Anil Tuncel

Simulation Neuroscience


Anil Tuncel is a Scientific Software Developer in the Cells team in the Simulation Neuroscience Division.

His work focuses on single-cell and circuit simulations.

Before joining the Blue Brain Project, he was employed at ETH Zurich to work on the Roche Tumour Profiler Project. He designed data analysis pipelines and statistical methods to provide personalised treatments for cancer patients.

He received his Master’s degree in Data Science and Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He graduated from two Bachelor’s programmes at Atılım University, with degrees in Software Engineering and Computer Engineering as valedictorian.

He volunteers as a Contributing Member at the Python Software Foundation, where his contributions relate to the creation or maintenance of open-source software available to the public.


Kuipers, Jack, Mustafa Anıl Tuncel, Pedro Ferreira, Katharina Jahn, and Niko Beerenwinkel. “Single-cell copy number calling and event history reconstruction.” BioRxiv (2020).

Bazli, Behnam, Mustafa Anil Tuncel and David Llewellyn-Jones. “Data Encryption using Bio-Molecular Information.” International Journal on Cryptography and Information Security (IJCIS) 4, no. 3 (2014).

Deldjoo, Yashar, Cristina Frà, Massimo Valla, Antonio Paladini, Davide Anghileri, Mustafa Anil Tuncel, Franca Garzotta, and Paolo Cremonesi. “Enhancing children’s experience with recommendation systems.” In Workshop on Children and Recommender Systems (KidRec’17)-11th ACM Conference of Recommender Systems, pp. N-A. 2017.

Golcuk, Guray, Mustafa Anil Tuncel, and Arif Canakoglu. “Exploiting ladder networks for gene expression classification.” In International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, pp. 270-278. Springer, Cham, 2018.

Irmisch, Anja, et al. “The Tumor Profiler Study: Integrated, multi-omic, functional tumor profiling for clinical decision support.” medRxiv (2020).