The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) at Imphal, Manipur was established, keeping in mind the requirement of a capable institution for finding scientific ways for the sustainable uses of the bioresources and its protection to stop the depletion of the rich biodiversity in the NER. Since its inception in 2001, IBSD Manipur has been working on various thrust areas in this context including the medicinal and aromatic plants, orchids and bamboo, ethnobiological studies, natural product chemistry, microbial diversity, fermented foods & gut microbiota, insect bio resources, freshwater bio resources and aquaculture.
To help in the process of development of bioeconomy of the country, work is being performed highlighting on several aspects containing different verticals for research, including Phytopharmaceutical Mission, Ethnopharmacology & Drug Development, Microbial Resources, Fermented Food and Value Addition, Plant Resources, Animal Resources, Eco-Restoration, and Bioenergy & Biofuel. In addition to it, we are using Bioinformatics in all the verticals for advanced data analytics, visualization, documentation and storage to strengthen the objectives of the Institute.
IBSD, Imphal along with its centres at Shillong, Meghalaya; Gangtok, Sikkim; and Aizawl, Mizoram; with the active participation of committed staff continues to be a
pillar of excellence and a pioneer of bio resource conservation, development and research in the North Eastern Region of India. International as well as national
collaborations in and across various laboratories from India and abroad has been made.
The Ishopanishad says environment belongs to all living beings, so it
needs protection by all, for the welfare of all. Science is a work in
information and technological advances being constantly added as the world develops. Human civilization was built on the basic understanding of identifying bio
resources and their applications for sustainable development. We at IBSD believe that in order to keep us updated and continue to contribute to the society,
integrated and synergistic research is essential. Hence, partners from all sectors and diverse stakeholders are engaged with our institute, through multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches.
We are striving to build further on the strong fundamentals and mandates of IBSD and attain greater heights of eminence through our efforts. Biodiversity is the nature’s gift for everyone. Let us preserve those gifts and promote them for the betterment of the society at large. I hope, with your whole hearted support, we will be able to take IBSD to further heights.
Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee
PhD, FWAST, FRSC, FNASc,
Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD),
A National Institute under Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Imphal-795001, Manipur, India