BBC 2013 - Bioinformatics at all scales of life

The 8th edition of the BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on December 9-10, 2013. (photos above courtesy of Nikolaj Tatti)

The conference is organised by the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which have recently joined their efforts in the bioinformatics field with the creation of the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (IB)2.

The BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference is an annual conference that started in 2005, bringing together researchers from the Benelux and beyond to strengthen national and international connections in all fields of bioinformatics. The exchange will focus on advances in bioinformatics and applications in the areas of methodology development, biotechnology, and health.

The theme of this year conference is: "Bioinformatics at all scales of life"

The bioinformatics research field is inherently interdisciplinary and combines biology with different approaches from computer science, mathematics, ...

Joint events

Warning: the schedule has been modified. The event will start at 18.00 instead of 17.00.

The RSG Belgium - ISCB Student Council is organising a BCC 2013 joint event on the 8th of December!

The event will start in the late afternoon (6 pm) of Sunday the 8th of December with a keynote lecture "The human microbiome in health and disease" held by
Prof. Jeroen Raes from the VIB Department of Structural Biology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and will be followed by a guided tour in Brussels and a drink afterwards in a Belgian beer café (see the time schedule below).

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ISCB affiliation

The BeNeLux Bioinformatics Conference 2013 is an affiliated conference of the International Society of Computational Biology.