Bioinformatics Institute (A*STAR)

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Bioinformatics Institute
Type Research and post-graduate training institute
Established July 2001 (July 2001)[1]
Director Frank Eisenhaber
Location Singapore, Singapore
Campus Urban

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


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Fellowship in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
"This scholarship fully funds your post-doctoral training at leading overseas laboratories. With this international exposure, you can connect with the global research community and build international networks. Upon completion your post-doctorate training, you will be embarking on an exciting career at an A*STAR research institute."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "About BII". Bioinformatics Institute. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eisenhaber, F.. "Executive Director's Message". Bioinformatics Institute. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  3. "PhD program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics". Bioinformatics Institute. 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2016.