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Vision and Mission

As a Wits 21st Century Institute, the SBIMB promotes excellence in scientific research, development and expansion of capacity in molecular bioscience research, enhances collaborations and provide an enabling environment for researchers to focus on cutting-edge research on African population health.


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.


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