To conduct on a high scientific level fundamental and applied studies in the area of molecular biology and related disciplines as structural and cell biology, molecular genetics and bioorganic chemistry and their application in medicine and pharmacy.
To carry out training and education in molecular biology and its related disciplines, as: a) deepens its collaboration with leading universities; b) strengthens and develops Ph.D. programs to offer attractive conditions for increasing the qualifications of specialists of national and foreign universities, and research centers.
To develop complex projects with national and international scientific organizations and companies, becoming a national and regional center for coordination of fundamental and applied research in genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, bionanotechnology, etc.
IMB produces 40-50 high quality scientific papers per year published in peer reviewed journals in the fields of molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry.
IMB collaborates and runs joint research project with many universities and research institutes in Europe, Canada and the USA.
Besides research, IMB is licensed to carry out education of Ph.D. students in three disciplines: Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Bioorganic Chemistry. Under the PhD program of IMB about 10 students are educated annually. The Institute has traditional bilateral co-operation with several Bulgarian universities for training undergraduate and graduate (MS) students in molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry.