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  • Graphical presentation of biological data

    4 November 2011

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    Graphical presentation of biological data 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-04 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode building of the University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Genopode building of the University of Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Probability Theory and Network Inference

    8 - 11 November 2011

    Basel, Switzerland

    Probability Theory and Network Inference 2011-11-08 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Biozentrum, Basel, Switzerland Biozentrum Basel Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science

    11 November 2011

    Lausanne, Switzerland

    High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-11 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode Building, Lausanne, Switzerland Genopode Building Lausanne Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Best practices in programming

    21 - 22 November 2011

    Bern, Switzerland

    Best practices in programming 2011-11-21 00:00:00 UTC 2011-11-22 00:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics main building of the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland main building of the University of Bern Bern Switzerland Bioinformatics [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advances in Cell Engineerign, Imaging and Screening

    17 - 18 November 2016

    Leuven, Belgium

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    Advances in Cell Engineerign, Imaging and Screening Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: OCTOBER 6, 2016 VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both established and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions. The first edition of Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the field. The conference will focus on novel technologies through presentations in several sessions: New imaging and microscopy tools Super-resolution Imaging IPS and cell reprogramming 3D cell culture and organoids Cell manipulation In vivo cell-based assays Cytometry High Content Screening. In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner @ 'The Faculty Club' and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session! Meet the Expert session with: ‘Prof. Christine Mummery - Leiden University Medical Center, NL’ We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Christine Mummery. During an informal round table discussion on the 17th of November, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon. 2016-11-17 09:00:00 UTC 2016-11-18 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Kinepolis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Kinepolis Leuven Leuven Vlaanderen Belgium 3000 Proteomics Data visualisation Biology Microbiology Genomics Physiology Systems biology Immunology [] Merck Pall Life Sciences Thermofisher Scientific VyCap Zeiss Alvéole Analisis BD Bioké Hamamatsu JSR Life Sciences Leica Lonza Molecular devices Westbuirg [] meetings_and_conferencesworkshops_and_courses [] []
  • Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition)

    20 - 21 March 2017

    Antwerpen, Belgium

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    Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition) Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (2nd edition) A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference Enabled by better cost-performance curves and novel technology developments, Next-Generation Sequencing technologies keep on pushing the boundaries of our scientific knowledge. The NGS-field is still expanding and to take advantage of new opportunities offered by these technologies in life sciences, VIB Conferences will host the second edition of Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing: Tools and Technologies. After a sold-out 2015 edition, RNGS17 will look at emerging tools and approaches for: Large-scale Sequencing Applications for Current and Emerging Next-Generation Sequencing Platforms Single-Cell Genomics Epigenetics Next-gen Transcriptomics technologies Ultra-long reads and Assembly Computational genomics and data analysis In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session! You can find more info about the sold out first edition in our event archive. 2017-03-20 08:45:00 UTC 2017-03-21 17:45:00 UTC VIB Conferences Koningin Astridplein 20, 20, Koningin Astridplein, Antwerpen, Belgium Koningin Astridplein 20, 20, Koningin Astridplein Antwerpen Anwerpen Belgium 2018 Epigenomics VIB Bluebee Covaris Perkin Elmer SeqLL BD Bioké Diagenode Labcyte Multiplicom Takara Westburg To see all our sponsors please visit PhD'sAcademicsPost-DocsIndustry meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Structural genomicsPreclinical and clinical studiesclinical sequencingPopulation geneticsSingle Cell GenomicsDNA-seqSequencingApplied NGSEpigenomicsGenome structureGenome MappingTranscriptomicsData Analysis
  • At The Forefront Of Plant Research

    15 - 16 June 2017

    Gent, Belgium

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    At The Forefront Of Plant Research Understanding and exploiting plant life lies at the heart of human civilization. Not only do we rely on plants to feed a growing world population and to improve our standard of living, plants also play a pivotal role in providing a significant portion of our energy needs, and in fulfilling our demand for renewable industrial resources. It is expected that technological advances will further boost crop productivity and quality in a wider range of applications. In addition, new technologies will enable the development of agricultural practices that are in better harmony with the natural environment. The genomics revolution has been steering plant life sciences for more than a decade now. For that reason it is good to reflect and look ahead to which new opportunities are on the horizon. The aim of this conference is to unite leaders from a wide range of pioneering research topics, to give us a glimpse of where plant science will lead us to in the coming decade. 2017-06-15 08:00:00 UTC 2017-06-16 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat, Gent, Belgium NV Zebrastraat, 32, Zebrastraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 Plant biology VIB [] Life Science Researchers 250 meetings_and_conferences [] plantbiologygenomics
  • 4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium

    11 - 13 September 2018

    Gent, Belgium

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    4th Plant Protease and Programmed Cell Death Symposium After three successful conferences on Plant Proteases and Programmed Cell Death organized in Hemavan, Sweden (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2013); and Oxford, UK (2016), it is our pleasure to host the fourth meeting in the beautiful medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. The roles of proteases in cell death, immunity, and developmental processes in plants have received increasing attention over the past years. On the one hand, proteases exert a key regulatory level of posttranslational modification on their substrates. On the other hand, proteolytic cascades are involved in household functions, as well as responsible for point-of-no-return decisions during developmentally or environmentally controlled programmed cell death. Despite their importance, however, we still know little about the functions and mode-of-actions of individual plant proteases. Over the past years, several research groups have tackled the functional characterization of plant proteases from different angles. Some laboratories are advancing technology development, others focus on biological processes that depend on protease activities, while again others elucidate the biochemistry of specific protease families. The aim of our meeting is to bring researchers of these different research directions together to discuss the latest developments and concepts in the field of plant proteases and programmed cell death. 2018-09-11 15:00:00 UTC 2018-09-13 22:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen, Gent, Belgium Het Pand, 1, Onderbergen Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium Plant biology [] Moritz Nowack 0032 9 331 38 00 [] [] [] [] plant proteaseplant cell deathplantsprotease
  • Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication (2nd edition)

    20 - 21 September 2018

    Brussel, Belgium

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    Structural Dynamics in Cellular Communication (2nd edition) After a successful first edition in February 2015, with a great audience and speakers such as Nobel Prize winner Ada Yonath, we are honored to announce a second edition. This conference will feature current developments in protein science with plenary sessions focusing on: • macromolecular machines • in situ structural biology • structural engineering & drug discovery • protein function/dynamics In addition to the scientific program, conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities during breaks, reception, conference dinner and guided walk in Brussels. 2018-09-20 09:00:00 UTC 2018-09-21 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Paleis der Academiën - Palais des Académies - Academy Palace, 1, Hertogstraat, Brussel, Belgium Paleis der Academiën - Palais des Académies - Academy Palace, 1, Hertogstraat Brussel Belgium [] VIB Conferences +32 9 244 66 11 [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] macromolecular machinesstructural biologybiologydrug discoverystructural engineering protein function/dynamics
  • CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology

    1 October 2018 - 31 July 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

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    CAS Personalized Molecular Oncology The CAS in Personalized Molecular Oncology aims at providing a comprehensive and integrative view of the field, by covering all the aspects involved along the pipeline: (i) tumor biology and genetics, (ii) molecular pathology, (iii) clinical bioinformatics, and (iv) clinical oncology. First of its kind in Switzerland, it will focus on the methodologies used to generate, analyze and interpret patients’ molecular profiles, also touching upon the associated technical, regulatory and ethical challenges. As an important outcome, it will establish a common language between the wide range of professionals involved in the personalized oncology process, from biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists to clinicians, enabling an efficient and better informed use of e.g. genomic data for both routine clinical practice and clinical research. Moreover, it should empower professionals to develop a vision for their own institution, by critically evaluating the potential benefits and limitations of current and future developments in personalized oncology. The CAS is organized jointly by the University Hospital of Basel, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. 2018-10-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-31 17:00:00 UTC SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse, Basel, Switzerland Pathologie Universitätsspital Basel, 40, Schönbeinstrasse Basel Switzerland University Hospital of BaselSIB Swiss Institute of BioinformaticsUniversity Hospital of Lausanne Dr. Aitana Lebrand Clinical Bioinformatics SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Ch. des Mines 9 CH-1202 Genève Tel. +41 (0)22 379 02 67 [] Professionals involved in personalized molecular oncology, including laboratory managers, biologists, bioinformaticians, pathologists, geneticists, clinicians and pharmaceutical company employees. workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest Tumor biology and geneticsMolecular pathologyClinical BioinformaticsClinical oncology
  • 29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018

    21 - 23 October 2018

    Gent, Belgium

    29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018 Theme of the conference Glycobiology is the study of complex carbohydrates in biological and biotechnological context. This is a very broad field that is bound by common methodologies to analyze glycoconjugate structures, to synthesize these structures and to understand their myriad roles in biological systems. The field of glycobiology is growing fast, especially since it was shown that carbohydrate interactions play an important role in many biological processes and are of great interest for biomedical and biomolecular research, and the applications emerging from it. Objective of the conference This conference is organized annually by the working groups on glycobiology of the national associations for biochemistry and molecular biology of Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France. In 2018, the 29th edition of the Joint Glycobiology Meeting will be organized in Belgium. The main goal of the conference is to give an opportunity to young researchers to present their glycobiology work to colleagues and principal investigators. Furthermore, a number of distinguished keynote speakers is invited to present their recent data and the state-of-the-art technology in their field of expertise. The meeting provides ample opportunities for informal discussions between all the attendees, to foster new ideas for research and possibilities for collaborations. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2018-10-21 09:00:00 UTC 2018-10-23 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat, Gent, Belgium Thagaste, 1, Academiestraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] Program VIB Conference team +32 9 244 66 11 [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • International Meeting on Optical Biosensors

    15 - 17 November 2018

    Ghent, Belgium

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    International Meeting on Optical Biosensors Biological processes show extreme complexity orchestrated both in space and time. To face this complexity, it has been necessary, as pointed out by R.Y. Tsien in his lecture "Unlocking Cell Secrets with Light Beams and Molecular Spies" (Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2002), to develop fluorescent spies in order to analyze, quantify in real time and decrypt very sophisticated cellular mechanisms. The recent explosion of fluorescent biosensors development opens a new field of investigation by allowing the analysis of extremely specific biological events at the level of cellular organelles, individual cells, tissues and even entire living organisms in physiological and pathological conditions. The development and the use of these tools require solving a number of conceptual, experimental and technological problems concerning both the biosensors themselves and the tools to follow them. Equally important, a range of new developments including optogenetic and optochemical tools allow systematic perturbation of biochemical processes while they are read out by optical biosensors. The purpose of this conference is to gather and consolidate the expertise in the field of biosensors and to promote the reflection and the exchange of information so as to accelerate the development of these new dynamic imaging approaches in all areas of biology and biomedical sciences. • Early Bird: 2 October 2018 • Late Registration: 31 October 2018 • Abstract deadline: 30 June 2018 2018-11-15 09:00:00 UTC 2018-11-17 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building, Ghent, Belgium VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, 'Fiers-Schell-Van Montagu' building Ghent Belgium 9052 Imaging [] Practical questions: VIB conferences team +32 9 244 66 11 [] [] meetings_and_conferencesreceptions_and_networking [] biosensorsoptical biosensorsImaging
  • Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease

    21 - 22 February 2019

    Brugge, Belgium

    Type 2 Immunity in Homeostasis and Disease Type 2 inflammation rich in eosinophils, basophils and mast cells and orchestrated by Th2 lymphocytes has been mainly studied in the context of allergies and immune responses to helminths. Since the discovery of type 2 innate lymphoid cells there has been a strong interest in understanding how type 2 immunity is induced and regulated, for example by barrier epithelial cells. Given the recent introduction of new biologics that target type 2 cytokines to treat severe allergic disease, we are accumulating a lot of new insights on type 2 immune responses in humans as well. This meeting will not only focus on new effector and regulatory mechanisms of the type 2 immune response. It will also offer a number of talks taking a broader look on type 2 immunity, dealing with such topics as type 2 immunity in homeostasis, growth and repair, metabolism, neuro-immune interactions and cancer. Understanding these alternative roles for type 2 immunity will be important to address the benefits and potential pitfalls of long-term inhibition of type 2 immunity by biologicals and could elucidate new therapeutic pathways for very common diseases like asthma, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Abstracts can be submitted for the following topics: Tissue homeostasis and repair Type 2 Neuro-immune axis Type 2 in allergy, asthma & helminth infection Type 2 Immunity & Cancer Deadlines: • Early Bird: 10 January 2019 • Late Registration: 7 February 2019 • Abstract deadline: 19 December 2018 2019-02-21 08:00:00 UTC 2019-02-22 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences OLD ST. JOHN SITE, Zonnekemeers, Brugge, Belgium OLD ST. JOHN SITE, Zonnekemeers Brugge West-Vlaanderen Belgium 8000 VIBGhent UniversityCell Press Vector Builder [] meetings_and_conferences [] ImmunityCancer, Cancer Biomarkers, Cancer Biomarkers in Clinical Use, Types of Biomarker and Biomarkers, Surgical oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Haematologist-oncology, Gynecologist oncology, Orthopaedic Oncology, Breast Cancer, Neuro-oncology, Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cancer Pharmacology, Cancer Therapeutics, Homeopathy Cancer Treatment Cancer Epigenetics, Cancer: Lifestyle and Nutrition, Cancer Prognosis and Predictive Factor, Cancer Proteomics, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Cancer Nursing and Care, Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Biopsy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Factors Associated with Cancer Prevalence, Cancer Pharma Industry, Economic Impact on CancerAllergyAsthmaType 2 immunity
  • The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections

    21 - 22 February 2019

    Ypres, Belgium

    The 1918 influenza pandemic: Historical and biomedical reflections At the centenary commemoration of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, many questions with regard to the origin, the development and the impact of this worldwide phenomenon remain largely uncharted. • Where did this virus come from? • To what degree and how were its genesis and its rapid transcontinental spread caused and/or facilitated by the war circumstances? • Which genetic features of the virus explain its unusually high pathogenicity? • How did medical and political authorities react? • Why were some age groups spared by this dreadful virus? • Is it possible to fathom the impact of the pandemic both on the everyday life of citizens and on general developments in science, culture and politics? • How far can a historical approach contribute to the understanding of current-day pandemics, and vice versa? In order to tackle these questions, an international and interdisciplinary conference will be held in Ypres (Belgium) on 7-8 February 2019. The Scientific Committee warmly invites you to submit abstracts of original research papers related to biomedical and historical aspects of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which you would like to be considered for presentation at the conference. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 30 November 2018 • Late Registration: 15 January 2019 • Abstract deadline: 15 November 2018 2019-02-21 08:00:00 UTC 2019-02-22 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Ypres, Ypres, Belgium Ypres Ypres West Flanders Belgium 8900 [] [] [] [] [] InfluenzaWorld War 1
  • Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition)

    25 - 26 March 2019

    Antwerpen, Belgium

    Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing (3rd edition) After two successful editions (Jan 2015, Leuven and March 2017, Antwerp), VIB is proud to present the third edition of this Tools & Technologies conference. VIB believes that the revolutionary discoveries enabled by NGS are not yet at its zenith and that the technology can go much further. During this 3rd edition VIB will bring together over 30 top scientists and technology developers form both industry and academia. They will discuss emerging tools and approaches in several sessions such as: • Long reads, Genome Structure and Mapping • Epigenomics • Metagenomics • Spatial transcriptomics • Population Scale and Clinical Sequencing • Single Cell Sequencing • Emerging technologies In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions and the conference dinner. Also young scientists are encouraged to showcase their own work to the international research community by oral or poster presentation! Information for poster submissions: The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation Deadlines: • Early Bird: 11/02/2019 • Late Registration: 11/03/2019 • Abstract deadline: 21/01/2019 2019-03-25 08:00:00 UTC 2019-03-26 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences BluePoint Antwerpen, 9, Filip Williotstraat, Antwerpen, Belgium BluePoint Antwerpen, 9, Filip Williotstraat Antwerpen Antwerpen Belgium 2600 Genomics Genotype and phenotype Genotyping experiment Epigenomics Epigenetics Metagenomics Metagenomic sequencing Transcriptomics Sequencing Population genetics Population genomics Mapping [] Evy Vierstraete +32 9 244 66 11 BioradBiokeLexogenAnalisBio-techneBGI [] 350 meetings_and_conferences [] Genome Structure Genome MappingEpigenomicsMetagenomicsSpatial transcriptomicsPopulation Scale clinical sequencingSequencingSingle Cell Sequencing
  • Regulatory Oxylipins

    1 - 4 April 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    Regulatory Oxylipins Oxylipins, from plants and other organisms, form a constantly growing group of signalling molecules that comprise oxygenated fatty acids and their metabolites. The most renowned regulatory oxylipins are undoubtedly the jasmonates, which, following their discovery in the 1960s, became recognized as regulators of defence, floral organ development and fertility, as growth inhibitors and modulators of senescence, and as elicitors of specialized metabolism in numerous plant species. As such, the jasmonates currently belong to an elite group of heavily investigated phytohormones. Over the last decade, the understanding of biosynthesis, metabolism, and action of regulatory oxylipins has greatly advanced. The ROXY2019 meeting wishes to bring together the international community and leading researchers in the field. Thereby it aims to provide a timely and exciting forum to present and discuss the recent advances and expertise on the study of these molecules that are so crucial for plant growth, development, metabolism, and interaction with the environment. There will be seven plenary sessions that, through combining lectures from invited speakers and short talks on selected abstracts and posters, will highlight the various aspects involved in Regulatory Oxylipin research. These sessions cover the following major themes: Regulatory oxylipins in emerging model systems and non-plant systems, Biochemistry and structural biology, Control of growth and defence, Control of Metabolism, Reproduction, Jasmonate signalling mechanisms and Long-distance signalling, Ecology. We look forward to your contributions to make this an exciting conference. See you in Gent! The organizers Alain Goossens and Ted Farmer Poster information Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2019-04-01 09:00:00 UTC 2019-04-04 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat, Gent, Belgium Ghent University - Aula, 9, Voldersstraat Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Emerging applications of microbes

    3 - 4 June 2019

    Leuven, Belgium

    Emerging applications of microbes We are pleased to announce the first edition of the VIB Conference ‘Emerging applications of microbes’. This international conference will take place June 3rd-4th 2019 in the beautiful historic city of Leuven. We will welcome a range of world leaders from academia and industry who will discuss the latest applications and technological developments in the field of microbiology. With session topics such as metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, industrial biotechnology as well as microbial communities, we aim to provide you with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow researchers. In addition to the scientific program with plenary talks and poster sessions, there will be ample opportunities to network and discuss collaborations during the breaks, reception and conference dinner. 2019-06-03 08:00:00 UTC 2019-06-04 18:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat, Leuven, Belgium Naamsestraat 22, 22, Naamsestraat Leuven Vlaams-Brabant Belgium 3000 Microbiology VIB [] [] [] [] Microbiology
  • International Conference on Polyploidy

    11 - 14 June 2019

    Gent, Belgium

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    International Conference on Polyploidy The International Conference on Polyploidy will present cutting edge research into the importance of polyploidy and whole genome duplication for genetics, evolution and ecology. For the 2019 meeting, which will take place at the beautiful city of Ghent, we are trying to put together an exciting program focusing on many different aspects of polyploidy, such as the short- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequence of polyploidy for plant and animal systems, but also polyploidy in somatic cells and clonal populations will be discussed. The International Conference on Polyploidy will present a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with colleagues, get updated on the newest developments and insights into recent and ancient polyploidy and whole genome duplication, and will provide unique possibilities to network and discuss collaborations. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ilia Leitch (Kew Gardens) has agreed to deliver the plenary lecture on Tuesday afternoon, June 11th, opening the meeting. Poster information: Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation 2019-06-11 09:00:00 UTC 2019-06-14 17:00:00 UTC VIB Conferences Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent, Gent, Belgium Universiteit Gent - Het Pand, Onderbergen1 , 9000 Gent Gent Oost-Vlaanderen Belgium 9000 [] VIB Conferences FWO [] meetings_and_conferences first_come_first_served Polyploidyshort- and long-term ecological and evolutionary consequencepolyploidy for plant and animal systemspolyploidy in somatic cellsclonal populations
  • An Introduction to ChIP-seq Data Analysis

    16 July 2019

    Hamburg, Germany

    An Introduction to ChIP-seq Data Analysis Educators: Malik Alawi (UKE), Ceren Saygi (UKE) (External Partner) Date: 16th July 2019 Location: Center for Bioinformatics Hamburg, Bundesstrasse 43, 20146 Hamburg, Room 18 Contents: - Short introduction to ChIP and sequencing - Quality assessment and control of sequence reads - Aligning reads to a reference assembly (mapping) - Peak calling - Associating peaks with genes and other genomic features (peak annotation) - Visualization - Motif detection Learning goals: Hands-on exercises performed during this one-day workshop will enable participants to perform ChIP-seq data analyses on the Linux command line. Prerequisites: A basic understanding of the Linux command line and the (biological) ChIP-seq method are required to attend this course. Keywords: Chip-seq, Chipseq Tools: Fastqc, trimmomatic, bowtie, macs2, homer, igv 2019-07-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Hamburg Hamburg Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • CSAMA 2019 - Statistical Data Analysis for Genome-Scale Biology

    21 - 26 July 2019

    Brixen, Italy

    CSAMA 2019 - Statistical Data Analysis for Genome-Scale Biology Educators: Wolfgang Huber, Mike Smith, Vincent J. Carey, Laurent Gatto, Robert Gentleman, Martin Morgan, Johannes Rainer, Lori Shepherd, Charlotte Soneson, Levi Waldron Simone Bell (HD-HuB) Date: 21 to 26 July 2019 Location: Brixen, Italy Contents: The one-week intensive course Statistical Data Analysis for Genome-Scale Biology teaches statistical and computational analysis of multi-omics studies in biology and biomedicine. It covers the underlying theory and state of the art (the morning lectures) and practical hands-on exercises based on the R / Bioconductor environment (the afternoon labs). Learning goals: At the end of the course, you should be able to run analysis workflows on your own (multi-)omic data, adapt and combine different tools, and make informed and scientifically sound choices about analysis strategies. Prerequisites: The course is intended researchers who have basic familiarity with the experimental technologies and their applications in biology, and who are interested in making the step from a user of bioinformatics software towards adapting or developing their own analysis workflows. Keywords: Statistics, biology, RNASeq, Bioconductor, R, RStudio human genetics. Tools: R / Bioconductor 2019-07-21 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-26 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Brixen, Brixen, Italy Brixen Brixen Südtirol Italy [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Tools for reproducible research - ISMB/ECCB 2019

    21 July 2019

    Basel, Switzerland

    Tools for reproducible research - ISMB/ECCB 2019 Educators: Bjoern Grüning (RBC), Johannes Köster, Devon Ryan Date: 21.07.2019 Location: ISMB/ECCB Basel Content: The typical data analyst must simultaneously juggle multiple projects, each having its own duration and software requirements. As few analysts have any formal training on structuring or even writing the code necessary to perform an analysis, it is unsurprising that the iterative analytic process can produce a wide assortment of almost identically named files (e.g., “final_results.txt”, “final_results.version2.txt”, “final_results.really_final.txt”), all with unclear origins and produced with a hodge-podge of similarly poorly named scripts. The near impossibility of tracing a results file to the exact process that produced it creates untold difficulties both when it comes time to publish results as well as when planning subsequent experiments months or years later (afterall, which of the “final_results” files was really the “right one”?). These issues are further compounded by software paths and other similar assumptions being hard-coded into scripts, preventing easy analysis replication elsewhere. Performing analyses in a reproducible and traceable manner is clearly needed to combat such problems. Schedule Overview 2:00 - 2:10 pm Installing conda and snakeMake 2:10 - 2:30 pm Intro to conda and bioconda (slides) 2:30 - 3:30 pm Hands-on Session: creating conda envs and installing packages from bioconda repo This practical would require installing hisat, samtools and deeptools via bioconda 3:30 - 4:00 pm Hands-on Session: writing conda recipes Topics in BioVis (including examples) Visualization of sequences, macromolecules, omics data, biological networks 4:00 - 4:15 am Coffee Break 4:15 - 4:35 pm Intro to snakemake Specific tools for visualizing large-scale biological data 4:35 - 6:00 Hands On Session: Writing a snakemake workflow wrapper for mapping, indexing and creating coverage files Learning goals: In this hands-on tutorial, we demonstrate how Conda can be used to deploy specific software versions easily, reproducibly, and without administrator credentials. Moreover, we demonstrate how Conda’s ability to create isolated software environments helps to avoid side-effects between different analyses or different steps of the same analysis. Attendees will also learn how to create conda recipes themselves, so they can contribute new packages to projects such as Bioconda. We further demonstrate how Snakemake can be used in combination with Conda and Containers to create reproducible analysis workflows and execute them on any platform from workstations to clusters and the cloud. Finally, using snakePipes as an example, we demonstrate how Conda and Snakemake can be used to define reproducible and flexible workflows for complex genomics analysis. Prerequisites: - Laptops with Linux or MacOS - Pre-installed Miniconda - install via miniconda : - Expected audience should have basic familiarity with python, git and the command line. Keywords: Conda, Bioconda, snakemake, Bioconductor, reproducible research Tools: Conda, Bioconda, snakemake, 2019-07-21 09:00:00 UTC 2019-07-21 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Basel, Basel, Switzerland Basel Basel Basel-Stadt Switzerland [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Analyzing metabolic networks with CellNetAnalyzer - MPA

    12 August 2019

    Riga, Latvia

    Analyzing metabolic networks with CellNetAnalyzer - MPA Educators: Axel von Kamp, Philipp Schneider, Steffen Klamt (de.NBI-SysBio) Date: Monday, 12th of August 14:00 - 17:30 Location: Riga, Lativa, MPA Conference Contents: CellNetAnalyzer (CNA) is a MATLAB package for analyzing biological (metabolic, signaling and regulatory) networks and supports both command-line based operations as well as a graphical user interface with embedded network visualizations. In the first part of the tutorial (1,5h) we will demonstrate key features of CNA for stoichiometric and constraint-based modeling of metabolic networks (including flux (balance) analysis, flux and yield optimization, elementary mode analysis, computational strain design with minimal cut sets and others). The second part of the tutorial (1,5h) will consist of hands-on exercises where the participants will learn how to use CellNetAnalyzer in practice.. Prerequisites: Some knowledge of mathematical modeling will be advantageous. The participants should bring their own laptop with MATLAB installed (if you do not have MATLAB please let us know during registration). Download and preinstallation of CellNetAnalyzer is recommended but not mandatory. Keywords: CellNetAnalyzer (CNA), SBML, modeling, kinetic data access, Tools: CellNetAnalyzer 2019-08-12 14:00:00 UTC 2019-08-12 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Riga, Riga, Latvia Riga Riga Latvia [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • 2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting

    3 - 5 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting Educators: de.NBI Cloud Group Date: 03.09 to 05.09 Location: Heidelberg What is it about? The 2nd de.NBI Cloud User Meeting is an upcoming 3-day event (03.09.2018-05.09.2018) in Heidelberg for people interested in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing or Big Data. Due to the diversity of approaches that arise in this exciting and rapidly evolving cloud computing technology niche, this meeting should help to exchange ideas and approaches in the growing de.NBI Cloud community. We aim to advantage our attendees, from beginner to expert, with comprehensive understanding of the very broad application and benefit of the de.NBI Cloud. This event is your chance of meeting users, developers and administrators using the de.NBI Cloud. We feature topics from introduction or use case talks to introduce different technologies (OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Nextflow, ….) to tutorials and workshops that will help understand how to actually apply the technology in your research. Confirmed Speakers Matthias König – Humboldt-University Berlin Alan Beccati – Max Planck In­sti­tute for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy Alexander Peltzer – Quantitative Biology Center (QBIC) Johannes Werner – Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Jens Preussner – Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research Marius Dieckmann – Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Justus University Giessen Björn Grüning – Bioinformatics Group Freiburg University Helena Rasche – Bioinformatics Group Freiburg University Jan Krüger – Computational Metagenomics, Bielefeld University Who should attend this meeting? We welcome people from all background, no matter if you are new to the de.NBI Cloud or considering to submit a project application, to learn and network in our growing community. What to bring? Laptop Preliminary Agenda: 03.09. (13:00 – 18:00): Presentation of use cases 04.09. (09:00 – 17:00): Workshop 05.09. (09:00 – 13:00): Workshop Registration Deadline 23.08.2019 Further Information and registration at 2019-09-03 13:00:00 UTC 2019-09-05 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • RNA-Seq data analysis with Galaxy for clinical applications - GMDS 2019

    8 September 2019

    Dortmund, Germany

    RNA-Seq data analysis with Galaxy for clinical applications - GMDS 2019 Educators: Andrea Bagnacani, Markus Wolfien (RBC / de.STAIR) Location: Emil-Figge-Straße 44, 44227 Dortmund Date: 08.09.2019, 10:00 - 18:00 Contents: In this workshop, we provide a summary of the applications of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies in the clinical context. These are presented through a hands-on session on RNA-Seq data analysis, following a use case to tudy a clinical NGS dataset. Leveraging on the Galaxy environment, we guide the participants through all relevant steps for carrying out the analysis, as well as linking the obtained results with current gene-disease-related databases, or other relevant resources to highlight the clinical impact of the technology. Finally, we discuss our audience's NGS experiments, and provide advice on their NGS data analysis approaches. Learning goals: Get familiar with the Galaxy framework ( for carrying out scientific data analyses, learn methods for data exploration and quality control of NGS datasets, and get familiar with the concepts underlying genome alignment and data visualization of subsequent results. Prerequisites: This workshop is intended for MSc/PhD students, postdocs, and researchers with a background in Life Science research. Keywords: Galaxy, Reproducibility, Workflow development, RNA-Seq data analysis, Visualization Tools: Galaxy (, Galaxy Training material ( Contact: Registration: 2019-09-08 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-08 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany Dortmund Dortmund Arnsberg Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Dresden Deep Learning Hackathon

    9 - 13 September 2019

    Dresden, Germany

    Dresden Deep Learning Hackathon Educators: Florian Jug, Peter Steinbach, others (DAIS/CIBI) Date: 09.09.2019 – 13.09.2019 Location: SLUB, Klemperer-Saal Zellescher Weg 18 01069 Dresden Germany Contents: The Dresden Deep Learning Hackathon ( #d3hack2019 ) is meant to bring together machine learning experts and scientific practitioners. Teams of 2-4 scientists can apply for the hackathon given a scientific problem they want to solve with machine learning. Upon approval, they will be assisted by one or two machine learning experts for 5 days consecutively! This effort is meant to give your team a head-start and potentially create an end-to-end machine learning solution for your science. The teams are motivated to publish a scientific paper about the hackathon efforts at dedicated conferences or in established journals - at best jointly with their mentors - after the hackathon. A win-win situation for all parties involved. The scope of scientific domains that can apply is not limited. For sure, our mentors have a given background mostly with regard to 2D or 3D images. So we will try to match that as close as possible. However, we are still in the process of fixing mentors (we have expressions of interest of about 5 more than listed below). We will also consider a limited amount of applications using standard machine learning (MLP, SVM, RandomForests,...). If you are unclear whether your topic fits the hackathon, please reach out to us. Most importantly, any team without a readily available data set for training will be discarded from the candidate list. In other words, if you are interested in applying machine learning to your data, you shouldn't use the hackathon to annotate your data. The workshop admission fee amounts to € 300 per participant to cover room rent and catering. We are still looking for sponsors, so there is a non-negligible probability that the admission fee will be reduced in the future. The call for applications closes on June 30, 2019, at 12pm AoE! After this date, a review board of mentors and organizers will judge the applications and send out confirmations to the applications until mid July the latest. The registration mechanism of participants will be circulated then. For members of non-academic institutions: We cannot allow applications from non-academic institutions or industry to our hackathon. If you want to participate with a project as a company, this project needs to be embedded in a scientific group and the majority of team members need to be employed by a scientific institution. On top, the results of the hackathon are expected to be published. So be prepared to undisclose your results and (at best) the data and code which produced these results. Learning goals: - Fundamentals of deep learning with CNNs. - Keras API with the Tensorflow backend. - How to define your deep net. - How to train it. Prerequisites: Bring your own laptop. Keras and Tensorflow backend should already be installed. (We will have GPU nodes you can use if your laptop does not offer a fast GPU.) Solid understanding of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Programming skills (never programmed… that will not work out, sorry!) Keywords: DeepLearning, Keras, Tensorflow, Python Tools: Keras, Python, Tensorflow 2019-09-09 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-13 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Dresden, Dresden, Germany Dresden Dresden Dresden Germany [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Combining Workflows, Tools and Data Management - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Combining Workflows, Tools and Data Management - GCB 2019 Educators: Björn Grüning (RBC), Wolfgang Müller (de.NBI-SysBio) Date: 16.09.2019 Location: Marsilius-Arkaden Turm West, Room K13 Im Neuenheimer Feld **6.130.3** 69120 Heidelberg Germany Contents: There is a huge call towards FAIR data. However, what is *FAIR*? Many of us know how that FAIR means Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. However the questions "How do I achieve FAIR?" and "How FAIR is FAIR enough?" are still open to debate. A completely different discussion is: How do I approach making my data FAIR? Making data FAIR can be tedious, manual work. Within this workshop we will demonstrate another approach, i.e. using the workflow system Galaxy, as well as Jupyter Notebooks to extract, enrich, process, and finally upload data into the FAIRDOMHub. This is built around the example use case of building an age estimator for humans from RNA data. On the way, we will give reference to the software and services we provide and the type of advice that we can give. Keywords: FAIR data, Galaxy, Jupyter Notebooks, FAIRDOMHub Tools: Galaxy, Jupyter Notebooks, FAIRDOMHub Prerequisites: None 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Getting started with the de.NBI Cloud - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Getting started with the de.NBI Cloud - GCB 2019 Educators: Alexander Sczyrba, Peter Belmann, Sebastian Jünemann, Jan Krüger, Alex Walender (BiGi) Location: Heidelberg GCB Date: 16th September Content: The need for high-throughput data analysis has grown tremendously since the introduction of next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms. The massive amount of data produced creates a new class of resource barriers to be overcome including limited bandwidth, storage volume and compute power. Small research labs can hardly cope with the data generated. A solution to the mere resource problem are cloud computing environments as virtually unlimited and flexible resources. The de.NBI Cloud is a full academic cloud federation, providing compute and storage re-sources free of charge for academic users. It provides a powerful IT infrastructure in combination with flexible bioinformatics workflows and analysis tools to the life science community in Germany. The de.NBI Cloud offers reliable IT security concepts and user access rules to en-sure secure data access and storage. It closes the gap of missing computational resources for life science researchers in Germany. The de.NBI Cloud project started in 2016 as collaboration between the universities of Bielefeld, Freiburg, Gießen, Heidelberg and Tübingen. The close cooperation with the ELIXIR cloud ensures the connectivity and sustainability in the international context. The de.NBI Cloud operates the major service levels: • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) suited for experienced power users that want full control over the compute environment; plain access to virtualized infrastructure • Platform as a Service (PaaS) suited for experienced users who utilize fully configured infrastructure for the deployment of custom workflows • Software as a Service (SaaS) suited for users without cloud experience who can use virtual machines (VMs) of pre-configured, state-of-the-art analysis tools and pipelines Cloud computing requires initial efforts and skills to port existing workflows to these new mod-els. The same holds true for emerging programming models. Cloud environments can be difficult to use by scientists with little system administration and programming skills. Challenges exist in managing cloud environments as there is a lack of tools which simplify accessing and using these environments and helping bootstrap users by providing basic software stacks. Keywords: OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtual machines (VMs) Tools: OpenStack, BiBiGrid Prerequisites: The participants should bring their own laptop computers. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a fundamental introduction to the underlying OpenStack infrastructure. Target audience are bioinformaticians or experienced computational data analysts who would like to utilize scalable and flexible cloud resources for their research. Participants will learn how to setup a cloud project and work with virtual instances, and how to efficiently utilize cloud computing resources. We will also address networking and security issues, demonstrate how to deploy bioinformatics tools in the cloud, and how to set up a customized compute cluster in a cloud environment using BiBiGrid. All topics will be covered by short talks and practical hands-on sessions. 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS and pyOpenMS - GCB2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS and pyOpenMS - GCB2019 Educators: Julianus Pfeuffer, Timo Sachsenberg Date: 16.09.2019 Location: GCB 2019. Heidelberg Contents: Computational mass spectrometry provides important tools and bioinformatic solutions for the analysis of proteomics data. Different methods for label-free quantification have been developed in recent years and were successfully applied in a wide range of studies. Targeted approaches for label-free quantification, like SWATH-MS, achieve deep proteome coverage over a large number of samples while non-targeted methods have shown great potential in unbiased discovery studies. This de.NBI training event introduces key concepts of both targeted SWATH-MS and non-targeted label-free analysis using workflow-based processing of real-life datasets. We will introduce several open-source software tools for proteomics, primarily focusing on OpenMS ( In a hands-on session, we will demonstrate how to combine these tools into complex data analysis workflows including visualization of the results. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own data and design custom analysis workflows together with instructors. For participants interested in developing their own algorithms and methods within the OpenMS framework, we provide a brief introduction to pyOpenMS – the python interface to the OpenMS development library. Training material and handouts will be prepared for both users that want to design proteomic workflows, as well as training material for algorithm and tool developers. Software Requirements: The participants should bring their own laptop computers. Installer versions of required software will be made available. Keywords: LC-MS based proteomics, OpenMS, workflows, KNIME, data analysis Tools: OpenMS/pyOpenMS, KNIME 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • MOFA Workshop - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    MOFA Workshop - GCB 2019 Educators: Oliver Stegle (HD-HuB) Date: 16.09.2019 Location: Heidelberg, Germany Contents: This tutorial provides an introduction to Multi-Omics Factor Analysis (MOFA), a novel unsupervised framework for the integration of multi-omic data sets (Argelaguet et al, Molecular Systems Biology. 2018). Intuitively, MOFA can be viewed as a versatile and statistically rigorous generalization of principal component analysis to multi-omics data. Given multiple ‘omics data types on overlapping sets of samples, MOFA infers a low-dimensional data representation in terms of (hidden) factors. These learnt factors represent the driving sources of variation across data modalities, thus facilitating the identification of molecular phenotypes and disease subgroups. In the first part of the tutorial I will give a 30-minute presentation to explain the model, its applications and limitations. The second part will consist on a hands-on activity where we will use two real-case data sets to show how MOFA can be used for integrative analysis. The first data set will be a large study of blood cancer patients (Dietrich, J Clin Invest. 2018), and the second will be a single-cell multi-omics data set (Angermueller, Nature Methods. 2016). The attendants are also encouraged to bring their own multi-omics data sets. Keywords: MOFA, R, Tools: MOFA, R, Prerequisites: A working knowledge of R is expected. The tutorial requires the installation of the following software: • R>=3.4 + Rstudio • Python>=2.7 • MOFA R package (+ dependencies) • MOFAdata R package (+ dependencies) • mofapy python package (+ dependencies) 2019-09-16 09:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []
  • Integrating computational meta-omics for microbiome research - GCB 2019

    16 September 2019

    Heidelberg, Germany

    Integrating computational meta-omics for microbiome research - GCB 2019 Educators: Dirk Benndorf (BiGi / MetaProtServ), Thilo Muth Date: 16.09.2019 Location: German Cancer Research Center Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 69120 Heidelberg Germany Contents: The field of microbiome research starts to investigate microbial functions in relation to dysbiosis (i.e. the unbalanced composition of the microbiome) being associated with health disorders and disease states. While many microbiome studies mainly rely on genome-based analyses, the integration of meta-omics data at the gene, transcript, protein and metabolite level is a holistic approach that extends the capabilities of microbiome studies. However, the potential of integrative meta-omics has not been fully exploited so far. An important reason is that bioinformatics methods are developed by different research communities. This limits the exchange of ideas and transfer of methods between researchers across different omics fields. In this workshop, we want to bring together bioinformaticians and researchers working in meta-omics and microbiome-focused disciplines. The meta-omics workshop aims to: (i) provide a platform of presenting new algorithms and software tools for integrative multi-omics approaches or related single omics technology (ii) stimulate discussions on challenges and open questions (iii) help exchanging ideas on bioinformatics methods (iv) identify what is currently lacking for integrative omics in microbiome research Abstract proposals for oral presentations (15 min talk + 5 min discussion) of tools, methods or open problems can be submitted until July 31, 2019 Draft schedule: • Abstract deadline for open speaker slots: July 31, 2019 • Response to applications for speaker slots: August 20, 2019 • Each talk is limited to 15 minutes and additional 5 minutes of discussion for each talk. Coffee break of 15 minutes after the first half of the workshop. Final plenary discussion (20 minutes). • Proposed time schedule: 13.30 – 16.30 Learning goals: In this workshop, we want to bring together bioinformaticians and researchers working in meta-omics and microbiome-focused disciplines. Prerequisites: Registration on GCB 2019. Abstract proposals for oral presentations (15 min talk + 5 min discussion) of tools, methods or open problems can be submitted until July 31, 2019 Keywords: Microbiome, Metaproteomics, MetaProteomeAnalyzer, Prophane Tools: MetaProteomeAnalyzer, Prophane Contact: Dr. Thilo Muth (Bioinformatics Unit, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin; Dr. Dirk Benndorf (Bioprocess Engineering, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg; 2019-09-16 13:00:00 UTC 2019-09-16 17:00:00 UTC de.NBI Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Germany [] [] [] meetings_and_conferences [] []

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