• ACE Visualization Lab

    Dynamic 3D-visualization is increasingly becoming a critical component of multiple fields and endeavors. Whether it is learning, training, research, medical diagnostics, biomedical visualization, 3D-conferencing, psychotic treatment, and so on, everything […]

  • ACE Telelearning Center

    The ACE Telelearning facility was created to deliver a video conferencing experience inside a classroom while consuming a minimal amount of resources. Audio Sound conditions are controlled for loudness, reflection, […]


The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University's College of Computing & Health Sciences (CHS) in partnership with the US Government National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (NIH/NIAID/OCICB) established the African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Data Sciences, one of the 2 such centers on the African continent.

Welcome to the African Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Data-intensive Sciences(ACE)


First of its kind on the Makerere campus, the ACE is a center for Computational Biology and Big Data analysis. It has a dedicated High-Performance Computing cluster, a Tele-learning center, a collaborative room with collaborative spaces, and a Virtual Reality room for the latest 3D & VR pedagogical and diagnostic approaches. Layered over those facilities is professionally curated long term (MSc & PhD) and short term (Certificates) academic programs, as well as research and development support units.

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Strategic Plan

The ACE provides high-performance scientific computing infrastructure and serves as a platform for sharing skills, knowledge, and best practices between members of the global biomedical research community.