About Us

  • Vision

    To become a centre of global, African and South African excellence, achieving the highest levels in biomedical research and education.

  • Mission

    SANBI aims to conduct cutting edge bioinformatics and computational biology research relevant to South African, African and global populations. The development of human resources in bioinformatics and computational biology is critically important.

  • Goals

    The generation of quality, relevant biomedical research. The training and graduating of competent researchers. Adding of value to the academic program of the University of the Western Cape. Enhancing other research fields through collaborative projects. Establishing sources of renewable funding to pursue the mission of the institute.

Recent News

Check out what we've been up to recently.

  • The Evolution And Molecular Epidemiology Of Single-Stranded DNA and RNA Viral Pathogens Of Humans Other Animals And Plants.

    My research interests primarily focuses on the evolution and molecular epidemiology of single-stranded DNA and RNA viral pathogens of humans other animals and plants. I seek to computationally determine using full genomic sequences the evolutionary underpinnings of the emergence and spread of the numerous viral diseases that seriously threaten the health and food security of […]

  • Ravnit Grewal Haematopathologist MBChB, FC Path (Haem) Mmed

    Research forms a solid academic platform in a tertiary teaching unit and an integral component of a Medical Specialist. It is with this belief that I recently joined SANBI in order to pursue my desire to develop and work with a scientific team that will focus on cutting edge health related research in keeping with […]

  • UWC Forensic DNA Lab Product Launch

    On 6 December 2018 Prof Junaid Gamieldien attended the product launch of the UniQ Typer™ Y10 Genotyping Kit Product developed by Prof Eugenia D’amato at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa in partnership with Inqaba Biotec. Gamieldien was as present as the team-lead for development of UniQTyper Reference Database (http://ystr.sanbi.ac.za/), which was co-developed […]

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