Workshop on Computational Biology at biology'19

Date 6 February 2019
Speaker(s) Richard Neher, Damian Szklarczyk, Nicolas Salamin, Daniele Silvestro, Théo Gaboriau, Grégoire Rossier
Cancellation deadline 1 Feb 2019
City Zurich


SIB is co-organizing a workshop on computational biology on 6 Feb 2019 in Zurich, as a satellite event to Biology 2019, 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.


14:15-14:30 Grégoire Rossier (Training Group & Vital-IT, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics), Presentation of the SIB

14:30-15:15 Richard Neher (Microbial Evolution, Biozentrum Basel), Real-time tracking and visualization of pathogen sequence data

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:15 Damian Szklarczyk (Bioinformatics Systems Biology, University of Zurich), The STRING protein-protein interaction database, and its use in characterising functional modularity and enrichment

16:15-17:00 Nicolas Salamin, Daniele Silvestro, Théo Gaboriau (Computational Phylogenetics group), Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne, New developments in modeling quantitative traits at the macroevolutionary scale


Knowledge / competencies

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


Application to the workshop is open at the biology'19 conference website. It is free but reserved to conference participants.

Location & Time

University of Zurich, Irchel Campus

The workshop will start at 14h15 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.