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, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncolog and Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute.
The primary aim of the center is to further strengthen and promote bioinformatics research within the life sciences 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 (advisor)
Jayne Hehir-Kwa, Princess Máxima Center
Ronnie de Jonge, Utrecht University
Kevin Kenna, UMC Utrecht

Support staff

Qingyi Feng – programme coordinator
Bas van Breukelen – education coordinator
Amy van der Ham – management / office assistant
Aschwin Tenfelde – communication advisor

Stakeholder Committee

We will meet the Stakeholder Committee members in an ad hoc fashion to ask for comments and advice on the activities of the UBC, as well as how to strengthen the connections between the UBC and their institutes. With a broader representation, the Stakeholder Committee will undoubtedly keep on promoting awareness of the UBC at different institutes and stimulate others to join our community.

Sanne Abeln, AI & Data Science, Utrecht University
Alexandre Bonvin, Biomolecular Sciences, Utrecht University
Alex Bossers, Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
Hilleke Hulshoff Pol, Psychology, Utrecht University
Puck Knipscheer, Genome Maintenance, Hubrecht Institute
Roland Kuiper, Genetic Abberations, Princess Máxima Center