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Bioinformatics Systems Biology

Christian von Mering
University of Zurich

In the Bioinformatics / Systems Biology Group, we study the dynamics of entire biological systems, both at evolutionary time-scales and at shorter time-scales – down to a few minutes. We often work in close collaboration with laboratory scientists, focusing on the computational aspects of studying such systems, in fields ranging from genetics to genomics and proteomics. In addition, we produce and maintain several online resources for the life science community, including STRING-db (protein networks), EGGNOG-db (gene orthology relations), and PAX-db (protein abundances).

The group develops the SIB Resource STRING, a database of known and predicted protein-protein interactions

Domain(s) of application
Basic research
Medicine and health
Domain of activity
Proteins and proteomes