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, autumn 2023

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

September 13 
“Inference of cell type-specific gene regulatory networks on cell lineages from single cell omic datasets”
Nature Communications, May 2023
Presenter: Sebastián Zúñiga Norman

October 4
“Multiomic analysis of malignant pleural mesothelioma identifies molecular axes and specialized tumor profiles driving intertumor heterogeneity”
Nature Genetics, March 2023
Presenter: Julia Mathlin

November 1
“Differential abundance testing on single-cell data using k-nearest neighbor graphs”
Nature Biotechnology, 2022
Presenter: António Sousa

November 29
“SONAR enables cell type deconvolution with spatially weighted Poisson-Gamma model for spatial transcriptomics
Nature Communications, August 2023
Presenter: Paulina Frolovaite


Wish to participate as a presenter in spring 2024?
Please send your article suggestion by December 10th to mbc (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 for more information: Asta Laiho / mbc (at)