December 15, 2022
German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
Europe/Berlin timezone

The PDN Committee and the BioMed X Institute

The Lunch Talks are back! After 2 years of absence, the DKFZ Postdoc Network and BioMed X are proud to announce the relaunch of the Lunch Talks, a space to discuss science and data in a relaxed environment and with tasty snacks. 

We look forward to seeing you there on December 15th. Please note that spaces are limited and registration is mandatory. If you register and cannot make it, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours in advance.

Lunch Talk by Mark Robinson - presented by BioMed X and the DKFZ PostDoc Network.

"Benchmarking computational methods for single cell and spatial transcriptomics data"

by Mark Robinson, University of Zürich.

Host: PD Dr. Mojca Frank Bertoncelj

In the “Lunch Talk Series", group leaders from BioMed X Institute and the PostDoc Network of the German Cancer Research Center invite renowned life scientists to share their research and foster scientific exchanges.

When: Thursday, 15th December 2022, 11:00 am

Where: DKFZ Communication Center K1-K2 Rooms, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, Heidelberg

Abstract: Computational methods represent the lifeblood of modern molecular biology. However, the field is experiencing a somewhat unprecedented explosion of computational tools, especially for the analysis of single cell and spatial transcriptomics data. I will motivate the situation with a couple examples of benchmarking tools and method related to our own research, but also discuss the topic of benchmarking more generally by reporting on a meta-analysis of single-cell method benchmarks. I'll propose a new computational system for flexible continuous benchmarking that allows the community to be engaged at various levels.


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Dr. Mark Robinson, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
 

Mark Robinson has been an Associate Professor since 2017 after joining Department of Molecular Life Sciences of the University of Zurich (UZH) in 2011.  He studied Applied Mathematics (BSc, Uni. Guelph) and Statistics (MSc, Uni. British Columbia), and did a PhD in statistical bioinformatics at the University of Melbourne. He has predoctoral experience at the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research (Uni. Toronto) and postdoctoral experience in Cancer Epigenomics at the Garvan Institute in Sydney. The Robinson group at UZH develops statistical methods for interpreting high-throughput sequencing and other genomics technologies in the context of genome sequencing, gene expression and regulation and analysis of epigenomes, with a current focus on the analysis of single-cell and spatial datasets.

 

Registration

Please note that spaces are extremely limited so registration is mandatory. If you register and cannot make it, please cancel your registration at least 48 hours in advance so someone from the waiting list will be invited.

 


VENUE

DKFZ
Communication Center, K1+K2
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, Heidelberg


ORGANIZERS

  The Postdoc Network Committee and the BioMed X Institute 

   

    

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Europe/Berlin
German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
K1-K2
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 69120 Heidelberg Germany
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