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UBC annual mini symposium


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Zaalverhuur 7 Boothstraat 7 3512 BT Utrecht Netherlands

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The UBC proudly announces the: Annual UBC Bioinformatics Mini Symposium

Everyone who is interested in bioinformatics and would like to hear a few great talks is welcome to attend. There is no fee at all, we only ask you to register yourself to make sure that there are enough chairs to sit on, coffee at the start and drinks afterwards.


13:00 Welcome with coffee and tea

13:15 Introduction

  • Berend Snel: Welcome and Utrecht Bioinformatics Center progress report

13:30 Wouter de Laat: Gene regulation in the 3D genome

14:00 Alexandre Bonvin: Structure, affinity and specificity riddles in biomolecular interactions

14:30 Coffee and tea break

15:00 Frank Holstege: Understanding regulatory circuitry through large-scale genetic perturbation analyses

15:30 Keynote: Søren Brunak: Creating Disease Trajectories from Big Biomedical Data covering Millions of Patients

16:15 Reception (till 18:00)

The UBC symposium is an ideal way to meet and talk to other bioinformaticians in the field and perhaps start some interesting collaborations.

Everyone is welcome,

See you soon,

Berend Snel, Patrick Kemmeren and Bas van Breukelen

Søren Brunak

Is a Danish physical and biological scientist working in bioinformatics. He is the director of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at the Department of Systems Biology of the Technical University of Denmark since 1993

Wouter de Laat

In 2008 he received an ERC Young Investigator Grant. In September 2008 de Laat moved his group to the Hubrecht Institute, where he continued his work on genome structure and function. In January 2009 he was appointed professor in Biomedical Genomics at the University Medical Center Utrecht. He received a prestigious VICI career grant in 2012.

Frank Holstege

He has been appointed full professor in a newly created, prestigous Academic Biomedical Center (ABC) chair of Genomics within the Molecular Cancer Research department at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

Alexandre Bonvin

He studied Chemistry at Lausanne University, Switzerland and obtained his PhD at Utrecht University in the Netherlands (1993). After two post-doc periods at Yale University (USA) and the ETHZ (CH) he joined Utrecht University in 1998 where he was appointed full professor of computational structural biology in 2009