Discover SIB in five benefits for society

Have you ever wondered how bioinformatics contributes to health and biodiversity? What is the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics – in simple words?

"SIB's data science expertise is key to the digital transformation in biology and medicine"

Meet Christophe Dessimoz, new Joint Executive Director

Discover the SIB Remarkable Outputs 2021

To provide the global bioinformatics community with a shortlist of achievements of the year by SIB Scientists that are particularly deserving attention, here are the SIB Remarkable Outputs of 2021.

Biodiversity: using artificial intelligence to better identify areas to protect

Can more species be saved from extinction by using artificial intelligence? A team of researchers, led by SIB Group Leader Daniele Silvestro of the University of Fribourg and University of Gothenburg, has trained a new software package, CAPTAIN, to take account of essential parameters for an efficient choice of areas to be protected.

The quest for small-molecule cancer immunotherapeutics

If you are working in computer-aided drug design, this in silico talk is for you: SIB Senior Research Scientist Ute Röhrig takes you on a journey to push the boundaries of knowledge around IDO1 and its role in immunotherapy resistance.

The national infrastructure to boost personalized health research is up and running

Connecting researchers from across Switzerland with biomedical data to foster personalized health: this is the aim of the national secure computing network BioMedIT, set up by the SIB in collaboration with ETH Zurich and the University of Basel.

How genomic deletions and duplications affect our health

While most of the human genome is the same across individuals, genomic mishaps such as deletions and duplications can reduce or increase the number of copies of specific genetic fragments. These mishaps are also known as copy-number variations or CNVs...

How asexual reproduction affects the evolution of genomes

The first evidence of the consequences of parthenogenesis – a type of asexual reproduction – on genome evolution is reported in an international study co-led by scientists at UNIL and SIB.