PhD Students


 

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Lucas Anchieri, Group Malaspinas, currently working on inferring evolutionary parameters (such as selection and dominance coefficients) from time-serial data, following a master degree in Molecular Life Sciences (specialization in Bioinformatics) from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2021.

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Ayokunle Oluwaseun Araoyinbo, Group Vjestica, currently working on the subject "Molecular mechanisms of zygotic specification in fission yeasts" after a Master of science at the Leeds Beckett University, UK, in 2017.

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Chiara Auwerx, Groups Reymond and Kutalik, currently working on the subject "Genetics of complex traits: Reconciling the impact of rare versus common genetic variants" after a Master in Science in Biology (specialization in biochemistry) at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in November 2019.

 

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Gilles Baud, Group Engel, currently working on "Genomics analysis of the bee gut microbial symbiosis" after a Master of sciences et technologies du vivant at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2018.

linkedin.com/in/gillesbaud

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Iman Darifa Bentahar, Group Fasshauer, currently working on "The evolution of SNARE proteins" after a Master of science in biology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, in July 2018.

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Michael Beyeler, Group Bergmann, currently working on the subject "Retina images and pathway analysis" after a Master in Science in Bioengineering at the EPFL, Switzerland, in 2018.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjbeyeler

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-beyeler-60a1b09a/

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Davide Bozzi, Group Malaspinas, currently working on the subject "Characterizing the metagenome of ancient individuals" after a Master of science at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, in 2020.

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Maxime Brunner, Group Santoni, currently working on the subject "The genetic basis of combined pituitary hormone deficiency and pituitary neoplasms" after a Master of science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in January 2019.

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Christabel Floi Bucao, Group Robinson-Rechavi, currently working on the subject "Evolution of gene expression" after a Master of Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK, in September 2018.

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Daria Buszta, Groups Gottardo and Homicsko, currently working on the subject "Understanding mechanisms of response and relapse to immunotherapy using single-cell multi-omics analyses" after a BSc. Biomedical Sciences (with a year in industry) at the University of York in 2020 and a graduate scheme at AstraZeneca (2020-2022).

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Alessia Carrara, Group Bertelli Lombardo / Greub, currently working on "Biomarkers of pathogenicity in clinical microbiology" after a Master in Molecular biotechnology and bioinformatics at the University of Milan, Italy, in October 2020.

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Théo Cavinato, Group Malaspinas, currently working on the subject "Reconstruction of ancient DNA using genealogies" after a Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences - Specialization Bioinformatics, at the University of Lausanne, in January 2022.

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Carmen Chen, Group Guery, currently working on the subject "Microbiota and host response in Salmonella Typhimurium infection (MISTIC)" after a Master in Medical Microbiology at the University of Manchester, UK, in December 2019.

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Yangji Choi, Groups Greub/Bertelli, currently working on the subject "Microbiota metagenomics on SARS-CoV-2" after a Master 2 in Systems and synthetic biology at the Paris-Saclay University, France, in July 2020.

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Joaquim Cruz CorellaGroup Sanders, currently working on the subject “Linking the genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with plant growth" after a Master of science in Advanced Microbiology at the University of Barcelona, Spain, in September 2015.
 
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Diana Ivette Cruz Dávalos, Group Malaspinas, currently working on "Ancient Brazilian Genomics" after a Master of science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in January 2018.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5309-6937

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Michela Dall'Angelo, Group Fasshauer, currently working on "Structural and functional evolution of C2 domains in proteins" after a Master of science at the University of Verona, Italy, in March 2020.

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Liza Darrous, Group Kutalik, currently working on "Robust causal inference methods to assess risk factors for common diseases" after a Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences (specialisation in Bioinformatics), at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2019.
twitter: @LizaMGD
linkedin.com/in/lmgd3

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Alessia Del Panta Ridolfi, Group Dal Co, currently working on collective behavior in microbial communities, with a focus on antibiotic resistance, following a master degree in Physics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in June 2020.

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Arsenii Dmitriev, Group Vastenhouw, currently working on the subject "Dissecting the role of transcription condensates in early zebrafish development" after a Master of Sciences at the University TU Dresden, Germany, in 2021.

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Estella Yixing Dong, Group Gottardo, currently working on the subject "Exploring normalization techniques and cell-cell communication with spatial transcriptomics", after a Master of science in Biostatistics at the University of Toronto, Canada, in December 2020.

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Romain Feron, Group Waterhouse, currently working on the subject "Investigating the relationship between sequence conservation and function in arthropods by using multispecies whole-genome alignments" after a Master in Bioinformatics at the University of Rennes I, France, in June 2016.

Twitter: @RomainFeron

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Romain_Feron

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=8KXK7YMAAAAJ&hl=en

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Nastassia Gobet, Group Franken and Vital-IT, currently working on the subject "An integrative systems bioinformatics approach of the environmental, genetic and molecular factors regulating sleep" after a Master of science in Sciences moléculaires du vivant at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2018.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nastassia-gobet/

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Natalia Gonzalez Gaarslev, Group Soyk, currently working on the subject "Investigating natural genetic variation and transcriptome dynamics shaping inflorescence architecture in tomato" after a Master in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science, at the Uppsala University, Sweden, in October 2019.

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Nibrasul Haque, Group Ocampo, currently working on "Understanding the role of epigenetics as a driver of aging using Caenorhabditis elegans and Nothobranchius fuzeri" after a Master of Science at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India, in April 2017.

 

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Erfan Heidari, Group van Leeuwen, currently working on the subject "Mapping genetic interactions for missense mutations in human genes" after a Master of science in Human genetics at the Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, in June 2020.

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Uyen Linh Ho, Group van Leeuwen, currently working on the subject "Genetic screens in temperature-sensitive HAP1 cells" after a Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology at Bielefeld University in 2017.

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Robin Hofmeister, Group Delaneau, is interested in the impacts of genetic alterations on molecular phenotypes, and is currently working on the research topic "Expression Quantitative Traits Loci with haplotypic effects" after graduating a master's degree in Molecular Life Science (specialisation bioinformatic) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2019.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-hofmeister-a74029b6/

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Arvind Iyer, Group Ciriello, currently working on the subject "Genomic and Transcriptomic signatures for Cancer Evolution" after completing a Master of Technology in Computational Biology from Indraprastha Institue of Information Technology (IIITD) India in August 2018.

Website: http://arvindkiyer.com/

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Isabela Jerônimo do Ó, Group Goudet, currently working on the methods for identifying local adaptation in complex population structure after a Master of Science in the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2021.

GitHub: https://github.com/isadoo

email: isabela.doo@unil.ch
twitter: @JeronimodoO

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Tane Kafle, Group Arguello, currently working on "An evolutionary genomics and behavioural approach to investigate the evolution of temperature preference in drosophilids" following a Master of Research in Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution at Imperial College London, UK, in September 2018.

https://twitter.com/tane_kafle

https://tanekafle.gitlab.io/ 

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Kenneth Kim, Group Robinson-Rechavi, currently working on the subject "Study on gene expression and evolution of Arthropod molting" after a Master of Science in Marine Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, in January 2019.

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Leona Knüsel, Group Kutalik, currently working on "Molecular mediation of environmental risk factors for cognitive decline" after a Master of Psychology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in January 2021.

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Esther Landaluce Iturriria, Group Lopez-Mejia, currently working on "Macronutrition and signaling regulated rna splicing in adipose tissue", following a Master’s degree in Advanced Therapies and Biotechnology Innovation from the Universidad International de la Rioja, in OnLine and La Rioja, Spain, in November 2021.

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Eléonore Lavanchy, Group Goudet, currently working on "The statistical and biological properties of Runs of Homozygosity" after a Master in Behavior, Evolution and Conservation (mention Computational Ecology and Evolution) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2019.

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Pumin Li, Group Ciriello, currently working on the subject "Elucidating regulatory mechanisms mediating the widespread induction of FMR1 Gene Expression and FMRP pathway activity", after a Master of science at the Nanjing University, China, in June 2020.

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Wanlan Li, Group Martin, currently working on the subject "Quantitative and dynamic analysis of cellular polarization in yeast" after a Master of science at the Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in March 2019.

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Guillaume Lieb, Group Pelet, currently working on the subject "Quantitative analysis of MAPK induced transcription by dynamic single cell imaging" after a Master in Science at the University of Strasbourg, France, in November 2019.

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Yan Liu, Group Gfeller, currently working on the subject "Computational analysis of alternative binding models in HLA-I ligands" after a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in February 2022.

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Elena Montenegro Borbolla, Groups Guery and Greub, currently working on the subject "Investigating human Clostridioides difficile infection" after a Master in microbiology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, in 2018.

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Dana Moreno, Group Gfeller, currently working on "Modelling TCR repertoire and specificity" after a Master MSc in mathematical engineering, at the EPFL, Switzerland, in October 2022.

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Bárbara Mota, Group Malaspinas, currently working on "Ancient DNA and genetic expression" after a Master of science in Engineering Physics at the University of Lisboa, Portugal, in June 2019.

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Marion Mouginot, Group Gambetta, currently working on the subject "Impact of chromosome conformation on gene regulation" after a Master of science at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, in June 2019.

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Ninon Mounier, Group Kutalik, currently working on "Bayesian approach to increase power in Genome-Wide Association Studies of complex traits" after an engineering degree in Bio-informatics and Modelling at the National Institute of Applied Sciences – INSA – of Lyon, France, in 2014.
https://twitter.com/Nin0nM
http://wp.unil.ch/sgg/ninon-mounier/

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Shrinath Narayanan, Group Kawecki, currently working on the subject "Understanding adaptation to chronic malnutrition through experimental evolution in Drosophila" after a Erasmus Mundus Masters in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, in 2021. Earlier, I completed a masters in Cell and Molecular Biology at University of Texas at Dallas in 2017 and worked as Associate research technologist in Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University for two years.
 

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Sedreh Nassirnia, Groups Greub/Bertelli, currently working on the subject "Strenghts and limitations of microbiota analysis in clinical microbiology" after a Master in Bioinformatics and Systems biology- Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine at the ITMO, St-Petersburg, Russia, in September 2018.

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Mam Malick Sy Ndiaye, Group Engel, currently working on the subject "Ecological dynamics of multistrain-multiphage interactions in gut-associated microbial communities" after a Master of science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in January 2021.

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Sven Erik Ojavee, Group Robinson, currently working on the subject "Bayesian analysis of time-to-diagnosis, with application in large genotype-phenotype datasets" after a Master of science in Mathematical statistics at the University of Tartu, Estonia, in February 2018.

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Sergey Oreshkov, Group Santoni, currently working on influence of gene expression on immune system after a Master of math and computer science at Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 2009.

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Sofia Ortin Vela, Group Bergmann, currently working on the subject "Towards a better understanding of disease through advanced analysis of large-scale data" after a Master in Science in physics and neuroscience at the University of Zaragoza and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in July 2020.

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Clara Pailler-Pradeau, Group Reymond, currently working on "Identification et caractérisation de nouveaux gènes impliqués dans des troubles du développement" after a Master in pharmaceutical biotechnology the University of Strasbourg, France, in June 2022.

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Guilhem Panneau, Group Dal Co, currently working on "Evolution of cooperation in microbial communities", following an engineer degree (level Master) from INSA Lyon, France, in December 2021.

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Giulia Perroud, Group Wedekind, currently working on genetic quality and evolutionary perspectives in an alpine salmonid (Lake Hallwil Whitefish) after a Master in Behavior, Evolution and Conservation (mention Behaviour, Economics and Evolution) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in February 2019.

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Rémy Petremand, Group Harari, currently working on the subject "Developing algorithms to identify and profile relevant tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in situ" after a Master of science in Life Sciences and Technology with a Minor in Biocomputing at the École polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne, Switzerland, in September 2020.

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Karol Piera, Group Dal Co, currently working on “Understanding dynamics of bee gut microbial ecology at the single cell level", following MSc in Neuroscience in Berlin, Germany, and scientific assistant position in synthetic biology in 2019 at ETH, D-BSSE in Basel (CH).

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Aiswarya Prasad, Group Engel, currently working on the subject "Eco-evolutionary dynamics involved in the evolution and maintenance fo the bee gut microbiome" after a Master of science at the lndian lnstitute of Science, India, in July 2020.

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Silvia Prieto Baños, Group Dessimoz, currently working on "Reconstructing the evolutionary history of microsyntenies" after a Master in Biological sciences at the University of Aberdeen, UK, in July 2021.

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Marie Sadler, Group Kutalik, currently working on "Drug repositioning through causal transcriptome-disease networks integrating high-throughput drug-response data" after a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (Minor in Biocomputing) at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in September 2019.

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Garance Sarton-Loheac, Group Engel, currently working on the subject "Genomics of social bee guts Symbiants" after a Master Master of science in Sciences moléculaires du vivant (mention Bioinformatics) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in January 2020.

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Anastasiia Semenova, Group Gambetta, currently working on the subject "Unbiased screening of factors important for gene insulation" after a Master of science at the University of Kyiv, Ukraine, in May 2019.

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Debora Sesia, Group Ciriello, currently working on the subject "Discovering cancer evolutionary axes: From selected alterations to functional dependencies" after completing a Master of Science, Stochastics and Data Science from the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy, in July 2019.

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Divyanshu Srivastava, Group Ciriello, currently working on the subject "Selection in adaptation in tumor evolution and therapeutic resistance" after a Master of Technology at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India in August 2018.

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Daniel TadrosGroup Gfeller, currently working on “Epitope predictions in cancer immunotherapy" after a Master of Science Msc in Life Sciences engineering at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2021.

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Matei TelemanGroup Gfeller, currently working on “Research in single-cell analysis and development of methods inspired by the "SuperCell" concept" after a Master Mathématiques appliquées, statistique : Computational and mathematical biology (CMB) at the Aix-Marseille University, France, in September 2021.

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Valentine Thomas, Group Martin, currently working on the subject "Spatio-temporal analysis of the actin fusion focus of S.Pombe by super-resolution microscopy" after a Master of science at the University Grenoble Alpes, France, in March 2020.

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Alexandros Topaloudis, Group Goudet, currently working with a whole-genome dataset of barn owls to find out how their genome is structured and how their genotype shapes their phenotype after a Master of science at the University of Lausanne, in February 2020.

https://twitter.com/topalwos
https://linkedin.com/in/topalw

https://github.com/topalw

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Yi-Chien Tsai, Group Guenova, currently working on the subject "Role of immune regulators in skin disorders" after a Master of Science in the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan in July 2020.

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Eric Ulrich, Group Mitri, currently working on the subject "Understanding and controling the dynamics of bacterial communities using spatially separated but connected bio-reactors" after a Master of science at the University of Basel, CH, in September 2019.

 

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Marco Varrone, Group Ciriello, currently working on the subject "Computational models to characterize spatial intra-tumor heterogeneity" after a Master of science in Computer science and engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 2020.

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Barbora Vidimova, Group Bagni, currently working on the subject "Targeting sensory dysfunctions in autism spectrum disorders" after a Master of science in Clinical neuroscience at the King's College London, UK, in September 2021.

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Binhan Wang, Group Gambetta, currently working on the subject "The function of chromator and putzig in TAD formation and gene insulation" after a Master of science at the University of Florida, USA, in May 2019.

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Deepak Yadav, Group Fasshauer, currently working on "Evolutionary history of the vesicle transport machinery" after a Master of technology at the IIIT Hyderabad, India, in July 2013 and working as a research associate at TRDDC Pune, India, for 7 years.

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