• 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.
  • To develop human resources in bioinformatics and computational biology by educating and mentoring scientists.
  • To increase awareness of and access to bioinformatics and computational biology resources.


  • To generate and publish high quality, relevant biomedical research.
  • To train and graduate competent and productive researchers.
  • To add value to the academic program of the University of the Western Cape.
  • To enhance other research fields through collaborative projects.
  • To establish sources of renewable funding to pursue the mission of the institute.