Prof. D. Sundar

Prof. D. Sundar

Director IBAB and Biocon Chair

The institute has achieved several milestones since its inception. Some of its accomplishments include the implementation of well-recognized and novel postgraduate and doctoral research programmes. IBAB’s activities are driven by highly motivated faculty with excellent academic backgrounds, pursuing high quality research leading to publications in reputed international journals.

” IBAB was established following a recommendation by the Vision Group on Biotechnology, an advisory body to the Chief Minister headed by Ms. Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw. It is a unique initiative to support the biotech ecosystem in Karnataka and India and has been a tremendous success. Other states are now trying to emulate IBAB’s successful model.”

In a first for biological institutions in India, IBAB initiated the incubation of start-ups as early as 2002, and has supported 25 entrepreneurs to date. The institute was recognized as a Centre of Excellence for Research and Training in Bioinformatics in 2008 by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY). Subsequently, a Bio-IT centre was set up at IBAB in 2010 in partnership with the Government of Karnataka (GoK) and MeitY. More recently, IBAB has launched a synthetic biology programme with support from GoK. The institute has also initiated prestigious collaborative programmes such as B-Life and B-4 to promote education and research. The institute has a long term Vision and Mission to guide its activities. Its Governing Body and Scientific Advisory Board play a crucial role in enabling the institute to achieve its goals.

Prof. D. Sundar, FNASc
Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology


Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
Biotech Park, Electronic City Phase I,
Bengaluru 560100,