SIB and Idiap start a partnership

Bringing artificial intelligence and bioinformatics closer in Switzerland, Idiap and SIB signed a collaboration agreement. By becoming a partner institution of SIB, Idiap ensures its groups active in bioinformatics benefit from its national network of expertise, while enabling SIB to access its 30 years of experience in AI research.

"It is urgent that we talk about antibiotic resistance"

Interview in Basler Zeitung – Life science special supplement (02.09.22), by Alexandra Bucher (edited for length and translated from German).

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.

AI-powered extraction of biomedical relationships from the literature

To understand and fight melanoma, it is essential to identify the genes involved in it. What if such information could be automatically retrieved and annotated from the vast research literature? In this in silico talk, SIB Group Leader Fabio Rinaldi explains how to leverage NLP techniques to support such goal.

Top score for the SwissBioData ecosystem proposal in scientific evaluation

The aim of the SwissBiodata ecosystem (SBDe) is to boost Switzerland’s capacity to convert research data into knowledge and innovation. Led by SIB, the University of Bern, and 15 other Swiss institutions, the proposal has been submitted to the Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. In July, it underwent scientific evaluation, and obtained the highest possible score.

Welcoming applications to the CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology

First of its kind in Switzerland, the CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology focuses on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges.

New website of the national secure IT network for health-related data

Explore the new website of the national secure IT network for health-related data, BioMedIT. This platform, spans three major Swiss research institutions, provides a secure platform for research using sensitive data.

Could the proteins essential to sex-cell fusion predate… sex?

The protein responsible for the fusion between egg and sperm may have appeared long before the organisms that rely on it for their sexual reproduction (e.g., plants and animals).