Christophe Dessimoz – Laureate of the 2012 SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award
Christophe Dessimoz received the SIB Early Career Bioinformatician Award for his project focussing on “Resolving the ortholog conjecture: orthologs tend to be weakly, but significantly, more similar in function than paralogs”. This project was part of Christophe’s postdoctoral work in the team of SIB Group Leader Gaston Gonnet at the ETH Zurich, and was carried out in close collaboration with SIB Group Leader Marc Robinson-Rechavi at the University of Lausanne.
Today, Christophe benefits from an SNSF Professorship at the University of Lausanne and has established his own research group – the Laboratory of Computational Evolutionary Biology and Genomics - to study the evolutionary and functional relationships among genes across many species. His group is also developing OMA, the Orthology database and SIB Resource. To learn more about Christophe’s research interests, visit the group’s webpage, watch the enthusiastic lab video and follow @cdessimoz on Twitter.
Any words for the future generation of bioinformaticians?
There is still so much to do. Bioinformatics best days are still ahead of us!