An Immunology Research Center is to be created on the basis of the Immunology Institute of the Academy of Sciences.
The Immunology Institute will be converted into the Scientific Immunology Center under the Ministry of Health. This was made possible by the Decree of the Interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, signed on September 30.
The purpose of such transformation is to enhance the immunology-related research, strengthen the interconnection of research and educational process, engaging of teachers, research staff and students into fundamental and applied research in the field of immunology.
Among the tasks of the center is the study of immunological and genetic basis of the human body, the evolvement of immunodeficiency and immune related diseases. The center is also to develop new areas in pharmacology, create efficient local pharmtechnologies and medicines, their introduction into the health care system.
Former employees of the Immunology Institute may be hired by the center after passing qualification examination.
Institute of Immunology began operation in Tashkent in 1985 as a branch of the Institute of Immunology of the Health Ministry of USSR. In 1994, the Immunology Institute by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan has been recognized as an independent entity.