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BC2 - Basel Computational Biology Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2021

The lectures take place online via zoom, on Mondays, and start at 16:00h, unless noted otherwise.

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

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


01.03.2021 | M. Madan Babu, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 

M. Madan Babu
Director, Center of Excellence for Data Driven Discovery & Endowed Chair in Biological Data Science
Structural Biology Department
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN. USA

Data Science Approaches to Biological Systems  

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Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 16:00h
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Meric Ataman   


15.03.2021 | Andrei Lupas, MPI for Developmental Biology

Andrei Lupas
Protein Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Tübingen, Germany

On the Evolution of Folded Proteins.

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Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Joana Pereira 


22.03.2021 | Stephanie Weber, McGill University

Stephanie Weber
Department of Biology
McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada

No membrane, no problem: Condensing bacterial organelles

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Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Dany Chauvin


29.03.2021 | Bianca Habermann, IBDM Marseille

Bianca Habermann
Computational Biology
IBDM – Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille
CNRS & Aix-Marseille Université 
Marseille, France

Exploring mitochondrial expression dynamics using the mitoXplorer 2.0 web-platform 

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Date: Monday, March 29, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Meric Ataman 


12.04.2021 | John Moult, University of Maryland

John Moult 
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR)
Shady Grove Campus, University of Maryland
Rockville MD, USA

An AI solution to the protein folding problem: what is it, how did it happen, and some implications 

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Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Joana Pereira 


19.04.2021 | Ned Wingreen, Princeton University

Ned Wingreen
Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences
Professor of Molecular Biology and Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Princeton University
Pinceton NJ, USA

Modeling microbial diversity

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Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Dany Chauvin


03.05.2021 | Armita Nourmohammad, University of Washington

Armita Nourmohammad 
University of Washington

Inference of functional responses from immune receptor replies.

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Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: 17:30h (please note different time)
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Pierre Barrat-Charlaix


10.05.2021 | Gioele La Manno, EPFL

Gioele Le Manno   
Neurodevelopmental Systems Biology Lab
Brain Mind Institute
School of Life Sciences
EPFL, Lausanne

Revealing the brain’s molecular anatomy with single-cell and tomography-based spatial transcriptomics

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Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Meric Ataman 


17.05.2021 | Andrej Sali, University of California, San Francisco

Andrej Sali 
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences &  Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
School of Pharmacy
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco CA, USA 

From integrative structural biology to cell biology

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Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Joana Pereira


31.05.2021 | Cynthia Rudin, Duke University 

Cynthia Rudin 
Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistical Science
Prediction Analysis Lab
Duke University
Durham NC, USA

Understanding how Dimension Reduction Tools work

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Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Time: 16:00h 
Location:  online, via zoom 
Contact: Meric Ataman