Author: denissch

IBM Research – María Rodríguez Martínez – 7th of September


Dear all,

The ISCB regional student group for Computational Biology in Switzerland is very pleased to host the talk “Systems approaches to unravel molecular mechanisms of cancer ” by

María Rodríguez Martínez, Technical Leader of Systems Biology at IBM, Zurich Research Lab, on Wednesday the 7th of September 2016 at 18:00 at UZH, Irchel campus, Y03-G91.

Abstract: Despite their great promise, high-throughput technologies in cancer research have often failed to translate into major therapeutic advances in the clinic. One challenge lies in the difficulty of transforming next generation molecular data into mathematical disease models that can make actionable clinical statements. A second challenge arises from the high level of intra-tumor heterogeneity exhibited by most human cancers. To address these challenges new methodologies that can reconstruct the map of genomic alterations and understand its influence on phenotype need to be developed. In this talk I will give an overview of current projects at the Systems Biology group in IBM Research, Zurich, that illustrate systems medicine approaches to understand cancer complexity and that can bridge the chasm between basic research and clinical applications.

The talk will be followed by an apéro, during which participants will have the opportunity to continue discussions with María Rodríguez Martínez.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!

The RSG Switzerland Team



D-BSSE in Basel meets Industry


We are very pleased to host a talk by Dr. Audrey Kauffmann, Bioinformatics group leader in oncology at Novartis.
She will be holding a talk on her experience, her work at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the field of bioinformatics/computational biology in a big pharma company. Her talk will be followed by a networking apéro, during which participants will have the opportunity to speak to her and Dr. Grainne Kerr, Bioinformatics Analyst and member of Audrey Kauffmann’s team.

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