Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2012

074_thr24042012_0084April 24-25, 2012 conference centre De Werelt was filled with more than 300 people interested in the latest developments of bioinformatics. They all came to visit The Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2012 (NBIC2012) including satellite meetings about biomolecular modelling and bioimaging. NBIC2012 was also the host of the 4th meeting of the Bioinformatics Users Platform.

Keynote speakers:

  • Harmen Bussemaker – Columbia University
  • Dorus Gadella – SILS, University of Amsterdam
  • Gerard Kleywegt – Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), EMBL-EBI
  • Jan Korbel – Genome dynamics, evolution, and structural variation, EMBL-Heidelberg


114_thr25042012_0039According to the audience of the NBIC2012 conference Marlies v/d Wees gave the best poster presentation. Her poster collected the most “like stickers” of conference participants and therefore she received the NBIC Poster Award 2012. Patrick Deelen was awarded by the BioWise Student Poster Prize 2012 for the best BSc/MSc poster presentation, selected by a special poster committee.


A jury of senior scientists selected Marnix Medema as winner of the Best Lecture Award for his presentation about “Computational Genomics and Synthetic Biology Implementation of Microbial Secondary Metabolite Biosynthesis Pathways”. And the Application Showcase was won by Kostas Karasavvas for showing his application to “Run Taverna workflows from the web”.

The winner of the NBIC Young Investigator Award 2012 was Dr. Christian Gilissen, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen. He is awarded with a cash prize of 2.500 Euro funded by NBIC BioRange and BioWise programmes.

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