Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics Research Centre Biomedical engineering, medical imaging and virtual surgery are having an enormous impact on health care and surgical training. Almost all aspects of medicine are being enhanced by interactive computer-based technologies. Biomedical engineers are increasingly being involved with the development of novel, reliable, non-invasive technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases. For examples, medical electronic devices and biosensors improve home/mobile healthcare; microarray technologies offer immense potential for studying the whole cellular transactions; imaging tools enhance diagnosis; robotic devices facilitate surgery and rehabilitation; visualization and virtual reality provide excellent means for surgery training and planning. The Biomedicine research teams in the Faculty of Engineering have acquired more than HK$35 million form Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Innovation and Technology Fund in related research areas. Highly functional prototypes including virtual bronchoscopy, virtual acupuncture, virtual arthroscopy, as well as a web-based scoliosis clinical multimedia database have been developed in clinical use at Prince of Wales Hospital. There is also a very strong and productive collaboration among the engineering and medicine faculties at CUHK in the area of biomedical engineering and computer assisted medicine. One of the significant projects is the Chinese Visible Human Project, in which several ultra-high resolution digital human datasets were collected within the last two years. The team succeeded in handling massive image processing, 3D reconstruction as well as developed the world fastest photo-realistic volume visualization tools to support stereoscopic rendering of these gigantic digital human datasets. The Biomedical Informatics Lab (BIL) is a research centre under the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). BIL focuses on the education, research ,development, and human-resource training in bioinformatics at NTU. It brings together scientists and engineers, who are interested in bioinformatics modelling and computation, and fosters cross-disciplinary interactions among different schools at NTU to perform advanced research in bioinformatics. It also makes the necessary partnerships with other research and educational institutions, locally and abroad, to achieve its objectives. The mission of BIL is to provide the interdisciplinary environment and training for students and researchers to engage in leading and cutting edge research in bioinformatics, and thereby become a part of the life sciences workforce . MIRL also facilitates the teaching and research projects of the M.Sc. (Bioinformatics) offered by the School of Computer Science and Engineering and Ph.D. (Computational Biology and Bioinformatics) jointly offered with BII A*Star.