Bioinformatics provides ever-growing support to the field of medicine and health by offering its expertise in many different ways. Drawing on patients’ data, bioinformaticians develop tools that help medical practitioners in their decision making.

As an illustration, SIB has developed the algorithm for a non-invasive prenatal test that can detect the most frequent trisomies and chromosomal rearrangements. It also developed models to predict the evolution of brain aneurysms and estimate the dynamics of the Ebola virus during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa.