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 in 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.).

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 2021 at 13-14 pm on following Wednesdays:

8.9. ZOOM 

“Exit time as a measure of ecological resilience.”

6.10. ZOOM

“Accurate detection of m6A RNA modifications in native RNA sequences”

3.11. ZOOM 

To be announced

1.12. ZOOM

To be announced

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 ( and Julia Mathlin (

You can find  Schedule of the club, Instructions for the presentation, and Earlier articles presented in the Bioinformatics Journal Club