The Chair was launched in 2001 to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of advanced biotechnologies. It serves as a means of facilitating collaboration between SQU researchers and teaching staff and other institutions in the Gulf region.


·         Establish integrated research programs in marine biotechnology

·         Introduce the best approaches to marine research

·         Conduct genetic studies to develop innovative methods in medical and biological sciences


·         Create collaborative opportunities for SQU researchers at the world level

·         Seek support for research projects

·         Promote cooperation with relevant local, regional and international institutions

·         Support postgraduate programs and training