Latest Protein Spotlight: Integrity

A protein that has been coined HMCES, which is found throughout the three domains of life, and even in certain viruses it seems, can repair damage on single-stranded DNA.

Joining forces to develop new approaches to cancer immunotherapy

Interdisciplinarity: UNIL, CHUV, EPFL and SIB join forces to develop new approaches to cancer immunotherapy

An open resource to find most accurate DNA binding motifs

A benchmarking study of models predicting the location and sequence of transcription factor binding sites has been undertaken by an international team led by researchers at SIB, EPFL and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Joining EU-supported research consortium to improve obesity treatment

SIB is joining the consortium ‘SOPHIA’ (Stratification of Obese Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy), which aims to improve risk assessment of complications of obesity and predict treatment response for people with obesity.

SIB Remarkable Outputs 2019

Discover the SIB Remarkable Outputs 2019, a list of ‘must-read’ works by SIB Members produced in 2019 and selected by a committee of SIB Group Leaders and Researchers.

Answering biological questions with federated queries across databases

Providing biologists with a single-entry-point to the wealth of information contained in complementary data resources.

May publications

Take a tour of SIB members' latest peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Beneath us

One particular fungus, Armillaria gallica, created a buzz in the 1990s when scientists announced that they had found a colony whose rhizomorphs seemingly stretched over tens of acres. However, as rhizomorphs grow, they also spend a lot of time fending off microbes that also want to prosper. Consequently, fungi yield numerous antimicrobial products, among them: melleolides, whose synthesis depends on an enzyme known as protoilludane synthase, or PRO1.