SWISS-PROT is an annotated protein sequence database and maintained collabor atively by Amos Bairoch at the Department of Medical Biochemistry of the Univers ity of Geneva and EBI (The European Bioinformatics Institute).In April this year, the SWISS-PROT group in Geneva joined a new academic institution, the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).
Starting in September 1998, SWISS-PROT intend to implement a system of an annual subscription fee for commercial use of the database. Both SIB and EBI mandated a new company, Geneva Bioinformatics (GeneBio) to act as their representative for the purpose of concluding the necessary license agreements and levying the fees.
Please refer to the following addresses for more information.
- EBI (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/sprot/summary.html)
- GeneBio (http://www.genebio.com/)