Bioinformatics Journal Club

At the Bioinformatics Journal Club, our aim is to learn about the latest advancements in the field of bioinformatics, and to gain experience in presenting, critical reading, and summarizing key points from research articles. Articles chosen should be from high-impact journals (e.g. Science, Nature, Nature Methods) and published within the past 12 months. 

The format of the Bioinformatics Journal Club is as follows: each club session starts with a short introduction by a student (~5 min) to place their chosen article in its wider context within the research discipline, which is followed by an in-depth presentation of the article (~10-15 min). After the presentation, all participants are welcomed to discuss the presented article, its impact and its relation to their own work/studies (~20-30 min). The presentations and discussions are in English.

The Journal Club is open to everyone interested but please read the article before the club event!

Schedule, spring 2023 (pdf)

Bioinformatics Journal Clubs take place in Biocity B stairs, 5th floor seminar room at 13-14 on following Wednesdays:

February 8 
“Variant to function mapping at single-cell resolution through network propagation”
Nature Biotechnology, November 2022
Presenter: Mats Perk

March 15
“Prediction of peptide mass spectral libraries with machine learning”
Nature Biotechnology, August 2022
Presenter: Markus Linden

April 12
“High-throughput total RNA sequencing in single cells using VASA-seq”
Nature Biotechnology, December 2022
Presenter: Olof Rundquist

May 10 
“Machine learning-based integration develops an immune-derived lncRNA signature for improving outcomes in colorectal cancer
Nature Communications, January 2022
Presenter: Niklas Paulin


Wish to participate as a presenter in autumn 2023?
Please send your article suggestion by May 30th to Asta Laiho (asta.laiho at


Recommendation for credits
Participating in the journal clubs six times is recommend to equal to 1 credit  and credits are accumulated so that 12 times equals 2 credits and so on. Presenting an article in the journal club equals 1 credit. Participation is monitored by a name list that is circulated every time – please contact us to ask for a certificate when you are claiming your credits at the end of your studies. 

Contact to register as a presenter for the next season and for more information: Asta Laiho (asta.laiho at