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Micha Hersch

Post-doc

  • email: micha.hersch at unil.ch

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Research

I am involved in the Plant Growth project from SystemsX.ch. I mainly try to model the gene regulatory network of the shade avoidance mechanism in the model plant Arabidopsis Thaliana. I am also involved in modeling the mechanism of cell size determination in the fission yeast.

I developed HypoPhen, an image analysis software for the semi-automatic phenotyping of Arabidopsis seedlings and Cellophane, an ImageJ plugin for the semi-automatic extraction of flourescent-tagged protein profiles along the cell membrane.

I also did some genome-wide data analysis related to human genetics, for example Genome Wide Association Studies, and another one showing the higher resilience of females to mutations in genes involved in neuro-developmental disorders such as autism.

My scientific interests include dynamical systems theory, self-organization, statistical learning theory and large-scale biological data analysis. For additional information, you can consult my web page.

I did my ph.D at the lasa (EPFL), where I worked on bio-inspired motor control and artificial cognition for humanoid robots. See this page for more details on this.

And before this, I worked on automatic speech recognition at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley.

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Teaching and outreach

  • I also visit schools and tell them about medical genetics as part of the gene days