German Conference on Bioinformatics
Sep 25-28, 2018
ÄBC2: 3rd Annual European Bioinformatics Core Community Workshop
Dieter Beule⁽¹⁾, Sven Nahnsen⁽²⁾ Sven Rahmann⁽³⁾ and Daniel Stekhoven⁽⁴⁾
1 BIH, Germany
2 University of Tübingen, Germany
3 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
4 Nexus, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Description of the workshop:
The number of bioinformatics core units in industrial and academic research environments is
growing rapidly. This workshop provides a communication and exchange platform for scientific
and service aspects of bioinformatics core units in Europe.
We address publicly used analysis infrastructures, bioinformatics service and research, as well as
translational bioinformatics issues like integration of bio-banking, medical information (records)
and the corresponding genomic information.
The topics discussed include, but are not limited to, ideas, new solutions and best practices in
• high throughput data processing, data analysis and interpretation
• reproducible research, workflow and tool management
• benchmarking of data analysis workflows
• data management, data sharing and data security
• next-generation infrastructure, e.g. virtualization, cloud services, etc.
Furthermore we cover the evolving relationship between research groups and core facilities and
foster exchange on core unit organization and management, e.g. in areas like service and project
management, scientific cooperation, bioinformatics teaching and bioinformatics career opportu-
nities in core units.
Everyone working in a bioinformatics core unit or tasked with state-of-the art bioinformatics
data analysis should not miss this event.