About Us

  • Who We Are

    The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) strives to generate and publish high quality biomedical research and train competent researchers. We aim to engage in many external and internal collaborations to improve the space of bioinformatics nationally and beyond.

  • The Vision

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

  • The 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.

  • The 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.

  • SANBI pilots biobank bilingual speaking books

    Over the past 14 months, the Christoffels Lab has developed a speaking book that communicates concepts related to biobanks. The book has been designed as a bi-lingual medium with an English-Xhosa, and English-Afrikaans version of the book. These books incorporate informative text, colourful illustrations and bi-lingual audio. The 16 short messages are accompanied by a recorded […]

  • TSS seq based core promoter architecture in blood feeding Tsetse fly…

    TSS seq based core promoter architecture in blood feeding Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans) vector of Trypanosomiasis Background Transcription initiation regulation is mediated by sequence-specific interactions between DNA-binding proteins (transcription factors) and cis-elements, where BRE, TATA, INR, DPE and MTE motifs constitute canonical core motifs for basal transcription initiation of genes. Accurate identification of transcription […]

  • B3Africa: Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research Across Europe and Africa

    Kicking off groundbreaking Africa-EU partnership in biomedical sciences: Foundation of a global research infrastructure for biobanking. The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa) is hosting the first meeting of the newly launched project “B3Africa – Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa” on 24-25 August 2015. The rapidly evolving African […]

Keep in Touch

  • 5th Floor, Life Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville, 7530
  • (021) 959-3645