Former Research Groups

Former Research Staff

Former Research Staff




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  Baroj Abdulkarim
  Postdoctoral position, Group Marques




Adriano Biasini
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Marques



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



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:




Sarvenaz Choobdar
Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann




Katarina Cisarova
Graduate Assistant, Group Rivolta

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Florian Clemente
Postdoctoral position, Group Malaspinas





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:


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




Ikram El Zaoui
Postdoctoral position, Group Rivolta


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Arnaud Gaigher
Postdoctoral position, Group Salamin

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Kimberly Julie Gilbert
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz





Natasha Glover
Postdoctoral position, Group Dessimoz





Bita Khalili
Postdoctoral position, Group Bergmann






Athanasios Kousathanas
Postdoctoral position, Group Robinson





Oriane Loiseau
Graduate Assistant, Group Salamin



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





Frédéric Michaud
Postdoctoral position, Group Malaspinas





Marco Mina
Postdoctoral position, Group Ciriello



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




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





Franck Raynaud
Postdoctoral position, Group Ciriello





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




Clément Train
Doctoral Student SNSF, Group Dessimoz


Research project: Inferring hierarchical orthologous groups

Keywords: Phylogenetic, evolution, orthology, visualisation, clustering

Personal link: Linkedin


   Daniel Trejo Baños
   Postdoctoral position, Group Robinson




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