Netherlands Bioinformatics Conference 2013


The NBIC2013 conference on April 16 & 17, 2013 was visited by over  330  bioinformatics researchers, programmers, students and people from industry. Satellite meetings were organized by the PhD students network RSG Netherlands, the Bioinformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP), the Netherlands Society on Biomolecular Modelling (NSBM). Furthermore there was a Metagenomics satellite track, several parallel meetings covering a number of bioinformatics themes, workshops, several competitions and a lively evening programme with a poster session and drinks.

 Keynote speakers:


  • Alexander van Oudenaarden
  • Janet Thornton
  • Uwe Sauer
  • Roeland van Ham
  • Jeroen Raes


Chris Lauber (LUMC) is the winner of the NBIC Young Investigator Award.

NBIC2013The award for the best lecture was won by Tom Hendriks, a student of Dr. Tina Ritschel from the Computational Discovery and Design group at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, received the prize for his talk “Do the puzzle pieces fit? Docking Experiments on Binding Affinity of Papain Inhibitors”.

A jury chaired by Lex Overmars of the RSG Netherlands decided the best presentation was given by Sepideh Babaei from the Delft Bioinformatics Lab with her poster on “Recurrent Mutations in Context of the Spatial Organization of the Genome”.

Visit the photo impression of the conference. Also a Storify was created based on the Tweets sent during the conference.

Visit the conference website