The development and widespread use of multi-omics has made imperative the use of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics allow scientists to gain a deeper and wider understanding of biological processes by analysing big datasets that are otherwise impossible to analyse. Major research efforts in the field include DNA/RNA/protein sequencing, sequence alignment, gene finding, genome assembly, drug design, drug discovery, protein structure alignment and prediction, prediction of gene expression and protein-protein interactions, genome-wide association studies, and the modelling of evolution. Equipped with advanced computing instruments and software, CSHM scientists will provide support to the broader research community of the region.