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SIB Starts Human Protein Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics has started a new project group focused on human proteomics data, SIB said today.

The group will develop a protein knowledge database, and it will pool resources from around the world to functionally characterize human proteins.

The Computer and Laboratory Investigation of Proteins of Human Origin (CALIPHO) group will be a part of the University of Geneva, where it will conduct its experimental studies. It also will collaborate with the University of Lausanne and labs in France, Canada, Argentina, Korea, and China.

"The strength of CALIPHO will lie in the powerful combination of bioinformatics, biocuration and wet lab skills that will be targeted towards the goal of speeding up the discovery of the functions of human proteins and the role that they play inside our body," said SIB Professor Amos Bairoch, who will direct the group, in a statement.

Bairoch explained that the group will develop "new ways of generating knowledge from the enormous mass of information which is now available to life scientists."

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