Dessimoz Lab

Computational Biology lab at the University of Lausanne, department of computational biology (DBC). Member of the swiss institute of Bioinformatics.We aspire to better understand gene evolution and function, using statistical and computational methods. The key questions underlying our research are:How can we best extrapolate our current knowledge of molecular biology, concentrated in just a handful of model organisms, to the rest of life?Conversely, how can we exploit the wealth and diversity of life to better understand human biology and disease?Can we summarize the evolutionary history of species as a sparse mixture of tree topologies?We tackle these problems by developing statistical and computational methods and applying them to large-scale genomic data. This process combines biological aspects in the early stages (e.g. problem statement, identifying relevant empirical observations, determining dependable benchmarks and controls), statistical, algorithmic, and computational aspects in the middle (e.g. model formulation, programming, scaling up), and biological aspects again at the end in the interpretation of the results.

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Team created: 13th Jan 2023

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