The Watson-Crick Centre for Molecular Medicine at the Islamic University of Science and Technology was established in 2020. The Centre is currently housed in a newly constructed Syed Mantaqi Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology building with a well-equipped Molecular Biology Research laboratory, Cell culture, and dark rooms. The Centre has started academic programs for the training of young clinical and non-clinical scientists who are keen to pursue careers in basic and medical research. The Centre is currently offering a Ph.D. program, and in the near future, it will offer an integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. program in Molecular Medicine. One of the unique strengths of this Ph.D. program is its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach whereby biomedical sciences, molecular and biochemical aspects of biology is addressed. The first batch of Ph.D. scholars was recruited in 2021.