Title Date de début Date de fin Pays Ville Description Site web
Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics 09-09-2019 12-09-2019 Suisse Lausanne

We are pleased to announce a course jointly organized by SIB, ESCMID and the Institute of Microbiology (CHUV) on:

Clinical bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics, on 9 - 12 September 2019, in Lausanne.

This course aims at providing participants with the essential tools to understand the output of bioinformatics analysis pipelines, interpret the results for making better-informed clinical recommendations, recognise the main challenges and limitations when using NGS bioinformatics analysis pipelines in clinical settings, and acquire a common language to foster multidisciplinary discussions of results with clinical bioinformaticians in their team.

It is aimed at clinical microbiologists and other professionals working in the field with little or no programming background.

Further detailed information, prerequisites and application form are available here.

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at training@sib.swiss.


[BC]2 Workshop: Annotation and Curation of Computational Models in Biology 09-09-2019 09-09-2019 Suisse Basel

[BC]2 Workshop: Annotation and Curation of Computational Models in Biology, September 9, 2019, Basel 


The fast accumulation of biological data calls for more systematic approaches for their integration, analysis and exploitation. The generation of novel, relevant hypotheses from this enormous quantity of data remains challenging. Logical models have long been used to answer a variety of questions regarding the dynamical behaviours of regulatory networks. As the number of published logical models increases, there is a pressing need for proper model annotation, referencing and curation in community-supported and standardised formats. 
In this context, organised by members of the Consortium for Logical Models and Tools (CoLoMoTo – http://colomoto.org) and of the Computational Modeling of Biological Systems Community of Special Interest (COSI) of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) (SysMod - https://sysmod.info/), this workshop  aims to review and connect different ongoing projects, bringing together people from different communities involved in modelling and annotation of molecular biological entities, interactions, pathways and models.

Invited speakers

Several experts on data annotation, model curation, and community standard development are invited. In addition, a call for abstract submissions will be issued (see details below).

  • Martin Kuiper, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
  • Claudine Chaouiya, IGC, Oeiras PT & I2M, Aix-Marseille University, FR 
  • Birgit Meldal, Complex Portal & IntAct Curator, EMBL-EBI, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Rahuman S. Malik Sheriff, Project Leader (BioModels), EMBL-EBI, London, UK
  • Cristina Casals, UniProtKB/ Swiss-Prot Biocurator, SIB, Geneva, CH
  • Paul Thomas – GO, (LEGO/Noctua), USC, USA
German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB2019) 16-09-2019 19-09-2019 Allemagne Heidelberg

The 2019 edition of the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB2019) will take place in Heidelberg 16-19 September 2019 (https://gcb2019.de/). 

It will bring together a large bioinformatics community from Germany and abroad, with around 250-300 attendees expected.

This year's conference will focus in particular on topics of medical informatics and computational approaches in disease.

4th Disease Maps Community Meeting (DMCM2019) 02-10-2019 04-10-2019 Espagne Seville

We are glad to announce the 4th Disease Maps Community Meeting (DMCM2019) that will take place 2nd - 4th October in Hospital Virgen del Rocio, Sevilla, Spain (http://disease-maps.org/DMCM2019).


The event is held on yearly basis and presents advances in our knowledge on the molecular mechanisms of diseases, in mathematical modelling for understanding their progression and in developing software for supporting maps and carrying out different types of analyses. The meeting includes not only presentations and posters but also software demos and discussions on hot topics in systems medicine. Please see, for example, the outcome of the Luxembourg meeting discussions recently published in Briefings in Bioinformatics (https://doi.org/10.1093/bib/bby024).

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline: 1 August

Decision on abstract selection: 2 September

Registration deadline: 10 September

DMCM2019: 2-3 October


Contributions are welcome for oral presentations, posters, software demos or topics for discussion. Please, send abstracts through: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dmcm2019  

RECOMB COMPARATIVE GENOMICS 2019 01-10-2019 04-10-2019 France Montpellier RECOMB COMPARATIVE GENOMICS 2019 17th RECOMB Satellite Conference on Comparative Genomics, RECOMB-CG 2019 SCOPE The annual RECOMB Comparative Genomics Satellite Conference (RECOMB-CG) brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and the analysis of novel experimental results. The program will include keynote talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. The 17th RECOMB-CG conference will be held in Montpellier, France, October 1-4 2019 (https://recombcg2019.bitbucket.io). With this Call for Papers we invite high-quality original full papers on topics related to the conference theme. A detailed call for posters will be published later on the conference web page. TOPICS Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics: - genome evolution - genome rearrangements - genome variation, diversity and dynamics - phylogenomics - comparative tools for genome assembly - population genomics - comparison of functional networks - comparative epigenomics - paleogenomics - cancer evolution genomics - epidemiology - gene identification and/or annotation https://recombcg2019.bitbucket.io
CSBIO 2019 - 10th International Conference on Computational Systems-Biology and Bioinformatics 04-12-2019 07-12-2019 France Nice
CSBIO 2019
10th International Conference on Computational Systems-Biology and Bioinformatics

With the advancement in next-generation molecular technology in generating the high-throughput "omics" data, life science has come to the era of "big data". To extract biological knowledge from the data and translate it into benefits for society (e.g. better medicine and healthcare), novel and advanced computational tools are needed for data analysis.

The call for paper targets contribution in the field of computational approaches designed to face the challenges aroused by biological systems. It aims at giving an overview of the cutting-edge methods and tools to address biological systems.

CSBio 2019 would like to invite researchers and industrial counterparts to meet at this event to exchange ideas and stimulate research collaborations.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Adaptive computation in bioinformatics
- Bio-data visualization
- Bio-inspired computing
- Biological network reconstruction and analysis
- Biomarker discovery
- Disease classification
- DNA, RNA and protein sequence analysis
- Drug discovery and validation
- Epigenetics/epigenomics
- Formal validation of biological systems
- Functional genomics
- Gene expression analysis
- Medical and biomedical informatics
- Modeling and simulation of biological processes, pathways, etc.
- Molecular evolution and phylogeny
- Next-generation sequencing
- Parallel and distributed computing for life science
- Population genetics
- Proteomics & other omics
- Protein folding
- Translational bioinformatics
Formation bioinfo (Linux pour la génomique) 30-09-2019 04-10-2019 France Montpellier Formation : Automatiser des analyses génomiques grâce aux commandes Linux et à l'écriture de scripts (30 septembre- 4 octobre 2019, ~35h) Responsable pédagogique : Vincent Ranwez Le système d’exploitation Linux est disponible sur de nombreux ordinateurs, il offre un ensemble de commandes textuelles très puissantes qu’il est possible d’enchainer (sous forme de « script ») pour réaliser automatiquement des tâches complexes et/ou répétitives. Les objectifs pédagogiques de cette formation sont : i) connaître les commandes essentielles du système Linux, ii) savoir les utiliser pour traiter des données génomiques, iii) être capable d’utiliser un cluster de calculs pour effectuer ces traitements. iv) savoir écrire des scripts « simples » en « bash » (le langage de base de Linux) La formation vise une autonomie des stagiaires via une mise en situation lors de TP (qui constituent l’essentiel de la formation) portant sur des données/problèmes réels (e.g. manipulation de fichiers fasta, assemblage et mapping de données NGS). L’accent est mis sur les aspects techniques et la maitrise de Linux via un fort taux d’encadrement (2 ou 3 encadrants, selon les TP, pour 12 stagiaires max). https://www.montpellier-supagro.fr/formations/formation-tout-au-long-de-la-vie/…
Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics (ProbGen) meeting 06-10-2019 09-10-2019 France Aussois

We are pleased to announce the 5th Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics meeting (ProbGen19), to be held in Aussois, in the French Alps, Oct 6-9, 2019

 The goal of this meeting is to cover a wide variety of topics in genomics, ranging from population genomics to systems biology and cancer genomics, with a particular focus on the use of novel mathematical and computational models and inference methods to address timely and important biological questions. What makes the meeting special, in our view, is that it has substantial mathematical and theoretical depth yet remains well grounded in the practical and scientific concerns of modern genomics. We invite abstract submissions on a range of topics including functional genomics, molecular evolution, phylogenetics, epidemiology, methods for genome-wide association studies, quantitative genetics, etc…

We will have three keynote speakers:

Barbara Engelhardt (Princeton University)

Gil McVean (Big Data Institute, University of Oxford)

Caroline Colijn (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)

Alongside invited speakers, oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. We particularly encourage abstract submissions from junior investigators, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. A few grants will be available for students and postdocs.



IB2019 - 15th International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics 18-09-2019 20-09-2019 France Paris

International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatic 2019

September 18-20 2019, Paris, France   

One of the current challenges faced by the scientific community is to develop knowledge from the sharply increasing wealth of data produced in particular by high throughput technologies (genomics, phenomics, etc…). The Integrative Bioinformatics symposium aims at exchanging knowledge and experiences about the key science and technology strategies that allow integrating, aligning and modeling heterogenous types of big data to generate knowledge about complex biological systems. The topics explored are the following: 

  • Big Data:Large-scale systems for text and graph analysis, knowledge discovery and data mining, optimization, tool integration and workflow systems, novel algorithmic and statistical techniques for big data. 
  • Data Science:Methods for analysing biological data, networks, time series; mining sequences, omics data, protein structures and functions, gene regulatory networks, genotype to phenotype data. 
  • Foundations:Databases and data warehouses, biological ontologies, linked data; models and algorithms; relational/structured learning, deep learning, manifold learning; classification, clustering, regression; visualization.   

The Integrative Bioinformatic Symposium is a annual international event that gather several key actors of the data integration domain:

  • computer scientists developing solutions for big data management and exploration including text and graph analysis, linked data and integration based on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Researchable (FAIR) datasets, knowledge discovery and data mining, tool integration and workflow systems, algorithmic and statistics. 
  • Communities using these approaches to meet their specific challenges including European Infrastructures like Elixir and Emphasis, WheatIS of the Wheat Initiative or the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. 
Artificial Evolution 2019 (EA-2019) 28-10-2019 30-10-2019 France Mulhouse

The Biennial International Conference on Artificial Evolution (EA-2019) will celebrate its 14th anniversary from 28 to 30 October 2019 in Mulhouse, France.

Topics of interest : 
Authors are invited to submit original papers related, but not limited to :
- Evolutionary computation, evolutionary optimization, coevolution, natural computing, soft computing.
- Artificial Life, population dynamics.
- Theory, algorithm design and evaluation, implementations, parallelizations.
- Application of evolutionary paradigms to the real world (biosciences, industry, socioeconomic sciences etc).
- Biologically-inspired metaheuristics (swarm intelligence, articial ants, artificial immune systems, cultural algorithms, etc).
- Memetic algorithms, multi-objective optimization, interactive optimization, constraint handling, dynamic optimization, etc.
- Hybridization with other soft computing techniques like machine Learning or fuzzy logic.
- Evolutionary robotics, education, visualization, interactive design and artistic applications.

Nextflow: reproducible and portable bioinformatics data analyses 24-09-2019 26-09-2019 France Lyon

The “Nextflow: reproducible and portable bioinformatics data analyses” workshop will be held at International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon, France) on 24-26 September 2019 and will provide a global overview about Nextflow technology, starting from basic through to advanced concepts, Nextflow workflows and reproducibility concepts. The workshop is intended for PhD students, post-docs and researchers who are seeking to improve their skills in data analysis using Nextflow technology. Combining lectures from the creators and lead developers of Nextflow, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions, the workshop will provide a platform for discussion of the key questions and challenges in this field of reproducible and portable data analysis, from launching Nextflow pipelines to writing Nextflow pipeline scripts.

EBAI2019: Initiation au traitement des données de génomique obtenues par séquençage à haut débit 03-11-2019 08-11-2019 France Roscoff

8ème école de bioinformatique AVIESAN-IFB - Initiation au traitement des données de génomique obtenues par séquençage à haut débit


La formation s’adresse à des biologistes directement impliqués dans des projets “Next Generation Sequencing” (NGS). Cette édition de l’école aborde les nouveaux enjeux technologiques: elle s’articulera autour de trois ateliers thématiques en session parallèle (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq/ATAC-seq, variants DNA-seq), et inclura une introduction à l’intégration des données, une ouverture aux approches “single-cell” ainsi qu’aux technologies “long reads”.

L’école vise à introduire les concepts et à manipuler les outils informatiques et à en interpréter les résultats. Elle est basée sur une alternance de courtes sessions théoriques et d’ateliers pratiques. Les participants bénéficieront d’un tutorat personnalisé pour élaborer leur plan d’analyse, et effectuer les premières étapes de traitement de leurs propres données ou de celles de leur plateforme.

Attention : le tutorat n'a pas pour vocation de réaliser l’analyse complète des données des participants.


SysBioCancer2019: 2nd course on Computational Systems Biology of Cancer: Single Cell Analysis 23-09-2019 28-09-2019 France Paris

We are glad to announce the second international multidisciplinary course entitled ‘Computational Systems Biology of Cancer: Single Cell Analysis’.

SysBioCancer2019 - Institut Curie, Paris, France



Course objective

To improve interpretation and use of omics data that nowadays are accumulated in any biological or medical lab.  This year, the course will particularly focus on SysBio approaches for single cell data analysis. We will review current methods and tools for the analysis and interpretation of single cell data, along with concrete applications related to cancer. In particular, we will emphasize the role of single cell data research for understanding the heterogeneity of tumor.


The 23rd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles 24-09-2019 29-09-2019 France Marseilles

23rd Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles,

September 24-27,2019 Marseilles FRANCE

twetter : EvolBiolMeetingMarseilles


The Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles is an annual congress which has gathered high level experts in evolutionary biology since its creation in 1997.

If the congress was initially a local meeting, it quickly gained an important weight in the scientific life. Indeed, whereas the number of participants has been increasing, the geographical origin of the researchers has been diversifying and widening year by year.

Today, the Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles has reached a worldwide dimension and plays a paramount role in the international scientific life: allowing the gathering of high level specialists, it encourages the exchange of ideas and stimulates the works of the researchers all through the world.

2d édition de la formation metabarcoding ABiMS IFREMER⁩ Migale 02-12-2019 06-12-2019 France Roscoff

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue d'une nouvelle session de formation à l'analyse de données metabarcoding en décembre prochain.

Celle-ci vous proposera :

une formation complète à l'outil FROGS sous Galaxy
un tutoriel sur l'utilisation de DADA2
l'intervention de plusieurs experts du domaine avec exposés thématiques
le tout sur 5j, du 2 au 6 décembre prochain
Cette semaine thématique est co-organisée entre l’équipe bioinformatique de l’IFREMER , la plateforme Migale de Jouy en Josas et la plate-forme ABiMS de la Station Biologique de Roscoff, qui accueillera la formation.

Retrouver les détails du programme ici :


Si cette formation vous intéresse, merci de bien vouloir compléter le formulaire d'inscription (cf lien ci-dessus).

Patrick Durand - Laure Quintric - Erwan Corre

NETTAB / BBCC 2019 Meeting 11-11-2019 13-11-2019 Italie Salerno

The topics of the event include the usual topics of NETTAB and BBCC workshops.
Moreover, a special session will be devoted to “Computational Proteomics”.


Computational Proteomics topics
A provisional list includes Bioinformatics methods, tools and platforms for:

  • Standardization of data and methods
  • Annotation, visualization, integrated discovery
  • Protein identification and validation
  • Biomarker discovery
  • Quantitative proteomics
  • Single cell proteomics
  • Targeted proteomics
  • Molecular imaging by mass spectrometry
  • Microbial proteomics

NETTAB Workshop topics
Bioinformatics methods, standards, tools, applications and experiences deployed over Internet, including:

  • On-line databases, software tools, user interfaces
  • Data integration and data fusion platforms, integrated bio-search
  • Grid and clouds applications and platforms
  • APIs and Web Services, workflow management platforms
  • Semantic tools, biomedical ontologies
  • Semantic Web tools, Linked Open Data, SPARQL endpoints
  • Biological Wikis, social applications for life sciences
  • Tools for collaborative development of software, databases and documents
  • Mobile bioinformatics apps

BBCC Meetings topics
Scientific contributions in all topics of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology field are welcome.
Oral presentations and posters are particularly encouraged for the following topics:

  • big data in medicine
  • health data analysis
  • structural bioinformatics and computational biochemistry
  • systems&synthetic biology
  • combinatorial optimization in molecular biology
  • omics and inter-omics data mining
  • metagenomics
  • agri-food applications
CIBB 2019 - 16th International Conference on Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics 04-09-2019 05-09-2019 Italie Bergamo

CIBB 2019: Computational Intelligence methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

The main goal of this 16th edition of the CIBB international conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary forum open to researchers interested in the application of computational intelligence, in a broad sense, to open problems in bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems and synthetic biology and medical informatics. Cutting edge methodologies capable of accelerating life science discoveries will be discussed. 
Following its tradition and roots, this year's meeting will bring together researchers from the international scientific community interested in advancements and future perspectives in bioinformatics and biostatistics. Also, looking at current trends and future opportunities at the edge of computer and life sciences, the application of computational intelligence to system and synthetic biology, and the consequent impact on innovative medicine will be of great interest for the conference. Theoretical and experimental biologists are also invited to participate in order to present novel challenges and foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI) 2019 08-09-2019 10-09-2019 États-Unis Niagara Falls, NY

The Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI), established in 2001, is one of the major annual conferences on algorithms in bioinformatics. WABI 2019 will be held on September 8-10 in Niagara Falls, NY, USA, together with ACM-BCB 2019.



All research in algorithmic work in bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology. The emphasis is mainly on discrete algorithms and machine-learning methods that address important problems in molecular biology, that are founded on sound models, that are computationally efficient, and that have been implemented and tested in simulations and on real datasets. The goal is to present recent research results, including significant work-in-progress, and to identify and explore directions of future research.

Genome Informatics 06-11-2019 09-11-2019 États-Unis New York

Genome Informatics

November 6 - 9, 2019

Abstract Deadline: August 16, 2019


Nicholas Loman, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Melissa Wilson, Arizona State University

The next Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory conference on Genome Informatics will be held at Cold Spring Harbor, New York (this meeting has alternated with the Hinxton meeting started under the joint auspices of CSHL and the Wellcome Trust). The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, and finish with lunch on Saturday, November 9, 2019.


  • Personal and Medical Genomics
  • Transcriptomics, Alternative Splicing and Gene Predictions
  • Epigenomics and Non-Coding Genome
  • Data Curation and Visualization
  • Variant Discovery and Genome Assembly
  • Comparative, Evolutionary, and Metagenomics