The South African National Bioinformatics Institute delivers biomedical discovery appropriate to both international and African context. Researchers at SANBI perform the highest level of research and provide excellence in education.


The institute is headed by the director who reports through the faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of the Western Cape, and provides overall leadership to the organization. The faculty members report to the director and are tasked primarily with provision of research, education and capacity building. Currently there are two professors and an...



Research Institute at the University of the Western Cape since 1997 National Research Foundation funding since 1998 South African Medical Research Council Bioinformatics Unit since 2002 Department of Science ad Technology National Research Foundation Research Chair in Bioinformatics and Public Health Genomics since 2007 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding since 2014 B3 Africa Funding...



SANBI was founded in 1996 by Winston Hide, a South African computational biologist who returned from the USA. The Institute has been developed within the University of the Western Cape faculty of Natural Sciences. It is legally part of the UWC. It has a constitution that has been ratified by the Senate of the University....