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February 2024


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.
Sévan Stroh
PhD, Group Fasshauer
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Leah Bottger
PhD, Group Kutalik
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Stéphanie Scuderi
DBC Administrative coordinator

Stéphanie is joining the CHUV for new adventures

We wish her all the best!


February 1st - DBC Seminar with

Dr. Joana Meier

Royal Society University Research Fellow and Group Leader - Sanger Institute, UK

"The role of hybridisation and chromosomal rearrangements in rapid speciation "

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February 29th - DBC Seminar with Prof. Anders Albrechtsen

Professor in Computational and RNA Biology - University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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.

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Lausanne Omics Days 2024 - February 22-23rd

The Lausanne Genomics Days is a 2-days international conference meant to share advances in genomics and their impact on biological research, applied to a wide range of topics.Edit this to insert text. Learn more

Biopôle Discovery Day 2024 - March 26th

This annual event is tailored for master’s and PhD students, young professionals and academic researchers aspiring to make their mark in the life sciences. Learn more

Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution

July 7-11th

The Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution is dedicated to topics in genomics, proteomics, molecular biology and evolution. Learn more

Ancient DNA Beyond Allele Frequencies - July 29-31th

The SMBE Satellite Meeting on Ancient DNA Beyond Allele Frequencies will capitalise on this burgeoning field, bringing together researchers utilising these methods across human and non-human species. Learn more

Reconstructing the human past: using ancient and modern genomics - September 17-20th

Combining genome-wide data from ancient and modern populations opens new windows into the past and, importantly, their integration with archaeological evidence and historical records elucidates aspects of human history and cultural evolution of past societies. Learn more



A Comic Guide to the Evolution of Ancient Cells into Complex Brains. Learn more
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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.
Causality-enriched epigenetic age uncouples damage and adaptation - With Marie Sadler, Zoldan Kutalik

Cancer Evolution: A Multifaceted Affair - With Giovanni Ciriello

Rare copy-number variants as modulators of common disease susceptibility - With Chiara Auwerx, Marie Sadler, Sven Ojavee, Zoltan Kutalik

ELM-the Eukaryotic Linear Motif resource-2024 update - With Stefano Pascarelli

OMA orthology in 2024: improved prokaryote coverage, ancestral and extant GO enrichment, a revamped synteny viewer and more in the OMA Ecosystem - With Alex Warwick Vesztrocy, Charles Bernard, Clement-Marie Train, Silvia Prieto Baños, Irene Julca, David Moi, Yannis Nevers, Sina Majidian, Christophe Dessimoz, Natasha M Glover

Population genomics of post-glacial western Eurasia - With Bárbara Sousa da Mota, Olivier Delaneau

100 ancient genomes show repeated population turnovers in Neolithic Denmark - With Bárbara Sousa da Mota, Olivier Delaneau

CellCharter reveals spatial cell niches associated with tissue remodeling and cell plasticity - With Marco Varrone, Daniele Tavernari, Giovanni Ciriello

Hyper-Cryptic radiation of a tropical montane plant lineage - With Oriane Loiseau, Jonathan Rolland, Nicolas Salamin

Inference of phylogenetic trees directly from raw sequencing reads using Read2Tree - With David Dylus, Sina Majidian, Christophe Dessimoz

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Researcher in software engineering for machine learning - Location : Lugano, Switzerland

Doctoral Assistant (Postdoctoral Researcher) – Center for Biosystems and Biotech Data Analysis – Ghent University Global Campus, Korea - Location : Incheon, South Korea

Call for application – New post-doctoral position - Human Glioma Tumoroids – Microenvironment and spatial analyses - Location : Rouen, France

Bioinformatician Phylogenomics (m/f/d) - Location : Braunschweig, Germany

Data Engineer, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Orion Corporation, Espoo or Turku - Location : Espoo, Finland


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