Workshop on Computational Biology at biology'18

Date 14 February 2018
Speaker(s) Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Vivian Link, Massimo Maiolo, Patricia Palagi
Cancellation deadline 21 Mar 2018
Application Upcoming
City Neuchatel


SIB is co-organizing a workshop on computational biology on 14 Feb 2016 in Neuchatel, as a satellite event to Biology 2018, the annual Swiss conference on ecology, evolution, systematics and conservation.

The main objective of this satellite workshop is to raise awareness of students and early career stage researchers about computational tools that can be exploited in their research. The programme is composed of a short introduction of SIB and bioinformatics followed by 3 tutorials on computational biology tools.


This workshop is addressed to any biologist interested in discovering bioinformatics, some areas of application and its tools.


14:00 – 14:20: Introduction to computational biology and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Speaker: Patricia Palagi, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

14:20– 15:00: Bgee: gene expression evolution bioinformatics. Speaker: Marc Robinson-Rechavi, University of Lausanne, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

15:00– 15:45: Go low with ATLAS: a tool for maximizing insight from minimal sequencing depth. Speaker: Vivian Link, University of Fribourg, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

15:45 – 16:15: coffee break

16:15 – 17:00: Fast and accurate reconstruction of multiple sequence alignments using an evolutionary indel model. Speaker: Massimo Maiolo, ZHAW, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

17:00 – 17:30: Discussion


Knowledge / competencies

This workshop is designed for beginners and there is no requirement.


Applications and more information are avaiblable at the biology'18 conference website.


University of Neuchatel