The Group was established at the University of Dundee with the appointment in March 2001 of Geoff Barton to the first Chair of Bioinformatics in Scotland. The School of Life Sciences Research is a world renowned centre of excellence in life sciences research and received highest (5*) rating in both of
the UK Research Assessment Exercises. Funding to establish computational research came initially from two sources, a Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF) Post Genomics and Molecular Interactions Centre initiative, and a Research Development Grant (RDG) to create the Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics (SIMBIOS) Centre, a joint venture with the University of Abertay Dundee.
The group is now established with significant research funding from the BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council (MRC) European Commision and Scottish Funding Council and enjoys excellent computing facilities for bioinformatics research.
Please see the links to the left for details about present and past members of the group, the photo gallery and other information.