Position at the ZHAW
Doctoral candidate SNSF
Expertise and research interests
Stochastic modeling and simulation for biological cell populations
Algorithms for genomic sequence analysis and phylogeny estimation
Statistical model selection, hypothesis testing and prediction
Spatial statistics, image processing and computer vision
Artificial intelligence & Neural networks based classificators
MSc in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (2014) at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
BSc in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnologies (2011) at University of Milan, Italy
My research is in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics related to Molecular Evolution and Phylogenomics. I am currently a PhD candidate in Maria Anisimova group since Feb'15. My efforts and my project are mainly focused on finding new methods and algorithms for joint multiple sequence alignments and phylogeny estimations.
My studies emphasised statistical models applied in computational biology problems, dynamics of molecular evolution under both clinical and ecological predictive prospectives as well as functional genomics, spatiotemporal modelling and simulation of biological systems.
I am also interested in software engineering and developing algorithms for image processing, statistic evaluation of analysis results, increasing code performance, data scalability, execution reliability and results reproducibility. I have been involved in developing in the fields of spatial statistics, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
My website can be found here: www.lorenzogatti.me
July 2014 - Jan 2015: Research Assistant at Institute of Molecular Life Sciences (IMLS) - University of Zürich, CH
Aug 2013 - Apr 2014: IT Manager & Board Member of VSETH (Verband der Studierenden an der ETH) - ETHZ, CH
Apr 2013 - May 2013: Intern student in Prof. Lukas Pelkmans group - University of Zürich, CH
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013: Intern student in Prof. Konrad Basler group - University of Zürich, CH
Dec 2008 - May 2009: Assistant lecturer, Cusmibio, University of Milan, IT
Membership of networks
- Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich
- Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
- Verein Informatik-Alumni ETH Zürich
- EpiTools Developer Team (University Zurich, University College London, University of Southern California)
- Fast joint estimation of alignment and phylogeny from genomics sequences in a frequentist framework / Teammitglied / 01.02.2015
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Developmental Cell, Elsevier, 36, 1. 103/116. Peer reviewed.
In: Nucleic Acids Research. (doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1310). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Peer reviewed.
Anisimova, Maria; ; ; (2016).; ; ;
In: ZHAW Forum Health & Life Sciences 2016. Wädenswil, ZH: ZHAW.
Global circulation patterns of human influenza A virus subtypes
In: Life in Numbers 2. Gemomics and Evolution of Microbial Pathogens. Wädenswil, ZH: ZHAW.