The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) is organised as a federation of bioinformatics research groups from leading Swiss universities and the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.
The SIB has a long-standing tradition of producing state-of-the-art software for the life science research community, as well as carefully annotated databases including UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, the world’s most widely used source of information about proteins.
The SIB includes world-class research and service groups in the fields of proteomics, transcriptomics, genomics, systems biology, structural bioinformatics, evolutionary bioinformatics, modelling, imaging, biophysics, population genetics and clinical bioinformatics in Basel, Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich.
Its expertise is widely appreciated and its services, software tools and databases are used worldwide by researchers in life sciences.
In SIB, the group of Michel Milinkovitch forms the «Artificial & Natural Evolutionary Development of Complexity group» for their activities in the physics of epithelia (including patterns of skin appendages and skin colour), comparative genomics/transcriptomics, and the development of stochastic heuristics for phylogeny inference.