Switzerland establishes a national infrastructure to track COVID-19 and its variants

Today, the delta variant of the virus dominates the Swiss landscape. This is only possible thanks to an unprecedented sequencing effort. At the heart of the process, a national infrastructure, co-led by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, now centralises all the genetic sequences of the virus collected in Switzerland.

Bioinformatics Awards 2021: a series of talks to discover the laureates’ work

Excellence in bioinformatics is acknowledged through the Bioinformatics Awards, launched by SIB in 2008. The 2021 laureates were announced during the [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference held in September.

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.

Scaling up biodiversity genomics across Europe

As members of the Swiss node of the European Reference Genome Atlas initiative, several SIB Groups are participating in a Pilot Project to sequence reference genomes for selected species across Europe. The results of the first phase of the Pilot Project, presented at the Biodiversity Genomics 2021 conference, demonstrate the benefits of a united community effort to scale up biodiversity genomics across Europe.

SwissBioData: A proposal to boost data-driven discoveries in biology

Discover the SwissBioData ecosystem, a proposal by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and 13 Swiss institutions, which aims at enabling next-generation data-driven research to boost Switzerland’s capacity to convert biological and biomedical research data into knowledge and innovation

How to make biomedical research data able to interact?

Swiss specialists in data semantics define the national strategy for the interoperability of research data to enable a strong policy of promoting personalised medicine.

Fast and automated interpretation of single-cell RNA-seq data

If you are a researcher using single-cell transcriptomics to study immunology-related problems, you are probably on the lookout for a way to efficiently characterize cell states. This in silico talk presents a powerful tool (ProjecTILs) and approach using reference atlases.

Joining a European consortium to improve psoriatic arthritis diagnostic and treatment

European research organisations, pharmaceutical companies, SME’s and patient organisations have joined forces as partners to develop innovative personalised treatment options for people affected by psoriatic arthritis. SIB is delivering core data expertise to the consortium, called HIPPOCRATES, and acts as its data coordination centre.