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Basel Computational Biology Seminar Series - BC2

Current Research in Bioinformatics - Fall Semester 2022

Lectures take place on Mondays, starting at 16:15h, unless noted otherwise. Most lectures take place online via zoom, some from local speakers will take place at the Biozentrum (New building, room U1.197, level -1).

The zoom link is posted on ADAM (for registered students) and on the Biozentrum Intranet

Students who would like to obtain credits for this course, please register: 22830-01 Current Research in Bioinformatics I (fall semester), 21563-01 Current research in Bioinformatics II (spring semester). See ADAM for details to pass.

Please check below schedule for upcoming lectures. The schedule will be updated regularly.


19.09.2022 | Stein Aerts, KU Leuven

Stein Aerts
Laboratory of Computational Biology
KU Leuven Center for Human Genetics
& VIB Center for Brain and Disease Research
Leuven Belgium

Computational strategies to decipher gene regulatory programs from single-cell multi-omics data

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Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Daan de Groot


03.10.2022 | Mark Schreiber, Amazon Web Services

Mark Schreiber
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Seattle WA, USA

Amazon Genomics CLI - Simplifying Genomics Workflows on AWS Cloud

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Date: Monday, October 03, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Niels Schlusser


24.10.2022 | Guido Sanguinetti, University of Edinburgh

Guido Sanguinetti 
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh, UK

Bayesian modelling of single-cell multi-omics data

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Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  online, via zoom
Contact: Niels Schlusser


31.10.2022 | Lydie Lane, University of Geneva & SIB

Lydie Lane  
Computer and Laboratory Investigation of Proteins of Human Origin (CALIPHO)
Centre Médical Universitaire (CMU)
University of Geneva and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Geneva, Switzerland

In quest of SPARQLing lights in the dark human proteome

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Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Joana Pereira


07.11.2022 | Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, Italian Institute of Technology 

Gian Gaetano Tartaglia
RNA Systems Biology
Italian Institute of Technology 
Genova, Italy

Protein and RNA interactions and phase separations 

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Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Niels Schlusser


14.11.2022 | Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University

Adi Stern
Shmunis School of Biomedical and Cancer Research
George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 during chronic infections  

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Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  online via zoom
Contact: Marco Molari


21.11.2022 | David Gfeller, Université de Lausanne & CHUV

David Gfeller
Computational cancer biology
Department of oncology UNIL CHUV
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

Predicting T-cell epitopes: what did we learn from a million peptides?

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Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Pierre Barrat-Charlaix


28.11.2022 | Tal Dagan, Kiel University

Tal Dagan
Institut für Allgemeine Mikrobiologie
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Kiel, Germany

The Darwinian fitness of extrachromosomal genetic elements

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Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Marco Molari


12.12.2022 | Brian Zid, UC San Diego

Brian Zid
Department of Biochemistry
University of California San Diego
San Diego CA, USA

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Date: Monday, December 12, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  online
Contact: Simone Faravelli


19.12.2022 | Benjamin Towbin, Universität Bern

Benjamin Towbin
Department of Biology
Institute of Cell Biology
Universität Bern
Bern, CH

Growth control from cells to organisms 

Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
Time: 16:15h 
Location:  Biozentrum,  U1.197
Contact: Dany Chauvin