochemistry, neuropharmacology, and analytical chemistry.


A number of institutions and laboratories are working under the umbrella of ICCBS, which include HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry (HEJRIC); Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD); Professor Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Laboratories (Formerly called Third World Center); Latif Ebrahim Jamal (LEJ) National Science Information Center; Biotechnology Wing; LEJ Nanotechnology Center; Industrial Analytical Center (IAC); Center for Bioequivalence Studies and Clinical Research; the Diagnostic Laboratory; the Biotechnology Laboratory; the Animal Houses Facility; and Jamil-ur-Rahman Center for Genome Research.


ICCBS has expertise in following fields: Technology Transfer; Medical Sciences; Diagnostic, Analytical and Clinical Testing; Proficiency Testing, Instrumental Calibration; and Chemical and Microbiological Analysis. The Centre has filed over 200 national and international patents. ICCBS has offered 10 post-doctoral fellowships for COMSATS Member States.

Looking for:

ICCBS is looking for collaborations in the fields of natural products, spectroscopy, nanotechnology, stem cell research, biomarkers identification, animal house management, genomics, climate and health, structural biology, virology, etc.


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