GNOBB was born as a web-based organization in 2004 in order to provide a forum for networking of Biotechnologists with origins from Bangladesh. The idea was initiated by Dr. Abidur Rahman and retired Professor of Botany, Dr. Ahmad Shamsul Islam. The website was then launched and coordinated ever since by the latter with oversight from Dr. Abid and rest of the Founder members.
The objective of the organization has been to provide information on the scientific activities of Scientists from all over the world, but who are deeply rooted to Bangladesh. The interactive platform allowed member scientists to upload their latest achievements and publications directly on the website.