sciCORE, VITAL-IT & Bioinformatics Core Facility (BCF): ARE YOU A USER?

Fill the survey & win an Amazon voucher - SIB has commissioned an independent evaluation of its value for the life science community, and its economic impact. To this end, a survey was designed to quantify the impact of SIB's Core Facilities by their user community.

SIB study on how best to fund knowledgebases - author and reviewer in conversation

The recent study addressing funding concerns for knowledgebases, conducted by SIB and supported by ELIXIR, is the focus of an F1000 Research blog.

SIB Group Leader Karsten Borgwardt distinguished by German magazine FOCUS

FOCUS, one of the three most widely distributed news magazines in Germany, selected in its 13 January edition a list of 25 individuals who have the potential to shape the next 25 years.

January publications

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

Latest Protein Spotlight: Round in circles

There will always be more to Nature than meets the eye. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the importance of RNA in protein synthesis gradually emerged. RNA has always been seen as a linear molecule, a bit like a sentence which has a beginning and an end, and is read from one end to the other, letter by letter, word by word.

Gauging the completeness of genomics data with BUSCO

With ever-lowering sequencing costs, genomic sequencing projects have been initiated for a wide range of organisms, but the vast majority of genomes currently exist in the form of draft assemblies.

Research by SIB's Michel Milinkovitch featured in the 2017 Nature editors' choice

Each year, the journal Nature issues about 300 "News & Views" articles, which summarize and scrutinize a particularly important piece of research published in the journal. For its 'Best of 2017' selection, Nature's editors picked out seven News & Views articles.

Latest Protein Spotlight: When the mind bends

Science has its backlashes. Consider nuclear fission, or the drug thalidomide. Psilocybin is also a discovery that brought trouble with it - though of a very different and milder kind. Psilocybin is none other than the magic referred to in "magic mushrooms".

Previous news