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Workshop on Computational Models in Biology and Medicine 2019

Joint workshop of the GMDS/IBS-DR working groups "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" and "Mathematical Models in Medicine and Biology"

March 7th-8th, 2019, Braunschweig, Germany

Workshop outline

This workshop intends to bring together researchers from different research areas such as bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology, who are interested in modelling and analysis of biological systems or in the development of statistical methods with applications in biology and medicine.

Planned Sessions

  • Bioinformatics of NGS data
  • Machine Learning / Optimization in Computational and Systems Biology
  • Multi-omics
  • Disease Modelling
  • Open Topics

Keynote speakers

  • Ivo Grosse (Halle): Talk "Phylotranscriptomic Hourglass Patterns of Animal and Plant Development and the Emergence of Biodiversity"
  • Jan Hasenauer (Bonn): Talk "Mechanistic models of large-scale biochemical reaction networks" (slides can be downloaded here and here)
  • Benjamin Werner (London): Talk "Quantitating somatic evolution in healthy and cancerous human tissues"

Registration and submission of abstracts

Registration to the workshop is free as long as places are available and can be done here. The submission of abstracts for posters and talks is closed.

Program and abstracts

The program with abstracts of talks and posters is available here. A short program can be found here.

Workshop venue

The workshop will be hosted in the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) in room 0.45. Address: Rebenring 56, D-38106 Braunschweig. The lecture hall is easily accessible by public transport. For details, please check the BRICS web page.


The workshop is jointly organized by the GMDS/IBS working groups "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" (speakers: Michael Altenbuchinger, University of Regensburg; Klaus Jung, University of Veterinay Medicine Hannover) and "Mathematical Models in Medicine and Biology" (speakers: Markus Scholz, University of Leipzig; Ingmar Glauche, University of Dresden), as well as Michael Meyer-Herrmann and Philippe Robert (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) who are also the local organizers.

Contact and local organization

Dr. Michael Altenbuchinger
AG Statistical Bioinformatics
Institute of Functional Genomics
University of Regensburg
Am BioPark 9
93053 Regensburg
Tel. +49 941 943 5095

Philippe Robert
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Rebenring 56, 38106 Braunschweig
Tel.: +49 391 55217


The workshop is funded by the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS)" and the "Deutsche Region der Internationalen Biometrischen Gesellschaft (IBS-DR)".