BioME (Bioinformatics Multidisciplinary Environment) is the bioinformatics initiative at UFRN in Natal, Brazil. BioME’s mission is to promote bioinformatics at both regional and national scenarios by acting in four different levels. First, a graduate course is offered whose main goal is to train professionals in bioinformatics for both academy and industry. Second, research groups involved with BioME produces cutting-edge bioinformatics research. Third, a core facility aims to provide bioinformatics services to clientes from both the academy and industry. Finally, a corporate program aims to foster a productive interaction with the biotechnology industry.