latest news & announcements

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper Award for the KERMIT research unit of Bernard De Baets

The long-standing cooperation between members of KERMIT and members of the Department of Information Technology and the Turku Centre for Computer Science (University of Turku, Finland) has resulted in the 2015 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding TFS Paper Award for their contribution 'A kernel-based framework for learning graded relations from data' (W. Waegeman, T. Pahikkala, A. Airola, T. Salakoski, M. Stock and B. De Baets) which has appeared in the December 2012 issue of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. (

Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

Puzzle pieces

"Research in life, environmental and geosciences has markedly changed over the last few years as advances in high-throughput technologies and rapid progress in computational science have provided increasing possibilities for data collection and processing. While traditionally scientific progress was achieved by individual research groups focusing on specific discipline-related problems, nowadays the emerging trend is towards larger, multidisciplinary projects.

An explosion of bioinformatics careers

Server room

Big data is everywhere, and its influence and practical omnipresence across multiple industries will just continue to grow.For life scientists with expertise and an interest in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, and related skill sets, the job outlook couldn’t be rosier. Big pharma, biotech, and software companies are clamoring to hire professionals with experience in bioinformatics and the identification, compilation, analysis, and visualization of huge amounts of biological and health care information.

Active Motif And Ghent University Announce The Deployment Of TimeLogic Corporation's Hardware-Accelerated Genome Analysis System In The Department Of Plant Biotechnology And Bioinformatics

Ghent, Belgium and Carlsbad, CA—February 26, 2014 -- The Multidisciplinary Research Partnership on Bioinformatics “Nucleotides 2 Networks”, at Ghent University, has implemented TimeLogic’s latest J-Series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based DeCypher® system to assist researchers in their efforts to unravel the function of novel genes and proteins.

Yves Van de Peer awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Yves Van de Peer has been awarded an ERC advanced grant entitled: 'Double-up: the importance of gene and genome duplications for natural and artificial organism populations'.

ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.

Lennart Martens verkozen als lid van Jonge Academie

Persbericht UGent

Maar liefst 13 UGent'ers zetelen binnenkort in de Jonge Academie, een nieuw initiatief dat binnen de Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten werd opgericht. Onder hen is Lennart Martens, een bioinformaticus die focust op de analye van gegevens bekomen uit omics technologiën met hoge-doorvoersnelheid.

De onderzoekers van de Jonge Academie hebben drie doelstellingen voor ogen: interdisciplinair werken, nadenken over het huidige wetenschapsbeleid, en wetenschap communiceren naar de jeugd.

Lennart Martens @ Jonge Academie