Upcoming Event

A Symposium: Modelling from Structures to Systems

With Keynote Speakers: Peer Bork and Janet Thornton

07 Apr 2016, 09:45 - 18:30
G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Open to all - Registration in advance

Please see event webpage for further information and registration

The Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (CISBIO) was launched in June 2011 as a result of the merger of the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology at Imperial College (CISBIC) and the Centre for Bioinformatics (CfB).

CISBIO brings together scientists from a wide range of different fields to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to understanding biological problems.  A key component of the interdisciplinary strategy is a repeated cycle of experimentation and modelling. The Centre provides core facilities to enhance this interdisciplinary approach including housing the Bioinformatics Support Service.

CISBIO operates on a hub and spoke model with its hub on the 3rd Floor of the Wolfson Buliding, Department of Life Sciences, South Kensington Campus.

CISBIO is part of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (IoSSB) which acts as the overarching strategic body for all Systems and Synthetic Biology activities at Imperial College.



Our mission is to:

  • promote research and training in systems biology and bioinformatics across the College
  • study the function of biological systems by understanding the integration of their component parts
  • demonstrate that the interdisciplinary cycle of experiment and modelling delivers major biological and biomedical  insights;develop and sustain a core of multidisciplinary expertise and facilities which can champion systems biology and bioinformatics
  • develop external links with industry and academic institutions both nationally and internationally
Bioinformatics suppport

Bioinformatics Support Service

A key component of CISBIO is the Bioinformatics Support Service (BSS), which has a team able to provide assistance and bespoke programming across a wide range of topics including:

  • sequence analysis
  • the processing and analysis of genomic, transciptomic, metabolomic, proteomic, bio-image and glycomic data
  • development of resources for data integration
  • the construction of clinical databases

In addition the BSS maintains a dedicated bioinformatics compute infrastructure and a wide range of cerntrally-installed bioinformatics software.


Postgraduate Opportunities



  • Please contact the individual CISBIO members for details of PhD opportunities with CISBIO