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December 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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Our dear colleague Alma Dal Co tragically passed away in an under water spearfishing accident on 14 November 2022.

Only 33 years old, she was a stellar scientist and was one of the youngest Assistant Professor ever appointed at the University of Lausanne. She joined our Department of Computational Biology in September 2021 and was heading a dynamic research group. We are devastated and miss her immensely. Read more


December 8th - DBC Seminar with Dr. Daniele Silvestro,
Assistant Professor - University of Fribourg
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Need orthologs and paralogs? Try OMA

How? Watch this video

Why they don’t like coriander?

To find out, watch this video

For more videos, visit the DBC YouTube channel
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A wild IT unit has appeared!

Now that the IT support transition is on its way to a close, it is time to officially introduce the new support coordinator of the Genopode: Luc Bochud

As some of you may have already seen, he and his team will now be in charge of handling your support requests from their cosy nest in the Amphipole building.

You can now use the email address for all your IT support requests (software installation and troubleshooting, hardware problems, and soon even IT equipment orders), or the helpdesk line at ☎️ 22 11 if the matter is urgent.

Note that the email address will not be checked as frequently, so please use to ensure a quick processing of your request.


Joint meeting Alphy & AIEM

January 23-25, 2023

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Swiss Conference on Organismal Biology

February 16-17, 2023 at University of Geneva

Biology 23 is the largest conference of organismic biology in Switzerland and aims to provide a platform for exchange between students, researchers and professors across scientific institutions, research groups and topic areas.
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DBC End-Year program

Thursday 15 December 2022 - 15.00 to 00.00
Afternoon Activity : Bowland - Lausanne-Flon
Christmas dinner
Restaurant Chalet Suisse

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Microbial metagenomics: a 360º approach

Heidelberg on 17 - 24 April 2023

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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.
Exploring the conformational changes of the Munc18-1/syntaxin 1a complex - With Ioanna Stefani, Justyna Iwaszkiewicz, Dirk Fasshauer

Imputation of low-coverage sequencing data from 150,119 UK Biobank genomes - With Simone Rubinacci, Robin Hofmeister, Bárbara Sousa da Mota, Olivier Delaneau

Parallel evolution of amphioxus and vertebrate small-scale gene duplications - With Diego A Hartasánchez, Marc Robinson-Rechavi

Aberrant hyperexpression of the RNA binding protein FMRP in tumors mediates immune evasion - With Sadegh Saghafinia, Pumin Li

Parent-of-Origin inference for biobanks - With Robin J Hofmeister, Simone Rubinacci, Diogo M Ribeiro, Zoltán Kutalik, Olivier Delaneau

Haematological changes from conception to childbirth: An indicator of major pregnancy complications - With Marion Patxot, Sven Erik Ojavee, Rosanna Pescini Gobert, Zoltán Kutalik, Matthew R Robinson

The Immune Signatures data resource, a compendium of systems vaccinology datasets - With Raphael Gottardo

A Linear Time Solution to the Labeled Robinson-Foulds Distance Problem - With Christophe Dessimoz , Yannis Nevers

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Group leader positions - Location : Paris, France

Post-Doctoral Researcher – Computational workflows for metabolic flux analysis by stable isotopes - Location : Zurich, Switzerland

Funded Ph.D. Positions at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems - Location : Zurich, Switzerland

Post doc position in theoretical and computational modeling of gene regulatory networks and genome evolution - Location: Basel, Switzerland

PhD project in computational systems medicine of complex diseases - Location : Gothenburg, Sweden

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomics for Date Palm Improvement - Location : Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Full-time Academic Position in Computational Modelling of Biomolecular Systems (m/f) - Location : Brussels, Belgium

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow in Functional Genomics - Location : Saffron Walden, United Kingdom


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