Modern research methods in biology produce vast amounts of data. Similarly, the number of bioinformatics approaches, tools and databases increases at a rate difficult to keep track of. We help FMI scientists to exploit these tools efficiently, thus enabling them to move towards a more quantitative approach to their research. We provide collaboration, a bioinformatics helpdesk and relevant training.
Our aim is to help researchers become competent and independent. Therefore, we focus on providing solutions based on free and open-source software, allowing the scientists to continue their own bioinformatics research even after leaving the FMI.
In collaboration with the Biozentrum at the University of Basel, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of the ETH Zürich, and other institutes from academia and industry, we are building up a comprehensive environment for computational biology analysis and we organize related events.