The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is a life sciences research institution with scientific programmes focused to study the body’s defense system to provide solutions for disease treatments. The goal of the institute has been to develop a multidisciplinary culture of research creating an appropriate environment for exciting scientific discovery where excellence is driven by pooling intellectual resources from all over the world. The thrust areas of research at the institute under immunology and related disciplines are clustered in four main themes, namely, infection and immunity, molecular design, gene regulation and reproduction & development. A number of granted international and national patents are owned by NII. The institute has state-of-the-art teaching and training facilities in advanced biological sciences. NII has an impressive record of publications in basic sciences which are disseminated through regular scientific journals and seminars and symposia to the community at large.