What we do

SIS is an interdisciplinary bioinformatics and scientific IT support group which builds up computational tools. These tools range from lab databases to reusable framework components that enable and support both data analysis and data management in life science research and beyond.
We collaborate with Swiss national research / research support initiatives, as well as European research groups and industry in the life science sector – such as like SPHN, PHRT, and BioMedITSystemsX.ch, HPC-CH and the swissuniversities EnhanceR community. We improve and port scientific software, develop data management solutions and provide associated services. We also integrate and operate data analysis pipelines, and provide training and consulting in databases, scientific software development, high-performance and cloud computing.

Find out more about the Group’s activities

Core facility activities

Here are some of the key services we provide (also see here):

  • Research data management;
  • Scientific software engineering;
  • Data management plan (DMP);
  • Research data pipelines;
  • Data co-analysis.

Main publications 2018

  • Panyasantisuk J et al.
    Mapping anisotropy improves QCT-based finite element estimation of hip strength in pooled stance and side-fall load configurations.
    Med Eng & Phys, doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2018.06.004
  • Shi G et al.
    Elucidating thermal behavior, native contacts, and folding funnels of simple lattice proteins using replica exchange Wang-Landau sampling.
    J of Chem Phys, doi: 10.1063/1.5026256