Registration is now open for the second edition of the Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences Conference (A VIB Science Conference)

As an integral part of biological research, the field of bioinformatics brings forth innovative computational approaches leading to high-impact results in an increasingly data-dense environment.

After a sold-out first edition in March 2016, this second edition will feature recent developments in bioinformatics research, and highlight the power of computational biology in the fields of medical, agricultural, and biotechnology research. Renowned speakers will present how bioinformatics is applied broadly in life sciences, and shed light on the future perspectives of their research.

During four plenary sessions, the speakers will focus on the topics:

  • Medical Integrative Omics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology

​Conference attendees will have ample networking opportunities besides an exciting scientific program.

Find out more about the first edition ‘ABLS‘ in the archive section on the website.

Confirmed speakers:

  1. Stephan Beck- UCL, UK
  2. Janet Thornton – EMBL-EBI, UK
  3. Albert Heck – Utrecht University, NL
  4. Ines Thiele – University of Luxembourg, LU
  5. Michele Vendruscolo – University of Cambridge, UK
  6. Naama Barkai – Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
  7. Seung Yon (Sue) Rhee – Carnegie Institution for Science, US
  8. Henk Stunnenberg – Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Science, NL
  9. Christine Orengo – University College London, UK
  10. Oliver Stegle – EMBL-EBI, UK
  11. Markus Ralser – The Francis Crick Institute, UK
  12. Frederic Rousseau – VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
  13. Steven Maere – VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems biology, BE
  14. Stein Aerts – VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
  15. Vicki Wysocki – Ohio State University, US
  16. Yana Bromberg – Rutgers University, US
  17. Ron Shamir – Tel Aviv University, IL
  18. Michael MacCoss – University of Washington, US

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation


  • Early Bird deadline: 25 January 2018
  • Late registration deadline: 22 February 2018
  • Abstract deadline: 11 January 2018


The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven

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