What we do

We provide essential IT infrastructure and services to the life and medical science communities in Switzerland and beyond, and address the IT infrastructure and service operational needs of SIB Employees. Our Group has three specific focus areas:

  • Computing & storage infrastructure, led by Roberto Fabbretti, IT Infrastructure Manager;
  • SIB IT services, led by Vassilios Ioannidis, IT Services Manager;
  • Data protection & quality assurance, led by Heinz Stockinger.
Main services  Description In collaboration with  User community
Sensitive data*
BioMedIT Node
Encrypted compute and storage infrastructure SPHN and international partners via ELIXIR Swiss & international
Non-sensitive data  Compute and storage infrastructure Swiss universities Swiss
Hosting environment
Bioinformatics resources on ExPASy
Supporting scientific applications - Swiss & international

* Research and applications in life and medical sciences often require access to personal data that needs specific protection. For instance, genomic information and health records are considered as sensitive data that can be used in research but must only be accessed by authorised personnel.

Core facility activities

The key services provided as part of our core facility activities are listed here.



Heinz Stockinger
SIB Swiss Institute of Bionformatics

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Domain of activity:

  • Core facilities and competence centres