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 and Evolvability of Transcription Factor Binding Sites

 

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