Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR)

Bioinformatics Institute
Type Research and post-graduate training institute
Established July 2001 (July 2001)[1]
Director Frank Eisenhaber
Location Singapore, Singapore
Campus Urban
Website bii.a-star.edu.sg

The Bioinformatics Institute (BII) is a member of the Singapore government's A*STAR (the Agency for Science, Technology and Research) and operates as a computational biology research center, postgraduate training institute, and a national resource center in bioinformatics. It was originally founded in 2001 by Dr. Gunaretnam Rajagopal (through A*STAR) as an "IT services and bioinformatics support unit," with a transition to a biological research center in 2007.[2] Aside from performing research across 20 teams[2], the BII has worked with the School of Computer Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University since 2010 to train graduates towards a a PhD in bioinformatics.[3]

Informatics programs

Bioinformatics

The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
"Students of the PhD program are expected to submit their thesis within three to four years."
Available online? No
Program URL: http://www.bii.a-star.edu.sg/010.php

Additional external links

References

  1. "About BII". Bioinformatics Institute. http://www.bii.a-star.edu.sg/aboutBII.php. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eisenhaber, F.. "Executive Director's Message". Bioinformatics Institute. http://www.bii.a-star.edu.sg/aboutBII/director_msg.php. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  3. "PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics". Bioinformatics Institute. 2015. http://www.bii.a-star.edu.sg/010.php. Retrieved 26 September 2016.