Latest Protein Spotlight: Sweet Poison

Where there is a will, there is a way. We have all faced situations that seem hopeless yet, given time and determination, we end up finding a solution. Nature tackles apparent dead ends by using the forces that drive evolution. In this way, features that could appear to be disabling - when considering predation, reproduction or self-defence for instance - are lifted by using well-chosen tactics.

‘Bioinformatics for all’ in May: many happy faces

Over 650 people, including school classes, took part in our outreach activities around bioinformatics on the occasion of the University of Lausanne Open House (Mystères de l’UNIL) and the Night of the Museums in Geneva, on 18-21 May. The two events were a great success with new visitors and many others who return to the SIB booth year after year.

SIB Group Leader Prof. Xenarios is among the 100 distinguished personalities in Western Switzerland

Entrepreneurs, Scientists, Journalists, Artists... Each year, the Forum des 100 lists and brings together 100 personalities who contribute to the dynamism and spirit of innovation of Western Switzerland.
Prof. Ioannis Xenarios is among the laureates of the 13th edition being held today at the University of Lausanne...

This spring, pick your date for a scientific family outing

Science images exhibition, café scientifique, night of the museums, open house at the University of Lausanne, hackathon...

Dr Alan Bridge appointed as co-director of SIB’s Swiss-Prot group

Dr Alan Bridge has been appointed as the new co-director of the Swiss-Prot group of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, with effect from 1 November 2017. He succeeds Dr Lydie Bougueleret, who has announced her retirement after 12 years in the post.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Between you and me

Communication has a purpose and is usually selfish. Humans have raised it to the level of entertainment in the form of books, exhibitions, politics and plays, and to while away time over smoked salmon and a glass of wine. More often than not, however, organisms communicate for survival reasons - flowers let off scent to attract pollinisers, birds whistle to seduce partners, wolves howl to gather for a hunt, ants sting to ward off predators.

Open Geneva Hackathons: Bioinformaticians@SIB meet people

How can computer programming help solve life science problems? Whether you are a budding young scientist, an experienced programmer or structural biologist, join us to find out at SIB’s first public bioinformatics hackathon, at the Campus Biotech in Geneva on 13 and 14 May.

The new SIB Profile is out

The last year has been full of developments for SIB, from biocuration, with SIB hosting the 9th International Biocuration Conference, to several projects in personalized health and many more scientific advances...