From the Director’s Desk
Director (Additional Charge),
CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
4, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032
Ph. : Off.: +91-33-2473-5368, +91-33-2413-1157 (O)
"Institutions, like organisms, must evolve and adapt. Continuous adaptation is essential for every successful institution. Nowhere, is it truer than in science, where theories undergo tectonic shifts every few years and new missions are defined. Our journey began in 1935 as Indian Institute of Medical Research in a small house in central Calcutta. The vision of the founder, Dr J.C. Ray, was to solve the pressing health problems of our country. He realized that the health problems of a country can be properly addressed only through a deep understanding of biology. In those days, much of biology and medicine was shrouded in mystery. Ensuing revolution in molecular biology however, changed all that and unveiled action of biological molecules that give rise to the wonder, we call life. Progress in molecular biology over the last several; decades has now ushered in the era of chemical and physical biology, where we may dream of understanding life in terms of chemical physical principles. Thus, goals have to be redefined and new trails have to be blazed.
In an extra-ordinary foresight, the institute was named as Indian Institute of Chemical Biology some 25 years ago, when the term was neither fashionable nor well known. In the dawn of the new century, which may be the century of biology, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology is poised to make an impact in understanding the chemistry of life, finally removing the veil of mystery around the life. The spin-offs are bound to have a major impact on the health scenario of the nation. This new website is a reflection of our new mission in the new century."
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