Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience Enabling the development of new and innovative solutions to some of Africa’s greatest health challenges
Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience Enabling the development of new and innovative solutions to some of Africa’s greatest health challenges
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Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience

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

Creating a world-class research environment

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

Mission

To conduct biomedical molecular and genomic research addressing health priorities in Africans.

Vision

To become a leader in biomedical research on the African continent, conducting world-class, innovative and relevant research, that will benefit the southern African community, and to excel as a centre for learning.

NRF Science Team Award 2022The SBIMB Senior Scientist are the recipients of the 2022 NRF Science Team Award. This video provides a synopsis of the various areas of study of genomics that contributes to the multidisciplinary knowledge generation.
Case for Genomics study in African PopulationsThe wishes to embark on an ambitious project to build up cohorts of children with related medical conditions for future research use. This video advocates for the need to study genetics of African populations.
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