Outreach resources to understand the biology of the coronavirus

A new workshop for classrooms offers the opportunity to discover the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in particular its genome and proteins. These materials result from a partnership between SIB and the University of Lausanne (SCMS).

SIB becomes a partner of QCMD for quality assessment programmes

SIB is a new bioinformatics partner of the QCMD (Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics) organization. The partnership aims to enhance bioinformatics solutions for international molecular external quality assessments.

10 years of Human Proteome Project with neXtProt as reference database

The Human Proteome Project (HPP) of the Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO) is ten years old. Its mission? To generate the map of the protein-based molecular architecture of the human body.

Discover the new Expasy.org, the Swiss Bioinformatics Resource Portal

Exploring the 160 databases and software tools developed by SIB Groups has never been this easy. Created in 1993, Expasy, the SIB bioinformatics resource portal, is now available as a new release, after a major overhaul.

An improved view of influenza evolution with CoalRe

In this in silico talk, SIB’s Ugnė Stolz from Tanja Stadler’s Group at ETH Zurich introduces CoalRe, a framework enabling to take into account reassortment when inferring virus evolution and infection pathways.

Understanding pollinators: genomic characterisation of bumblebee biodiversity

A changing planet threatens many species, including bumblebees - globally important pollinators in natural ecosystems and in agricultural food production. An international team co-led by SIB researchers at the University of Lausanne sequenced the genomes of 17 bumblebee species.

Latest Protein Spotlight: A wasp's sting

One particular AMP from the venom of a tropical wasp, Polybia paulista, appears not only to present anti-cancer properties but also to fight off an infection known as Chagas disease which affects millions of people every year and worldwide. Its name? Polybia-CP.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Either you, or me

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen which infects cells by using the copper it finds in them for its own metabolism, while the host retaliates by raising the concentration of metal to create a toxic environment for the pathogen. In C.neoformans, a protein known as Cuf1 is at the heart of this quarrel over copper.