ELIXIR launches as legal entity

ELIXIR today becomes an independent legal entity as Estonia joins the United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in ratifying the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement.

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Oracle Database helps the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics to optimize its computing capacities

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has decided on the use of the Oracle Database. The solution will help SIB cope with the rapidly growing amount of data ranging from DNA sequencing to more unstructured data and increasing demand in fast, accurate and rapid computational access.

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Switzerland participates in ELIXIR, the European Life Science database

Switzerland’s State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Dr Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, has signed the ELIXIR Consortium Agreement for the establishment of ELIXIR, the European Life science Infrastructure for Biological Information. This brings closer the time when five Member States will have signed, and the Consortium Agreement will enter into force.

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SIB honours three young bioinformaticians for their outstanding research work

During the 11th [BC]2 Computational Biology Conference in Basel, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics announced the winners of the SIB Awards 2013. The SIB Young Bioinformatician Award and the SIB Best Graduate Paper Award, respectively doted with a cash prize of CHF 10'000 and CHF 5’000, are given yearly by SIB to recognize excellent young bioinformaticians.

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