Welcome to CBI - the Center for BioInformatics is the first bioinformatics center in China, founded in 1996. It is currently home to seven faculty and staff, one adjunct faculty, and 20 doctorate students. Located in the new Life Science Building on Peking University campus, it houses several computing labs with strong computer hardware and software facilities and a molecular biology lab. While continuing to maintain the first and largest online bioinformatics resource in China as China's official national node of EMBnet, CBI has published in the areas of gene expression regulation, genome analysis and evolution, and pathway networks. CBI is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, and Natural Science Foundation of China.