The Molecular Biodiversity LABoratory Initiative
Biodiversity from genomes to species and ecosystems
Biodiversity indicates the variety of the living forms existing on Earth and the natural networks they build among them. The biodiversity we observe today is the result of millions of years of evolution caused by natural factors and, recently, by the influence of human intervention.
MBLAB research activities explore Molecular Biodiversity in order to build innovative industrial bioinformatic platforms applied to human health as well as to agroindustrial domains.
MBLAB is involved in a 36-month learning project where specialized teachers are contributing to strengthen the bioinformatic background of 20 young researchers.
The Laboratory is leaded by IBM, is located in Bari and has facilities and co-working labs in Southern Italy.
The Molecular Biodiversity Laboratory is a private-public initiative started at the end of 2007 and partially funded by MUR (Ministry of University and Research).
It is a multidiscliplinary laboratory that aggregates more than 50 scientific and technical experts from several research areas such as biology, computing science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering and agronomy.