Previous events

Time and place: June 17, 2021 10:00 AM12:00 PM, Zoom

Dr. Chloé-Agathe Azencott, Researcher at the Centre for Computational Biology (CBIO) of Mines ParisTech, Institut Curie, and INSERM, Paris, France, will present her work on "Network-guided genome-wide association studies."

Time and place: June 3, 2021 2:30 PM4:30 PM, Zoom

Dr. Wilbert Zwart, Group Leader at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, will present the lecture "Functional epigenomics in prostate cancer: for basic biology to clinical trials, and back again."

Time and place: Apr. 22, 2021 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

Dr. Marcel Schulz, Professor for Computational Biology, Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration, Uniklinikum and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, will present the talk "Understanding gene expression regulation by integration of epigenome and RNA data."

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

Dr. Esti Yeger-Lotem, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Biochemistry & Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, will present her lecture "Elucidating disease mechanisms via their tissue-selectivity."

Time and place: Oct. 15, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Zoom

Dr. Juho Rousu, Professor in Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland, will present the lecture "Machine Learning of Drug Combination Responses."

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2020 2:30 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

Dr. Shaun Mahony, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department, Penn State University, USA, will present the lecture "Using neural networks to characterize the predeterminants of induced transcription factor binding sites."

Time and place: June 4, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM,

Dr. Ville Mustonen, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland, will present the lecture "Using computational methods and evolutionary theory to combat drug resistance."

Time and place: May 28, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM,

Dr. Evangelia Petsalaki, Group Leader at EMBL-EBI, will present the lecture entitled "Integrative studies of context-specific signalling."

Time and place: Apr. 30, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, TBA

Dr. Florian Markowetz, Group Leader of the Integrative Cancer Biology team at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Cambridge, UK, will present his current research.

Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Forskningsparken, room Hagen 1+2

Dr. Matti Nykter, Professor at the Tampere University, Finland, will present the lecture "Computational analysis to understand aberrant gene expression and treatment induced responses in prostate cancer."

Time and place: Jan. 16, 2020 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Ole-Johan Dahls hus Aud Smalltalk

Dr. Colm Ryan, Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin, will present the lecture "Identifying robust genetic interactions in cancer."

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Kristen Nygaards hus, Store auditorium

Dr. Veronika Cheplygina, Assistant Professor at the research group Medical Image Analysis of the department of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, will present her lecture on "Multiple instance learning in biomedical applications."

Time and place: Nov. 21, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Fauna room, Forskningsparken

Dr. Niko Beerenwinkel, Professor at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, will present the lecture "Learning tumor phylogenies from single-cell data."

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, room L-200, in the new part of Domus Medica, UiO

Dr. Tero Aittokallio, Professor at the Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Group Leader at the Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway, will present his lecture "Predictive modelling of drug combination effects for precision medicine."

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2019 2:30 PM, Lille Auditorium, Kristen Nygaard's building

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Novak will be the guest speaker of our upcoming Sven Furberg Seminar in Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics on the coming Friday, Sep 27, at 14:30 in Lille auditorium, Kristen Nygaards hus.

Dr. Adam Novak, senior software engineer in the UCSC Genomics Institute, will present his lecture "Graph-based genome representations".


Graph-based approaches to genomics problems can beat out traditional linear-reference-based tools, reducing reference allele bias and improving structural variant calling. For these reasons and others, graph genomics techniques are becoming more popular, and more graph-based tools are being developed. Here I present lessons on genome graph API design learned during the development of the vg variation graph toolkit. I show how techniques and libraries extracted from vg can be used to help developers quickly bootstrap new graph-based projects, forming an ecosystem of interoperable graph genomics tools.

Time and place: June 13, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Domus Medica, Nye Auditorium 13

Dr. Mark Robinson, Associate Professor of Statistical Genomics, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland, will present his lecture "Statistical methods for flexible differential analysis of multi-sample multi-condition single-cell RNA-seq datasets."

Time and place: May 16, 2019 1:25 PM2:10 PM, Scandic Holmenkollen Hotel

Dr. Günter Klambauer, Institute for Bioinformatics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, will present the lecture "Deep Learning methods in early-stage drug discovery."

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Nye Auditorium 13, Domus Medica

Dr. Pekka Marttinen, Assistant Professor, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Aalto University, Finland, will present the lecture "A Bayesian model of acquisition and clearance of bacterial colonization incorporating within-host variation."

Time and place: Mar. 28, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Nye Auditorium 13, Domus Medica

Dr. Anne-Laure Boulesteix, associate professor at the Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology of the Faculty of Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, will present her lecture "A plea for benchmarking and against fishing expeditions with focus on the statistical analysis of omics data."

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2019 1:30 PM3:30 PM, Hagen 1+2 room, Forskningsparkent

Dr. Elana Fertig, Associate Professor of Oncology and Applied Mathematics and Statistics Assistant Director of the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, will present the lecture "Uncovering hidden sources of transcriptional dysregulation arising from inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity."

Dr. Francesca Buffa, Associate Professor, Computational Biology and Integrative Genomics, Department of Oncology, CRUK/MRC Institute, University of Oxford, will present the lecture "In-silico modelling of the tumour microenvironment."

Time and place: Jan. 24, 2019 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Kristen Nygaards hus: Store auditorium

Dr. Céline Vallot, Principal Investigator of the "Dynamics of epigenetics plasticity in cancer" group at the Curie Institute, Paris, France, will present the lecture "Tracking the dynamics of chromatin states in tumor cells at single-cell resolution: response and resistance to cancer therapies."

Time and place: Dec. 13, 2018 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Kristen Nygaards hus: Lille auditorium

Dr. Stephan Ossowski, Group Leader at the Institute for Medical Genetics and Applied Genomics, University of Tübingen, Germany, will present the lecture "Computational Analysis of NGS Data for Clinical Diagnostics."

Time and place: Nov. 22, 2018 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Forskningsparken, room 230, Inst. for Media og Kommunikasjon

Dr. Alfonso Valencia, Group Leader and Director of the Life Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will present the lecture "Networks based approaches in biology and biomedicine."

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2018 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Store Auditorium, Kristen Nygaard Hus, Gaustadalléen 23A

Dr. Eva Maria Novoa, Group Leader of the Epitranscriptomics and RNA Dynamics Group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain, will present the lecture "Elucidation of RNA structure dynamics using second- and third-generation sequencing technologies."

Time and place: June 21, 2018 2:30 PM3:30 PM, Forskningsparken (Oslo Science Park), HAGEN 3

Dr. Valentina Boeva, Group Leader at the Institut Cochin, Paris, France, will present the lecture entitled "Discovery of two epigenetic states of neuroblastoma cells via the analysis of super-enhancer landscape."