Confirmed invited speakers

Mihaela Zavolan, University of Basel

Prof. Mihaela Zavolan, University of Basel, The Center for Molecular Life Science

Prof. Zavolan's group combines high throughput experiments with computational modeling to better understand how the processing, decay and translation of mRNAs are regulated, both in the context of physiological changes in cell fate as well as in pathologies such as cancer.

Ana Claudia Marques, Université de Lausanne

Prof. Ana Claudia Marques, Department of Computational Biology, Université de Lausanne

Prof. Marques group studies intergenic lncRNAs (lincRNAs), aiming to increase the known functional repertoire of lincRNAs and to establish their contributions to homeostasis, phenotypic variation and disease. The group combines the predictive power of computational biology with extensive genetic and molecular analysis of candidates

Uwe Ohler, MDC Berlin

Prof. Uwe Ohler, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC) in Berlin

Prof. Ohler's research goal is to investigate how regulatory networks enable the correct development of complex organisms, with their multitude of cell types that carry out different functions despite the same genome. His lab develops computational methods that use diverse sources of molecular information. They frequently frame questions as classification problems and use machine learning approaches to make testable predictions.