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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.
Alexander Apostolov
Intern, Group Kutalik


Alma Dal Co memorial symposium - November 15

This symposium will commemorate our late colleague and friend Alma Dal Co, who was a professor at the Department of Computational Biology (DBC) of UNIL. The morning session will reflect on the time before Alma joined the DBC, and in the afternoon session.
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May this lemon tree grow in memory of our beloved Alma.

BM Transition Grants

The FBM Transition Grants (previously "Bourse Pro-Femmes") are intended to encourage the academic development of women employed by the CHUV, UNIL and Unisanté.

Next call for candidates: June 1st 2023, deadline to send applications: August 31st 2023

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what your genes say about you?

Find out with Christophe Dessimoz in the last edition of Uniscope!

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Genomes, genomes, genomes...

Primate genome, human genome and Chat GPT
What's the link? Listen to Christophe Dessimoz to find out (in French)

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Cancer is not only about cancer cells

New DBC Video, with Marco Varrone, from Ciriello Lab

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Aging and Telomeres : what you need to know

Find out with Leona Knusel and Samuel Moix, from Kutalik Lab

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DBC United!

Team “DBC United” at the ⁦FBM_UNIL⁩ Football Tournament 2023.

We were almost there...we'll be back, stronger next year to bring the cup home


It's vacation time!

The admin is also taking a vacation, but don't worry, there'll always be someone on hand to deal with emergencies.

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

Accurate rare variant phasing of whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing data in the UK Biobank - With Robin J. Hofmeister, Diogo M. Ribeiro, Simone Rubinacci, Olivier Delaneau

Protein length distribution is remarkably uniform across the tree of life - With Yannis Nevers, Natasha M. Glover, Christophe Dessimoz - see detailed summary of the results here

Understanding the relationship between loneliness, substance use traits and psychiatric disorders: A genetically informed approach - With Tabea Schoeler

Protein S-acylation controls the subcellular localization and biological activity of PHYTOCHROME KINASE SUBSTRATE - With Christophe Dessimoz, Natasha M. Glover

Resting heart rate and antisocial behaviour: a Mendelian randomisation study - With Tabea Schoeler

Imputation of ancient human genomes - With Bárbara Sousa da Mota, Simone Rubinacci, Diana Ivette Cruz Dávalos, Carlos Eduardo G Amorim, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Olivier Delaneau

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DBC_PAST-PTC PAS en métagénomique computationnelle et modélisation microbienne - Location : Lausanne, Switzerland

Postdoc positions in computational physics - Location : Genoa, Italy

Postdoc in Machine Learning for Computational Biology - Location : Stockholm, Sweden

Postdoc in single-cell cancer omics bioinformatics to Karolinska Institutet - Location : Stockholm, Sweden

Doctoral Researcher Positions in Data Science (f/m/d) - CRC 1597 Small Data - Location : Freiburg, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher in Integrative Structural Biology of Fertilization - Location : Stockholm, Sweden

Research Fellow in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (Fixed term) - Location : Nottingham, United Kingdom


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