Centers and Cores

Institute for Biomedical Informatics

IBI Mission

The IBI facilitates transdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, staff, and students with expertise in biology, medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, computer and information science, and the management and social sciences. Through its programs and services, IBI:

  • Develops innovative computational methods for artificial intelligence, data integration, data mining, machine learning, and natural language processing.
  • Facilitates the retrieval and integration of clinical, basic science, population, and health outcomes data to generate new ideas and accelerate discovery.
  • Serves as a nexus for education, training, and outreach in biomedical informatics for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Builds and supports cutting edge computational infrastructure to enable education, research, and clinical translation.
  • Advances Penn Medicine as a learning health system.


IBI Vision

We envision a Penn ecosystem that fully captures the power of data, information, and knowledge to drive discoveries and improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations as part of the Penn Medicine learning health system.

Coming Up

2024 Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series

IBI would like to sincerely thank Robert Faryabi and Nancy Zhang for their efforts in leading the Penn Bioinformatics Forum for the past 3 years. We appreciate their extended contribution in transitioning to the Penn Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series as IBI transitioned to the leadership of Dr. Marylyn Ritchie in 2021. The series has been outstanding, and we greatly appreciate all of Robert and Nancy’s efforts.

We are pleased to announce our faculty who will be taking the lead for this academic years’ Penn Biomedical Data Science Seminar Series: Christos Davatzikos, Danielle Lee Mowery & Anurag Verma!

seminar series leaders

Symposium Snaps 2023

Human Genomic Diversity and Medicine symposium 2023