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March 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.
Béatrice Pichon
Intern, Group Dessimoz
Samuel Moix
Phd student, Group Kutalik
Ahrmad Annan
PhD student, Group Ciriello
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Antonio Garrido Marques
Intern, Group Delaneau


Many thanks to you for the good collaboration throughout these years and we all wish every success in your future endeavours.
Alessia Del Panta Ridolfi
PhD, has joined Mitri's lab, in the DMF
Julien Luneau
Postdoc, has joined Mitri's lab, in the DMF
Guilhem Panneau
PhD, is joining the Ackermann's lab, in Zurich


March 16th - DBC Seminar with Prof. Tim Frayling

Professor of Human Genetics - University of Exeter

"What next for GWAS ? – how can human genetics inform us about disease mechanisms ?"

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March 23rd - DBC Seminar with Dr. Serina Robinson

Group Leader (tenure-track), Depatement of Environmental Microbiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)

"Data-driven approaches for specialized enzyme and pathway discovery from microbiomes"

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March 30th - DBC Seminar with Prof. Ida Moltke

Associate professor, University of Copenhagen

"An example of how valuable disease studies in non-standard populations can be"

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Commemorative concert for Alma - March 20th

In memory of Alma Dal Co (1989-2022), the Venice Conservatory will give a commemorative concert, on March 20th.

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Timmi Absences

Timmi absences is a leave management software.

As of March 1st, the DBC is implementing a brand new absence management system - Timmie Absences.

From now on, each member of the DBC can log in and manage his or her leave with his or her fingers in the air

for more information, watch the video

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

Face of Industrial Research 2023 - March 20th

The goal of the symposium is to provide insights into fundamental and translational research done in Life Science and Healthcare companies based in Switzerland.

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Mentoring program for women in academia

Apply now for the new edition! Deadline: Mars, 9, 2023.

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My Thesis in 180 seconds

7th edition of the competition “My Thesis in 180 seconds” on March 16th at 18h30 in Amphimax building.

The Final will take place on June 29th.

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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.
Divergence in metabolomic profile in clownfish and damselfish skin mucus - With Sara Heim, Nicolas Salamin

The impact of 22q11.2 copy-number variants on human traits in the general population - With Chiara Auwerx, Marie C Sadler, Adriaan van der Graaf, Kaido Lepik, Tabea Schoeler, Zoltan Kutalik

Accuracy of haplotype estimation and whole genome imputation affects complex trait analyses in complex biobanks - With Olivier Delaneau

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

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Data Scientist - Location : Graz, Austria

Postdoctoral Fellow - Comparative Genomics of Bats - Location : Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral researcher in microbiomics - bioinformatics - Location : Luxembourg


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