Welcome to the Institute for Biomedical Informatics

The Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) translates data to knowledge to improve human health and effectively use the latest technology and tools for the advancement of biological sciences.  The IBI promotes translational team science and engages the entire campus to develop and grow informatics and data science training progams, share research and data infrasturcture, and enable technology innovation.

The Institute is a multidisciplinary center for informatics research.  The progressively routine acquisition of multiple types of data in healthcare (e.g., computational genomics, proteomics, neuroscience and imaging. drug discovery, and complex health modeling) has created numerous opportunities as well as challenges in the interpretation and analysis of data.  The emerging academic discipline of data science, covering the entire lifecycle of data collection, data curation, data annotation, data provenance, data integration, data exploration, data sharing, meaningful use, and bioinformatics analytics, has the potential to broadly enable not only healthcare but also traditional disciplines in engineering, computational, and mathematical sciences.


Lab meeting of Dr. Zhang's staff and student group.Lab meeting of Dr. Zhang's staff and student group.