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Welcome to The South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI)

Welcome to the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI)

Bioinformatics is a specialist discipline straddling the fields of biology, mathematics and computer sciences and it is integral to modern biological research.

Our primary focus is the development and implementation of computational methodologies which allow biomedical researchers to accelerate their genomics data analyses. SANBI aims to heighten awareness of bioinformatics in South Africa and to assist the country in making optimal use of this technology. As the leading bioinformatics entity in Africa, we continue to foster local and regional collaborations on health-related topics that cover both communicable and noncommunicable diseases.


SANBI provides a focus for biological research located in Africa and as such, is dedicated to:

• the development of online specialised resources for genomics and genome informatics;

• capacity development in genomics and bioinformatics in South Africa; and

• the development and implementation of genome annotation methods.

For the latest news and developments visit the SANBI website (​

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