Detailed Program

This program is preliminary and will be updated frequently to include submissions and arrangements.

Workshops:

  • Workshop 1:
    Label-free quantification using OpenMS and workflows
    Julianus Pfeuffer & Timo Sachsenberg, Univ. Tübingen
  • Workshop 2:
    Cloud Computing
    Alexander Sczyrba, de.NBI
  • Workshop 3:
    Introduction to computational analysis of microbiome shotgun sequencing data
    Sina Beier & Daniel Huson, Univ. Tübingen
  • BIH Core Facility Workshop - Satellite event of the GCB2016
    for registration visit www.gbcuw.de

Please register for Workshop 1-3 on https://form.jotformeu.com/fabfeu/gcb2016-workshop-registration.

10.00 Registration open
11.30 - 14.30 WS 1
OpenMS
WS 2
Cloud Computing
BIH
Core Facility WS
14.30 - 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 - 17.00 WS 1
OpenMS
WS 2
Cloud Computing
WS 3
Shotgun Sequencing
17.00 Welcome Reception with beer and BBQ
Registration is open

all events take place in Seminaris Campus Hotel, Domus Conference Room, 2nd floor, unless announced otherwise.

8.00 Registration opens
9.00 Opening
by Prof Knut Reinert, Organizer of GCB2016
and Prof Peter-André Alt, President of FU Berlin
9.30 Rare genetic variants and the onset of multiple tumours
Francesca Ciccarelli, King's College London, UK, Keynote 1
Chair: Annalisa Marsico
10.10 MARCARviz: Interactive web-platform for exploratory analysis of toxicogenomics data for nongenotoxic hepatocarcinogenesis
Michael Römer, Talk 1
10.30 An Integrative Computational Framework for Personalized Detection of Tumor Epitopes in Melanoma Immunotherapy
Tanushree Jaitly, Talk 2
10.50 Coffee Break
11.30 Prediction of amyloidogenicity based on the n-gram analysis Synthetases
Michal Burdukiewicz, Talk 3
Chair: Bernhard Renard
11.50 Binding Mode Characterization of Class II Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetases
Florian Kaiser, Talk 4 (Highlight)
12.10 Computational molecular design with focus on protein-protein interactions, privileged scaffolds and recurring folding patterns in proteins. Synthetases
Oliver Koch, Talk 5 (Junior Research)
12.30 Lunch break at Mensa
14.00 AliTV – interactive visualization of whole genome comparisons
Sonja Hohlfeld, Talk 6
Chair: Marcel Schulz
14.20 BIH Award for Women in Bioinformatics: Award ceremony
Laudatio and talk by the winner
15.00 How gene regulation networks change during development: network inference from single cell data
Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London, UK, Keynote 2
15.40 Coffee Break
16.00 tmod: an R package for general and multivariate enrichment analysis
January Weiner, Talk 7
16.20 Poster Pitch
16.40 Poster Session
in the lobby of Seminaris Campus Hotel, ground floor
19.00 BIH Award for Women in Bioinformatic: Celebration get-together
in the lobby of Seminaris Campus Hotel, ground floor

all events take place in Seminaris Campus Hotel, Domus Conference Room, 2nd floor, unless announced otherwise.

8.00 Registration
9.00 Modeling cancer evolution from genomic data
Niko Beerenwinkel, ETH, Switzerland, Keynote 3
Chair: M. Vingron
& I. Koch
9.40 Exploring and exploiting interspecific interactions
Marie-France Sagot, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France, Keynote 4
10.20 Coffee Break
10.40 Intel R&D Session
Opening by Berlin Partner
sponsored by

10.50 "Intel’s activities in software for life sciences"
by Pascal Costanza, Intel, R&D talk 1
11.20 "Science for a Better Life: what is the purpose of my research?"
by Bertram Weiss, Bayer, R&D talk 2
11.50 "Distilling experimental data into actionable drug discovery"
by Daniel Ziemek, Pfizer, R&D talk 3
at Seminaris lobby, ground floor
12.20 R&D Session Impulse Talks
13.00 Open R&D Session with poster and booths over finger food lunch, sponsored by Bayer
13.00 Scientific Posters are still on display in parallel in the lobby of Seminaris Campus Hotel, 1st floor
 
at Domus Conference Room, 2nd floor
15.00 Open FaBI meeting
15.30 Social event: Wannsee boat cruise w/ coffee
A bus shuttle is organized and leaves at 15.30 sharp in front of Seminaris, Takustr. 39
19.00 Program Committee Dinner (invited guests only) at Loretta am Wannsee 19.00 alternatively: Berlin Night out (plan individually!)

all events take place in Seminaris Campus Hotel, Domus Conference Room, 2nd floor, unless announced otherwise.

8.00 Registration
9.00 Computational Biology to understand RNA regulatory mechanisms
Uwe Ohler, MDC, Berlin, Keynote 5
Chair: Ulf Leser
9.40 Predicting enhancers using a small subset of high confidence examples and co-training
Matthew Huska, Talk 8
10.00 FUCHS - Full circle characterization using RNAseq
Franziska Metge, Talk 9
10.20 A statistical model for epigenetic control of miRNAs
Lisa Barros de Andrade e Sousa, Talk 10
10.40 Coffee Break
11.00 AnnoTALE: bioinformatics tools for identification, annotation, and nomenclature of TALEs from Xanthomonas genomic sequences
Jan Grau, Talk 11 (Highlight)
Chair: Oliver Kohlbacher
11.20 Computational Biology and Evolutionary Genomics
Michael Hiller, Talk 12 (Junior Research)
11.40 Multitask regression for context-specific prioritization of miRNA targets in transcripts
Azim Dehghani Amirabad, Talk 13
12.00 PaPrBaG: A random forest approach for the detection of novel pathogens from NGS data
Carlus Deneke, Talk 14
12.30 Lunch break at Mensa
13.30 Systems BioMedicine using high-throughput screening – From RNAi, CRISPER/cas9, miRNA and drug screens to targeting signaling pathways
Markus List, Talk 15 (Highlight)
Chair: Daniel Huson & Knut Reinert
13.50 de.NBI - German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure
Alfred Pühler, Talk 16
14.30 Bioinformatics support for the Tübiom community gut microbiome project
Anna Górska, Talk 17
14.50 SLIMM: Species Level Identification of Microorganisms from Metagenomes
Temesgen Dadi, Talk 18
15.10 Coffee Break
15.20 Monolithic Multiparameter Diagnostics, from Molecules to Applied Statistical Bioinformatics
Stefan Rödiger, Talk 19 (Junior Research)
Chair: Jan Baumbach
15.40 RGFA: powerful and convenient handling of assembly graphs
Giorgio Gonnella, Talk 20
16.10 Improving ancient DNA genome assembly
Alexander Seitz, Talk 21
16.30 GCB 2016 Poster Award
16.50 Closing words
by Prof Knut Reinert
17.00 End of GCB 2016

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Presentations and Posters

For a downloadable PDF file of talks and posters click here

Number Title Name
Contributed Talks
Talk 1 MARCARviz: Interactive web-platform for exploratory analysis of toxicogenomics data for nongenotoxic hepatocarcinogenesis Michael Römer
Talk 2 An Integrative Computational Framework for Personalized Detection of Tumor Epitopes in Melanoma Immunotherapy Tanushree Jaitly
Talk 3 Prediction of amyloidogenicity based on the n-gram analysis Synthetases Michal Burdukiewicz
Talk 6 AliTV – interactive visualization of whole genome comparisons Markus J. Ankenbrand
Talk 7 tmod: an R package for general and multivariate enrichment analysis January Weiner
Talk 8 Predicting enhancers using a small subset of high confidence examples and co-training Matthew Huska
Talk 9 FUCHS - Full circle characterization using RNAseq Franziska Metge
Talk 10 A statistical model for epigenetic control of miRNAs Lisa Barros de Andrade e Sousa
Talk 13 Multitask regression for context-specific prioritization of miRNA targets in transcripts Azim Dehghani Amirabad
Talk 14 PaPrBaG: A random forest approach for the detection of novel pathogens from NGS data Carlus Deneke
Talk 15 (Report) de.NBI and ELIXIR Alfred Pühler
Talk 16 Bioinformatics support for the Tübiom community gut microbiome project Sina Beier
Talk 17 SLIMM: Species Level Identification of Microorganisms from Metagenomes Temesgen Dadi
Talk 20 RGFA: powerful and convenient handling of assembly graphs Giorgio Gonnella
Talk 21 Improving ancient DNA genome assembly Alexander Seitz
Highlights
Talk 4 Binding Mode Characterization of Class II Aminoacyl tRNA Synthetases Florian Kaiser
Talk 11 AnnoTALE: bioinformatics tools for identification, annotation, and nomenclature of TALEs from Xanthomonas genomic sequences Jan Grau
Talk 18 Systems BioMedicine using high-throughput screening – From RNAi, CRISPER/cas9, miRNA and drug screens to targeting signaling pathways Markus List
Junior Research
Talk 5 Computational molecular design with focus on protein-protein interactions, privileged scaffolds and recurring folding patterns in proteins. Synthetases Oliver Koch
Talk 12 Computational Biology and Evolutionary Genomics Michael Hiller
Talk 19 Monolithic Multiparameter Diagnostics, from Molecules to Applied Statistical Bioinformatics Stefan Rödiger

German Bioinformatics Core Unite Workshop 2016

The number of bioinformatics core units in industrial and academic research environments is growing rapidly. This workshop shall provide a communication and exchange platform for scientific and service aspects of such core unit. The topics discussed include, but are not limited to new solutions and best practices in

  • data management, data sharing and data security
  • high throughput data processing, data analysis and interpretation
  • benchmarking and reproducible research
  • next-generation infrastructure, e.g. virtualization, cloud services, etc.
  • administrative aspects of the core business
For more information, see www.gbcuw.de

Conference Dinner


Copyright: Rainer Viertlboeck, cc commons.wikimedia.org

The Conference Dinner this year is provided by the Berlin Institute of Health Award for Women Scientists in Computational Biology in form of a standup get-together on Tuesday, 13 September. The Award will be granted as a sign of recognition of major contributions by women scientists within this field of research.
The laudatio and award winner presentation will take place during the second conference day and we invite everybody to join in for the get-together in the evening. It will take place at 19.00 at Seminaris Campus Hotel right next to the poster session of GCB2016.

Social Event


Copyright: Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH

The area of the capital is a region of water and lakes. Berlin is situated at the intersection of two rivers and features two major lakes. We will board a cruise of Stern und Kreisschiffahrt at Wannsee and enjoy the autumn sun on the deck with a round of coffee. Transport from the conference venue to the dock of departure is arranged. After the event, the Program and Organizing Committee will dine at the lake shore while all other participants have the opportunity to hit the Berlin nightlife on their own. The social event is included in the conference fees.

Program Committee Dinner


Copyright: Peter Kuley, cc commons.wikimedia.org

Program and Organizing Committee traditionally meet on an evening of the GCB. This year we will get together after the boat trip on Wannsee, more particularly at “Loretta am Wannsee”, a Biergarten and BBQ area at the lake shore. All other participants of the conference will have the opportunity to indulge in the Berlin night life this evening (see below).

Berlin Night Out

What would be a visit to Berlin without experiencing the city’s nightlife? Enjoy the last evening of the conference by scouting the hip quarters of Berlin: Friedrichshain, Prenzlberg, Neukölln, Wedding ...

Organize yourself or join one of the commercial vendors such as www.pub-crawl-berlin.com, www.insidertour.com. You might also want to check out www.visitberlin.de/en/see/museums-art/street-art.