SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2019: a series of talks to discover the laureates’ achievements

The three laureates of this 10th edition of the SIB Bioinformatics Awards were announced during the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference held in Basel from 9 to 11 September.

How asexual reproduction is purging genomes of their parasitic invaders

Over 40% of our genome is made of transposable elements - self-replicating DNA sequences that have the ability to change their position within a genome.

September publications

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

Latest Protein Spotlight: A sense of direction

Magnetotactic bacteria have learned to use the Earth's magnetic field as a speedy highway to travel to nutrients of interest. They do this by way of minute iron-rich pouches - or magnetosomes - that are aligned along their middle and act much like a compass would...

“Our expertise is a Swiss speciality”

SIB Director Christine Durinx was interviewed by L’AGEFI, a Swiss daily newspaper focused on economics, finance and politics.

Bringing Swiss health data to biomedical research: an interoperability journey

Health data from patients are typically generated and stored in a multitude of ways across Swiss hospitals. Making these data both accessible and useful to biomedical researchers is the goal of the Swiss Personalized Health Network initiative (SPHN).

August publications

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

Molecular Big Data, a new weapon for medicine - Experts will meet in Switzerland in September

Being able to visualize the transmission of a virus in real-time during an outbreak, or to better adapt cancer treatment on the basis of the mutations present in a tumour’s individual cells are only two examples of what molecular Big Data can bring to medicine and health globally...

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