The Institute of Bioinformatics is an NPO engaged in research in Bioinformatics. This institute is situated in Bangalore, India and was set up in May 2002. Bangalore is a major center for research and development and is the hub of information technology in India. The Institute of Bioinformatics focused cutting-edge research on Databases, Computational Genomics, Proteomics, and Comparative Genomics. The starting goal of this Institute was to make a freely available Human Protein Reference Database using open source technologies and to experimentally verify predicted human genes using molecular biology and proteomics-based methods.
- To encourage research into the study of human and other genomes. Total sequencing of the human genome was a crucial first step towards deciphering the complex network of genes and proteins. The Institute of Bioinformatics is utilizing computational as well as experimental approaches to catalog genes as well as proteins encoded by the human genome.
- To disseminate curated knowledge about human genes and proteins freely to the global scientific community by making scientific data accessible by the world wide web and through published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
- To investigate biomarkers in multifactorial diseases like as cancers, neurological and metabolic disorders using high throughput techniques such as Next Generation Sequencing, Microarray and Mass Spectrometry.
- To educate scientists from India and abroad in utilizing the state-of-the-art tools and techniques for genomic and proteomic research. This covers inviting leading researchers from various disciplines to give lectures and to promote collaborative research.
- To set up and maintain collaborations with laboratories and Institutes in India and abroad involved in related areas of research.