BIG N2N seminar series 2016-2017

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. 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 2016-2017

  • October 26, 2016 (11:00)
    Predicting and analysing gene functions based on networks (abstract)
    Prof. Aalt Jan van Dijk
    Universiteit Wageningen, NL
  • November 8, 2016 (11:00)
    Cancer-specific lncRNAs as novel biomarkers and targets for therapy (abstract)
    Prof. Pieter Mestdagh
    Faculteit Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen, UGent
  • December 8, 2016 (11:00)
    Transgenerational epigenetic memory and forgetting in C. elegans (abstract)
    Prof. Ben Lehner
    EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
  • February 7, 2017 (11:00)
    Modeling pharmacogenomic interactions in cancer (abstract)
    Prof. Lodewyk Wessels
    The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • March 7, 2017 (11:00)
    Machine learning for precision medicine (abstract)
    Prof. Jean-Philippe Vert
    Mines ParisTech and at the Curie Institute in Paris, France
  • April 25, 2017 (11:00)
    Computer Vision & Computational Optics for Bioimage Informatics (abstract)
    Prof. Eugene Myers
    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
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