Latest Protein Spotlight: On mar and motion

Movement is what sustains life. Organisms need to move to find food, seek shelter and to reproduce. Mobility is also essential inside organisms where cells are continuously dividing and migrating. There is also unceasing movement inside every cell where myriads of molecules are being trafficked, and cellular compartments of all shapes and sizes shifted. What keeps things moving?

Increasing the impact of SIB’s bioinformatics resources

What does it imply to increase the impact of a bioinformatics resource when its scientific relevance is already established and recognized? Since February 2018, a dedicated SIB team has been working hand-in-hand with resource developers to create a best-practice toolkit that will help them to grow their user base and share their know-how with the community.

Precision medicine and the role of bioinformatics: four short films to understand

Bioinformatics is fundamental to precision medicine. But why? How do hospitals and researchers benefit from bioinformatics to help patients? Canal9 TV Channel, the Oncology department of UNIL/CHUV and SIB all set out together to find answers to these exact questions.

October publications

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

Decoding the genome of the wheat stem sawfly, a major agricultural pest

What makes the wheat stem sawfly such a major pest in the grasslands of North America? An international study co-led by SIB researchers at the University of Lausanne unravels its genome...

SIB is leveraging its biocuration expertise for health projects

Last week, we announced a series of communications highlighting SIB’s development axes for the years to come. Leveraging the biocuration expertise of the Institute in the context of personalized health is one of them...

A genome under influence: The faulty yardstick in genomics studies and how to cope with it

References form the basis of our comprehension of the world: they enable us to measure the height of our children or the efficiency of a drug. But when such yardsticks are faulty, doubts are cast on all the measurements that derive from them.

From a popular science blog on proteins to a book: launch of a crowdfunding campaign

Be it the architecture of intelligence, the source of migraines or the origin of cell suicide...: proteins matter. Would you like to help us spread the word?

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