The UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 led to a landmark agreement to guide global action to address biodiversity loss. Bioinformatics has an important part to play in ensuring key questions are answered, such as what species are present, how they interact with others, and how they adapt to their environments. Explore the various projects our scientists are leading or collaborating on to advance this field, from using artificial intelligence to prioritize conservation actions and discover antimalarial properties in plants as well as to exploring how oceans’ microbial biodiversity could be a source of national products.
Bioinformatics for studying biodiversity in order to better protect it
SIB’s drive to harness Swiss bioinformatics for biodiversity
In the context of the environmental crisis, speeding up our understanding of...
A new identity to celebrate SIB’s 25 years and the future of life science data
In 25 years, SIB has grown from a handful of visionary scientists to a...
Unlocking the potential of microbes to make plants climate-resilient
SIB is part of a newly launched pan-European project looking at how...
Machine learning to accelerate discovery of antimalarial properties in plants
A new study finds that machine learning could speed up the discovery of plants...
Extreme dwarfs and giants more likely to go extinct
Islands are biodiversity hotspots and home to animal species with unique...
Supporting an urgent call to protect Madagascar’s biodiversity with AI
A major review of Madagascar’s unique biodiversity has just taken place...
Europe’s drive to reverse biodiversity loss through genomics research
The Human Genome Project, completed over 20 years ago, has had a massive impact...