Dr Koirala Research Institute for Biotechnology and Biodiversity (DR. KRIBB) is a socially
responsible and non-profit research NGO. Dr KRIBB carries a bold vision and strong motivation
to work in the area of identification, preservation, and advancement of the biological diversity of
Dr Niranjan Koirala made it official in 2017 after returning from South Korea with his PhD in
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, after years of dreaming, interest, planning, and broad intellect. Dr
KRIBB is a prominent example for people who don’t find the possibility of opportunities for
research in Nepal.
The Founding of Dr KRIBB
We had one solid dream to work on Nepal’s biodiversity and all our focus was on what we
should do. We were stick-to-itive on our goals, which gave life to Dr KRIBB. The initial funding
was generated internally by the team, and later on, we started receiving support and funds from
partner organisations with a similar vision as ours. To date, Dr KRIBB has collaborated with
researchers from more than 20 countries for research and publications.
Our current goal is to establish DR. KRIBB into a multi-site operating foundation with more than
100 people involved in various levels of employment. DR. KRIBB will offer excellent research
opportunities for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD Scholars by research in collaboration with
leading universities in Nepal or abroad.
The urgent need for a critical mass of qualified, gifted scientists and engineers who can advance
the development of biodiversity through biotechnology is therefore addressed within the area.
Our area of focus
We say in caps lock that we focus on BIODIVERSITY. We work on various research projects
related to natural science. Through the use of modern biotechnology, we give our pivot to the
community. Besides research, our motive adds sustainability, which is the most predominant step
in today’s day.
Nepal is home to a huge number of valuable biological resources and it has the potential to make
itself economically sustainable with these resources. Analyzing this problem and with proper
planning, Dr KRIBB came up with a robust motive that our wealth is in biodiversity and we aim
at giving value to our wealth with viability.
Our Board Members and Team Members
We are all about our troupe. We believe a good team with good perception can have more impact
than an individual. Dr KRIBB believes in research combined with teamwork, leadership,
dedication, and perseverance with the motto "Rebooting Nature via Biotechnology." And it’s our
team, our ambition, our determination, and our mission that have driven Dr KRIBB on the five
successful years of his journey.
We have dedicated team members in Dr. Shishir Koirala (Vice-President), Ms. Zenisha Acharya
(Secretary), Mr. Shyam Gaire (Treasurer), and Ms Rakshya Ghimire (member). We are proud to
have internationally reputed personalities as our respected advisory board members: Prof. Dr
Sarman Singh (BSc., MBBS, MD, DHA, FAMS, FRSC, FRSTMH, FATP, FSIIP, FIMSA,
FAAVR) from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Prof. Dr Rameshwar Adhikari (MSc,
PhD) from the Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Prof. Dr Sergio
Sánchez Esquivel (MBBS, MD) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico; Dr
Sailesh Malla (MSc, PhD), a researcher at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
(NNF-CFB) at the Technical University of Denmark; and Mr. Mohan Krishna Shrestha (MA),
appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Nepal to France with concurrent
accreditation as Non-Resident Ambassador to Greece, Monaco, Portugal and Spain (June 2010 to
KRIBB believes that the research we do is ultimately focused and handed over to our society.
We have recently appointed our SAARC regional ambassador, Ms Nidhi Nileema (MSc), who is
also a double gold medalist in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India. Ms Nileema will
make sure that the research outcomes and public awareness programmes we do are disseminated
to the maximum areas of the SAARC region.
We warmly welcome all newcomers and aspirants who desire to use biotechnology to promote