BIOI4460 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).

Bioinformatics Journal Clubs in spring 2022 at 13-14 on following Wednesdays:

9.2. ZOOM 

“Confronting false discoveries in single-cell differential expression” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25960-2

9.3. ZOOM

“Advances in mixed cell deconvolution enable quantification of cell types in spatial transcriptomic data” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28020-5

6.4. ZOOM 

“Mapping single-cell data to reference atlases by transfer learning” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-01001-7

4.5. ZOOM

Reproducible, scalable, and shareable analysis pipelines with bioinformatics workflow managers” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41592-021-01254-9

The Bioinformatics Journal Club will be held as a ZOOM meeting due to the Covid-19 situation.

1-5 ECTS, Advanced studies (MSc and Ph.D. 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: Tea Ammunét (tkammu@utu.fi) and Julia Mathlin (julia.mathlin@utu.fi)