Death Knell for Database Sparks Genesis of Bioinformatics Institute and Company | GenomeWeb

GENEVA--In May 1996, Amos Bairoch had only two months of funding remaining for work on his SWISS-PROT and PROSITE databases. Today, as a result of his campaign for support, Switzerland has a world-class research center and the bioinformatics industry has two new members: the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the company Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) (see BioInform, March 16, 1998).

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