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Baroj Abdulkarim
Postdoctoral position, Group Marques



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Nicola Bedoni
Graduate Assistant, Group Rivolta


Research project: Study of Inherited Retinal Degenerations using whole genome sequencing and autozygome-based analysis

Keywords: Next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, molecular biology, inheritance, human genetics

Personal link: Linkedin

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Adriano Biasini
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Marques

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Tugce Bilgin Sonay
Research Associate, Group Dessimoz


Research project: Evolution of gene regulation through long non-coding RNA

Keywords: lincRNA, evolution, gene expression, cis-regulation, positive selection

Personal link:




Anneke Brümmer
Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann


Research project: Analysing properties of lincRNAs and mRNAs to understand why lincRNAs are not translated

Keywords: computational RNA biology, lincRNAs, translation, codon usage, tRNA abundance



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Sarvenaz Choobdar
Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann

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Katarina Cisarova
Graduate Assistant, Group Rivolta

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Postdoctoral position, Group Malaspinas

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Diana Cruz Davalos
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Malaspinas


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Jyoti Dalal
Doctoral Student, Group Malaspinas

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Leonardo De Oliveira Martins
Postdoctoral Researcher SNSF, Group Dessimoz


Research project: Clustering and visualisation models for comparing gene families

Keywords: Phylogenomics, species trees, clustering, genomics, visualisation

Personal link:

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Pablo Duchén Bocángel
Postdoctoral position, Group Salamin

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David Dylus
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz


Research projects:
- Fast phylogenomic data generation from reads by sidestepping assembly, annotation and orthology prediction
- Tree visualisation and side by side tree comparison using
- Benchmarking of NGS pipelinesfor outbreak detection within hospitals in Switzerland

Keywords: Phylogenomics, benchmarking, visualisation, evolution, orthology

Personal links:
- Linkedin



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Ikram El Zaoui
Postdoctoral position, Group Rivolta




Théo Gaboriau
Postdoctoral position, Group Salamin

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Arnaud Gaigher
Postdoctoral position, Group Salamin

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Doctoral Student, Group Salamin
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Natasha Glover
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz

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Kimberly Julie Gilbert
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz

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Doctoral Student, Group Salamin

Robin Hofmeister
Doctoral Student, Group Delaneau

Arvind Iyer
Doctoral Student, Group Ciriello



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Bita Khalili
Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann

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Athanasios Kousathanas
Postdoctoral position, Group Robinson

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Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann



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Yuanlong Liu
Postdoctoral position, Group Ciriello


Research project: Using computational approaches to understand the structural variations in the 3D genome and their impact on cancer

Keywords: Cancer genomics, 3D genome, Hi-C data analysis, computational oncology


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Oriane Loiseau
Graduate Assistant, Group Salamin



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Anna Marcionetti
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Salamin

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Tarcisio Mendes De Farias
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz


Research project: BioSODA: An intuitive search function for bioinformatics databases

Keywords: Natural language processing, semantic web, data integration, biological ontolgies, heterogeneous databases

Personal link: Linkedin

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Frédéric Michaud
Postdoctoral position, Group Malaspinas

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Marco Mina
Postdoctoral position, Group Ciriello

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David Moi
Research Associate, Group Dessimoz


Barbara Mota
Doctoral Student, Group Malaspinas & Delaneau


Yannis Nevers
Doctoral Student, Group Dessimoz




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Sven Erik Ojavee
Graduate Assistant, Group Robinson



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Marion Patxot Bertran
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Robinson
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Virginie Peter
Doctoral Student, Group Rivolta


Research project: Genomics of retinal degenerations and the clinical and molecular characterization of a cohort of patients in Portugal with inherited retinal degeneration

Keywords: Inherited Retinal Degenerations, NGS, mendelian, bioinformatics, functional studies



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Mathieu Quinodoz
Graduate Assistant, Group Rivolta


Research project: Using computer-based OMICS such as whole exome or genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq or long-reads sequencing to analyze human Mendelian disorders

Keywords: Sequencing, disease, machine-learning, retinal degeneration, molecular biology



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Rocio Rama Ballesteros
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Salamin

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Franck Raynaud
Postdoctoral position, Group Ciriello

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Diogo M. Ribeiro
Postdoctoral position, Group Delaneau


Victor Rossier
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Dessimoz (co-supervised by Marc Robinson-Rechavi, DEE)



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Sarah Schmid
Graduate Assistant, Group Salamin


Research project: Genomics of adaptive radiation in clownfish

Keywords: Hybridization, mutualism, transcriptomics, speciation, phylogeny

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Reyhan Sönmez Flitman
Doctoral Student, Group Bergmann



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Yihong Jennifer Tan
Postdoctoral position, Group Marques


Research project: An unexpected contribution of lincRNA splicing to enhancer-associated gene regulation in cis

Keywords: Enhancer, intergenic lon noncoding RNA, splicing, transcription, cis gene regulation

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Daniele Tavernari
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Ciriello


Research project: Genomic and epigenetic heterogeneity of lung adenocarcinoma

Keywords: Genomics, epigenetics, cancer, computational biology, tumor heterogeneity

Personal link: Linkedin

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Mattia Tomasoni
Graduate Assistant, Group Bergmann

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Clément Train
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Dessimoz


Research project: Inferring hierarchical orthologous groups

Keywords: Phylogenetic, evolution, orthology, visualisation, clustering

Personal link: Linkedin

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Daniel Trejo Baños
Postdoctoral position, Group Robinson



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Marie Zufferey
Doctoral Student, Group Ciriello


Research project: Topologically associating domains: detection, function and role in cancer

Keywords: Hi-C, TAD, chromatin organization, tridimensional genome, cancer


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