The Laboratory of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (LBB) was established at 2006. The LBB was founded by Dr. Ali Masoudi-Nejad. Dr. Masoudi-Nejad received his Ph.D. in genomics with Prof. Takashi Endo from Kyoto University, Japan. He then did his first Post-Doc with Prof. Robbie Waugh at James Hutton Institute in Scotland and Prof. Paul H. Dear from MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK. He returned to the Kyoto University and did two consecutive Post-Docs with Prof. Minoru Kanehisa, co-founder of The GenBank and founder of the KEGG and Prof. Susumu Goto in bioinformatics and systems biology, respectively. He then returned to Iran in 2006 and founded the Laboratory of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, LBB (http://LBB.ut.ac.ir) at University of Tehran.