Extended poster submission deadline: Friday September 7th!
Utrecht Bioinformatics Center celebrates her fifth anniversary with a full day symposium on October 1st 2018. The anniversary symposium ‘Big Data in Life Sciences’ will feature an exciting program with two international keynote speakers, principal investigators from our local community, selected talks from abstracts as well as posters. We strongly encourage all (bioinformatics) students, PhD’s and post-docs to submit an abstract for a poster contribution not least because out of all poster abstracts, three abstracts will be selected for a short presentation during the symposium and the UBC makes a poster price available of 150 euro! Furthermore, there will of course be ample time to interact during lunch, coffee breaks and the concluding reception.
Please register (free)Register for our Symposium
Send your (poster) abstract after registration
Since the inception of the Utrecht Bioinformatics Center, its annual symposium has been a successful event for our UBC community. It is a good opportunity to meet and interact with one another, share great bioinformatics research at Utrecht Science Park, and be inspired by internationally renowned keynote speakers.
|10.00-10.20:||Welcome by Berend Snel|
|10.20-10.30:||Retrospect and future by Gerrit van Meer, former dean Faculty of Science UU and Isabel Arends, dean Faculty of Science UU|
|10.30-11.15:||keynote speaker: Debora Marks, Harvard medical School
PI talk: Frank Holstege, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology
Identifying a leukemic cell subpopulation that predicts relapse
Wouter van Solinge, UMC Utrecht
|12.30-14.30:||walking lunch and poster presentations|
PI talk: Geert Kops, Hubrecht Insitute & Oncode Institute
Weird divisions: Evolutionary dynamics of eukaryotic kinetochores
2 selected talks
|15.45-16.30:||keynote speaker: Paul Thompson, University of Southern California
ENIGMA, big data & human brain: imaging and genomics of brain diseases in 70,000 individuals from 35 countries
|16.45:||drinks and social event|
About the keynote speakers
The first confirmed keynote speaker is Debora Marks from Harvard Medical School. Debora is well known for her seminal work in predicting 3D protein structures from sequences, as well as predicting the consequences of genetic variation in relation to disease and drug response. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Overton Prize by the International Society of Computational Biology.
The second keynote speaker is Paul Thompson, Professor of Neurology at the Imaging Genetics Center of the University of Southern California. Paul’s lab develops mathematical and computational algorithms to map and understand the human brain. He currently leads the Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics Through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) project, a global initiative to understand how brain structures and the underlying genetic landscape change as a result of diseases such as mental illness and Alzheimer.