Maria Anisimova

Maria Anisimova is lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Since 2014 she leads the Applied Computational Genomics Team (ACGT) and is the group leader at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. She worked as senior researcher at the ETH Zurich (2007-2014) and as postdoc with Ziheng Yang (2005-2007) and Olivier Gascuel (2003-2005). Her continue reading →

Joëlle Barido-Sottani

Joëlle Barido-Sottani has been a PhD student in the Computational Evolution group at ETH Zurich since October 2014. She obtained an MSc degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from ETH Zurich and University of Zurich in 2014. Her current research focuses on developing a multi-states birth-death model with an unknown number of states, and implementing continue reading →

Alex Becker

Alex Becker is a PhD student with Prof. Bryan Grenfell in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His current research is focused on dissecting the cross-scale dynamics of measles transmission, with the most recent work being on transmission within primary schools. Generally, he is interested in developing and expanding the methods continue reading →

Hannah Clapham

Hannah received a bachelors in mathematics from Oxford University (2007), followed by an MSc in Epidemiology (2009) and a PhD in Infectious Disease Dynamics (2013) from Imperial College London. She then spent 2 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has recently joined continue reading →

Olivier Gascuel

Olivier Gascuel studied mathematics and completed a PhD in computer science. He started working on bioinformatics by the end of the 1980’s, at the very beginning of the genomic era and of the rapid development of interactions between mathematicians, computer scientists and molecular biologists. His early interests were in sequence analysis and protein structure prediction, continue reading →

Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Oxford, UK in 2008, before spending a year in industry working on optimizing the supply chain for a large international retail company. He undertook a master’s degree and PhD at the University of Warwick, UK from 2009-2015 before taking up a post-doctoral research continue reading →

Michael Johansson

Michael Johansson completed a PhD at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008. He is currently a Biologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dengue Branch and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. He uses statistical and mathematical modeling continue reading →

Thanh Le Viet

Thanh obtained a B.E in Mapping and an MSc in Cartography, Remote Sensing, and Geographic Information System (GIS) from the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology. With a strong background in GIS, Thanh joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), Hanoi in 2008 for making the Atlas of Human Infectious Diseases. He completed his PhD continue reading →

Joseph Paulson

Joseph Paulson is a statistical scientist at Genentech. He studied mathematics and completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015. Under the guidance of Mihai Pop and Hector Corrada-Bravo he began developing computational methods for the analysis continue reading →

Alex Perkins

Alex Perkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. He completed a BA in Computational Ecology at the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Population Biology at the University of California, Davis. He received postdoctoral training through the NIH continue reading →

Edi Prifti

Edi Prifti graduated in biomedical informatics in 2007 and received his PhD in bioinformatics from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris) in 2011. His research focused on integrative centrality measures in omics derived networks applied to complex diseases such as Obesity and diabetes. Since 2010 after he joined the INRA/MetaGenoPolis lab he focused extensively continue reading →

David Rasmussen

David Rasmussen is currently a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich working with Dr. Tanja Stadler on developing new phylogenetic methods for infectious disease epidemiology. He received his PhD in 2014 from Duke University, where he became interested in combing epidemiological modeling with phylogenetic methods, a field that has become known as phylodynamics. As a postdoc, continue reading →

Ari Ugarte

Ari Ugarte graduated from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico) in 2006. He worked in the industry as a software engineer for 4 years learning the best practices in software production. He then moved to Paris, where he completed a Master degree in Bioinformatics and modeling (2012) and obtained his PhD in continue reading →

Wilbert Van Panhuis

Wilbert Van Panhuis, MD PhD, is an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh and faculty of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Van Panhuis received his MD from the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam and his PhD in continue reading →

Cécile Viboud

Cécile Viboud is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, where she has worked over the past 13 years. She received an engineer degree in biomedical technologies from Lyon University (1998), a Master of Public Health (1999) and PhD in Biomathematics (2003) from continue reading →


Lander Willem is a research scientist at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He holds a master in Biological Engineering (2010) and a PhD (2015) on agent-based modeling in the field of infectious disease transmission. In the philosophy of engaging in interdisciplinary research, his PhD continue reading →

Jean-Daniel Zucker

Jean-Daniel Zucker graduated from the ENSAE National Higher School of Aeronautics and Space in 1995. He then graduated in artificial intelligence in 1992. He got his PhD in 1996 in Machine Learning from Paris 6 University where he became an associate professor focusing on Relational Machine Learning. In 2002, he became Full Professor of Computer continue reading →