Our Focus

Modern-day biology is a data-driven field, thanks largely to the advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies.

The Bioinformatics Lab at De La Salle University brings together faculty members and students interested in deploying the arsenal of computer science and computer engineering to solve problems in computational biology.

We work on algorithms and software for high-throughput sequencing data analysis, bioinformatics for diseases and epidemics, computer architecture for bioinformatics algorithms, and similar topics that bridge computer science and biology.

See some of our projects, publications, and software.

Our Collaborators

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our research, we collaborate with several research groups, including:

  • Practical Genomics Lab, Center for Natural Sciences and Environmental Research, De La Salle University (CENSER, DLSU)
  • Systems and Computational Biology Unit, CENSER, DLSU
  • Translational Medicine Unit, CENSER, DLSU
  • Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo
  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila (NIH, UP Manila)
  • Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)

Our Funders

Our present and past projects have been funded by:

  • Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD)
  • Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD)
  • East Asia Science and Innovation Area Joint Research Program (e-Asia JRP)
  • De La Salle University Research Grants and Management Office (DLSU RGMO)

Join Us

We are always looking for energetic, driven, and curious students to join us.

View our projects on GitHub


June 4, 2024

Anish, Mark, and Phoebe’s work with IRRI, RDA South Korea, and IRD France on creating a dashboard for rice post-GWAS/QTL analysis is published in GigaScience.

May 10, 2024

Franz presents his work that benchmarks protein embeddings at the 24th Philippine Computing Science Congress.

May 8, 2024

Dr. Xueyi Dong of WEHI talks about benchmarking long-read RNA-seq data analysis tools.

April 6, 2024

Mark’s team Kuuhaku wins the intercollegiate programming contest Algolympics 2024, organized by the ACM – UP Diliman Student Chapter.

April 3, 2024

Jenny has been awarded the Faculty for the Future Fellowship program by the Schlumberger Foundation.

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