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Rory Johnson

2000: MSc Physics and Biophysics, Imperial College London

2007: Wellcome Trust PhD, University of Leeds (with Noel J. Buckley)

2007-2009: Postdoc, Genome Institute of Singapore (with Lawrence W. Stanton)

2010-2016: Ramon y Cajal Fellow, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (with Roderic Guigó)

2017- : NCCR ‘RNA & Disease’ Junior Group Leader / Medical Faculty, University Hospital, Bern

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Post Doctoral Scientists

Roberta Esposito

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Federico II, Italy); MSc in Molecular Diagnostics (University of Federico II, Italy); PhD, Institute of Genetics and Biophysics – CNR of Naples.

Field: CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNAs

Project: CRISPR/Cas9 screening for the identification of lncRNAs in drug resistance

Links: ResearchGate, Google Scholar

 

Contact: roberta.esposito@dbmr.unibe.ch

Panagiotis Chouvardas

Education: BSc in Informatics (University of Piraeus, Greece); MSc in Information Technology in Biology and Medicine (Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); PhD in Computational modeling of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during chronic inflammation (Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Field: NGS analysis and interpretation.

Projects: Design of bioinformatic pipelines for lncRNA discovery and prioritization

Links: Google ScholarResearchGate

Contact: panagiotis.chouvardas@dbmr.unibe.ch

Hugo Guillen-Ramirez

Education: BSc in Computer Systems Engineering (Instituto Tecnológico de Tepic, Mexico); MSc in Computer Science (CICESE Research Center, Mexico); PhD in Computer Science (CICESE Research Center, Mexico).

Field: ncRNA annotation and machine learning applied to RNA data.

Projects: Annotation of lncRNA elements

Links: Google Scholar, LinkedIn, ORCID, ReasearchGate

Contact: hugo.guillenramirez@dbmr.unibe.ch

Tina Uroda

Education: BSc in  Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Research (Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Croatia); MSc in  Pharmaceutical research and development (Department of Biotechnology, University of Rijeka, Croatia); PhD, European Molecular Biology Laboratory- EMBL, Grenoble (France) and Universite Grenoble Alpes .

Field: CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNAs,  lncRNA localization.

Projects: The elements of long noncoding RNA function

Contact: tina.uroda@dbmr.unibe.ch

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PhD Students

Andrés Lanzós

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Vigo, Spain); MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Science (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

Field: Cancer genomics and LncRNA drivers identification  

Projects: Bioinformatic analysis of lncRNAs implicated in cancer

Links: Google Scholar, LinkedIn, ORCID, ResearchGate

Contact: andres.lanzos@dbmr.unibe.ch

Núria Bosch

Education: BSc in Human Biology (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain); MSc Genetics and Genomics (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Field: CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNA

Projects: Optimization of CRISPR/Cas9 system for efficient genomic deletion

Contact: nuria.bosch@dbmr.unibe.ch

Taisia Polidori

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Roma Tre, Italy); MSc Biology for Molecular, Cellular and Pathophysiological Research (University of Roma Tre, Italy)

Field: CRISPR-Cas9 lncRNA screens and Cancer

Projects: CRISPR screens for discovery of novel cancer-related lncRNAs

Contact: taisia.polidori@dbmr.unibe.ch

Carlos Pulido

Education: BSc in Biology (Balearic Islands University, Spain); MSc in Bioinformatics for Health Science (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)

Field: RNAseq analysis and CRISPR/Cas9 bioinformatic designs for lncRNA discovery and validation  

Projects: Design of bioinformatic pipelines for accurate lncRNA discovery and RNAseq analysis. Bioinformatic design and analysis of CRISPR/Cas9 libraries

Contact: carlos.pulido@dbmr.unibe.ch

Adrienne Vancura

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Bern, Switzerland); MSc in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Field: RNA biomarkers in Cancer 

Projects: Cancer LncRNA Census v2

Links: LinkedIn

Contact: adrienne.vancura@dbmr.unibe.ch

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MSc Students

Bernard Merlin

Education: BTech in Biotechnology (Anna University, India); MSc in Molecular Life Sciences (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Field: CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNA

Projects: Validation of cancer driver lncRNAs with CRISPRa

Contact: bernard.merlin@students.unibe.ch

Paulina Schaerer

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Bern in Switzerland), MSc of Molecular Life Science (University of Bern in Switzerland)

Field: CRISPR/Cas9 and Genome editing in lncRNA

Projects: Validation of screening candidates and CRISPR-R

Contact: paulina.schaerer@students.unibe.ch

Dominik Meise

Education: BSc in Biology (University of Bern in Switzerland); MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (University of Bern in Switzerland)

Field: CRISPR screens interpretation and LncRNA priorization

Project: Integrative prioritization of long non-coding RNA drug targets from CRISPR screens

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Contact: dominik.meise@students.unibe.ch

Ale Stuerchler

Education:  BSc in Biology (University of Lausanne, Switzerland); MSc in Molecular Biology (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); NCCR RNA&Disease Predoc Program (University of Bern, Switzerland).

Field: Bioinformatics of lncRNA features and functional domains

Project: Relationship between exons and functional domains in lncRNAs.

​Links: Linkedin

 

Contact: ale.stuerchler@gmail.com