Institute of Bioinformatics (IBI), Zhejiang University

Director: Jun Zhu

Associate director: Professor Longjiang Fan and Professor Ming Chen

Institute of Bioinformatics (IBI), Zhejiang University, was founded in 2001 and is one of bioinformatic institutions first established in Chinese universities. In the early days, IBI did a lot of pioneering works on genomics, which significantly improved the teaching and researching of bioinformatics in Zhejiang University. In recent years, professors of bioinformatics from College of Agriculture and Biotechnology and College of Life Sciences, have built up numerous bonds of cooperation with researchers from institutes of mathematics, computer science and technology, medicine and animal science in Zhejiang University, and carried out many extensive and frontier researches, which acquire remarkable achievements and further improve bioinformatics studies and principle construction.

Till now, IBI has been rewarded many grants, including two national projects ("973"), one key project of National Natural Science Foundation of China. IBI has a good research team which are consisted of two professors of 1000 Talents Program of China, one outstanding teacher and five researchers of New Century Excellent Researcher Program of Ministry of Education. At least ten high profile papers were published each year. Meanwhile, IBI provides courses of "Bioinformatics", "Genomic Data Analysis" etc. for undergraduates and graduates in Zhejiang University.