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


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 programme of UWC.

To enhance other research fields through collaborative projects.

To establish sources of renewable funding to pursue the mission of the institute​


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