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.

ENYO Pharma SA and SIB make human protein interaction data publicly available

The SIB CALIPHO Group and ENYO Pharma SA worked hand-in-hand in a transnational public-private partnership (PPP) to make human protein interaction data publicly available and FAIR, through the SIB Resource neXtProt.

Addex and SIB receive Innosuisse grant to repurpose potent dopamine antagonist

Addex Therapeutics and SIB have been awarded a CHF600K Innosuisse grant to apply computational approaches developed by SIB to identify new therapeutic indications for a potent and selective dopamine D1 receptor antagonist.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Spotting patterns

Read how the ZBP1 protein comes into action when cells are undergoing stress in a viral infection for example, but is also associated with the onset and progression of certain cancers, as well as several autoimmune diseases.

Protein Spotlight: Now also a monthly comic strip

Discover the role tiny entities such as proteins play in the grand scheme of things – from smells to diseases – through an inspired dialogue between a biologist and a non-specialist.

How SIB is securing sensitive data for health-related research

As part of its infrastructure activities, SIB is in charge of BioMedIT, a secure and cutting-edge IT network across Switzerland, designed to support biomedical research and clinical bioinformatics.