National Biotechnology Development Agency


NABDA – The Agency was established under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to implement the policy that is aimed at promoting, coordinating, and setting research and development priority in biotechnology for Nigeria.

Our Three Main Focus

Research & Development

Develop viable and commercial biotechnology and technologies through strategic investments in biotechnology R & D to support innovation and economic development.


National Biotechnology Development Agency establishing and maintaining collaborations and linkages with both local and international organizations.


Organizing the state of the art training in order to boost staff productivity and enhance growth development.

Branches of Biotechnology

Biotechnology has applications in four major industrial areas, including health care (medical), crop production and agriculture, non-food (industrial) uses of crops and other products (e.g. biodegradable plastics, vegetable oil, biofuels), and environmental uses.

Medical Biotechnology

  • Use of organisms for the production of drugs or antibiotics
  • Use of stem cells for damage tissue cure or sometimes to grow entire organ by the process of regeneration. This is referred to as stem cell therapy
  • To develop new tests to diagnose, to confirm or to predict certain diseases
  • Gene therapy

White (gray) Biotechnology

  • Production of new chemicals
  • Production of plastic substitutes (biopolymers)
  • Development of new kinds of vehicle fuels
  • Fibers for clothing

Green Biotechnology

It can be referred to as Agriculture biotechnology. It is applied to agricultural processes like the production of insect, pest, and disease resistant crop varieties (transgenic crop plants), disease resistant animals.

Blue biotechnology

It includes processes in aquatic environments, like to control unwanted growth of noxious water-borne organisms, to protect aquatic members from some of the diseases by increasing their resistance to the respective disease. Application of blue biotechnology is relatively rare.


It is a fantastic union of computer and biotechnology. Bioinformatics assists in rapid organization and analysis of biological and genetic data. It is applied in various areas, like functional genomics, structural genomics, and proteomics, for various purposes like drug and molecular medicine development, gene therapy, the creation of bio-weapons, improvement in crop plants for nutritional quality, resistance to disease, pest, drought etc.


xICGEB Course ICGEB Course on ``Basic laboratory training on GMO analysis``

ICGEB Course on “Basic laboratory training on GMO analysis” 15 — 21 September, Abuja, Nigeria
Organizer: Shakirat 0. Ajenifujah-Solebo (Agricultural Biotechnology Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria)
Request for information directly to:
Deadline for the receipt of applications by local organizers: 30 May 2019 Call for applications will open on 1 March 2019.
ICGEB —NABDA training link:

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