Vision and mission

Vision

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics fosters excellence in data science to support progress in biological research and health.

Mission

SIB leads and coordinates the field of bioinformatics in Switzerland. Its data science experts join forces to advance biological and medical research and enhance health by:

  1. Providing the national and international life science community with a state-of-the-art bioinformatics infrastructure, including resources, expertise and services
  2. Federating world-class researchers and delivering training in bioinformatics.

To achieve its mission, SIB is committed to

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  • Creating, maintaining and disseminating worldwide a large portfolio of reliable, sustainable and top-quality core bioinformatics services and resources, such as databases, software and competence centres
  • Serving the national life science community by offering easily accessible world-class competencies, expertise and support in bioinformatics
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  • Supporting hospitals and clinicians with know-how, resources and infrastructure dedicated to personalized health 
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  • Bringing together bioinformatics research groups from Swiss universities and research institutes
  • Fostering collaboration and innovation at the highest level of scientific excellence 
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  • Providing life scientists, clinicians, and PhD students with a large portfolio of courses and workshops
  • Fostering exchanges among bioinformatics and computational biology PhD students and training them in the most up-to-date methods necessary for their doctoral research 
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  • Representing and promoting bioinformatics locally and internationally

What is bioinformatics

Upcoming events

MedLem17 meeting
23 Nov 2017 9:00