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February 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.
Ilaria Iuliani,
Postdoc, Group Bergmann

I am a physicist deeply fascinated by the study of complex biological systems.

I did my Master's degree in Physics of complex systems (University of Turin), where I had the opportunity to contribute to different projects, from E.coli's growth to gene expression networks in cancer cells. Read more



Many thanks to you for the good collaboration throughout these years and we all wish every success in your future endeavours.
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Yuanlong Liu - BIO_1242
Simone Rubinacci
Postdoc, Group Delaneau
Yuanlong Liu
Postdoc, Group Ciriello


February 9th - DBC Seminar with Dr. Ewa Szczurek, Associate Professor, University of Warsow (PL).

"Drawing spatial maps of tumor clones and their microenvironment"

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AI to save Madagascar

How artificial intelligence and bioinformatics can contribute to conservation policies.

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World Cancer Day - February 4th

How genetic and hormonal sex determinants impinge on cancer risk in concert with variations in human populations is a complex topic that requires a multifaceted approach at the interface of science and society. Read more

Compbio UNIL

February 28th

"Computational Biology" addresses biological questions with computational means & algorithms. From mathematical modeling of biological systems to the processing/analysis and integration of large amounts of experimental or clinical data. More info to come

Cardiac RNA-mediated (re)programming - March 9 & 10

Collaborative symposium of the SNF Sinergia Program "Regenerative strategies for heart disease via targeting the long noncoding transcriptome" and the CVM PhD program FBM-UNIL. Read 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.
Association between stressful life events and psychosis relapse: a 2-year prospective study in first-episode psychosis - With Tabea Schoeler

Improved predictions of antigen presentation and TCR recognition with MixMHCpred2.2 and PRIME2.0 reveal potent SARS-CoV-2 CD8+ T-cell epitopes - With David Gfeller, Giancarlo Croce, Julien Racle

Mapache: a flexible pipeline to map ancient DNA - With Samuel Neuenschwander, Diana I Cruz Davalos, Lucas Anchieri, Barbara Sousa da Mota, Davide Bozzi, Simone Rubinacci, Olivier Delaneau, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas

Childhood Maltreatment and Mental Health Problems: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Quasi-Experimental Studies - With Tabea Schoeler

Quantifying the role of transcript levels in mediating DNA methylation effects on complex traits and diseases - With Marie C Sadler, Chiara Auwerx, Kaido Lepik, Eleonora Porcu, Zoltan Kutalik

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Bioinformatician - Location : Lausanne, Switzerland

System specialist - Location : Lausanne, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Fellow - CRISPR analysis of gene co-dependencies in cancer - Location : Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Researcher Position(m/f/d) in Integrative Research Data Management - Location : Jena, Germany

Post-Doc position in quantitative biology - Location: Basel, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical Bioinformatics - Location : Nijmegen, Netherlands

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics - Location: Luxembourg


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