The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a non-profit organization that coordinates research and education in bioinformatics throughout Switzerland and provides high quality bioinformatics services to the national and international research community. SIB is well known for its life science resources, such as UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, SWISS-MODEL, STRING, ExPASy etc. and comprises more than 56 research and service groups in Swiss universities, technical (ETH/EPF) and applied universities (HES). SIB also has a long history in developing high-quality and high-performance software. SIB’s Swiss and world-wide network of bioinformaticians, computational biologists and life scientists guarantee both state-of-the-art research and practical usage in clinical environments.

Dr Mark Ibberson

is a senior computational biologist in the Vital-IT group of the SIB since 2009 working on projects related to diabetes (RHAPSODY, BEAt-DKD, IMIDIA), cardiovascular disease, cancer and immunology. Before moving to Vital-IT, he worked for 9 years at Merck Serono as a computational biologist in the areas of genomics, integrative data analysis and knowledge management.

Dr Dmitry Kuznetsov

Dmitry educated at Moscow State University as a physico-chemist in 1982. During the next 15 years, he worked at the Institute of Molecular Biology (Russia) doing both experimental assays (enzymatic kinetics and NMR) and modelling of protein structures. He obtained his PhD in biophysics on structure modelling of MHC-TCR protein complex in collaboration with the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research (LICR) in Lausanne. He spent the next 8 years in Lausanne working for the LICR as a database administrator (DBA) and web developer in various bioinformatics projects. After joining the Vital-IT team in 2007, he continues to work as a DBA and developer on the MySQL and Oracle platform.