The BioInformatics Research Centre (BIRC) is a research centre under the School of
Computer Engineering (SCE) at the Nanyang Technological University
(NTU). BIRC is the focus of the education, research and development, and
human-resource training in bioinformatics at NTU. It brings together
scientists and engineers, who are interested in bioinformatics modeling
and computation, and fosters cross-disciplinary interactions among
different schools at NTU to perform advanced research in bioinformatics.
It also makes the necessary partnerships with other research and
educational institutions, locally and abroad, to achieve its objectives.
The mission of BIRC is to provide the
interdisciplinary environment and training for students and researchers
to engage in leading and cutting edge research in bioinformatics, and
thereby become a part of the life sciences workforce in Singapore and
BIRC also facilitates the teaching and
research projects of the M.Sc.
(Bioinformatics) offered by the School of Computer Engineering and Ph.D.
(Computation and Systems Biology) offered by Singapore - MIT