Tag: marc robinson-rechavi & frederic bastian group

  • How asexual reproduction affects the evolution of genomes

    The first evidence of the consequences of parthenogenesis – a type of asexual reproduction – on genome evolution is reported in an international study co-led by scientists at UNIL and SIB.

  • Venom factories: a surprising molecular convergence, from wasps to snakes

    Animals as different as wasps and snakes have adopted surprisingly similar molecular mechanisms to squirt toxins out of their specialized cells. This is revealed by a study led by SIB scientists, who have conducted the first comparative analysis of...

  • Scaling up biodiversity genomics across Europe

    As members of the Swiss node of the European Reference Genome Atlas initiative, several SIB Groups are participating in a Pilot Project to sequence reference genomes for selected species across Europe. The results of the first phase of the Pilot...

  • From v1 to v14: the gene expression database Bgee under the spotlight

    The SIB Resource Bgee is a database for retrieval and comparison of gene expression patterns across multiple animal species. It provides an intuitive answer to the question “where is a gene expressed?” and supports research in cancer and...

  • The DNA regions in our brain that contribute to make us human

    With only 1% difference, the human and chimpanzee protein-coding genomes are remarkably similar. Understanding the biological features that make us human is part of a fascinating debated line of research.

  • Answering biological questions with federated queries across databases

    Providing biologists with a single-entry-point to the wealth of information contained in complementary data resources.

  • How asexual reproduction is purging genomes of their parasitic invaders

    Over 40% of our genome is made of transposable elements - self-replicating DNA sequences that have the ability to change their position within a genome.

  • Meet the past SIB Awards Laureates – Julien Roux

    In 2019, the SIB Bioinformatics Awards will be presented for the 10th time, providing a great occasion to reach out to past laureates and ask them where they are now in their career. In this interview, we met with Julien Roux, recipient of the 2009...

  • SIB is leveraging its biocuration expertise for health projects

    Last week, we announced a series of communications highlighting SIB’s development axes for the years to come. Leveraging the biocuration expertise of the Institute in the context of personalized health is one of them...

  • The genome of a 234-year-old oak tree, young as ever

    A study carried out by researchers at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has revealed that the genome of an emblematic tree of the University campus, the Napoleon oak, has changed little during its first...

  • The 16 genetic markers that can cut a life story short

    The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new to science.

  • SIB Resources

    Identifying and supporting SIB Resources Every four years, the Institute’s External Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) provides recommendations on the portfolio of SIB-supported Resources. By taking into account competitive criteria – such as the...