About us


Institute for Medical Research is a leading national scientific institute in the field of biomedical sciences established in 1947 by the Serbian Academy of Science with a mission to contribute to human health trough high quality scientific research. From the small group of researches in 1947, the Institute has developed into an organization with 93 members, of which more than 80 are researchers of different backgrounds (medical doctors, biologists, pharmacists, chemists, physicists, engineers, psychologists). Such a diverse human power is well positioned to carry out both basic and applied research in several different fields of biomedicine. The core of our mission has always been implementation and dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge through scientific research, education and intensive international collaborations. Since its foundation, researches of the Institute were involved in various types and levels of teaching activities at different faculties of the University of Belgrade and other university centers in our country. From 2005 onward, Institute is a member of University of Belgrade.  Currently the Institute’s main organizational units are ten scientific research Groups and also hosts two national Centers of Excellence, Center for Food- and Vector-Borne Zoonoses and Center for Nutrition nad Metabolism.


Substantial additional expertise comes from extensive and growing national and international collaborations, The Institute’s researches actively participate in European research projects (EU Framework Programmes, COST, EUREKA, SCOPES, EFSA), as well as bilateral projects with many European countries.


Applied research is carried out in close collaboration with clinical centers and other healthcare institutions in Serbia. In addition, for the benefit of the national health-care system, the Institute exclusively performs certain highly specialized diagnostic analyses.