Biotechnology or medical biotechnology is one of the strategic sciences and technologies that has an effective role in the development of new sciences and applied technologies in various fields of health and treatment, especially in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and production of recombinant proteins. The field of medicine is one of the most important applications of biotechnology. These technologies are used in all fields of basic medical sciences, including the detection and identification of the molecular mechanism of diseases, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases using new methods such as gene therapy, stem cell biology, targeted molecular therapy, tissue engineering, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics.
At the national level, in recent years, great strides have been made in the field of medical biotechnology. Although efforts have been made in the Department of Medical Biotechnology, there are also strategic and operational challenges that can be addressed to further accelerate the development of medical biotechnology. In terms of the history of the group, it should be noted that in 2004, for the first time in the Faculty of Medicine, a master's degree in medical biotechnology was established and 169 students were trained so far. In 2009, the first PhD students were recruited. After transferring to the School of Advanced Medical Sciences, there are now 58 students and 20 graduates so far. There are also postdoctoral fellows and PhD graduates undergoing their sabbatical leaves from other national and foreign universities.