Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries

Bioinformatics Laboratory (LABINFO) of the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


The Bioinformatics Laboratory (LABINFO) of the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC) is located in the city of Petrópolis (Rio de Janeiro State), Brazil. LABINFO was founded in 2000 under the auspices of the Program of Biotechnology and Genetic Resources (Programa de Biotecnologia e Recursos Genéticos) of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação - MCTI). LABINFO activities were expanded in 2008 through the establishment of the Computational Genomics Unit Darcy Fontoura de Almeida (Unidade de Genômica Computacional Darcy Fontoura de Almeida - UGCDFA), harboring a high-throughput sequencing facility. LABINFO has expertise in processing and analyzing nucleotide sequences (genomes, metagenomes, exomes and cDNA) generated from large-scale sequencing carried out in Brazil and abroad with computational programs and databases, several of which have been developed by the group. UGCDFA is a facility in the genomic sequencing field equipped with next-generation sequencing platforms open to research institutions in Brazil and abroad. To date, UGCDFA platforms have served to sequence more than 400 genomes, including human, fungal, parasite, and bacterial genomes of significance for human, animal, and plant health, as well as several metagenomes of biotechnological significance.


  • Conduct research and development in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology with an emphasis on creating and applying computational and mathematical methods and models for solving biological problems.

  • Maintain and develop the databases and tools in bioinformatics and computational biology that meet the needs of thematic networks and national and international collaboration projects, as well as staff training, and the transfer of technology and innovation.


Our vision is to become a center of excellence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, acting as a reference in research and development activities, the transfer of technology and innovation, and staff training, besides carrying the responsibility for the computational structure of the Brazilian Genome Network.

Values and Principles

These include attaining excellence and acknowledging recognition for scientific merit and values, stimulating creativity, providing technical and scientific training of staff, fostering total dedication and efficiency to all activities that involve ethics and transparency, while taking into account the public and social responsibility of an institution that is open to society.


Dr. Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
Av. Getúlio Vargas, 333 – Quitandinha – Petrópolis/RJ, 25651-075 Brazil

Tel.: +55 24 2233 6054
Fax: +55 24 2233 6230
E-mail: Send an e-mail

Top of Page