The Multidisciplinary Insitute of Cell Biology, IMBICE, is a scientific research institution which addresses issues of regional and national importance in the areas of medicine, human and animal genetics, physiology, structural biology, and biotechnology.
It was founded in 1974 with the joint contribution of the Research Commission of the province of Buenos Aires (CIC) and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Since 2011, IMBICE has expanded its lines of work to the area of biotechnology through the association, as a linked group, with the Structural Biology and Biotechnology group of the National University of Quilmes (UNQ, CONICET GV Code 24104). Since 2015, the IMBICE also became part of the National University of La Plata (UNLP) through a tripartite agreement between CONICET, CIC and UNLP.
Since its inception, the research groups at IMBICE have studied different areas of genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, mutagenesis and biotechnology, among others, with close ties to various international groups.
Each area also carries out an important role in training human resources through various stages of theoretical and practical education for future scientists from national and international entities.
In the IMBICE also provides services to meet the needs of the community in general, both in its scientific and social, civil and judicial branches.