HotTopicsPepperHotTopics are a series of BioSB meetings committed to bringing scientists together to discuss the concepts and methods on a hot topic in their research field. It should provide a platform to keep in touch with peers in the field and foster sharing of new insights, applications and collaborations. Therefore, the aim of the meeting is not to present the latest results of your own work, but rather to identify new trends and breakthroughs in the field in general.

Four scientists will give a 20 minute lecture followed by 40 minutes of discussion on the important computational concepts:

  • What does a method try to accomplish?
  • What assumptions were made?
  • How does this method compare to similar ones?
  • What are the strengths, weaknesses and pitfalls?
  • Can we apply it in other areas?
  • What are the limitations and challenges for new applications and developments?

If you are interested in organising a HotTopics meeting (with practical support of BioSB), please contact Femke Francissen.

List of HotTopics meetings:

  • HotTopics: Single Cell Analysis – September 21, 2017, Leiden
  • HotTopics: ONT Nanopore sequencing – April 20, 2017, TU Delft
  • Systems Biology of Metabolic Regulation – March 28, 2017, Amsterdam
  • Integration meeting – February 16, 2017, LUMC Leiden
  • HotTopics: Virus discovery and beyond – January 13, 2014
  • HotTopics: Bridging the gap between data representation and data reasoning – December 3, 2012
  • HotTopics: Bioinformatics challenges for Synthetic Biology – October 15, 2012
  • HotTopics: Detecting variations in the human genome using NGS – April 16, 2012
  • HotTopics: Peptide and protein quantification using Mass Spectrometry – March 5, 2012
  • HotTopics: Multi-level omics integration – October 24, 2011

Overview of all HotTopics

Currently planned HotTopics meetings can be found in the BioSB events overview.