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. SANBI was founded with funding from the National Research Foundation as a result of the vision of the head of the FRD, Dr. Khotso Mokhele… Read More »



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


  • To conduct cutting edge bioinformatics and computational biology research relevant to South African, African and global populations.
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