IPhD Projects 2008

Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Studies Approved in 2008:

  1. Analysis and Classification of Conserved DNA Elements Through Whole-genome Multiple Alignment
    PhD Student: Cristine Ghiurcuta (EPFL)
    Mentors: Dr. Bernhard Moret (EPFL); Dr. Philipp Bucher (EPFL)

  2. Analysis and Simulation of the Physical Rules of Lumen Formation in Organogenesis 
    PhD Student: Rajesh Ramaswamy (ETHZ) 
    Mentors: Dr. Ruth Kroschewski (ETHZ); Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini (ETHZ)   

  3. Behavioral and Computational Mechanisms of Self-localization and Path Integration in Humans
    PhD Student: Danilo Jimenez Rezende (EPFL) 
    Mentors: Prof. Olaf Blanke (EPFL); Prof. Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)

  4. Computational, Chemical, and Biological Characterization of Ultraconserved Elements (UCEs) in Plants 
    PhD Student: Stefan Grob (UZH) 
    Mentors: Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus (UZH); Dr. Thomas Wicker (UZH); Prof. Nathan Luedtke (UZH)

  5. Decoding the Mechanisms of Gait Generation and Gait Transition in Salamander: a Systems Biology Approach 
    PhD Student: Andrej Bicanski (EPFL)
    Mentors: Prof. Auke Ijspeert (EPFL); Dr. Thierry Wannier (UniFR)

  6. Development of a Gene-centered Proteomics Platform for the Systematic Identification of DNA-binding Proteins or Complexes
    PhD Student: Jovan Simicevic (EPFL)
    Mentors: Prof. Bart Deplancke (EPFL); Dr. Frédérique Lisacek (SIB)

  7. From Single Cells to Single Pores: Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Testing of Ionic Imbalances Induced by Pore Formation of Bacterial Toxins
    PhD Student: Mirko Bischofberger (EPFL)
    Mentors: Prof. Felix Naef (EPFL); Prof. Gisou van der Goot (EPFL)

  8. Integrated Regulatory Map of the Genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    PhD Student: Swapna Uplekar (EPFL) 
    Mentors: Prof. Stewart Cole (EPFL); Dr. Jacques Rougemont (EPFL)   

  9. Mechanisms of Single Cell Injury Repair in Migrating Cells
    PhD Student: Chiara Gabella  (EPFL) 
    Mentors: Dr. Alexander Verkhovsky (EPFL); Prof. Ivo Sbalzarini (ETHZ)   

  10. Metabolic Network in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    PhD Student: Emre Oezdemir (EPFL) 
    Mentors: Prof. John McKinney (EPFL); Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis (EPFL); Prof. Yury Tysbin (EPFL)

  11. Quantifying Robustness of Biochemical Modules to Parametric and Structural Perturbations
    PhD Student: Marc Hafner (EPFL)
    Mentors: Prof. Martin Hasler (EPFL); Prof. Andreas Wagner (UZH) 

  12. Quantitative Investigation of Cancer Cell Metabolism by Novel 13C Flux Analysis Methods and Metabolomics 
    PhD Student: Dan Zheng (ETHZ) 
    Mentors: Dr. Nicola Zamboni (ETHZ); Prof. Wilhelm Krek (ETHZ)    

  13. Rule-based Models for Signal Transduction, the HOG MAPK Pathway - a Case Study
    PhD Student: Tatjana Petrov (ETHZ) 
    Mentors: Prof. Heinz Koeppl; Prof. Matthias Peter (ETHZ)    

  14. Single Molecule Study of Transcription Using Nanopore Based Force Spectroscopy
    PhD Student: Camille Raillon (EPFL)
    Mentors: Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic (EPFL); Prof. Nouria Hernandez (UniL)

  15. Systems Biology on Ecosystems: Exploring the Mechanism of Synchronized Flowering by Integrating Molecular and Modeling Approaches
    PhD Student: Chow Lih Yew (UZH)
    Mentors: Prof. Kentaro Shimizu (UZH); Prof. Andreas Wagner (UZH)         



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