Title Date de début Date de fin Pays Ville Description Site web
Immune Repertoire Analysis with Vidjil 18-03-2019 19-03-2019 France Lille

The third workshop on Immune Repertoire Analysis with Vidjil will be held in Lille, France, on 18-19 March. The registration is free but mandatory: http://www.vidjil.org/workshop-2019#registration

The workshop is intended to share experience, protocols and results, to raise questions and decide development priorities, and possibly to set up new collaborations between biologists and bioinformaticians.

The workshop includes an invited talk by Jack Bartram (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and UCL Institute of Child Health, London), hematology, immunology and bioinformatics talks from the users and developers of Vidjil, and practical hands-on sessions with participants data. We particularly advise people who use the software (or plan to do so) to come, and to bring a laptop with them (please tell us if you cannot bring one).

The workshop is funded by Inria and our partners of the VidjilNet consortium. There is no registration fee, and the lunches are provided, but, as the capacity is limited, it is mandatory to register. Deadline for registration is March 8th, but we advise to register as soon as possible. All details and the registration form are available here: http://www.vidjil.org/workshop-2019

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lille,

The organising committee.

Formation CNRS en phylogénie moléculaire 19-03-2019 22-03-2019 France Lyon

Une formation CNRS dédiée à la phylogénie moléculaire se tiendra au Laboratoire de Biométrie et de Biologie Evolutive du mardi 19 au vendredi 22 mars.

Cette formation comprend 50% de cours et 50% de travaux pratiques et les notions qui seront abordées comprennent :

  • Alignements de séquences et recherche de similarités.
  • Modèles d'évolution.
  • Reconstructions phylogénétiques au moyen des méthodes suivantes :
    • Maximum de parcimonie.
    • Distances (minimum d'évolution, neighbor-joining).
    • Maximum de vraisemblance.
    • Inférence bayésienne.
  • Tests (bootstrap, tests de vraisemblance, comparaison de topologies).
“20 years of genomics: past and future directions” conference 28-03-2019 28-03-2019 France Paris

Dear Colleagues,

Twenty years ago, the ENS genomics core facility has been established from a partnership between the Institut Curie, the École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI) and the École normale supérieure (ENS). Since its inception, we focused our activity on functional genomics analysis of eukaryotes to help laboratories design and conduct state of the art high-throughput projects from the experimental design to data analysis. We have been key players on many fields including yeast sequencing genome project, microarrays development, high throughput sequencing revolution, single cell gene expression and now nanopore technologies.

In order to celebrate this anniversary we will organize in Paris on March the 28th 2019 a half-day meeting entitled: “20 years of genomics past and future directions”. This event will feature a series of talks covering key research fields in genomics. We will look at the past of course, but we will also discuss the future of the field.

The conference will be held at the École normale supérieure in Paris, with an exceptional speaker line up including Ana Conesa, Clive Brown, Catherine Nguyen and Denis Milan. The afternoon will be followed by a gala dinner at Musée d’Orsay with a guided tour of art collections.

Follow event announcements on Tweeter and LinkedIn using the hastag #20YearsOfGenomics. Program details and registration are available on the conference dedicated website: https://20yearsofgenomics.paris.

Ecole Thématique de Biologie des Systèmes Computationnelle (CompSysBio 2019) 31-03-2019 06-04-2019 France Aussois


We are excited to announce the 3rd Advanced Lecture Course on Computational Systems Biology, that will be held in the Aussois ski resort (France) between March 31-April 6, 2019 (https://project.inria.fr/compsysbio2019/).

The main Course emphasis is methodological. One goal is to illustrate the wealth and diversity of Systems Biology issues for scientists from Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Another goal is to allow biologists motivated by Systems Biology to go deeper into methodological issues in order to facilitate their contacts with scientists from the formal sciences.

Sessions are preferentially organized around methodological issues: control theory, dynamical systems, spatio-temporal models, network inference and analysis, evolutionary systems dynamics, with a constant eye on biological relevance (https://project.inria.fr/compsysbio2019/program/). This will be complemented by blackboard teaching and hands-on sessions in parallel classes bearing on specific topics or methods.

The Course will be an opportunity for participants to interact directly with 21 prominent scientists in this rapidly growing field. In order to facilitate casual interactions, there will be time for skiing in the afternoon.

Participants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract of their current work to be presented as a poster in order to facilitate scientific interactions. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks by the Scientific Committee.

Fellowships are available for pre-PhD students and will be awarded to cover registration fees on the basis of the submitted abstract.

Key dates
Fellowship application: deadline January 25th, 2019
Registration until February 28th, 2019

GGMM 2019 03-04-2019 05-04-2019 France Nice Le 21e congrès du GGMM se tiendra à Nice du 3 au 5 avril 2019 Le groupe de graphisme et modélisation moléculaire (GGMM) est une société savante qui rassemble une grande partie de la communauté française dont l'activité est dédiée à, ou implique, l'utilisation de la modélisation moléculaire. Cette association loi 1901, dont le siège social est à l'IBCP de Lyon, a été créée en 1983 à l'initiative de Joël Janin, Evelyne James-Surcouf et Gérard Pepe. Le GGMM regroupe aujourd'hui un très large panel de thématiques allant de la bio-informatique à la chimie théorique. Le but du GGMM est de promouvoir le développement de la modélisation moléculaire par la mise en place d'actions spécifiques telles que l'accord de bourses à de jeunes doctorants pour terminer leur thèse, le prix du GGMM qui est décerné, tous les deux ans, à un jeune chercheur en récompense de travaux originaux ainsi que la diffusion d'offres d'emplois, académiques et industrielles, en modélisation moléculaire. https://ggmm2019.sciencesconf.org/
HSB 2019: 6th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems and Biology 06-04-2019 07-04-2019 Tchéquie Prague

HSB is a single-track workshop centering on dynamical models in biology, with an emphasis on both hybrid systems (in the classical sense, i.e., mixed continuous/discrete/stochastic systems) and hybrid approaches that combine modelling, analysis, algorithmic and experimental techniques from different areas.

Elixir Galaxy Community - Workshop at Roscoff 23-04-2019 26-04-2019 France Roscoff


During the first 1.5 days, the attendees will learn about the integration of high-quality tools within Galaxy with their dependencies (Bioconda, Planemo) using the IUC best practice guidelines. They will also learn how to use Galaxy as a training tool and develop training material for the Galaxy Training Network.

The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to Hackathon sessions where attendees will be able to bring their own projects around tool integration and/or training material and develop them collaboratively, with the support of community experts.

Developers, Computing scientists and Bioinformaticians

The workshop participation is free of charge. The ELIXIR Galaxy Community and the IFB/ELIXIR-FR will cover the meeting costs (lunch and dinner)
Travel expenses and lodging need to be covered by each participant individually.

Scientific coordinators and trainers

  • Gildas Le Corguillé (ELIXIR-FR, IFB): Sorbonne Université/CNRS, ABiMS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
  • Bérénice Batut (ELIXIR-DE, de.NBI): Freiburg Galaxy team, Backofen lab, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Anthony Bretaudeau (ELIXIR-FR, IFB): INRA, BIPAA/GenOuest, Rennes, France
  • Björn Grüning (ELIXIR-DE, de.NBI): Freiburg Galaxy team, Backofen lab, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Loraine Guéguen (ELIXIR-FR, IFB): CNRS/Sorbonne Université, ABiMS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
SIB Course: NGS - Genome variant analysis 29-04-2019 30-04-2019 Suisse Bern

We are pleased to announce the SIB course: 

"NGS - Genome variant analysis", on 29 - 30 April 2019, in Bern.

The detection of genetic changes using diverse next generation sequencing technologies  e.g. whole genome, whole exome, RNA and target sequencing has several applications in genomics and other omics fields. The unbiased reliable detection of variants remains a challenge for many.

This two-days course targets biologists and computational biologists. We will mainly introduce and practice the methodology for detecting germline mutations by validating mapping data, realigning regions of interest to reduce false discovery and calling for known variants as well as de novo discoveries.

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

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

two SIB courses - Introduction to R Shiny 02-05-2019 06-05-2019 Suisse Lausanne/Zurich

we are pleased to announce two new SIB courses which are going to give an Introduction to R Shiny. They will take place:

- on 2 May in Lausanne

- on 6 May in Zurich

Both courses introduce the R Shiny framework, and provide R programmers with the basic tools to build and deploy their own web apps. Both are one-day courses, their contents are very similar (not to say identical), and are very close in time; all to ease your choice.

They are addressed to biologists, bioinformaticians, and any R users who are interested in developing an interactive web application to communicate their data or analysis to other non-programmers.

Further detailed information, prerequisites and application form are available in the respective links above.

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


RECOMB 2019 05-05-2019 08-05-2019 États-Unis Washington

RECOMB 2019 is the 23rd edition of a series of algorithmic computational biology conferences bridging the areas of computational, mathematical, statistical and biological sciences. The conference features keynote talks by preeminent scientists in life sciences, presentations of ground breaking research in computational biology, selected over the course of a highly-rigorous peer-review process, and poster sessions on the latest research progress.

RECOMB 2019 will be held in The George Washington University on May, 5th through 8th of 2019, and be preceded by a series of satellite workshops on the 3rd-4th May.

Biology Of Genome 07-05-2019 11-05-2019 États-Unis Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The 31st annual meeting on The Biology of Genomes will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 11.

The 2019 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and complex diseases, comparative genomics, large-scale studies of gene and protein expression, and genomic approaches to ecological systems. Both technologies and applications will be emphasized. In addition there will be a special session on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research.

Challenges in Large Scale Biomolecular Simulation 2019: Bridging Theory and Experiments 13-05-2019 17-05-2019 France Cargèse
We are pleased to announce the CECAM workshop entitled « Challenges in Large Scale Biomolecular Simulation 2019: Bridging Theory and Experiments», which will take place in Cargèse, Corsica (FR) at the Institut d'Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse from May 13th till May 17th.
The aim of the workshop is to collect several experts in various field for a wide and up-to-date overview of the current simulation and experimental techniques to study biomolecules with the aim of advancing on how to better account for experimental data in simulations and develop tools of practical use to experimentalists.
ChIP-seq, RNA-seq et Hi-C : traitement, analyse et visualisation de données 20-05-2019 24-05-2019 France montpellier

- Savoir planifier une expérience simple de type ChIP-seq ou RNA-seq
- Savoir évaluer la qualité des données obtenues dans le cadre de la régulation des gènes (ChIP-seq) et de l'analyse du transcriptome (RNA-seq)
- Maîtriser les principales méthodes et outils d'analyse des données ChIP-seq et RNA-seq
- Savoir les visualiser dans un navigateur de génome et en extraire les coordonnées des pics enrichis
- Savoir manipuler et annoter les fichiers d'enrichissement (bedtools)
- Maîtriser les principales méthodes d'analyse des données Hi-C et de génération des cartes de contact chromosomique
Ingénieurs et chercheurs biologistes / bioinformaticiens

Prérequis : avoir des bases d'utilisation de lignes de commande sous R
1er jour : pre-processing des données ChIP-seq et RNA-seq
- Notions de bases du ChIP-seq, RNA-seq et Hi-C et de leurs pipelines d'analyse, principe de normalisation avec spike-in
- Prétraitement des données (qualité des données brutes, alignements, artefacts de séquençage)
- Exploration des données alignées (estimation de la taille des fragments, qualité de l'alignement)
2ème et 3ème jours : analyse ChIP-seq
- Génération des fichiers d'enrichissement (.wig) avec le package R-PASHA
- Visualisation des fichiers .wig et initiation à la sélection de régions enrichies, aux paramètres de détection (MACS2 ou directement sur genome browser)
- Initiation à la mise en place de métaprofils autour des régions d'intérêt (gène, TSS, TES, enhancers)
- Analyse d'enrichissement d'annotations fonctionnelles ("gene ontology")
- Recherche de motifs dans les régions enrichies
Analyse RNA-seq
- Quantification de l'expression des gènes dans les données RNA-seq à travers le RPKM
- Principe de normalisation utilisant des spike-in
- Analyse de l'expression différentielle des gènes et des exons
4ème jour : analyse Hi-C
- Traitement et alignement des séquences et construction de la carte de contact chromosomique
- Visualisation et interprétation de la carte de contact
- Présentation de quelques bases de données et d'outils de visualisation de Hi-C
- Discussion (3 h) sur les problématiques des participants et sur les pistes de solutions à y apporter
Alternance de cours (4 h) et de TD (24 h)
Mise à disposition d'un ordinateur par stagiaire sous linux avec logiciels nécessaires à la formation

MCEB - Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology 26-05-2019 30-05-2019 France Porquerolles Island

MCEB - Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology – 2019, May 26-30

Porquerolles Island, South of France


  • Pre-registration and abstract submission deadline: 2019, February 10
  • Notification to applicants: 2019, March 10
  • Final list of attendees: 2019, April 14


Scope: Mathematical and computational tools and concepts form  an essential basis for modern evolutionary studies. The goal of the MCEB conference (at its 11th edition) is to bring together scientists with diverse backgrounds to present recent advances and discuss open problems in the field of mathematical and computational evolutionary biology.

The theme of this year's edition will be "Towards better trade-offs  between speed and accuracy for the analysis of very large data sets  in evolutionary biology". We will discuss the current solutions and  stimulate a larger debate on the most appropriate ways to make sense  of the wealth of genomic data currently available. General concepts,  models, methods and algorithms will also be presented and discussed,  just as during the previous conference editions.


Where and when: Porquerolles Island, near Hyères, in the South of France,

May 26-30, 2019. The conference will begin Sunday evening with an aperitif  and dinner, and will end at about 2pm on Thursday.

EMBO Bioinformatics and genome analyses course 2019 16-06-2019 30-06-2019 Italie San Michele all'Adige

This EMBO Practical Course will cover a range of genome analyses and their fundamental elements.

The first principal theme of the course is comparative genomics, covering genome analysis and exploration, pair-wise and multiple comparisons of genomes and evolutionary inferences (orthologs, paralogs and their classification).

The second principal theme of the course is related to Next-Generation Sequencing data analyses, including sequence assembly methods, metagenomics and its applications as well as genomic structural variants.

Application is through the EMBO web site:

Deadline for application is March 31, 2019.

Course Poster can be downloaded from this link:

International Summer School on Networks and Evolution, 3rd edition 23-06-2019 29-06-2019 France Roscoff

Introduction to the concepts and methods of networks in evolutionary studies (sequence similarity networks, genome networks and multipartite graphs)

This free summer school will be held in Roscoff, France, between June 23rd 2019 (date of arrival) and June 29th (date of departure).

This school is designed in priority for biologists and bio-informaticians (completing a PhD degree or currently post-doctoral fellows, as well as researchers), who wish to learn the bases of network analyses.

The main notions (regarding various types of networks, the relevance of their analyses, and some bases in graph theory) will be introduced by short theoretical classes, followed by practical case-studies, introducing the basics in programming required to run such network analyses as well as to use the existing software/tools. Our goal is that, by the end of this summer school, all applicants will be qualified to perform network analyses of their own datasets.

More precisely, we will focus on the following concepts and methods:

- Introgressive evolution and large-scale diversity studies.

- Construction and analysis of sequence similarity networks (construction and sorting of connected components, definition of gene families, search for composite genes, implementation of centrality measures)

- Construction and analysis of genome networks (construction of weighted genome networks, implementation of their diameter, shortest paths, analyses of labeled nodes, etc.)

- Construction and analysis of gene-genome bipartite graphs (detection of connected components, and their articulation points, and twins)

In addition, 9 conferences on networks and evolution will be delivered by leading European and North American scientists during this school.

Confirmed speakers (complete list):

Pr. JP Gogarten (UConn, USA): Lateral Gene Transfer and Prokaryotic evolution

Pr. Robert Beiko (Dalhousie University, Canada) : Introduction to phylogenetic networks

Dr. Eric Bapteste (UPMC, France): Introduction to sequence similarity networks

Pr. Debashish Bhattacharya (U. Rutgers, USA): Reticulate evolution in eukaryotes

Pr. Eugene Koonin (NCBI, USA) : Viruses and networks

Pr. Michel Habib (LIAFA, France): Networks and centralities

Dr. Damien Eveillard (U. Nantes, France): Co-occurrence networks and the evolution of geochemical cycles in the environment

Pr. Daniel Huson (U Tuebingen, Germany): Network approaches in microbiome analysis

Pr. Marc-André Sélosse (MNHN, France): The living world as a network

This summer school is funded by ERC grant (FP7/2007-2013 Grant Agreement # 615274). Hence, registration is free, housing and food (breakfast, lunch) are also fully covered. Applicants will only need to fund their travel to Roscoff and their evening dinners.

10 places only are available, with a mandatory requirement: applicants must show basic computer skills (i.e. to be familiar with Linux environment and with at least one programming language, preferably Python).
Applications are to be submitted asap, and no later than February 15th 2019, by email to :

eric.bapteste@upmc.fr , and contain a brief letter describing why this class will be of significant interest for the applicant and his/her future studies.

Applicants will be selected based on their motivation, and their resume, including the names of two scientific referees for PhD and postdoctoral fellows.

We are excited to meet you soon in Roscoff.

Eric Bapteste + Philippe Lopez + Eduardo Corel

eX Modelo summer school on simulation model exploration 23-06-2019 28-06-2019 France Châtenay-sur-Seine

eX Modelo is a research school on the exploration of simulation models (sensitivity analysis, calibration, validation, etc.) that will be held from June 23 to 28, 2019 in a rural setting 1 hour from Paris.

This thematic school is intended for postgraduate students, engineers, academic researchers and companies interested in modelling, whatever their scientific field. The objective is to teach participants to become autonomous in exploring their models, in a friendly environment.

The courses, labs and feedback will be lead by a network of researchers who have a recognized expertise in these transdisciplinary practices.

During this week of training, you will discover step by step advanced methods for model exploration. There will be theoretical sessions as well as practical group workshops on adapted case studies.

The OpenMOLE platform (https://www.openmole.org), specially dedicated to the exploration of numerical models, will be used throughout the week to facilitate the understanding and implementation of practical cases.

MODÉLISATION FORMELLE DE RÉSEAUX DE RÉGULATION BIOLOGIQUE (École CNRS) 23-06-2019 28-06-2019 France Ile de Porquerolles


Les méthodes formelles issues de l'informatique se sont avérées très efficaces pour modéliser les réseaux de régulation biologique et élucider les liens de causalités entre interactions moléculaires d'une part, et phénotypes biologiques d'autre part.

La modélisation formelle des réseaux de régulation biologique participe activement aux avancées en « biologie des systèmes » et en « biologie synthétique » qui sont devenues des thèmes prioritaires de recherche pluridisciplinaire entre biologie, informatique, mathématique et physique-chimie théorique.

Il s'avère que la communauté francophone est à la pointe de la recherche mondiale dans ce domaine et cette école, francophone, présente une palette complète des différents cadres de modélisations (un par demi-journée). Les modalités pédagogiques ouvrent de nombreuses plages durant lesquels les participants interagissent largement avec les intervenants.

JOBIM 2019 02-07-2019 05-07-2019 France Nantes

JOBIM 2019 - NANTES - 2 au 5 Juillet 2019


JOBIM (Journées Ouvertes Biologie, Informatique et Mathématiques) est l'événement annuel permettant de réunir la communauté des acteurs de la bioinformatique. Cette conférence est l’occasion de découvrir les avancées scientifiques et techniques en analyse, comparaison et exploitation des données biologiques.

JOBIM se veut un lieu de rencontre transdisciplinaire dans un cadre convivial favorisant les échanges. 

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics 14-07-2019 19-07-2019 États-Unis Manchester, NH

How Genomes Illuminate Our Understanding of Ecological and Evolutionary Processes

Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

Gordon Research Conference

Meeting description

Genomics tools have never been so powerful and accessible to biologists interested in how the interplay between ecological and evolutionary forces is shaping biodiversity. The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics will explore how the genome-scale processes that underpin organismal phenotypes interact with ecological and evolutionary processes over multiple spatiotemporal scales. The meeting will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), which will provide opportunities for early career researchers (students and postdocs) to present their projects and will include a special mentorship session.

Topics highlighted at the meeting will include: the ecological and evolutionary significance of novel genes and variation in genome architecture, including genomic conflicts; the role of hybridization and introgression as drivers of diversity; genome-scale perspectives on the role of the microbiome in host adaptations; and the increasing contribution of genomics to explanations of ecosystem function. This meeting will also bring the latest technological developments in genomics and genome manipulation, emphasizing their application to non-model species. Join us to participate in creative discussions in an inclusive social and scientific atmosphere, to empower the future research in the field.

SMBE 21-07-2019 25-07-2019 Royaume-Uni Manchester

Annual meeting of the SMBE (Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution)

We're delighted to announce that the Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution is now accepting proposals for symposium topics for the 2019 Annual Meeting, taking place in Manchester, United Kingdom, from 21st – 25th July 2019.

Proposals will be reviewed by the committee with around 20-30 topics selected for inclusion within the scientific programme.

ISMB / ECCB 2019 21-07-2019 25-07-2019 Suisse Basel


ISMB/ECCB 2019 is the largest and most high profile annual meeting of scientists working in computational biology and provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in computational tools for data driven biological research. The conference’s rigorous focus on computation and methodology coupled with outstanding biology is a must attend! Featuring the ISCB Communities of Special Interest, ISMB/ECCB 2019 will spike your curiosity, deliver the latest research in the field, and allow you to connect, collaborate and engage. Join us in Basel!

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.

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.

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.

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  

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.