Activities in StarOmics are divided in three basic categories:

  1. Scientific knowledge (K): scientific seminar series, workshops for improvement of scientific knowledge, topic groups, national and international congresses.
  2. Methodological improvement (M): workshops and courses on specific methods, scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (scientific writing, scientific presentation, developing a grant proposal,..).

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to StarOmics. If there are places available, master students, PhD students, postdocs and academics can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

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Systems Biology of the Brain University of Fribourg, 0.110 Auditorium Plant Biology, Rte A. Gockel 3 map

Confirmed speakers:
- Hubert Amrein, Texas A&M University, USA
- Stephanie Bertrand, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Banyuls-sur-mer
- Andre Brown, Imperial College London, UK
- Hector Escriva, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Banyuls-sur-mer
- Brigitte Galliot, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Volker Hartenstein, University of California Los Angeles, USA
- Gaspar Jekely, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
- Pedro Martinez, University of Barcelona, Spain
- Jan Pielage, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
- Fabian Rentzsch, SARS Center, Bergen, Norway
- Attila Stetak, University of Basel
- Manuel Zimmer, IMP, Vienna, Austria

1440367200 August 24-25, 2015 12 50 registration
SKMB Meeting 2015 UNIL, Génopode, auditoire C

Martha Bulyk Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Frank Holstege University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Robert Kingston Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital, Boston, USA
Karla Neugebauer Yale School of Medicine, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, USA
Ramesh Pillai EMBL, Grenoble, France
Patrick Schultz IGBMC, Strasbourg, France

1441144800 September 2, 2015 1 200 registration
M DNA methylation and methylome analysis with NGS Fribourg, campus de Pérolles map

Philipp Bucher SIB-EPFL,

Christoph Schmid SIB-TPH,

Michael Stadler, SIB-FMI

1423522800 February 10-11, 2015 26 25
K Lausanne Genomics Days 2015 Université de Lausanne, Génopode, Auditoire C map

Thursday February 12
Siobhan Brady – University of California, Davis
Héloïse Müller - Institut Pasteur, Paris
Thijs Ettema  - University of Uppsala
Jon Slate - University of Sheffield
Detlef Weigel - Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Stephen Wright - University of Toronto

Friday February 13
Gary Karpen – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Gaëlle Legube - University of Toulouse/CNRS
Ashby Morrison – Stanford University
Marc Tischkowitz – Cambridge University
Bas van Stensel – Netherlands Cancer Institute
Evgeny Zdobnov - University of Geneva/SIB

1423695600 February 12-13, 2015 45 180
Blogging and using Twitter for scientific communication Université de Lausanne map

Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, University of Lausanne (CH)

1425596400 March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2015 12 joint
Exploring common and rare disease genetics with GWAS and NGS UNIL, Génopode map

Aurélien Macé (Statistical Genetics group (IUMSP/CHUV/UNIL/SIB)
Brian Stevenson (Vital-IT group (SIB)
Sylvain Pradervand (LGTF/Vital-IT (UNIL/SIB))
Sina Rüeger (Statistical Genetics group (IUMSP/CHUV/UNIL/SIB)
Zoltán Kutalik (Statistical Genetics group (IUMSP/CHUV/UNIL)

1426460400 March 16-19, 2015 26 30
Comparative genomics workshop UniGe, room 0019 Sciences III map

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hanson (Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, USA)
Postdoc Dr. Tom Niehaus (Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, USA)

1432764000 May 28-29, 2015 9 15
Symposium in RNAseq data gathering and analysis University of Neuchâtel

1 international speaker (Dr Patrick Chain, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA) 1 national speaker (to be defined)

1433109600 Date to be determined (probably between September and November 2015) 5 12
Information Retrieval and Text Mining for Biology Geneva, CMU, auditorium S1/S2 map


Patrick Ruch (SIB Text Mining, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
Julien Gobeill (SIB Text Mining, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
Cecilia Arighi (Research Associate Professor at Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Delaware)
Donat Agosti (President of Plazi, Bern)
Thomas Lemberger (European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO))
Johanna McEntyre (European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Cambridge)
Thérèse Vachon (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel)
Lynette Hirschman (Chief Scientist for Biomedical Informatics, MITRE Corporation, Bedford)
Zhiyong Lu (NCBI, NLM, NIH, Washington DC)


1433282400 June 3-5, 2015 19 30
BeFri Genomics Day University of Bern map

Lotta Räty (Perkin Elmer)
Dr. Andreas Keck (Illumina)
Dr. Gerrit Kuhn (PacBio)
Yongping Li (BGI)
Dr. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg (UNIBE)
Prof. Tosso Leeb (UNIBE)
Dr. Rémy Bruggmann (UNIBE)
Regula Burkhart (UNIBE)
Dr. Markus Hilty (UNIBE)
Dr. Lars Bosshard (tbc)
Prof. Laurent Excoffier (UNIBE)
Dr. Rainer Egli (UNIBE)
Prof. Daniel Wegmann (UNIBE)
Prof. Dr. Katia Monastyrskaya (UNIBE)
Dr. Gaël Auray (UNIBE)

1433455200 June 5, 2015 65 100