The Inter- University Centre for Bioscience at Kannur University has been established as a part of the mission oriented initiatives of the Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala. The most important area of expertise of the IUCB is in structural molecular biology. The IUCB with its focus on the study of secondary metabolites is designed to have divisions for Hermeneutics of Traditional Medical Texts, Plant Metabolic Engineering, Therapeutically Active Principles, Separation and Derivatization Science, Toxicology Studies, Developing New Herbal Products, Biomolecular Structure and Information Science, Instrumentation and Instrument Maintenance Division, Animal and Cell Culture Facilities, Herbal Garden and Repositories and Green House. The IUCB conducts workshops and special training sessions for the students and teachers of tertiary level institutions. It is growing into a hub of frontier level activity related to the research in Bioscience in general and structural molecular biology in particular. Now, the Centre functions as part of the University with administrative and financial autonomy. The Centre is governed by a Governing Council. The first Governing Council has been constituted by the Department of Higher Education. The above structure is expected to be capable of nurturing innovation and creativity in academics, quick decision making, accountability to stakeholders and providing an environment conducive to the development of aptitude, attitudes and skills in young scientists.