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December 2021


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, ...


Dear all,

Whatever you plan to do, and wherever you plan to be, we wish each one of you a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for the amazing work that each of you in your groups is doing and the dedication to making the DBC such a great place to work. Warmest wishes for a refreshing break and a New Year full of happiness, health and success.



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we have received the hoodies, come take yours and join the DBC force!



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Dear all DBC members,

This year went by so fast. I had an incredible time with you all, whether it was over a meal, a ping-pong match or during an apero.

I would like to thank you all for the great memories! And a special thanks to Dirk that gave me the opportunity to be part of this department! See you all soon! :)
I'm gonna miss you all so much!
@Yasmine, the entire admin will miss you!!!


Many Congratulations to Anna Marcionetti (group Salamin) and Ioanna Stefani (group Fasshauer) on passing their thesis defense! It's a huge accomplishment!
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EMBO Workshop

20 – 22 May 2022 in Rimini, Italy

Organized by Professors Giovanni Ciriello and Luca Magnani, the EMBO Workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary community of scientists with the goal of facilitating discussion and collaborations around genetic and non-genetic mechanisms of cancer evolution. The primary objective is to expand the current genetic-centric view with a mechanistic perspective centred around transcriptional and epigenetic alterations.
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Protein 3D Shapes by Ioanna Stefani

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Shiner and brighter than ever...

... a new Campus card will be released early next year!
This new campus card will authomaticaly replace the current one and will be sent at home.
So, make sure to get yours by checking right now your PRIVATE home address on MyUNIL

More info
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Postdoc Funding Chats

The APNS invites you to join the Fall / Winter 2021-2022 Posdoc Funding Chats - Read more
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LS2 Annual meeting 2022

the LS2 Annual Meeting 2022 on the topic “Life Sciences in the 2020s: quantitation, integration and prediction", will be held on February 17 and 18, 2022.
The LS2 Annual Meeting brings together scientists from all nations and backgrounds to explore the large spectrum united under the umbrella of Life Sciences.

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VIP2 Post Doc Fellows

VIP2 is a postdoctoral fellowship program at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) offering three – year fellowships that are open to candidates with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, computer science, and bioinformatics.
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The largest conference of organismal biology in Switzerland to stimulate exchange between students, researchers, and professors across scientific institutions, research groups, and disciplines. It is also the annual joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical, and Systematics Societies.
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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.
Probabilistic inference of the genetic architecture underlying functional enrichment of complex traits - With Marion Patxot, Daniel Trejo Banos, Athanasios Kousathanas, Etienne J Orliac, Sven E Ojavee, Alexander Holloway, Zotan Kutalik, Matthew R Robinson

Untargeted Metabolome- and Transcriptome-Wide Association Study Suggests Causal Genes Modulating Metabolite Concentrations in Urine - With Reyhan Sönmez Flitman, Bita Khalili, Zoltan Kutalik, Anneke Brümmer , Sven Bergmann


Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics to study Gene Regulatory Networks - Location: Basel, Switzerland

Bioinformatician / Data Analyst - Location: Basel , Switzerland

Bioinformatics postdoctoral position in the field of plant-microbe interactions - Location: Cologne, Germany

Postdoctoral position to explore multidimensional integration of high throughput sequencing data - Location: Freiburg im Breisgau , Germany

Senior NGS Technologist and Deputy Head for Biomedical Sequencing Facility - Location: Vienna, Austria

NGS Bioinformatician for Biomedical Sequencing Facility - Location: Vienna, Austria

Post-doc in Data Science - Location: Luxembourg


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