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

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.

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.

New insights into the molecular paths leading to type 2 diabetes

Thanks to a unique dataset from living donors, and innovative multi-omics analysis, an international research team led by investigators at the Paul-Langerhans-Institute Dresden (PLID), the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry has shed some light into the processes driving islet dysfunction.

Applying user-centred design in life science resources

If you are interested in making the most of your scientific website, database or software, learning how to convert user feedback into new developments is key. And putting the user at the centre was a key aspect of the redesign of Expasy, our user-friendly knowledge discovery portal for life science.