The Pasteur Institute in Paris has launched a centre on “omics”—a variety of biology disciplines—to respond to the scientific and healthcare challenges of the 21st century.
The centre opened its doors on 13 September. It consists of two buildings: the Simone Veil building, home to the institute’s biomics cluster, and the Alexandre Yersin building, which houses the Centre for Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Integrative Biology.
Omics is a term covering biological disciplines related to health, such as genomics or metabolomics. According to the institute, the centre “brings together leading multidisciplinary research teams and cutting-edge technology”. Its goal is to use computational biology to tackle dominant healthcare problems.