FORTALEZA, Brazil — It’s been a busy two weeks in Fortaleza for Amos Bairoch, leader of the SwissProt group at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Bairoch co-organized “In Silico Analysis of Proteins,” a five-day conference here that marked the 20th anniversary of the SwissProt database; delivered a keynote address at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference just prior to ISMB; and then played a large role in the “New Frontiers” track at ISMB, leading a discussion on funding models for biomolecular data repositories.

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