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.

Join the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference 2021

[BC]2 is Switzerland's main event in the domain of Computational Biology, and one of the major events of its kind in Europe. The 2021 edition “Harnessing biological data: from molecular processes to human health” will be held on 13 – 15 September, in Basel.

The viral genomics pipeline V-pipe under the spotlight

From SARS-CoV-2 monitoring to HIV antiviral drug resistance detection, the SIB Resource V-pipe orchestrates several software packages to detect the genomic diversity of a virus population in a sample or individual. 

From v1 to v14: the gene expression database Bgee under the spotlight

The SIB Resource Bgee is a database for retrieval and comparison of gene expression patterns across multiple animal species. It provides an intuitive answer to the question “where is a gene expressed?” and supports research in cancer and agriculture as well as evolutionary biology.

Inferring human genomes at a fraction of the current cost promises to boost biomedical research

Thousands of genetic markers have already been robustly associated with complex human traits, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, obesity, or height. A new statistical method, developed by Olivier Delaneau’s group at the SIB, offers game-changing possibilities.

Cellosaurus and Rhea join the portfolio of ELIXIR Core Data Resources

Two further resources developed by SIB Groups have been designated as of crucial importance for life sciences, as a result of the latest edition of the selection process led by ELIXIR at the European level: Cellosaurus and Rhea.

Season’s greetings and best wishes to our Colleagues, Members and Partners

At this special time of the year, we want to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued collaboration and support throughout 2020. Your commitment, ideas and projects keep us loving what we do each day.

The DNA regions in our brain that contribute to make us human

With only 1% difference, the human and chimpanzee protein-coding genomes are remarkably similar. Understanding the biological features that make us human is part of a fascinating debated line of research.