What we do

In the Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit of the University of Bern (IBU), we provide services and expertise to assist researchers in the three "Life-Science" Faculties (i.e. Sciences, Medicine, and VetSuisse) in data analysis and project planning for large-scale experiments (e.g. next-generation sequencing, genome assembly) We develop methods to analyse high-throughput data. We have a high-performance computing cluster and a data storage system that we use for our own research, collaborations and service projects. Furthermore, we have our own research programme and collaborate on large and complex projects.

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Main publications 2017

  • Wüthrich D et al. The histidine decarboxylase gene cluster of Lactobacillus parabuchneri was gained by horizontal gene transfer and is mobile within the species. Front Microbiol. 2017; 8:218
  • Simillion C et al. Avoiding the pitfalls of gene set enrichment analysis with SetRank. BMC Bioinformatics 2017; 18(1):151
  • Boujon CL et al. Indication of Cross-Species Transmission of Astrovirus Associated with Encephalitis in Sheep and Cattle. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2017; 23:9

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University bern

Rémy Bruggmann
Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit (IBU)
University of Bern
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Domains of activity:

  • Core facility and competence centre
  • Biostatistics
  • Comparative genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Personalised medicine
  • Single-cell biology
  • Systems biology
  • Transcriptomics

Domains of application:

  • Medicine and health
  • Basic research