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Basel Computational Biology Seminar Series - [BC]2

Current Research in Bioinformatics - Spring Semester 2024

Lectures take place on Mondays, starting at 16:15h, unless noted otherwise. Most lectures take place at the Biozentrum (room see below), some are on zoom.

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: 21563-01 Current research in Bioinformatics II (spring semester), 22830-01 Current Research in Bioinformatics I (fall semester). See ADAM for details to pass.

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


26.02.2024 | Christophe Dessimoz, SIB & University of Lausanne

Prof. Christophe Dessimoz
Laboratory of computational evolutionary biology
University of Lausanne
& SIB Swiss Insitute of Bioinformatics
Lausanne, Switzerland

Comparative genomics at scale in the post-AlphaFold era

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Date: Monday, February 26, 2024 
Time: 16:15h 
Location: Biozentrum, 02.073
Contact: Marco Molari 


04.03.2024 | Marina Chekulaeva, Max Delbrück Center

Prof. Marina Chekulaeva
RNA metabolism in neurons and neurodegeneration
Max Delbrück Center,
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (MDC-BIMSB)
Berlin, Germany

RNA regulation in neurons and neurodegeneration 

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Date: Monday, March 04, 2024
Time: 16:15 h 
Location:  Biozentrum, U1.193
Contact: Samuel Mondal


08.04.2024 | David Suter, EPFL

Prof. David Suter
Gene regulation & cell identity
School of Life Sciences

Reuniting cell families through gene expression memory  

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Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Time: 16:15 h 
Location:  Biozentrum, 02.073
Contact: Daan de Groot


22.04.2024 | Niko Beerenwinkel, D-BSSE

Prof. Niko Beerenwinkel
Computational biology group
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering
ETH Zürich

Computational analysis of tumor single‐cell sequencing data  

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Date: Monday, April 22, 2024
Time: 16:15 h 
Location:  Biozentrum, U.191
Contact: Young Moon


29.04.2024 | Ulrich Gerland, TU München

Prof. Ulrich Gerland
Physics of complex biosystems
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Survival and competition dynamics of starving bacteria

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Date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Time: 16:45 h 
Location:  Biozentrum, U1.193
Contact: Bor Kavčič


Extra-curricular Presentation:
06.05.2024 | Athma Pai, University of Massachusetts

Prof. Athma Pai
RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Worcester MA, USA

Racing to the 3’ end: tracking the speed, accuracy, and coordination of mRNA biogenesis

Date: Monday, May 06, 2024
Time: 11:00 h 
Location:  Biozentrum, U1.101
Contact: Julien Roux  (Department of Biomedicine)


06.05.2024 | Karsten Borgwardt, MPI München

Prof. Karsten Borgwardt
Research Department Machine Learning and Systems Biology
Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry
Munich, Germany

New frontiers for machine learning in systems biology

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Date: Monday, May 06, 2024
Time: 16:15 h 
Location:  online, via zoom
Contact: Young Moon


27.05.2024 | Eran Hornstein, Weizmann Institute of Sciene

Prof. Eran Hornstein 
Dept. of Molecular Genetics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Israel

Organellomics: AI-driven deep organellar phenotyping of human neurons

Date: Monday, May 27, 2024
Time: 16:15 h 
Location:  online via zoom
Contact: Young Moon