How best to fund knowledgebases? An ELIXIR webinar

To ensure the preservation of life science knowledge on the long term, innovative funding models for knowledgebases such as UniProt must be found. SIB conducted a study addressing this very topic...

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FAT, A PERSONAL AFFAIR

Thirteen percent of the world's population suffers from obesity. Obesity is a particularly complex multi-factor disease, and the direct cause of common conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, making it a major health issue.

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"Personalized health, health tailor-made"

Discover the story of the patients for whom personalized medicine is already a reality. A TV documentary invites you to follow them with a team of oncologists, pathologists, biologists and bioinformaticians, in their search for a treatment against cancer.

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Latest Protein Spotlight: Giving in to time

Time runs its treacherous fingers along everything. The smoothed edges of a pebble. The polished wood of a staircase. The worn joints in our bones. Sometimes, even, the erosion of our memory. Every day, every hour, every minute, we get a little older.

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May publications

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

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Hoisting the colours of Swiss bioinformatics

As of this month, the buildings of the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne and the Biozentrum at the University of Basel – three of SIB's main locations – are harboring colourful banners celebrating SIB’s 20th anniversary.

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Genome Jumper, a mobile game to explore human diversity

Why is it some people don't have fingerprints? Or that others are more at risk of gluten intolerance? And what does bioinformatics have to do with all this? Find out with our mobile game Genome Jumper.

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April Virtual Seminar by Sara Mitri: an interview

From robots to microbes, a logical step
If you have a deep understanding of how cells interact, then you can pilot these interactions to the benefit of the cells, the environment or even human health. Sara Mitri - SIB Group Leader at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology at the University of Lausanne.

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Bioinformatics capacity building in South Africa

The development of expertise in bioinformatics and genomics among future African scientists is key for finding solutions to local health problems. However such training and courses often rely on powerful and complex infrastructure.

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April publications

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

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Torsten Schwede appointed new Vice Rector of Research at the University of Basel

On 23 May, SIB Group Leader Torsten Schwede was appointed new Vice Rector of Research of the University of Basel, as of 1 August 2018.

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Joining forces against hypoglycaemia and diabetes

Within the newly started European research project Hypo-RESOLVE, 23 leading international players from academia, industry and civil society - among which SIB's Vital-IT Group and the University of Lausanne - have joined forces to fight diabetes.

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'Draw me a scientist' - an exhibition around the theatre play Genome Odyssey

First in Geneva at the Musée d'Ethnographie (MEG), then in Paris at the Musée de l'Homme, the theatre play Genome Odyssey invited the public - children in particular - to dive into scientific research and the Aboriginal Australian traditions.

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Latest Protein Spotlight: More to it

Multitasking is not limited to computers. On a day-to-day basis, humans frequently deal with more than one thing at a time - for the sake of speed, convenience and no doubt productivity.

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