Institute of Animal Biochemistry and Genetics SAS is located in the village of Ivanka pri Dunaji on the outskirts of the capital city of Bratislava. The Institute was established in 1990 by separation from the Institute of Animal Physiology SAS, Košice, that existed in Ivanka pri Dunaji since 1969. At the time of establishment the Institute existed as a joint workplace of three organizations (Institute of Animal Physiology, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Hygiene and Veterinary Science). During the first years of independent existence, number of organizational reconstruction and significant staff reduction occurred.