The BiRC Seminar Series consists of scientific talks covering various aspects of bioinformatics. Each seminar takes 45 minutes, including presentation, questions and discussion. We strongly encourage speakers to make the first part of their talk a cross-disciplinary introduction to the field, since the audience will have different scientific backgrounds (e.g. computer science, biology, statistics, mathematics, medicine).
After the seminars there will be beer or coffee and the chance for a chat in the lunch room on the 4th floor.
The seminar series are organized by Thomas Bataillon.
- Friday 2/6/2017: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Gabriel Marais, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie évolutive UMR CNRS, Lyon. Title and abstract to follow.
- Friday 7/4/2017: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Judith Mank, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL, London. Title and abstract to follow.
- Friday 24/3/2017: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Stéphanie Bedhomme, Dept. of Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology, CEFE/CNRS, Montpellier. Title: Following evolution after the horizontal transfer of synonymous versions of an antibiotic resistance gene.
- Friday 24/2/2017: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Dario Spano, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick. Title: Exact simulation of Wright-Fisher diffusions.
- Thursday 12/1/2017: C.F. Møllers Alle 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Simone Immler, Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University. Title: The evolutionary causes and consequences of selection at the gametic level.
- Friday 2/12/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8, aud. 1110-223: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Sylvain Glemin, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University. Title: Comparative population genomics in animals and plants: genetic diversity, selection efficacy and effective population size.
- Friday 4/11/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Christelle Fraïsse, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). Title: Understanding species formation: a phenotypic approach.
- Friday 12/8/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Peter Tiffin, Dept. of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota. Title: Genomics of local adaptation in Medicago truncatula (and its rhizobia symbiont).
Friday 10/6/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Sriram Sankararaman, Dept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Human Genetics, UCLA. Title: Inferring the structure of archaic admixture in present-day humans.
- Friday 27/5/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Doug Speed, UCL, London. Title: New advances in understanding complex traits through mixed model analysis. Poster.
- Friday 11/3/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Guillaume Achaz, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France. Title: Gardening fitness landscapes. Poster.
- Friday 26/2/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Kai Blin, DTU. Title: Fighting Superbugs with Open Source Software: antiSMASH and other tools. Poster.
- CANCELLED: Friday 12/2/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00 BiRC seminar: Hanna Johannesson, Professor at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University. Title: Introgression and genome evolution: insights from the model Neurospora.
- Tuesday 26/1/2016: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Magnus Nordborg, Scientific Director of GMI. Title: Epigenetic variation in Arabidopsis. Poster.
- Friday 11/12/2015: C. F. Møllers Allé 8 (room 1111-100!): 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Ida Moltke, PhD, Assistant professor at the Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Title: Stories from Greenland -insights into why Greenlanders get type 2 diabetes and how they have genetically adapted to the Arctic.
- Friday 13/11/2015: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Alfonso Buil, iPSYCH, The Mental Health Centre Sct. Hans, Roskilde. Title: Integration of omics data to understand the biological causes of disease.
- Friday 09/10/2015: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Jonas Berglund, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University. Title: Genomic effects and control of mammalian recombination - GC-biased gene conversion and the role of PRDM9. Poster.
- Friday 11/09/2015: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Hugues Aschard, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard University. Title: Playing musical chairs in multi-phenotype studies improves power and identifies novel associations.
- Friday 12/06/15: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 10:00 - 10:45: BiRC seminar: Amy Goldberg, Dept. of Biology, Stanford University. Title: Complex signatures of sex-biased admixture on the autosomes and X chromosome. Poster.
- Friday 10/04/15: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Vitor Sousa, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland. Title: Inferring demography with population genomics data. Poster.
- Friday 27/03/2015: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Rute da Fonseca, The Bioinformatics Centre, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Title: DNA from ancient maize reveals early targets of selection during domestication and diffusion routes out of Mexico
- Friday 27/02/15: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Jan Gorodkin, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Title: Linking non-coding RNAs to the outside and feeding 3D information to the inside. Poster
- CANCELLED and re-scheduled to 27 Feb 2015: Friday 12/12/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Jan Gorodkin, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
- Friday 5/12/14: Lakeside lecture theatres ("Søauditorierne"), Aud. 3, Build. 1252-204, Bartholins Allé 3: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC seminar: Mattias Jakobsson, Dept. Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University. Title: Genes mirror subsistence in prehistoric Europe. Poster.
- Friday 10/10/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:15: BiRC seminar: Ludovic Orlando and Hákon Jónsson, Centre for GeoGenetics, Paleomix Group, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. Poster.
CANCELLED: Friday 12/9/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Jan Gorodkin, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The seminar will be rescheduled for a later date.
- CANCELLED: Friday 23/05/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC)ICREA, Barcelona, Spain.
- Friday 09/05/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Søren Mørk, postdoc, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health, Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences, Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen: Probabilistic logic models for RNA bioinformatics. Poster.
- Friday 04/04/14: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Paul Joyce, Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Bioinformatics, University of Idaho: Stickbreaking: A Novel Fitness Landscape Model that Harbors Epistasis and is Consistent with Commonly Observed Patterns of Adaptive Evolution. Poster.
- Friday 13/12/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Lars Juhl Jensen, NNF Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen: Network biology: large-scale data and text mining. Poster.
- CANCELLED: Friday 08/11/13: BiRC Seminar: Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC)ICREA, Barcelona, Spain.
- Friday 11/10/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Jukka Sirén, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki: Approximating Wright-Fisher models to uncover the ancestry of multiple populations. Poster.
- Thursday 12/09/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Stephan Schiffels, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge UK: Inferring human population history and gene flow from multiple genome sequences. Poster.
- Friday 12/04/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Sanne Nygaard, CSE, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen: Genomic changes during the evolution of increasing specialization in fungus-farming ants. Abstract. Poster.
- Friday 08/03/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Daniel Merkle, IMADA, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark: Generative Chemistries - Graph Grammars, Chemical Motifs, and the Black Tar of Hydrogen Cyanide Polymers. Poster.
- Friday 08/02/13: C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: BiRC Seminar: Jan Baumbach, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark: Biomedical key pathway mining - Combining networks and OMICS data. Poster and abstract.
- Friday 14/12/12: Aud 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Kay Prüfer, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig: Using Ancient Genomes to Detect Positive Selection on the Human Lineage.
- Friday 09/11/12: Aud 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Adam Siepel, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, NY
- Friday 12/10/12: Aud 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Anders Albrechtsen, Department of Biology, Bioinformatics, Copenhagen University. Abstract. Host: Mikkel Schierup.
- Friday 14/09/12: Aud 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: James Anderson, Dept. of Statistics, Oxford University: Characterising RNA Secondary Structure Space. Abstract. Host: Jotun Hein.
- Wednesday 16/05/12: Room 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Aylwyn Scally, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK: Evolution of the great apes in light of the gorilla genome sequence. Abstract. Host: Thomas Mailund.
- Friday 13/04/2012: Aud. 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Anders Krogh, The Bioinformatics Centre, University of Copenhagen: On the use of quality scores with short read mapping. Host: Christian N. Storm Pedersen.
- Friday 09/03/2012: Aud. 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Lachlan Coin, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London: Making sense of population next-generation sequence data. Abstract. Host: Mikkel Schierup.
- Friday 10/02/2012: Aud. 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Steinar Thorvaldsen, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences: Comparative Genomics by Computational Exploration: a Probabilistic Approach. Host: Thomas Mailund. Abstract. Poster.
No seminars were held.
- Wednesday 08/06/2011: Room 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:15 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: John Hawks, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, will give a talk entitled: 'Genealogical network visualization and recent positive selection in humans'. See abstract.
- Wednesday 09/03/2011: Room 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: Birc Seminar: Søren Besenbacher: Decoding the Icelandic genome.
- Wednesday 09/02/2011: Room 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:00 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Ludovic Orlando, Paleomix Group, Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen University: 'Ancient DNA: Telling something new about the past'.
- Wednesday 02/02/2011: Room 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8: 14:00 - 15:00: Birc Seminar: Jesús Fernandez Sanchez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya: 'An approach to phylogenetic inference by means of algebraic tools'.
- Wednesday 17/11/10: Aud G1, 1532 - 116, Dept of Math Sciences, 14.15 - 15.00: BiRC seminar: Laurent Excoffier, University of Berne, Switzerland will give a talk entitled: 'Genetic consequences of range expansions'.
- Wednesday 27/10/2010: Aud. 1110-223, C. F. Møllers Allé 8, 14.15 - 15.00:
Frank Jensen, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University. Title: 'Molecular Modelling / Force Fields. An owerview'.
- Wednesday 29/9/2010, C. F. Møllers Alle 8, 1110-223: 14.15-15.00.
Jakob Skou Pedersen: Sequencing and analysis of an ancient human genome give surprising insights into genomic organization. Abstract.
- Wednesday June 9: 15.15-16.00: Jens-Christian Svenning (Biology, Aarhus University): Ecoinformatics: the computing approach to ecology
- Wednesday May 12, 15.15-16.00: Ebbe S. Andersen (CDNA, Aarhus University): Design and self-assembly of DNA nanostructures
- Thursday March 11, 11.00-12.30: Gilles Guillot (DTU): A review of statistical methods to infer population structure
- December 11, 15.00-16.00: David Balding (UC London): Analysis of low-copy number forensic DNA profiles
- November 11, 15.00-16.00: Roald Forsberg (CLC Bio): Building a comprehensive and user-friendly solution for NGS data analysis - challenges and solutions
- October 14, 15.00-16.00: Gerton Lunter (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford): Finding indels in 1000 human genomes: first results from the pilot projects
- September 15, 15.00-16.00: Alberto Imparato (Aarhus University): Manpulations of biopolymers: models and experiments
- April 1st, 14.15-15.15: Jan Baumbach (UC Berkeley): Large-scale clustering of protein sequences - A homology detection for CoryneRegNet
- March 25th at 14:00: Bernhard Haubold (Max Planck Inst for Evolutionary Biology, Plon) is giving a talk entitled Estimating Mutation Distances from Unaligned Genomes
- February 19th at 13.00: Danish seminar in collaboration with IVS: Darwin og intelligent design
- February 18th at 13.15 in 1110-223: Wouter Boomsma (Bioinformatics Center, Copenhagen University): Protein structure prediction using probabilistic models
- January 28th at 14:00 in 1110-223: Professor Bruce McDonald: The population and evolutionary biology of fungal necrotrophs.
- Friday Nov 14 at (Time to be specified later) in Auditorium 1110-223. Søren Banke from Statens Serum Institut will give a talk entitled Positive selection shift and gag protease interactions dictate the evolution of PI treated HIV-1 patients failing treatment.
- Friday Okt 31 at (Time to be specified later) in Auditorium 1110-223. Professor Marc Feldman from Stanford University will give a talk entitled Patterns of migration versus selection in the Human Genome Diversity Project.
- Thursday Sept 11 at 13.15 in Auditorium 1110-223 (2nd Floor at new BiRC building). Melissa A. Wilson from Pennsylvania State University will give a talk entitled Evolution and Survival on Eutherian Sex Chromosomes.
- Wednesday 5 March 14:15 in Coll 02 at BiRC. Professor Andreas Wagner from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Zürich. gives a lecture on The relationship between robustness and evolvability.
- Wednesday January 23rd at 14:15 in Coll 02 at BiRC. Róbert Busa-Fekete. One-class approach in protein sequence classification.
- Tuesday January 15th at 14:15 in Coll 02 at BiRC. Artin Armagan. Bayesian Shrinkage Variable Selection.
- BiRC Research Seminar: Wednesday, 28 November 14:15 - 15:00 in Coll 02 at BiRC, Gunter Neumann from Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, gives a lecture on Toxin Mediated Interactions In View Of The Rock Paper Scissors Game
- Thursday November 1st at 14:15 in Coll 02 at BiRC, Chris J. Topping from the National Environmental Research Institute gives a lecture on Incorporating realism in population dynamics modelling, an ABM approach Abstract CJT in pdf format
- Wednesday 25 April at 14.15: Jacob Skou Pedersen, University of Copenhagen: Screening genomic alignments for structural RNAs
- Thursday March 8th at 15:00 Population size does not influence mitochondrial genetic diversity by Nicolas Galtier, University of Montpellier.
- Monday February 26th 2007 at 10.15 Combining linkage and linkage disequilibrium mapping: A Bayesian unified approach" by Miguel Perez-Enciso, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
- Mini Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Study the Evolution and Epidemiology of Viruses, University of Aarhus, February 20, 2007
- Wednesday 14 February at 14.15. Kåre Lehmann & Jeppe Emmersen, Aalborg University: Tag based transcriptomics –technology developments and challenges for bioinformatics
- Wednesday 20/9, 1415-1500 MARTIN LASCOUX | Evolutionary Biology Centre | Uppsala University | Sweden Multilocus patterns of nucleotide diversity, linkage disequilibrium and demographic history of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst)
- Wednesday 25/10, 1415-1500 BERNT GULDBRANDTSEN | Genetics and Biotechnology | Research Centre Foulum | Denmark Variance components based QTL mapping
- Wednesday 8/11, 1415-1500 MORTEN LINDOW | The Bioinformatics Centre | University of Copenhagen | Denmark Intragenomic matching reveals huge potential for miRNA regulation in plants
- Wednesday 6/12, 1415-1500 ANNE-METTE HEIN | Moleular Diagnostic Laboratory | Skejby Sygehus | Aarhus | Denmark Statistical analysis of gene and exon expression microarrays
- Wednesday 22/2, 1415-1500. Interpreting the protein language by proteomics: From individual proteins to signalling networks. Ole Nørregaard Jensen, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Southern Denmark.
- Wednesday 22/3, 1415-1500. Mapping disease genes. Anders Børglum, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Aarhus.
- CANCELLED Wednesday 26/4, 1415-1500. Gene expression variation in natural populations of Arabidopsis. Ulf Lagercrantz, Uppsala University.
- Wednesday 17/5, 1415-1500. Modeling gene and genome duplications in eukaryotes: a case study on Arabidopsis. Yves Van de Peer, Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University.
- Wednesday 21/9, 1415-1500. Drug Discovery using Molecular Docking. Rene Thomsen and Mikael H. Christensen, Molegro ApS, Aarhus, Denmark.
- Wednesday 26/10, 1415-1500. Dynamics and Structure in Molecular Networks. Kim Sneppen, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Wednesday 16/11, 1500-1600. Combinatorial Optimization Problems in DNA Microarray Design. Sven Rahmann, Genome Informatics, Department of Technolgy, Bielefeld University, Germany.
- Wednesday 14/12, 1415-1500. Genetic Control of Environmental Variance: Evidence from Pigs, Snails, Rabbits and Fruit Flies. Daniel Soresen, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, Denmark.
- Thursday 10/3, 1415-1500. ProbeLibrary(TM), the story of how bioinformatics opens new worlds for realtimePCR. Niels Tolstrup, Department of Functional Genomics, Exiqon, Vedbæk.
- Thursday 31/3, 1415-1500. Single nucleotide polymorphism detection by arrayed primer extension using multiplex-arrays: a potential method for identification of genetic risk factors. Niels Fritzner, Human MicroArray Centre (HUMAC), SDU, Odense.
- Thursday 14/4, 1415-1500. Algorithms for selecting the best graphical model: a brief overview with genomics applications in mind. David Edwards, Department of Biostatistics, Novo Nordisk, Bagsværd.
- Thursday 28/4, 1415-1500. Minimum intrusion Grid. Brian Vinter, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, SDU, Odense.
- Thursday 12/5, 1415-1500. Analysis of G-protein coupled receptor binding sites. Jan T. Pedersen, Bioinformatik, H. Lundbeck A/S, Valby.
- Thursday 26/5, 1415-1500. Title to be announced. Torben Storgaard Sørense, Novo Nordisk, Bagsværd.
- Thursday 2/9, 1400-1500. Context-dependent evolution in the human-mouse lineage. Gerton Lunter, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford.
- Thursday 16/9, 1400-1500. Clinical perspectives of psychiatric genetic research. Ole Mors, Center for Basic Psychiatric Research, Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus.
- Thursday 30/9, 1400-1500. Detecting and characterizing positive selection in protein encoding genes. David Liberles, Computational Biology Unit, Bergen Center for Computational Science, University of Bergen.
- Thursday 11/11, 1400-1500. Proteomics the next level after genomics, why, how and when. Peter Roepstorff, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark.
- Thursday 25/11, 1400-1500. Immunological bioinformatics. Ole Lund, Technical University of Denmark.
- Thursday 2/12, 1400-1500. Non-linear methods for classification of gene expression. Magnus Fontes, Department of Mathematics, Lund Institute of Technology, University of Lund.
- Thursday 9/12, 1400-1500. Lotus japonicus model legume project: genomics, genetics, biochemistry and bioinformatics. Department of Molecular and Structural Biology, University of Aarhus.
- Monday 22/3, 1415-1500. Linkage Analysis. Mette Thøgersen and Mads Trane, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University.
- Monday 15/9, 1415-1500: Prions, cannibalism and the population genetics of balancing selection. Michael Stumpf, Department of Biology, University College, London.
- Tuesday 16/9,1415-1500: Recombination rate variation in the human genome. Michael Stumpf, Department of Biology, University College, London.
- Monday 29/9, 1415-1500: Title to be announced. Anders Krogh, Center for Bioinformatik, Københavns Universitet.
- Monday 27/10, 1415-1500: Højkapacitets-screening for ukendte mutationer hos personer med arvelige hjertesygdomme - en data-analyse udfordring. Paal Skyt Andersen, Statens Serum Institut, København.
- Monday 10/11, 1415-1500: Inferring large graphical models from microarray data: problems and pitfalls. Korbinian Strimmer, Lab of Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics, University of Munich.
- Monday 24/11, 1415-1500. Ancient genetic information in frozen sediments. Anders J. Hansen, Zoologisk Institut, Københavns Universitet.
- Monday 8/12, 1415-1500. Some recent results on phylogenetics networks. Vincent Moulton, Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University.