Envisioned by the state and the university as an economic engine of growth in the 21st century, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute was founded in 2000 to become a premier institute for internationally competitive research, education, and outreach. Bioinformatics Facility Phase I, completed in 2003, and Bioinformatics Facility Phase 2, completed in 2004, house most of the operations. The institute changed its name to the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech in December 2015 to reflect the evolution of its research, which spans in scope from molecules to policy.
The building houses the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, a research institute dedicated to the study of massively interacting systems to answer pressing challenges to human health, habitat, and well-being using an information biology approach. State-of-the-art bioinformatics, computational, and laboratory facilities enable the institute to generate, interpret, and apply vast amounts of data from basic research to some of today’s key challenges in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural sciences.
Map Grid: J-9
Building Number: 119/120
Originally Built: 2003-2004