Congratulations to Ammar, whose paper “High-dimensional multi-trait GWAS by reverse prediction of genotypes” has been accepted for presentation at CIBB 2021!
Congratulations to Ramin, whose paper “A graph feature auto-encoder for the prediction of unobserved node features on biological networks” has been published in BMC Bioinformatics!
Warm congratulations to Sean for successfully passing his PhD viva at the University of Edinburgh! Sean will now join us as a postdoc at CBU to work on the INTRePID project.
Welcome to Bergen Dr Bankier!
A warm welcome to Mariyam Khan who joins us today as a PhD student!
Mariyam has a master degree in Mathematical Data Science from the University of Göttingen and will work on the NFR funded project “Intelligent systems for personalized and precise risk prediction and diagnosis of non-communicable diseases”.
The pandemic being what it is, Mariyam joins us remotely at first, and we look forward to welcoming her in Bergen properly once border restrictions ease.
Welcome again, Mariyam!
A belated but nevertheless very warm welcome to Adriaan and Wouter who joined the group in October!
Adriaan is a postdoc with master and PhD degrees in physics who most recently worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the neurophysics group of Jordi Soriani in Barcelona. His focus there was on network inference methods for neuronal activity data, and he will use that experience to further develop our causal gene network inference methods for applications in systems genetics.
Wouter is a master student in bioinformatics and systems biology in Amsterdam who is joining the group for a 6-month internship. He will work on a method for inferring data-driven gene ontologies from gene expression data.
A warm welcome to Ramin Hasibi who has joined the group as a PhD student. Ramin has a master degree in computer networks and a strong background in deep learning and machine learning more generally. Welcome!
A warm welcome to Ammar Malik who has joined the group as a PhD student. Ammar has a degree in Computer Engineering and brings with him a lot of experience in machine learning. Welcome!
A warm welcome to Sean who has joined the group as a PhD student in the Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme. Sean will work on a project to identify and study tissue-specific gene networks affected by genetic variation for plasma cortisol and causally associated with cardiovascular disease phenotypes and type II diabetes, in collaboration with Filippo Menolascina and Brian Walker.
Husain has successfully defended his PhD thesis “Cross-tissue regulatory gene networks in coronary atherosclerosis” at Karolinska Institute. Congratulations and good luck in your future career!