Prof. Robert Waterhouse

Research Interests

My research is driven by a fascination for exploring how gene and genome evolution impact organismal functions and adaptations, with a focus on insects and other arthropods. Genomics brings many new opportunities to address these questions, but also the challenges of extracting meaningful biological interpretations from the rapidly accumulating data. Overcoming these challenges requires the development of innovative computational approaches to support the investigation of evolutionary-functional correspondences and drive hypothesis generation for experimental testing. Find out more about my research: http://rmwaterhouse.org

Curriculum Vitae

2017 -
Swiss National Science Foundation Professeur Boursier, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

2016 - 2017
Maître Assistant, University of Geneva and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland.

2015 - 2015
Marie Curie Returning Fellow, University of Geneva and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland.

2013 - 2014
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, USA.

2009 - 2012
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Geneva and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland.

2005 - 2009
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Fellow, Imperial College London, UK.

2004 - 2005
Wellcome Trust Masters Fellow, Imperial College London, UK.

2000 - 2004
Undergraduate Master of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, New College, University of Oxford, UK.

Committees

Scientific Organising Committee, SIB Days 2020

PhD mid-thesis Committee, Marie-Pierre Meurville, 2020, Université de Fribourg
PhD mid-thesis Committee, Mark Hanson, 2020, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Conseil de Faculté de biologie et de médecine, 2019-2021, Université de Lausanne
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Awards Committee, 2019-2021

ELIXIR Biodiversity Working Group Committee, 2019-2020
Department of Ecology & Evolution PI-Assistant Committee, 2019-2020, Université de Lausanne
Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award Committee, 2019
Scientific Organising Committee, Arthropod Genomics Symposium 2019
PhD thesis Committee, Clément Train, 2019, Université de Lausanne
PhD mid-thesis Committee, Livio Ruzzante, 2019, Université de Lausanne
PhD mid-thesis Committee, Leen Abraham, 2019, Université de Neuchâtel
PhD mid-thesis Committee, Victor Rossier, 2019, Université de Lausanne
MSc thesis Committee, Boris Schnider, 2019, Université de Lausanne
MSc thesis Committee, Bianca Rodrigues Jardim, 2018, University of Pretoria

International Aphid Genomics Consortium Steering Committee, 2016-2020
MSc thesis Committee, Mathieu Seppey, 2016, Université de Lausanne

i5k Coordinating Committee, 2015-2020

VectorBase Scientific User Group Committee, 2014-2020

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Office room: 3211
Phone: +41(0)21 692 4105
Fax: +41(0)21 692 4165
robert.waterhouse[@]unil.ch

Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
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