Molecular Biology & Genetics Laboratory

Molecular Biology & Genetics Laboratory (MBG Lab) was housed in the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL) founded in 1985 by the order of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Dubai, as a government diagnostic centre to help in the identification and control of infectious diseases.

MBG was initiated in 1997 as the Molecular Biology section, with a prime focus in providing molecular tools for diagnosis of pathogens. In the year 2003, this section merged with the genetics section (initiated in 2001) and formed Molecular Biology & Genetics (MBG) division, with more focus on genetics research and development of new molecular pathogen diagnostic tests. In November 2004, under the direction of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dr. Ali Ridha (Administrative Director of the CVRL) unveiled the plan for a new and modern facility for the MBG Lab.

The new MBG Laboratory, completed in May 2006, is designed to support an extensive and diverse range of scientific research. It includes large testing areas with state of the art equipment, appropriate safety features and office space. MBG Lab is home to a highly qualified group of scientists with expertise in various molecular biology and genetics techniques, providing a vibrant, stimulating and productive work environment.


To provide the highest quality of services in molecular diagnostic and genomic research for humans and animals, and pursue professional and technological advancement through continuous training, research and innovation.


To be a globally recognized genomic center in human healthcare and animal welfare.