Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

8-9 March 2018, Leuven, Belgium
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Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (2nd edition)

As an integral part of biological research, the field of bioinformatics brings forth innovative computational approaches leading to high-impact results in an increasingly data-dense environment.

After a sold-out first edition in March 2016, this second edition will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

During four plenary sessions, the speakers will focus on the topics:

  • Medical Integrative Omics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology

​Conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities besides an exciting scientific program.

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Find out more about the first edition 'ABLS'

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Top speakers: 

Naama Barkai

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee

Carnegie Institution for Science, US

Michele Vendruscolo

University of Cambridge, UK

Henk Stunnenberg

Radbound Institute for Molecular Life Science, NL

Christine Orengo

University College London, UK

Oliver Stegle


Markus Ralser

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Frederic Rousseau

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Steven Maere

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems biology, BE

Stein Aerts

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Ines Thiele

University of Luxemburg, LU

Vicki Wysocki

Ohio State University, US

Yana Bromberg

Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, US

Day 1 - 8 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March, 2018

More program info will follow soon

Organizing Committee:

Alex Botzki, expert scientist, VIB BioInformatics Training and Service facility
Brigida Gallone, PhD, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology
Diether Lambrechts, Group leader, VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven
Joost Schymkowitz, Group leader, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research
Vanezza Vermeirssen, Post-Doc researcher, VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems biology
Paola Masuzzo, Post-Doc scientist, VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology
Evy Vierstraete, PhD, VIB Science Events Manager

Day 2 - 9 March 2018

Friday, 9 March, 2018

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven

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Martelarenlaan 36, 3000 Leuven

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