Tag: ecology

  • Bernd Rinn's group

    What we do Our group in Scientific IT Services (SIS) is an interdisciplinary bioinformatics and scientific IT group, which develops computational tools and services. We provide HPC infrastructure and services, improve and port scientific software,...

  • Bioinformatics, a Swiss pride - 20 years of service to the life sciences and health

    Whether we are retracing the history of our ancestors, designing new drugs or understanding what gives Swiss Gruyère its unique flavour, bioinformatics has become an essential discipline.

  • Christian Mazza's group

    What we do Mathematical modelling is becoming more and more instrumental in life sciences; the data complexity and the high number of interacting components, from molecules to animals, render intuitive reasoning very difficult. The idea consists...

  • Daniel Wegmann's group

    What we do When observing nature, it is easy to be impressed by the huge diversity seen on any biological scale. Our primary aim is to better understand the underlying evolutionary and ecological processes that have been shaping this diversity...

  • Decoding the genome of the wheat stem sawfly, a major agricultural pest

    What makes the wheat stem sawfly such a major pest in the grasslands of North America? An international study co-led by SIB researchers at the University of Lausanne unravels its genome...

  • February Virtual Seminar by Jérôme Goudet: an interview

    Simulating past demography: can it be done?Is it possible to infer the ancestral demography of a species from genetic data, based on its current genetic composition? "Yes," answers Jérôme Goudet, SIB Group Leader and associate professor in...

  • Jérôme Goudet's group

    What we do Our group's interest is focused on understanding how the interplay of population structure, trait architecture and selection can be disentangled. To this end, we use different approaches, from theory and the development of statistical...

  • Laurent Excoffier's group

    What we do In the Computational and Molecular Population Genetics (CMPG) Group, we develop new methodologies for the simulation and analysis of molecular polymorphisms within species, with a particular focus on humans. We also develop and maintain...

  • Maria Anisimova's group

    What we do The Applied Computational Genomics Team focuses on theoretical and computational aspects of modelling the process of genome evolution and adaptive change. With the growing size and complexity of molecular data, we strive to keep pace by...

  • Nicolas Salamin's group

    What we do We develop models and software to better understand the evolution of organisms and to test macroevolutionary hypotheses. We are looking at the ecological, genomic and morphological factors that constrain speciation and adaptation. We...

  • Our annual activity report, the SIB Profile 2018, is out

    The new edition of the SIB Profile celebrates the 20 years of the Institute (1998-2018).

  • Robert Waterhouse's group

    What we do The group’s research is focused on elucidating interactions between gene evolution and gene function through developing computational approaches to interrogate evolutionary and functional genomics data. We are developing quantifications...

  • Sara Mitri's group

    What we do Our group focuses on studying social interactions in microbial communities and how they evolve. We follow an interdisciplinary approach, where we quantify and characterize interactions within small bacterial communities in the lab, and...

  • Shinichi Sunagawa's group

    What we do We are interested in studying ecological and evolutionary factors that determine the structure, function and diversity of microbial communities – with a focus on the ocean ecosystem and the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans....

  • SIB, the movie - Swiss bioinformatics in action

    Bioinformatics is now essential to life science. But what is this discipline about? And who are the people behind it?

  • Tanja Stadler's group

    What we do In the Computational Evolution Group, we develop phylogenetic tools in order to understand evolutionary processes. Using our phylogenetic methods, we aim to improve our understanding of past evolutionary and population dynamic processes...

  • The genome of a 234-year-old oak tree, young as ever

    A study carried out by researchers at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has revealed that the genome of an emblematic tree of the University campus, the Napoleon oak, has changed little during its first...

  • The monkeys that crossed the ocean

    A study, in which Daniele Silvestro and Nicolas Salamin from SIB’s Computational Phylogenetics Group at the University of Lausanne participated, shows that the first monkeys to reach South America by sea weighed barely 400 grams.

  • Vital-IT

    What we do With a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical staff, Vital-IT maintains a competency centre in bioinformatics and computational biology. Its infrastructure currently spreads across six institutions that maintain...

  • Vital-IT group

    What we do With a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical staff, at Vital-IT we maintain a competenc ecentre in bioinformatics and computational biology. Our infrastructure currently spreads across six institutions that maintain...