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October 2022


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, ...


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Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize for Medicine with Neanderthals DNA research

Some of the works co-authored by Professor Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas cited among the key publications - Learn more
More information with Alexandre Reymond - Director of the Integrative Genomics Centre

Watch the interview
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Many thanks to you for the good collaboration throughout these years and we all wish every success in your future endeavours.
Sarah Schmid

PhD Student, Group Salamin
Sarah Schmid - BIO_1475


October 13th - DBC Seminar with Dr. Santiago Carmona,
Group leader Cancer Systems Immunology - UNIL-CHUV
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Lausanne Oncology CARMONA lab


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Bacteria vs antibiotics: Sending out an SOS

How do bacteria communicate with their neighbors when they are attacked?

find the answer by watching the video here

Visit the DBC YouTube channel


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Microbial metagenomics: a 360º approach
Heidelberg on 17 - 24 April 2023
Learn more and apply
The International PhD program in Quantitative Biology

Learn more
Want support for your project?
Then, The Synergy Grants could be for you!
Deadline date : 08 November 2022


DBC Christmas activities will take place on December 15th

More information to come soon
For more Research news and infos on DBC Events, please check out the DBC Website

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All the events of the APNS here
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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.
Omics-informed CNV calls reduce false-positive rates and improve power for CNV-trait associations - With Chiara Auwerx, Eleonora Porcu, Kaido Lepik, Zoltán Kutalik

Sex- and age-dependent genetics of longevity in a heterogeneous mouse population - With Marie Sadler, Zoltán Kutalik

Epistasis and evolutionary dependencies in human cancers - With Marco Mina, Arvind Iyer, Giovanni Ciriello

Cross-GWAS coherence test at the gene and pathway level - With Daniel Krefl, Sven Bergmann

Gene set enrichment analysis of pathophysiological pathways highlights oxidative stress in psychosis - With Zoltán Kutalik

Rates and correlates of cannabis-associated psychotic symptoms in over 230,000 people who use cannabis - With Tabea Schoeler

Genome-wide association analyses of physical activity and sedentary behavior provide insights into underlying mechanisms and roles in disease prevention - With Zoltán Kutalik

Deconvoluting complex correlates of COVID-19 severity with a multi-omic pandemic tracking strategy - With Simone Rubinacci, Olivier Delaneau

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Post-Doctoral Research Visit F/M Postdoc positions in Mathematical Biology at Institut Pasteur and CentraleSupélec - Location : Versailles, France

Assistant Professor - Cell Biology of Development - Location : Toronto, Canada

Call for PhD and MD-PhD fellowship applications - Location : Basel, Switzerland

CIVIS3i Call for sixteen 2-Year Postdoc positions - Location : Marseille, France

PhD position: Virus bioinformatics - Location : Zurich, Switzerland

PhD position in quantitative biology: central metabolism in mediating antibiotic tolerance - Location : Basel, Switzerland


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