Biomedical Research Institute
About the BMRI
Africa endures most of the global burden of disease, with a number of major epidemics colliding across our continent. As one of the top medical and health sciences faculties in South Africa, Stellenbosch University's (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) has an enormous responsibility to lead the endeavour to ensure healthy lives and wellbeing for all.
When completed, the Faculty's new Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI) will form a fully integrated, future-focused and superbly organised research complex that matches and in several ways, exceeds the best the world has to offer.
The BMRI, which will be based at the University's Tygerberg Campus in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, will be dedicated to understanding the genetic and biomolecular basis of disease and will be decidedly African in focus. This research facility will be on par with the most advanced and sophisticated biomedical research facilities in the world. The new facility will allow for the immediate expansion of current research activities, as well as strengthen research and teaching capacity in fields such as bioinformatics, genomics, anatomy, surgery and neurology.