BIG N2N seminar series 2015-2016

Multidisciplinary Seminars on Bioinformatics at Ghent University
Specialist Course in the Doctoral Schools training program

Aim and format of the Seminars

The one hour state of the art seminars are organized on a monthly basis and cover the different expertise fields of bioinformatics: genomics, proteomics, systems biology, mathematical modelling, statistics, and computer science. Attention is given to the interrelation of these disciplines and their applications. The seminar series will provide deeper insight into the own field of research and also into other, relevant fields. This will broaden the view and possibly lead to new ideas and developments. The seminars are followed by a two-hour lunch meeting (12:00-14:00) during which interaction and discussion between the speaker, an expert in the field, and the doctoral students is encouraged. These meetings are moderated by Dr. Katrijn Vannerum and aim at providing the opportunity to present and discuss research problems and getting answers from other perspectives. Students can also ask more general, for instance career-related, questions. This seminar series is a Specialist Course in the Doctoral Schools of (Bioscience) Engineering, Natural Sciences and Life Sciences and Medicine of Ghent University.


Jozef Schell seminar room Technologiepark 927 B-9052 Gent

Program 2015-2016

  • November 26 2015 (11:00)

    Data analysis in quantitative proteomics: framing a fuzzy picture of mass spectrometry

    link to abstract
    Dr. Maarten Dhaenens
    BIG N2N Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Ghent University
  • December 3 2015 (14:00)

    High-dimensional statistics for personalized medicine

    link to abstract
    Professor Sach Mukherjee
    German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany
  • February 11 2016 (11:00)

    Gene module multiplication drives pathway expansion in plants

    link to abstract
    Professor Marek Mutwil
    AG Regulatory Networks, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
  • February 26 2016 (9:30)

    The human transcriptome across tissues and individuals

    link to abstract
    Professor Roderic Guigo
    CRG Barcelona, Spain
  • April 19 2016 (11:00)

    Towards population-level microbiome monitoring: the Flemish Gut Flora Project

    link to abstract
    Professor Jeroen Raes
    KUL, VIB lab for Bioinformatics and (eco-)systems biology
  • April 21 2016 (11:00)

    Computer Vision & Computational Optics for Bioimage Informatics
    link to abstract
    Professor Eugene Meyers
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

    link to programme and registration
  • May 31 2016 (11:00)

    Of dups and dinos: evolution at the K/Pg boundary

    link to abstract
    Professor Yves Van de Peer
    BIG N2N lab of Bioinformmatica and Evolutionary Genomics
  • June 9 2016 (11:00)

    Monsters in the RNA Zoo: The Evolution of long Non-Coding RNA

    link to abstract
    Professor Peter Stadler
    Bioinformatics Leipzig, Germany
  • June 20 2016 (11:00)

    The human proteome: the neXtprot knowledge resource and other biocuration activities
    This seminar was originally announced for March 31 and had to be postponed due to problems at the airport.
    link to abstract
    Professor Amos Bairoch
    Department of Human Protein Science, Computer and Laboratory Investigation of Proteins of Human Origin (CALIPHO), University of Geneva Medical School, Switzerland
  • June 27 2016 (14:00)

    New discoveries at the base of the green plant lineage

    link to abstract
    Dr. Frederik Leliaert
    Marine Biology Research Group, UGent

More information

Please contact Dr. Katrijn.Vannerum
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