SIB experts and resources in the fight against coronavirus

From where did the new coronavirus (nCoV, see box) arise, and how did it move to humans? How is it spreading and evolving? How can we develop therapies to treat it? SIB Groups provide a range of tools and resources that can help researchers answer these questions.

January publications

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

Towards a data management toolkit for life scientists

SIB is one of the 29 research institutes across 22 European countries to be part of ELIXIR-CONVERGE, a project funded by the European Commission to help standardize life science data management across Europe to drive good data management, reproducibility and reuse.

Human ancestors impacted biodiversity much earlier than previously thought

Human-driven biodiversity declines started much earlier than previously thought: this is what a recent study led by researchers from Switzerland, Sweden and the UK points to. Using fossil records spanning millions of years, the team disentangled the most plausible causes for the diversity decline observed in large African carnivores.

Latest Protein Spotlight: Backlash

Toxic compounds that find their way into microorganisms are usually funnelled out by what are known as efflux pumps. These pumps pose one problem for humans however, and that is drug resistance. One such pump is the Trichophyton rubrum ABC multidrug transporter MDR3.

Unravelling arthropod genomic diversity over 500 million years of evolution

An international team of scientists report in the journal Genome Biology results from a pilot project, co-led by SIB Group Leader Robert Waterhouse at the University of Lausanne, to kick-start the global sequencing initiative of thousands of arthropods

Improved genome assemblies guided by evolution

SIB Scientists demonstrate how genome-comparison-based evolutionary approaches can be used to improve draft assemblies.

From Open Data to Open Knowledge: a video!

Discover, in a short video clip, SIB’s vision on Open Data, one of the many facets of Open Science – the movement to make scientific research and its dissemination accessible to all levels of the society.