HUGO Prize for SANBI Director

Professor Alan Christoffels was awarded the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO)-Africa prize on 17th March 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the International Human Genome Meeting. An international committee unanimously decided that Alan was to receive this prize in recognition for the scientific leadership and vision he has provided on the African continent. His research projects […]

SANBI kicks off Bika Biobank customisations

The South African National Bioinformatics Institute is partnering Bika Lab Systems in customising an Open Source Bika LIMS branch for genomic lab disciplines and biobanking, including the management of sample and data distribution. The current Bika branch for health care laboratories, Bika Health 3.1, which already fulfills clinical subject requirements, is the starting point for […]

RAMICS: fast high-throughput sequence alignment

RAMICS is a method developed at SANBI that undertakes fast and highly accurate mapping/alignment of coding sequence reads in a biologically relevant manner.  It identifies, and accounts for, PCR and sequencing induced errors resulting in an alignment that maintains the correct reading frame thereby enabling SNPs to be distinguished from noise. The challenge presented by […]