The ARC Centre in Bioinformatics
was established in 2003.
It is a multi-nodal, interdisciplinary collaborative effort that uniquely
brings together genomic and post-genomic bioinformatics, complex systems research
and high-throughput experimental phenomics.
The centre's aim is to produce a deep understanding of how information in the genome
is transformed into structure and function in the mammalian cell.
Goals include the integration of new developments in mathematics, statistics,
computing and information science, a mutual enrichment of biological and
complex systems research, the development and application of innovative
laboratory-based experimental phenomic biology, and building an integrated
data framework for hypothesis testing, validation and discovery.
The ARC Centre in Bioinformatics is committed to:
(1) research excellence providing insights into genome-phenome biology and
(2) an advanced education and training program that fosters excellence, exposes
students from diverse disciplines to new perspectives in bioinformatics, and
generates human capital,
(3) improved access to skills, tools and facilities at the interface among
genomic and post-genomic biology, molecular cell biology, mathematics,
statistics, and computing and information sciences, and
(4) critical mass and a national focus for genome-phenome bioinformatics in Australia.