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The Genome Contact Map Explorer

By | 2018-07-02T09:58:33+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

The genome contact map explorer: a tool to find patterns in piles of DNA contact data The problem Every chromosome in our cells is a long polymer that is packaged and folded in particular ways. Researchers don’t exactly know how, but it is clear that it is not a random [...]

Cell Biology Pitches: Tumors, Imaging, Tissue Formation and Genotoxins

By | 2018-06-05T09:43:41+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Cell Biology Pitches: Tumors, Imaging, Tissue Formation and Genotoxins A new twist on an IceLab classic Adapted from IceLab’s popular lunch pitches, we recently hosted an Open Project Pitch session at the KBC Cell Biology Symposium, May 30-31 2018. Similarly to the Lunch Pitches, speakers were asked to pick a [...]

What’s your message?

By | 2018-06-04T14:48:54+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

What’s your message? Public speaking with twice the impact, using half the effort. Author: Cam Barber This book debunks several myths about public speaking and gives handy tips on how to structure, practise and deliver a talk. Overall, the book was highly appreciated by the members of the book club. The [...]

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas

By | 2018-06-08T14:46:12+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas The problem Organisms living in the same region are what defines a biogeographic province, or bioprovince.  Finding the boundaries between these bioprovinces is an important part of understanding how animals respond to natural and human-induced climate change.  Glancing back to the mid-Cretaceous period of [...]

Zero-crossing statistics: keep the bridge from falling down

By | 2018-05-04T12:32:31+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

Zero-crossing statistics for non-Markovian time series The problem A bridge subjected to irregular loads will gradually be damaged. If it is not maintained, disastrous consequences will follow. It’s important, then, to know when maintenance is needed.  If we know the mean number of loads within a given time interval as [...]

Duty before all?

By | 2018-06-08T14:36:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Duty before all? by Martin Rosvall "So, you are on your way home? When I was at your age, I never went home until eight o'clock!" It was only five o'clock when the white-haired professor lectured us in the elevator heading down to the entrance floor of the building at [...]

IceLab’s First Lunch Pitch

By | 2018-07-02T10:09:19+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Coverage of IceLab's first Lunch Pitch In order to promote meetings between researchers from different institutions and disciplines, Icelab organizes multidisciplinary research presentations with the vision of letting ideas grow and new collaborations arise. The first lunch pitch was held November 14th, 2015, with Martin Rosvall speaking on the topic [...]

Memory in Network Flows

By | 2018-05-02T09:20:22+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Memory in network flows and its effects on spreading dynamics and community detection The problem In today's connected world, pressing problems call for efficient mapping and modeling of flow pathways – for example how information, people, and different species move through social and biological systems. To understand and mitigate seasonal [...]