Latest Protein Spotlight: More to it

Multitasking is not limited to computers. On a day-to-day basis, humans frequently deal with more than one thing at a time - for the sake of speed, convenience and no doubt productivity.

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"Institutions like SIB play a key role in supporting our country's leading position"

At the occasion of SIB's 20th birthday, we asked Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) what has made SIB eligible for federal funding over the past years, and how was Switzerland positioned internationally regarding its bioinformatics infrastructure.

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Spotlight on the crucial role of bioinformatics in personalized health with two interviews

At the occasion of SIB's 20th anniversary and of the recent launch of the SantéPerso initiative and platform, the role of bioinformatics in the personalized health context is in the spotlight, with two interviews.

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The Swiss Data Science Center and SIB are joining forces to build a secure data processing environment for personalized health research in Switzerland

The Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) and SIB are teaming up on developing software platforms, services and best practices for privacy-conscious data-driven science in the context of SPHN.

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STRING-database overall best-performing network resource according to a Californian study

With over 20,000 protein-coding genes in humans, discovering those that are linked to a given disease amounts to finding a molecular needle in a haystack.

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Latest Protein Spotlight: It's a thin line

One cell. One organism. One fate: male, or female. The way Nature designs things, you would expect traits as fundamental as those that make a boy a boy or a girl a girl, for instance, to be inscribed in their respective DNA from the very start.

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March publications

Take a tour of SIB members' latest peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings

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SIB 20 years on the cover of SERI NEWS

The cover of the SERI News' March issue (the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation's magazine) is dedicated to SIB, a research infrastructure of national importance, at the occasion of its 20th anniversary.

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Bioinformatics, a Swiss pride - 20 years of service to the life sciences and health

Whether we are retracing the history of our ancestors, designing new drugs or understanding what gives Swiss Gruyère its unique flavour, bioinformatics has become an essential discipline.

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February Virtual Seminar by Jérôme Goudet: an interview

Simulating past demography: can it be done?
Is it possible to infer the ancestral demography of a species from genetic data, based on its current genetic composition? "Yes," answers Jérôme Goudet, SIB Group Leader and associate professor in Population Genetics at the Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne.

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SIB, the movie - Swiss bioinformatics in action

Bioinformatics is now essential to life science. But what is this discipline about? And who are the people behind it?

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Join us at SIB's bioinformatics hackathon for kids

Children aged 9 to 14 are invited to take part in the second edition of SIB's public bioinformatics hackathon in Geneva on Saturday 14 April.

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Our annual activity report, the SIB Profile 2018, is out

The new edition of the SIB Profile celebrates the 20 years of the Institute (1998-2018).

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Cells are able to detect more shades of information than previously thought

Hacking a cell’s communication system is a common feat of information diseases, such as cancer. Understanding how information is conveyed at the molecular level is therefore crucial. So far, one of the most common cell receptors was thought to function only...

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