Top score for the SwissBioData ecosystem proposal in scientific evaluation

The aim of the SwissBiodata ecosystem (SBDe) is to boost Switzerland’s capacity to convert research data into knowledge and innovation. Led by SIB, the University of Bern, and 15 other Swiss institutions, the proposal has been submitted to the Swiss Roadmap for Research Infrastructures. In July, it underwent scientific evaluation, and obtained the highest possible score.

Welcoming applications to the CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology

First of its kind in Switzerland, the CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology focuses on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges.

New website of the national secure IT network for health-related data

Explore the new website of the national secure IT network for health-related data, BioMedIT. This platform, spans three major Swiss research institutions, provides a secure platform for research using sensitive data.

Could the proteins essential to sex-cell fusion predate… sex?

The protein responsible for the fusion between egg and sperm may have appeared long before the organisms that rely on it for their sexual reproduction (e.g., plants and animals).

The Swiss bioinformatics summit in 2022

Our « Data scientists for life » came together at our community conference, the SIB days, held last week in Biel/Bienne. Over two days, about 340 members and employees from across Switzerland and representing the scientific diversity of Swiss bioinformatics met, presented their latest work and put their heads together to tackle some of the cutting-edge challenges in the field of data science.

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN): solutions for researchers

From biomedical project planning to health data recruitment, from data transfer and analysis to their reuse: discover how the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) initiative, a project of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and SIB, helps researchers turn health data into precision health insights.

Predicting clinical antimicrobial resistance

Could machine learning speed up the clinical identification of resistant microbes? Discover the database built by the team for that purpose, and the new method to retrieve even more information from MS data.

The genetic origins of the world’s first farmers clarified

A new study published in the journal Cell shows that the first farmers actually represented a mixture of Ice Age hunter-gatherer groups, spread from the Near East all the way to south-eastern Europe.