The International Laboratory of Statistical and Computational Genomics was established in December 2019. The main goal of the lab is to develop new mathematical, statistical and computational methods for different problems in genomic data analysis, and to apply these methods to real genomic data of different organisms, including humans. Three leading international researchers are involved in research: Professor Rasmus Nielsen (UC Berkeley, USA), Thorfinn Korneliussen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Russel Corbett-Detig (UC Santa Cruz, USA).
The number of international laboratories run in cooperation with leading international scholars is set to expand at HSE University. The competition aims to support the existing and create new research teams. Applications will be accepted from July 10 to August 31, 2020.
The first research seminar of the International Laboratory of Statistical and Computational Genomics had been postponed almost a month due to COVID-19. In April, however, the event finally took place. Laboratory Head Vladimir Shchur discusses what life is like for scientists in self-isolation during the pandemic, what genomics is, and why gesturing is important when teaching online.
For ten years now, HSE has been holding an annual grant competition for researchers who wish to start new international laboratories at HSE in collaboration with leading foreign scholars and scientists. The most recent competition reached its conclusion this past November, and now some of the selected proposed labs have already begun operation. Who are the competition winners and what kind of research will they be doing?
Projects have won the competition for the creation of international laboratories at HSE University for the period from December 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022.