Named after Nobel Laureate and Wits University graduate, Sydney Brenner, the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB, the Institute) is a burgeoning multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to investigating the molecular and genomic aetiology of diseases among African populations.

Its research themes combine two of Wits University’s recognised research thrusts, Molecular biosciences: health for Africa, and Diseases of lifestyle: an emerging African problem.

By creating a world-class research environment, where top scientific and clinical researchers can tackle the big scientific questions in these areas, the SBIMB aims to enable the development of new and innovative solutions to some of Africa’s greatest health challenges.

The Institute is located in Parktown, Johannesburg.