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September 2023


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 Computational Biology partners, 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 whole DBC extends the warmest of welcomes to new members.

Jade Bonny

Jade is joining the department for an apprenticeship "Employée de commerce" for 2 years and will be located in the Admin space.
Irene Julca Chavez
Postdoc, Group Dessimoz
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Mihaela-Diana Zanoaga
Intern, Group Kutalik
Angeliki Papadopoulou
Intern, Group Malaspinas

Antonio Garrido Marques
Intern, Group Malaspinas


Many thanks to you for the good collaboration throughout these years and we all wish every success in your future endeavours.
Théo Gaboriau
Postdoc, Group Salamin
Francesco Mottes
Postdoc, Group Dal Co
Luca Nanni
Postdoc, Group Ciriello


September 6th - 13th Lausanne Comp Bio Meeting

The goal of this meeting series is to bring together researchers from UNIL, CHUV, EPFL and industry, who are active in the field of Computational and Quantitative Biology. The meetings are sponsored by the Department of Computational Biology at UNIL.

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DBC Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The DBC Scientific Advisory Board is visiting for the first time the department on September 19 & 20.

We are looking forward for interesting discussions and their feedback on the development of the department.

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September 21st - DBC Seminar with Dr. Emmanuel Barillot

Research Unit Director -- Institut Curie and INSERM (France)

"Multimodal modeling of tumors"

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Alma Dal Co memorial symposium - November 15

This symposium will commemorate our late colleague and friend Alma Dal Co, who was a professor at the Department of Computational Biology (DBC) of UNIL. The morning session will reflect on the time before Alma joined the DBC, and in the afternoon session.
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InnoPACTT: financial support to create your start-up

PACTT, the UNIL-CHUV Technology Transfer Office, is launching a call for projects, "InnoTREK", as part of the InnoPACTT financial support, designed to accelerate innovation and spin-off creation

Deadline to send your application: October 2nd, 2023

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Want to start a PhD?

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) offers 3 PhD Fellowships in Life Science starting April 2024

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FBM celebrates its 20th anniversary !

Check the program here

LS2 Annual Meeting 2024

"Exploring the Wonders of Life"

The next LS2 Annual Meeting, in collaboration with the DBC, will be held on February 14-15, together with the Young Scientists' Satellite (YSS) on February 13, 2024, at the University of Lausanne.

The 2024 edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting offers :
• • 9 Scientific Symposia
• Selected short talks in parallel Symposia and YSS
• Poster sessions
• 3 lectures from recognized Swiss Awards
• PIs of Tomorrow Session – DEADLINE for applications 15th October 2023
• Career Workshop - “Providing evidence for the skills that stay with you” by hfp consulting (DE)
• Industry exhibition with more than 25 stands

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Cancer is not only about cancer cells

New DBC Video, with Marco Varrone, from Ciriello Lab

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Aging and Telomeres : what you need to know

Find out with Leona Knusel and Samuel Moix, from Kutalik Lab

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What follows is a small sampling of recently published research across the department — for a more complete list of publications, visit PubMed. If there is a paper you would like to see highlighted in the next issue of the newsletter, please email us.
Insights into the Genomics of Clownfish Adaptive Radiation: The Genomic Substrate of the Diversification - With Anna Marcionetti, Nicolas Salamin

The SWI/SNF complex member SMARCB1 supports lineage fidelity in kidney cancer - With Debora Sesia, Giovanni Ciriello

Chromosomal deletions on 16p11.2 encompassing SH2B1 are associated with accelerated metabolic disease - With Chiara Auwerx, Marie Sadler, Zoltán Kutalik

Genetic insights into the age-specific biological mechanisms governing human ovarian aging - With Sven E Ojavee, Liza Darrous, Marion Patxot, Zoltan Kutalik, Matthew R Robinson

Conceptual and empirical bridges between micro- and macroevolution - With Jonathan Rolland, Nicolas Salamin, Daniele Silvestro

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Using multi-omics to improve prediction and early diagnosis of pregnancy complications - Location : Bristol, United Kingdom

Postdoc in applied mathematics and data analysis - Location : Belvaux, Luxembourg

Doctoral Researcher (f/div/m) in Computational Biology - Location : Jena, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/div/m) in Automated Processing of Bioimages - Location : Jena, Germany

Postdoctoral researcher in synthetic biology and computational biology - Biotechnologie - Location : Ghent, Belgium

Postdoctor in bioinformatics at Karolinska Institutet - Location : Stockholm, Sweden


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