What we do

In the Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit of the University of Bern (IBU), we provide services and expertise to assist researchers of the three “Life-Science” Faculties and Insel hospital in data analysis and project planning for large-scale experiments with focus on next-generation sequencing application. We have our own research programme and collaborate on large and complex projects. Furthermore, we develop methods to analyse high-throughput data and provide bioinformatics training. We have a high-performance computing cluster and a data storage system that we use for our own research, collaborations and service projects.

Find out more about the Group’s activities

Core facility activities

Here are some of the key services we provide (also see here):

  • Next-generation data analyses;
  • Biostatistical analyses;
  • Training.

Main publications 2018

  • Widmer YF et al.
    Regulators of Long-Term Memory Revealed by Mushroom Body-Specific Gene Expression Profiling in Drosophila melanogaster
    Genetics, doi: 10.1534/genetics.118.301106
  • Schmid MW et al.
    Contribution of epigenetic variation to adaptation in Arabidopsis
    Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06932-5
  • Wüthrich D et al.
    Conversion of methionine to cysteine in Lactobacillus paracasei depends on the highly mobile cysK-ctl-cysE gene cluster
    Front Microbiol, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02415


University bern

Rémy Bruggmann
Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit (IBU)
University of Bern
Group Webpage

Domain(s) of activity:

  • Core facility and competence centre
  • Systems biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Data management
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Personalised medicine
  • Single-cell biology
  • Training
  • Transcriptomics
  • Workflows

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research
  • Medicine and health