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):

  • Bioinformatics / biostatistical analyses;
  • Next-generation data analyses;
  • Project planning and consulting;
  • Bioinformatics training;
  • Science IT infrastructure.

Main publications 2019

  • Brunet Avalos C et al.
    Single cell transcriptome atlas of the Drosophila larval brain
    eLife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.50354
  • V'kovski P et al.
    Determination of host proteins composing the microenvironment of coronavirus replicase complexes by proximity-labeling
    eLife, doi: 10.7554/eLife.42037
  • Radpour R et al.
    CD8+ T cells expand stem and progenitor cells in favorable but not adverse risk acute myeloid leukemia
    Leukemia, doi: 10.1038/s41375-019-0441-9


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
  • Metagenomics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Personalised medicine
  • Single-cell biology
  • Training
  • Workflows

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research
  • Medicine and health