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12th CeBiTec Symposium
Big Data in Medicine and Biotechnology
a joint conference of CeBiTec, de.NBI and BiCDas
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University
March 19 to 21, 2018

The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) of Bielefeld University, the Bielefeld Center for Data Science (BiCDaS) as well as the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) cordially invite you to attend the 12th CeBiTec Symposium entitled Big Data in Medicine and Biotechnology. The second day of the symposium is organized by the de.NBI network and will focus on ELIXIR use cases. The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University from March 19 to 21, 2018. The conference is a joint endeavor of these three partners. The conference highlights the impact of big data on medicine and biotechnology. Major topics addressed are

  • Big Data in Medicine
  • Big Data in Biotechnology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Use Cases in Life Sciences
  • Legal and Ethics Issues

The conference programme consists of plenary lectures, short oral presentations and poster presentation. I look forward very much to welcome you in Bielefeld!

Alfred Pühler (Chair of the Organizing Committee)

Invited Speakers

  • Erik C. Brunnegard (Roche, Basel, CH)
  • Oliver Kohlbacher (Universität Tübingen, DE)
  • Oliwia Makarewicz (Universitätsklinikum Jena, DE)
  • Brian O’Connor (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Frank Schacherer (Qiagen, Wolfenbüttel, DE)

Programme of the 12th CeBiTec Symposium

Monday, March 19, 2018

11:00 Registration & Snacks

13:00 Welcome Address

13:30 Session I, Big Data in Medicine

  • TBA (Oliver Kohlbacher, Eberhardt Karls Universität Tübingen, DE)
  • TBA (Oliwia Makarewicz, Universitätsklinikum Jena, DE)
  • NN

15:15 Coffee break

15:45 Session II, Up-to-date Techniques in Big Data Generation

  • TBA (Frank Schacherer, Qiagen, Wolfenbüttel, DE)
  • TBA (Erik C. Brunnegard, Roche, Basel, CH)
  • NN

17:15 Coffee break

17:45 Sesson III, Short Contributions of Young Scientists

  • NN
  • NN
  • NN

19:00 Mixer/Poster Presentations

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

special de.NBI-ELIXIR day

9:00 Session I

  • Introduction to ELIXIR Use Cases (John Hancock, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)
  • Human Genomics and Translational Data (N.N.)
  • Rare diseases (Marco Roos, Leiden University, NL)

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session II

  • Human Cell Atlas (Laura Clarke, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)
  • Human copy number variation (Christophe Beroud, Aix-Marseille University, FR)
  • Crop and Forest Plants (Paul Kersey, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session III

  • Marine Metagenomics (Nils Peder Willassen, Arctic University of Norway, Tromsö, NO)
  • Food and Nutrition (Jildau Bouwman, TNL Zeist, NL)
  • The ELIXIR Proteomics Community (Juan Antonio Vizcaino, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Session IV

  • Metabolomics (Claire O'Donovan, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK)
  • Galaxy (Frederik Coppens, Ghent University, BE)
  • Microbial Biotechnology (Jean-Loup Faulon, Micalis-UMR, INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, FR)
  • Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (Silvio Tosatto, University of Padova, IT or Norman Davey, University College Dublin, IE)

17:30 Coffee

18:00 Distinguished Symposium Lectures

  • Ethical aspects of medical data (Eva Winkler, University of Heidelberg, DE)
  • Legal aspects of medical data (Kai Cornelius, University of Heidelberg, DE)

19:30 Symposium Dinner

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

09:00 Session I, Big Data in Biotechnology

  • NN
  • NN
  • NN

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session II, Cloud Computing

  • (Brian O’Connor, University of California, Santa Cruz, US)
  • Alexander Sczyrba, Bielefeld University, DE)
  • NN

 12:30 Lunch

13:30 Round Table Discussion

  • Michael Lindemann (Universität Bielefeld, DE)
  • Susanne Hähnchen (Universität Bielefeld, DE)
  • Katharina Beier (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, DE)
  • Tade M. Spranger (Universität Bonn, DE)

15:00 End of Symposium

Organizing committee

Reinhold Decker (Bielefeld)
Nils Hachmeister (Bielefeld)
Jörn Kalinowski (Bielefeld)
Karsten Niehaus (Bielefeld)
Alfred Pühler, chair (Bielefeld)
Alexander Sczyrba (Bielefeld)
Werner Selbitschka (Bielefeld)
Andreas Tauch (Bielefeld)
Stefan Weidner (Bielefeld)

Registration

Please register to the conference by using the ONLINE REGISTRATION. Deadline for registration: Thursday, March 3, 2018.

Submission of Abstracts

Please submit your poster presentation abstract by using the online registration above. Six of the most competitive posters will be selected for oral presentations (15 min each) in the session Short Contributions of Young Scientists. Deadline for submission: Thursday, March 3, 2018

Registration fee

academia € 200
industy € 300
students € 50

The registration fee covers the conference materials including book of abstracts, snacks, coffee and lunch and conference dinner.

Please follow the payment details provided by the ONLINE REGISTRATION process.

Accommodation

Please book your accommodation in one of the following hotels which provide special rates for conference participants. All rates refer to single rooms with en-suite facilities per night including breakfast.

HOTEL BIELEFELDER HOF
Am Bahnhof 3, 33602 Bielefeld
Tel.: 5 28 20, Fax: 5 28 21 00
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Internet: http://www.bielefelder-hof.de
(keyword: MB123U) 88,00 €

ARCADIA HOTEL BIELEFELD
Niederwall 31-35, 33602 Bielefeld
Tel.: 52 53-0, Fax: 52 53-4 44
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Internet: http:///www.arcadia-hotel.de
(keyword: Universität Bielefeld) 78,00 €

COMFORT GARNI HOTEL STADT BREMEN
Bahnhofstraße 32, 33602 Bielefeld
Tel.: 52 19 80, Fax: 52 19 81 13
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Internet: http://www.comfort-garni.de-garni.de
(keyword: UNI02) 67,00 €

B&B HOTEL BIELEFELD
Europa Platz 2, 33613 Bielefeld
Tel.: 304 33-0, Fax: 304 33-444
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Internet: http://www.hotelbb.de
(keyword: UNIVBI2018) 53,00 €

ALTSTADT-HOTEL
Ritterstraße 15, 33602 Bielefeld
Tel.: 9 67 25-0, Fax: 9 67 25-445
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Internet: http://www.altstadt-hotel-bielefeld.de
79,00 €, comfort 89,00 €

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) of Bielefeld University, Methoden 1, 33615 Bielefeld.

Travel Information

Detailed information on how to travel to Bielefeld and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Bielefeld University can be found HERE.

Further Information

For further information please contact
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Acknowledgement

The 12th CeBiTec Symposium is jointly organized by CeBiTec, BiCDaS and de.NBI

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