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About the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center (UBC) is a community that brings together a large number of internationally leading research groups with a strong bioinformatics component, located within Utrecht University, University Medical Center UtrechtHubrecht Institute and Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology. The Center was initiated in April 2014 as part of the focus call “Integrative bioinformatics for the life sciences and sustainability” awarded by Utrecht University.

The primary aim of the center is to further strengthen and promote bioinformatics research within the life sciences and sustainability domains by coordinating bioinformatics infrastructure, bioinformatics education and bridging bioinformatics expertise. The center also provides (inter)national exposure to the high class data-driven bioinformatics performed in Utrecht. The center is run by an executive committee and advised by an advisory committee.

Executive Committee
Berend Snel, Utrecht University (chair)
Bas van Breukelen, Utrecht University
Patrick Kemmeren, Princess Máxima Center

Advisory Committee
The advisory committee meets with the executive committee twice per year to discuss progress & plans of the UBC. More important the advisory committee gives advise and alerts the executive committee of the UBC on important developments, opportunities and proposes a long term strategy for future goals. Finally the advisory committee represents the interests of the UBC on the national and international stage.

Alexandre Bonvin, Utrecht University (chair)
Guido van den Ackerveken, Utrecht University
Edwin Cuppen, UMC Utrecht
Albert Heck, Utrecht University
Frank Holstege, Princess Máxima Center
Alexander van Oudenaarden, Hubrecht Institute
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University
Roel Vermeulen, Utrecht University
Bernd Helms, Utrecht University