Discover the newest resources in SIB’s infrastructure portfolio for the life sciences

SIB’s mission, as per its mandate from the Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI, is to be a provider of long-term, high-impact infrastructure for the life sciences and the biomedical world.

Venom factories: a surprising molecular convergence, from wasps to snakes

Animals as different as wasps and snakes have adopted surprisingly similar molecular mechanisms to squirt toxins out of their specialized cells. This is revealed by a study led by SIB scientists, who have conducted the first comparative analysis of gene expression profiles of venom glands.

SIB resources supporting SARS-CoV-2 research

SIB experts and resources are taking part in the global effort to develop dedicated data services, analysis tools and improve knowledge sharing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIB is co-steering European efforts to foster open sharing of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data

After setting up the Swiss SARS-CoV-2 data hub, SIB is now co-leading an international project to facilitate open sharing of viral genomic sequences in other countries. Through SIB, Switzerland will thus be sharing its experience setting up and using a national viral genomics platform.