– Computational Oncology Conference –

11th April - 13th April 2022

In-person @ Andermatt, Switzerland


The conference is the final highlight of the Computational ONcology TRaining Alliance (CONTRA), an EU-funded Innovative Training Network. It aims to bring together investigators in the broader scope of oncology for talks and discussion on practical problems and latest research. We expect participants from different backgrounds including statistics, bioinformatics, imaging, and biomedical sciences.


The conference will involve a single track with 8 keynote speakers as well as contributed talks. The number of participants is limited to 100 to enable easy interactions and networking between participants.
Additionally, there will be two conference dinners and free afternoons for enjoying winter sports in the Swiss Alps together.


When: 11.04.22 - 13.04.22
Where: Radisson Blu - Andermatt
Registration Fee: 425 CHF (+7.7% VAT for companies/individuals)
Registration: 07.02.21 - 13.03.22, 11:59pm

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Keynote speakers

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María R. Martínez

IBM Research - Zurich

Integration of different high-throughput molecular datasets in order to build comprehensive molecular models of disease that can help clinicians to provide better diagnoses and suggest personalized therapies.

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Giovanni Ciriello

UNIL - Lausanne

Researching factors that favor or veto selection of specific alterations, with focus on concurrent or mutually exclusive selection and its' impact on therapy response. Understanding cancer cell plasticity induced by epigenetic and transcriptional reprogramming among and within patients with single-cell and spatial -omics technologies.

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Aedin Culhane

UL School of Medicine - Limerick

Investigating molecular heterogeneity of tumor subtypes and the role of the cancer microenvironment in disease progression and drug resistance through the high-throughput whole genome data, with a particular focus on meta analysis and the integration of multiple sources of data.

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Benny Chain

UCL - London

Usage of high throughput sequencing to study the regulation of T and B cell receptor repertoire diversity with focus on the immune response to cancer, and to major pathogens including HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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Sarah Aitken

MRC Toxicology Unit - Cambridge

Investigating mechanisms of cellular damage to understand their consequences for human health and disease with experimental and computational approaches. Studying normal and diseased cells and tissues to identify molecular mechanisms which are dysregulated in disease, including cancer.

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Mathilde Meyenberg

Center for Cancer Research/CeMM - Vienna

Investigating mutational signatures as a consequence of DNA repair, and how these can be used to study the etiology of cancer.

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Núria López-Bigas

IRB - Barcelona

Focusing on the study of cancer from a genomics perspective, with particular interest in the identification of cancer driver mutations, genes and pathways across tumour types and in the study of their potential as therapeutic targets.

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David Posada

University of Vigo

Focusing on the molecular evolution of genomes, cells, populations, and species, combining concepts and tools from biology, statistics, and computer science. Working on the phylogenetic analysis of genes and genomes, including the selection of models of nucleotide evolution, phylogeography, and estimation of species trees.


Organizing committee

Niko Beerenwinkel ETH Zurich
Jens Lagergren KTH Stockholm
Ewa Szczurek University of Warsaw
Nico Borgsmüller ETH Zurich
Arhur Dondi ETH Zurich
Iwona Zielinska University of Warsaw


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