Second keynote announced: Dr. Barbara Treutlein

We are proud to announce Dr. Barbara Treutlein as a keynote speaker of the SCS 2019!

Dr. Barbara Treutlein is a Max Planck Research Group Leader, a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Technical University Munich, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zürich. She is being awarded the 2019 ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, due to her outstanding work in single-cell transcriptomics.

Dr. Barbara’s group uses and develops single-cell genomics approaches in combination with stem cell-based 2- and 3-dimensional culture systems to study human organogenesis in health and disease. In particular, they use stem cell-derived human organoids to model the development of human organs in vitro and to understand how cell fate is orchestrated in complex human tissues. Thus, she was one of the first to reconstruct the development of complex mammalian tissue, and to provide a molecular description of individual cell regeneration in the axolotl limb.

First keynote announced: Dr. Christophe Dessimoz

We are delighted to announce Dr. Christophe Dessimoz as a keynote speaker of the SCS 2019!

Dr. Christophe Dessimoz is a SNSF Professor at the University of Lausanne; an Associate Professor at the University College London and Group Leader at the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics. He is being recognized as the 2019 winner of the Overton Prize, which is awarded annually for outstanding accomplishments of early to mid-career scientists who are emerging leaders in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Dr. Christophe’s research seeks to better understand evolutionary and functional relationships among genes across many species. For this end, his team’s activities are divided between bioinformatics methods and resource development, and their application – typically with experimentalists. Dr. Christophe is renowned for his contributions and management of the OMA, a very highly regarded resource with important applications in protein function prediction. Besides that, his team also developed the tree viewer and the ALF genome evolution simulator.



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