Biomina (biomedical informatics research network Antwerpen) is a multidisciplinary network. It was established in 2012 by the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen) and the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) to bring data science technology and challenges in life sciences and biomedicine together. 

Life sciences, biomedicine and clinical practice are nowadays overwhelmed by large amounts of complex data and are more than ever dependent on information technology for data handling, processing, modelling and interpretation. Biomina was founded to addres specifically these needs. By bringing together life science experts, clinicians and data science experts, biomina aims to facilitate research collaborations, foster new interdisciplinary initiatives and address the growing data handling challenges with expertise-driven services and training initiatives. 

The Antwerp region hosts a large and dynamic bioinformatics and biomedical informatics research community. Biomina acts as an umbrella for the involved research groups. Biomina represents their common interests to internal and externals stakeholders and nurtures the further growth of the regional community.
Through the biomina network, we aim to unite researchers and clinicians in the Antwerp region across institutional and departmental borders. Biomina intends to foster an ecosystem in which people from diverse disciplines easily reach out to each other with specific challenges and opportunities.
Bioinformatics and biomedical informatics are undergoing rapid evolutions, driven by evolving analytical technology, new life science evolutions and a rapid growth in data science technology. Biomina aims to support scientists and clinicians in this field by catalyzing and organising new training initiatives
Researchers and clinicians in research institutes, hospitals and industry are frequently confronted with specific biomedical data analysis needs for which they look for expert consultants. Biomina offers a broad range of expert bioinformatics and biomedical informatics services through a flexible consultancy model.