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October 2020


DBC News is a monthly publication that seeks to inform first and foremost faculty members, researchers and students. It also reaches out to a wider community - Department of Computaional Biology partners, esteemed visiting faculty and friends.

Alongside the Department's website it is a complementary means of keeping abreast of the Department's rich and diversified scientific activities - visiting faculty, exceptional conferences, publications, awards, appointments, calls for papers and research, ...


The DBC Seminars brings world leading computational scientists to present their work in a colloquium and to meet with faculty and students. The colloquium has broad attendance by faculty, staff, masters and PhD students from the University and EPFL.
October 8, 2020 - Special Seminar with Kiran R. Patil, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Cambridge

Towards predicting evolution using mathematical models

Adaptive laboratory evolution has been successfully used to obtain cells with improved properties through natural selection. While being conceptually and operationally simple, it can provide access to complex traits without any knowledge of the involved genetic and regulatory elements.
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Zoom Meeting details

Meeting ID
614 030 0162



The whole DBC extends the warmest of welcomes to new members

Rick Wertenbroek
Doctoral Student. Group Delaneau

Rick is doing a joint PhD between the University of Applied Science Western Switzerland (Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, HES-SO) and UNIL


Adriano Biasini - BIO_1840
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Bita Khalili - DD1_2525
Reyhan Sonmez

Adriano Biasini - Group Ana Marques

Florian Clemente - Groupe Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas

Bita Khalili - Group Sven Bergmann

Reyhan Sonmez Flitman - Group Bergmann

Many thanks to all of you for the good collaboration throughout these years and the we all wish every success in your future endeavours


Save the date!

The talks of the NCCR Microbiomes candidates for Assistant Tenure track position in the DBC will be held on October 20th and 21st in Cubotron:

October 20th - Auditoire I
  • Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva, at 9:00
  • Alma Dal Co at, 10:00
  • Alberto Pascual-García, at 11:30
October 21st - Auditoire II
  • Aleksej Zelezniak, at 9:00
  • Michael Manhart, at 10:00
  • Mathieu Groussin, at 11:30
Quntitative Biology
Quantitative Biology PhD program

The advent of large-throughput data is transforming life sciences into an increasingly quantitative discipline. The University of Lausanne (Switzerland) is at the forefront of this revolution, with quantitative research ramping up throughout the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, a dedicated department of Computational Biology, and interdisciplinary units such as the Center for Integrative Genomics. UNIL also hosts the headquarters of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, to which many quantitative research groups are affiliated, and closely collaborates with EPFL on the same campus. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, UNIL brings together over 120 nationalities.ert text.
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For more Research news and infos on DBC Events, please check out the DBC Website



Bergmann Group
MONET: a toolbox integrating top-performing methods for network modularization

Gene-educational attainment interactions in a multi-ancestry genome-wide meta-analysis identify novel blood pressure loci

Estimating RNA dynamics using one time point for one sample in a single-pulse metabolic experiment

LincRNA sequences are biased to counteract their translation

GWAS of retinal vessel tortuosity identifies 85 novel loci recovering variants associated with disease

Ciriello Group

Discovering functional evolutionary dependencies in human cancers

Group Dessimoz

Parallel and Scalable Precise Clustering

Salamin Group

Rapid climate change results in long-lasting spatial homogenization of phylogenetic diversity

A multi‐platform package for the analysis of intra‐ and interspecific trait evolution


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