The Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology (LBNB) of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) was founded in 1993 (and updated in 2002) with the aim to carry out research in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, nutrition and associated technologies, and to collaborate with lectures in the different faculties of the UIB. Since 2006, it is part of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red-Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn). Thanks to the activity of the LBNB, the UIB is included in the list of proficient organisations that can assist the European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) in its mission.