2017

Awards presentation: 15 September 2017 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland

 

SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2017
  • Laureate: Dr Sebastian Waszak
  • Group: EMBL, Dr Jan Korbel, Germany
  • Project: His outstanding work in computational and statistical biology
 
SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award 2017
  • Laureate: Dr José Aguilar-Rodriguez
  • Group: University of Zurich, Andreas Wagner Laboratory
  • Paper: A thousand empirical adaptive landscapes and their navigability
 
SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award 2017
  • Resource: RepurposeDB - Reference Database of Drug Repositioning Investigations
  • Represented by: Dr Khader Shameer
  • Group: Dudley Lab, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai (USA)
  • Project owner: Dr Joel Dudley
 

 

2015

Awards presentation: 10 June 2015 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2015
  • Laureate: Shijulal Nelson-Sathi
  • Group: Institute of Molecular Evolution, Prof. Dr William Martin, Heinrich-Heine-Universität
  • Project: Major gene fluxes in prokaryote evolution
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2015
  • Laureate: Hannes Röst Steiner
  • Group: Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, Prof. Dr Rudolf Aebersold, ETH Zurich
  • Paper: OpenSWATH enables automated, targeted analysis of data- independent acquisition MS data
 
SIB International Bioinformatics Resource Award 2015
  • Resource: ABySS, Assembly By Short Sequences - a de novo, parallel, paired-end sequence assembler
  • Represented by: Inanc Birol
  • Group: Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency.
  • Project owner: Anthony Raymond
 

 

2014

Awards presentation: 26 June 2014 at the SIB Foundation Council meeting in Bern, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2014
  • Laureate: Joshua Payne
  • Group: Evolutionary Systems Biology, Andreas Wagner, SIB & University of Zurich
  • Project: The Robustness
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2014
  • Laureate: Josephine Daub
  • Group: Computational and Molecular Population Genetics, Laurent Excoffier, SIB & University of Bern
  • Paper: Evidence for Polygenic Adaptation to Pathogens in the Human Genome
 

 

2013

Awards presentation: 4-5 July 2013 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2013
  • Laureate: Anamaria Necsulea
  • Group: Functional Evolutionary Genomics, Henrik Kaessmann, SIB & University of Lausanne
  • Project: The evolution of vertebrate tissue transcriptomes
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2013
  • Laureates: Charles Vejnar & Slavica Dimitrieva (co-winners - 2 different publications)

    Charles Vejnar:
  • Group: Computational Evolutionary Genomics, Evgeny Zdobnov, SIB University of Geneva
  • Paper: MiRmap: comprehensive prediction of microRNA target repression strength

    Slavica Dimitrieva:
  • Group: Computational Cancer Genomics, Philipp Bucher, SIB & EPFL
  • Paper: OpenSWATH enables automated, targeted analysis of data- independent acquisition MS data
 

 

2012

Awards presentation: 28-29 January 2013 at the SIB Days (SIB’s annual internal conference) in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2012
  • Laureate: Christophe Dessimoz
  • Group: : Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Marc Robinson-Rechavi, SIB & University of Lausanne (co-supervised with the EBI- European Bioinformatics Institute)
  • Project: Resolving the ortholog conjecture: orthologs tend to be weakly, but significantly, more similar in function than paralogs
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2012
  • Laureates: Christophe Zechner & Jacob Ruess (co-writers of the same publication)
  • Group: Automatic Control Lab, Heinz Koeppl, ETH Zurich
  • Paper: Moment-based inference predicts bimodality in transient gene expression
 

 

2011

Awards presentation: 23-24 June 2011, at [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2011
  • Laureate: Nacho Molina
  • Group: Computational Systems Biology Lab, Felix Naef, SIB & EPFL
  • Project: Mammalian genes are transcribed with widely different bursting kinetics
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2011
  • Laureate: Guillaume Rey
  • Group: Computational Systems Biology Lab, Felix Naef, SIB & EPFL
  • Paper: Genome-Wide and Phase-Specific DNA-Binding Rhythms of BMAL1 Control Circadian Output Functions in Mouse Live
 

 

2010

Awards presentation: 24-25 June 2010 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2010
  • Laureate: Aitana Morton de Lachapelle
  • Group: Computational Biology Group, Prof. Sven Bergmann, SIB & University of Lausanne
  • Project: Precision and Scaling in Developmental Patterning
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2010
  • Laureate: Rajesh Ramaswamy
  • Group: MOSAIC Group, Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini, SIB & ETH Zurich
  • Paper: A new class of highly efficient exact stochastic simulation algorithms for chemical reaction networks
 

 

2009

Awards presentation: 18-19 June 2009 at the [BC]2 Conference in Basel , Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2009
  • Laureate: Lukas Burger
  • Group: SIB Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Group, Prof. Erik van Nimwegen, Biozentrum, University of Basel
  • Project: How to predict physical interactions between protein residues entirely based on sequence data, using multiple sequence alignments of similar proteins
 
SIB Best Graduate Paper 2009
  • Laureate: Julien Roux
  • Group: SIB Evolutionary Bioinformatics Group, Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi , University of Lausanne
  • Paper: Developmental Constraints on Vertebrate Genome Evolution (PLoS Genetics, December 2008)
 

 

2008

Awards presentation: 24 September 2008, SIB 10th anniversary celebration, Bern, Switzerland

 

SIB Young Bioinformatician Award 2008
  • Laureate: Zoltán Kutalik
  • Group: SIB Computational Biology Group, Prof. Sven Bergmann, University of Lausanne
  • Project: Development of a computational tool which may eventually allow scientists to predict the sensitivity of different patients to a range of drugs