Utrecht Bioinformatics Center
The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center performs life science research using big data analysis on DNA, genes, proteins and cells. By integrating data from various sources, we develop innovative methods that are at the foundation of solving of important problems in cancer genomics and molecular evolution. The UBC fosters and promotes the bioinformatics community at Utrecht Science Park.
Our community brings together a large number of internationally leading research groups with a strong bioinformatics component within Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht, Hubrecht Institute and Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. We share expertise and discuss scientific ideas to realise projects ranging from understanding the worldwide difference in the human genome to discovering new viruses. Read more >>
We coordinate and promote essential infrastructure needed for cutting-edge bioinformatics research, for example a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility. Besides coordinating a HPC facility, we also actively investigate new possibilities and coordinating activities aimed at providing better storage and network infrastructure. Read more >>
The UBC coordinates bioinformatics education activities at Utrecht Science Park including internships, summer schools, as well as bachelor, master and PhD courses. Courses range from general introductory courses to highly specialized courses on evolutionary bioinformatics or advanced data integration. Read more >>
In the spotlight
Professors Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden have both been presented with an NWO Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific honour in the Netherlands. Heck and Van Oudenaarden are considered leaders in their fields by many around the world. Both are pioneers in the field of biomolecular research, professors at Utrecht
The HADDOCK team gave a two days workshop in Saudi Arabia, consisting of lectures and hands-on computer tutorials using their online educational resources and HADDOCK web portal. Sharing knowledge The participants to the workshop learned about the challenges associated with the modeling of biomolecular complexes and what HADDOCK can offer to solve their specific research questions.