September Virtual Seminar by Rostyk Kuzyakiv: an interview

IPortal, taming biomedical data
Data, like money, seems to be driving the world these days. Data-producing technology has evolved so fast in the past few decades that it has created – and continues to do so – huge amounts of data that, like a very large wild creature, need to be tamed and tended to.

September publications

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Latest Protein Spotlight: Best left unsaid

There are times in life when things are best left unsaid. So you bite your tongue or someone bites it for you. Either way, you are silenced and no - or less - harm is done. Nature also has its techniques for muffling genes whose products are not necessary at a given time, or that are perhaps harmful once expressed...

Cracking the ‘dark matter’ in bacterial genomes

Bacterial genomes are a treasure trove of information, be it for the development of novel antibiotics or the protection of crops against pathogens. A study, led by the group of SIB’s Christian Ahrens at Agroscope, shows that unravelling those genomes in their entirety can be more difficult than commonly believed...

How the African elephant cracked its skin to cool off

An intricate network of minuscule crevices adorns the skin surface of the African bush elephant. By retaining water and mud, these micrometer-wide channels greatly help elephants in regulating their body temperature and protecting their skin against parasites and intense solar radiation. Today, researchers at the University of Geneva and SIB report in the journal Nature Communications...

SIB strengthens its capacities in data security and developments for the health sector

The start of a new academic year is always a good time to engage in strategic thinking. What are the major themes for SIB's development? Where will SIB be adding value in the years to come? Following the directions set out in SIB's Roadmap, over the coming weeks...

June Virtual Seminar by Matt Robinson: an interview

Predicting diseases, one step ahead
Our health depends not only on the genes that Nature dealt us at birth, but also on the environment we evolve in and the kind of life we lead.

August publications

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