Fiches de cours

Practical - Bucher Lab


Lecturer(s) :

Bucher Philipp




Every year


3-day Block course, every year in January. To register, contact EDMS Administration 


Explorative analysis of in vivo transcription factor binding sites using public ChIP-seq data and web-based analysis tools.


The ChIP-seq server is a web-based bioinformatics analysis platform developed and maintained by the Bucher group. It offers access to a large database of public data. At the beginning of the course, each student will select a ChIP-seq data sample from the ChIP-seq server menu. The subsequent analysis of the data sample will focus on the following tasks:

During the work, students will familiarize themselves with a number of in-house developed and external bioinformatics resources:  ChIP-seq server, Signal Search analysis (SSA), PWMTools , MEME-ChIP, GREAT and Nebula.

At the end of the course, each student will summarize the results obtained in a research paper-like format.



Note that while the course is open to all first and second year EPFL doctoral students, priority will be given to 1st & 2nd-year EDMS students, given that they are mandated to take three EDMS practicals modules.

Note also that doctoral students from the Bucher laboratory cannot take this course.

Access is limited to 4 students. Takes place every year in January.



In the programs

Reference week

      Exercise, TP
      Project, other


  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German