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

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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.

Global Biodata Coalition: a champion for essential biological databases

The Global Biodata Coalition (GBC), an international coalition of research funders to better coordinate approaches for the efficient funding, management and growth of biodata resources worldwide has been created. Its set-up is co-piloted by SIB.

April publications

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Latest SIB Profile: explore a year of Swiss bioinformatics

Welcome to the latest activity report of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. To get a sense of its diverse nationwide community of Data scientists for life, across 80 Groups and top institutions in Switzerland, simply start browsing!

Latest Protein Spotlight: On light, buds and bursts

For shoots to appear along the length of a rose's stem, besides light, sugars are required in huge quantities and, for this, many enzymes are triggered into action. In the common modern rose, Rosa hybrida, one such enzyme is a vacuolar invertase - acid beta-fructofuranosidase 1 - which specifically breaks down sucrose to provide rosebuds with what they need to bloom.

March publications

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