The Institute for Research and Development is equipped with a genetic research laboratory, which is capable of handling molecular genetic research. The laboratory was established in 2007 in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Twin Registry and King’s College London, UK. The lab was developed to support and collaborate with scientists and academics who wish to conduct their research within the country as the the Institute for Research and Development strongly oppose the export of genetic material abroad for research purposes and promotes conducting all genetic research in the locale where the genetic material was collected from. The lab is available for genetic research to all academics and personnel with keen interest in molecular genetic research.
The genetic laboratory is well equipped to perform a range of genetic and molecular biology related multidisciplinary research. We have established an unique biobank containing DNA and serum of twins and singletons. We collaborate both nationally and internationally with well-established research institutes to carry out high quality result oriented research in the country.