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Workshop on Computational Models in Biology and Medicine 2020

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

February 4th-5th, 2020, Bonn, 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.
The workshop is this time co-organised with the Hackathon on Integrative Pathway Modelling in Systems Biology and Systems Medicine. The hackathon starts after the workshop and information can be found here.

Planned Sessions

  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Single-cell data analysis
  • Statistical modeling and machine learning
  • Dynamical modeling
  • Open Topics

Keynote speakers

  • Dagmar Iber (ETH, Zürich): "From Networks to Function – Computational Models of Organogenesis" abstract

  • Volker Roth (Universität Basel): "Interpretable Machine Learning for Personalized Medicine" abstract

  • Fabien Crauste (Université de Bordeaux): "Mathematical Immunology: How to account for individual heterogeneity in theoretical models of the immune response?" abstract

  • Malte Lücken (Helmholtz Zentrum, München): "Making the most of your data: Building a single-cell RNA-seq pipeline" abstract

Registration and submission of abstracts

The registration and abstract submission is closed. Deadline for registration was January 7, 2020 and for abstract submission December 20, 2019. A flyer to the workshop can be downloaded here.

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 takes place in the Lecture Hall Center of the University of Bonn in the Endenicher Allee 19 C, 53115 Bonn.


The workshop is jointly organized by the GMDS/IBS working groups "Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics" (speakers: Michael Altenbuchinger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Klaus Jung, University of Veterinay Medicine Hannover) and "Mathematical Models in Medicine and Biology" (speakers: Markus Scholz, University of Leipzig; Ingmar Glauche, Technische Universität Dresden), as well as Jan Hasenauer (University of Bonn) who is the local organizer.

Contact and local organization

Dr. Michael Altenbuchinger
AG Statistical Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Jan Hasenauer
Interdiciplinary Research Unit Mathematics and Life Sciences
University of Bonn


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)" as well as the University of Bonn.