PhD Scholarships 2019

PhD projects in our lab are available starting January 2019. Candidates should have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in bioinformatics, computer science, or statistics, and be enthusiastic about science! Possible projects include:

  • Machine learning approaches to predict cell fate from genomics data
  • Single-cell transcriptomics of organoid disease models
  • Design and analysis of large-scale single cell spatial transcriptomics experiments
  • Modeling of alternative splicing using long read RNA-Seq data
  • Statistical modeling of uncertainty using large-scale transcriptomics data

We are working closely with wet labs and hospitals to generate new large-scale data sets and validate and translate predictions and findings. If you are interested in a PhD in Computational Biology, please contact Jonathan Göke by email (gokej at

About the Göke lab:

We’re a young and international research team, we love science, fun, and a little bit of craziness. You can find out more about us here.


Candidates should hold a degree or graduate before January 2019 (B.Sc. or M.Sc) with major in bioinformatics, computer science, or statistics, good grades, and programming experience. Official language in Singapore is English, so good English communication skills are required. Candidates should be enthusiastic about science!

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Computational Biology PhD Programme @GIS

The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) is the national flagship program for genomic sciences in Singapore. The department of Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) forms an integral part of GIS as data analysis hub and center of excellent computational research. CSB houses 9 dedicated computational research groups that bring together a rich expertise in computer science, statistics, and bioinformatics. The computational teams are supported by state-of-the-art sequencing facilities and high perfomance computing infrastructure that enables cutting-edge genomics research. PhD Students have the opportunity to directly interact with experimental and clinical research labs at GIS to facilitate truly inter-disciplinary and translational research projects. PhD students will be enrolled at NTU and NUS, consistently ranked among the best Universities in the world. The Computational Biology PhD program at the GIS offers a world-class learning environment and excellent career prospects both for academia and industry.

Why Singapore?

Singapore is a city-state with one of the highest standards of living in the world seeking to become an international hub for the biomedical sciences. Singapore is a vibrant, tropical city, with rich Asian heritage and modern style of living, an ideal gateway to explore Asia, providing a unique experience and an excellent quality of life.

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