Research to find cures for diseases

and help make personalized medicine a reality.

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About Us

The Center for Systems Biology and Bioinformatics in Buffalo (or SB3) is a start-up nonprofit organization based in Buffalo, New York, formed under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in the State of New York, conducting research in the fields of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics.


SB3 is organized for scientific research purposes in the fields of Structural Biology and Bioinformatics. Our research activity will also include collaborations with other research organizations and educational institutions.

There is a need to build on discoveries made in the Life Sciences. Fulfilling this need is the mission of SB3.

Our research will help find cures for diseases and bring personalized medicine closer to reality.


FREEDOM for our researchers to pursue their passions without outside interferences.
Research that will benefit all of us by finding cures to diseases and help make personalized medicine a reality.
Develop long term collaborations with universities and research organizations.

To build a sustainable funding base needed to build a lasting and dynamic organization.
To build a community of supporters who are committed to discovery, innovation and making the world a better place.

We want to impact society, not only write research papers.


What is Systems Biology?

Unlike traditional biology, which focuses on specific, individual functions of genes, proteins and cells, Systems Biology seeks a deeper understanding of how the human body operates. Cross-disciplinary teams of biologists, chemists,mathematicians and physicists study an organisms integrated and integrating network of genes, proteins and biochemical reactions and can use that collective knowledge to more effectively predict, prevent or remedy diseases.

A metaphor to describe the difference between classical biology and Systems Biology is the Boeing 777 aircraft. One could study every part and describe how each functions, but that still would not tell you how the aircraft flies. Systems Biology introduces a new approach in which researchers are more interested in how the pieces of the puzzle fit together, rather than a detailed analysis of each puzzle part.

What is Bioinformatics?

Broadly speaking, Bioinformatics is the combination of biotechnology and computer science for the purpose of speeding up and enhancing research in the life sciences such as Genomics.

Research in the field of Genomics is revolutionizing the entire approach to human medicine. The explosive growth of data such as the complete genomes of biological species, including the human genome, protein sequences and 3-D protein structures has become overwhelming. All this newly discovered data must be analyzed and combined with other data to create knowledge that can be made into discoveries that will lead to cures for diseases.

Bioinformatics is used to accelerate and enhance these types of research.

Why should I help?

Because SB3 is a nonprofit organization, it needs many sources of funding. Innovation can be stifled when major funders exert too much control. One of our goals is for SB3 to be as self-sufficient as possible.

These are tough economic times for nonprofit research organizations. Unfortunately in these tight times funders become conservative and bold science suffers. Now, more than ever, research organizations such as SB3 depend on YOU to help them find cures for diseases.

Your donation will give us the freedom to pursue research in early-stage types of projects. This is the type of research that have not been getting the attention and funding from traditional sources, such as government agencies. This is where we believe the most exciting advances are.

We are just at the beginning of a renaissance in the fields of medical research. SB3 is created to take advantage of these times.

How can I help?

Sign up for our Newsletter below in the Contact section and become a member of the SB3 Team.

Please go to our Donation section below. Make a donation for any amount you wish. $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or more.

Visit and explore our fundraising partner at

What does my donation do?

Your donation will help us with our start-up and operating expenses such as salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, computers, core facilities, legal and accounting fees.

Your donations will assist us in creating an environment for our researchers to innovate and make discoveries.


Other than traditional ways of raising funds, such as government agencies, foundations, and biotech organizations, we are partnering with outside fundraising websites. The first being Belkaworks. By working with these outside fundraising websites, our goal is to keep our expenses low and the focus on research.

In light of fiscal challenges facing the biotech research community, innovation in cost and fundraising is as valuable as innovation in capability. Belkaworks was created with this in mind.

Another reason Belkaworks was created is to have an independent funding source that will give our researchers as much freedom as possible.


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Thank you in advance for your support. Please feel free to contact us at:

Phone: (716) 555-1234
Fax: (716) 555-4321



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