BioSB PhD retreat

Monday 18 April, 2016 Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren

The Young Computational Biologists (YoungCB) are organizing a PhD retreat on April 18, 2016, the day preceding the BioSB 2016 conference.

The retreat will be held in Lunteren at the Congrescentrum De Werelt. The retreat is sponsored by the BioSB research school. We encourage all (PhD-) students and young researchers in the fields of computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology and related fields to attend this annual retreat to discuss your research and build a network with fellow young peers in the Netherlands. The retreat provides you with the opportunity to present your research to fellow students and young professionals. This informal and casual session will consist of a series of selected 5 minutes flash presentations, including questions. Keynotes will be given by Fiona Nielsen, founder and CEO of Repositive and Jonathan Karr, Fellow at the Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where they will give an insight into their careers. A workshop will be given by Fiona Nielsen. For this workshop you are advised to bring your laptop in order to try out the hands-on exercises. In the evening there will be a dinner in the centre of Lunteren, followed by a fun social event at the conference centre bar. The evening program provides you the opportunity to network with fellow (PhD-) students and young researchers.

Interested in giving a flash presentation? Submit your abstract to Deadline to submit your abstract: April 14 2016

You can register for the retreat via the BioSB 2016 conference website:


13:15-13:30Welcome and introduction
13:30-14:00First keynote speaker: Fiona Nielsen, Repositive
“Why I left my job in genomics R&D – from bioinformatics scientist to entrepreneur”
14:00-14:30Flash presentations
14:30-14:45Coffee break
14:45-16:45Workshop by Fiona Nielsen
“Genome sequencing projects around the world and how to find data for your research”
16:45-17:00Coffee break
17:00-18:00Second keynote speaker: Jonathan Karr, Fellow, Institute and Department for
Genetics and Genomic Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
“My journey to whole-cell modeling”
18:00-19:00Break + walk to Lunteren center
19:00-20:30Dinner in Lunteren center
21:00-Social activity