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

Main publications 2018

  • Widmer YF et al.
    Regulators of Long-Term Memory Revealed by Mushroom Body-Specific Gene Expression Profiling in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Schmid MW et al.
    Contribution of epigenetic variation to adaptation in Arabidopsis
    Nature Communications
  • Wüthrich D et al.
    Conversion of methionine to cysteine in Lactobacillus paracasei depends on the highly mobile cysK-ctl-cysE gene cluster
    Front Microbiol.


University bern

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

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

Domains of application:

  • Basic research
  • Medicine and health