The IMMB aims to spearhead the College's research and teaching activities at the interface between biology, medicine, mathematics and computation. It aims to be a leading international research centre devoted to the development of quantitative tools for biomedical problems, and an efficient source of mathematical and computational expertise for biomedical researchers.
The Institute is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Natural & Mathematical Sciences (NMS) and Life Sciences & Medicine (LSM), and has close links with the Department of Mathematics (in NMS) and the Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics (in LSM). The IMMB seeks to contribute to training a new generation of biomedical researchers with a strong theoretical background, and to organise workshops, conferences, and short courses, as well as run the Systems Biomedicine Graduate Programme . It also makes documented software implementations of its research deliverables available to the wider academic community.