The latest SIB Profile 2016 / Annual Report 2015 is out

SIB’s scope of activities continues to grow in all fields of bioinformatics – from proteomics and genomics, to metabolomics and the crucial domain of personalized health. Find out all our 2015 highlights in our latest annual report.

Christophe Dessimoz – Orthology: you can’t improve what you can’t measure

Standardized benchmarking in the quest for orthologs, Nature Methods, advanced online publication April 2016, doi:10.1038/nmeth.3830

A lot of effort is put into designing methods to find genes – known as orthologs – that are directly related in different species. Unearthing orthologs is essential for many comparative, evolutionary and functional genomic analyses, and the higher the accuracy the better the analyses.

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Latest Protein Spotlight issue: A tighter mesh

A fabric whose weave is slack is less resistant to strain than one whose knit is close. These physical principles of toughness are followed by Nature all the way down the molecular scale. At the cellular level, protrusions known as microvilli grow at the apical end of the epithelial cells that line the intestinal tract.

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The Metagenomic Pizza: a simple recipe to introduce bioinformatics to the layman

A description of one of SIB's most popular workshops - The Metagenomic Pizza - to present the world of bioinformatics to the layman and students has just been published in EMBnet.journal.

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