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Institute for Genomics & Bioinformatics

The mission of the UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB) is to promote innovation at the intersection of the life and computational sciences. This interface is leading the way in revolutionizing biology, medicine and society. As part of the revolution, IGB fosters collaborative multi- and interdisciplinary research, institutes major innovative educational programs for computational biologists, and actively transfers research information and technologies through outreach efforts.

IGB investigators collaborate with scientists at UCI and other universities, as well as scientists and representatives of industry and government. Key institute activities include: the Biomedical Informatics Training (BIT) program; the leading and seeding of major inter- and intra-campus research projects; and, the development and public dissemination of extensive software, databases and servers. IGB also takes pride in its innovative approaches to furthering technology transfer from the Institute into widespread use, including the active incubation and development of commercially-relevant research and start-up ideas.