Tag: infectious disease

  • Latest Protein Spotlight: Side effects

    Nature tiptoes along a sturdy yet fragile tightrope. DNA is its backbone and provides a basis from which every single living species on this planet emerges and prospers. Time, however, tampers with everything. Silver turns black. Fruit rots. And...

  • A gene increases the severity of common colds

    Researchers funded by the SNSF have discovered mutations that worsen respiratory infections among children. Their study explains the mechanism involved.

  • Bruno Correia's group

    What we do The Laboratory of Protein Design & Immunoengineering started in March 2015, at the EPFL. Currently, we have established both the computational and experimental branches of our research. Despite the short life of the LPDI we can...

  • Christian Ahrens' group

    What we do Our research revolves around the bioinformatic integration and analysis of datasets from state-of-the-art omics technologies, which we obtain through close collaboration with experimental biologists. These datasets include genome...

  • Frédérique Lisacek's group

    What we do In the Proteome Informatics Group (PIG), we are involved in software and database development for the benefit of the proteomics and glycomics communities. These resources are made available through the ExPASy server. Software tools...

  • Jacques Fellay's group

    What we do In the Host-Pathogen Genomics Group, we explore the genetic roots of inter-individual differences in response to infections, with a particular focus on the genomic interactions between pathogens and their human hosts. At the crossroads...

  • Marcel Riedi's group

    What we do In the Service and Support for Science IT (S3IT) unit, we provide support for science in general, and for life science and medicine in particular. S3IT serves as a partner for both local and national projects to enable competitive...

  • Niko Beerenwinkel's group

    What we do The Computational Biology Group is involved in research and teaching in the areas of computational biology, biostatistics, and systems biology. Our activities include the development of mathematical and statistical models, their...

  • Predicting the spread of epidemics: it's what's inside (the model) that counts

    Recent viral outbreaks such as Ebola or Zika remind us that every new virus has the potential to spread and cause a worldwide epidemic. Being able to map, quantify and make early predictions about the spread of an epidemic is therefore crucial.

  • Richard Neher's group

    What we do Our goal is to understand how evolution works at the molecular level and how organisms adapt to changing conditions through random mutations and recombination. Pathogens provide excellent model systems for studying these processes. We...

  • SIB core resources

    A stringent selection process SIB's External Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is in charge of providing recommendations on the selection of SIB’s core resources every four years. Assessing competitive criteria, including the scientific impact and...

  • Spotlight on the crucial role of bioinformatics in personalized health with two interviews

    At the occasion of SIB's 20th anniversary and of the recent launch of the SantéPerso initiative and platform, the role of bioinformatics in the personalized health context is in the spotlight, with two interviews.

  • 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 quick-change artist strategy of a fungus that causes pneumonia

    A study led by a team of researchers from the Institute of Microbiology of CHUV-UNIL and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics reveals the mechanisms of antigenic variation used by the pathogen Pneumocystis jirovecii to escape the human immune...

  • Two new SIB bioinformatics resources for viruses and lipids

    V-Pipe – an emerging tool to help virus genomics investigations –, and SwissLipids – a comprehensive knowledgebase of lipids – recently joined the ranks of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics resources. They are filling important gaps in the...

  • Virus bioinformatics on the rise: SIB is among the founders of a dedicated European Centre

    Most of today's bioinformatics is focused on bacteria and eukaryotic model organisms, while there is an urgent need for applying and developing computational approaches in the field of virology. With the founding of the European Virus...