BIOI4460 Bioinformatics Journal Club

In the Bioinformatics Journal Club the aim is to get to know the latest advancements in the bioinformatics field and to get experience on presenting, critical reading and summarizing the key points of a research article. Articles should preferably be from the high impact journals (Science, Nature, Nature Methods, etc.).

In 2020 spring semester the format of the Bioinformatics Journal Club will be as follows. In addition to the student presentation of 15-20 minutes on one recent journal article, each club session will have a more senior researcher to chair the session and connect the article to a bigger picture context within the research discipline (5-10 minutes). After the article presentation, the thoughts that the article provoked will be discussed together.

Bioinformatics Journal Clubs in spring 2020:

30.1. (MED D1055)

“Deep generative modeling for single-cell transcriptomics.” by Lopez, Romain, Jeffrey Regier, Michael B. Cole, Michael I. Jordan, and Nir Yosef.(2018)

27.2. (MED D1055)

“A systematic evaluation of single cell RNA-seq analysis pipelines” by Beate Vieth, Swati Parekh, Christoph Ziegenhain, Wolfgang Enard & Ines Hellmann (2019)

26.3. (MED D1055)

Topic: Machine Learning

23.4. (MED D1055)

“Learning representations of microbe–metabolite interactions” by James T. Morton, Alexander A. Aksenov, Louis Felix Nothias et al. (2019)

The Bioinformatics Journal Club will be held in Medisiina D, 1st floor seminar room MED D1055 (Blokki 1) at 9am.

1-5 ECTS, Advanced studies (MSc and PhD students eligible to participate). Participating in the journal clubs six times equals 1 credit (participation is monitored by a name list that is circulated every time) and credits are accumulated so that 12 times equals 2 credits and so on. Presenting an article in the journal club equals 1 credit.

Language: English

Contact persons: Sofia Khan (, Satu Koskinen (

You can find: Schedule of the club for 2018-2019, List of articles, Instructions for the presentation and Earlier articles presented in the Bioinformatics Journal Club from here. Choose the article that you want to present from this list. If you know an article you would like to present and that is not in the list, please contact the contact persons first.