ViralZone is a SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics web-resource for all viral genus and families, providing general molecular and epidemiological information, along with virion and genome figures. Each virus or family page gives an easy access to UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot viral protein entries.

Who are we?

  • Chantal Hulo, Biocuration
  • Patrick Masson, PhD, Biocuration
  • Edouard de Castro, PhD, software development
  • Philippe Le Mercier, PhD, ViralZone team leader, virion graphics

ViralZone project is handled by the virus program of SwissProt group

Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, C.M.U., 1 rue Michel-Servet, 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland

Proteins popups were developed in collaboration with Prof. Christian von Mering and Andrea Franceschini, Bioinformatics Group , Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland, funded in part by the SIB Swiss Institute of bioinformatics.

Virion pictures All pictures in ViralZone are copyright of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
Permission is granted to use the pictures in academic thesis or non-commercial powerpoint presentations, provided the source is acknowledged (Source: ViralZone, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics). For any other use, please contact us via the "Contact Us" form.


This project is funded by the SIB Swiss Institute of bioinformatics.