BioSB 2016


On 19 and 20 April, more than 350 people working in bioinformatics or systems biology gathered in Lunteren for the annual Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference.

This year’s programme was highly diverse, featuring keynote lectures, parallel thematic sessions, an evening poster session, three ELIXIR-NL tracks and an entertaining evening programme. The participants discussed the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition. The added value of interdisciplinary collaboration clearly emerged from several presentations.


Find a report and a photo impression at the BioSB website


Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference

The second edition of the Dutch Bioinformatics & Systems Biology conference will be organised on April 19 & 20 2016, at Congrescentrum De Werelt in Lunteren, the Netherlands. 

BioSB 2016 discusses the latest developments in bioinformatics, systems and computational biology and interrelated disciplines, and their wide-ranging applications in life sciences & health, agriculture, food & nutrition.

The conference is co-organised by the BioSB research school and the Wageningen University & Research Centre. 

Latest news:

* Download here all the abstracts of the sessions (12 MB)*

* Use the Twoppy conference app! *

* Winner of the BioSB YI Award 2016: Sara Pulit, UMC Utrecht *



BioSB 2016 will again be a 2-day scientific conference (April 19-20, 2016) with keynote speakers, parallel thematic sessions (based on abstract submission), an evening poster session and a nice evening programme. The conference will offer lots of opportunities to meet with fellow Bioinformatics and Systems Biology colleagues from academia and industry as well as master students. 

Besides this the programme will feature:

Find more about the programme here

As this is the annual conference of BioSB, the national Bioinformatics & Systems Biology research school, BioSB 2016 will offer a programme with a mix of state-of-the-art work in both areas.

Looking back at BioSB 2015


  • EXTENDED Abstract submission deadline for oral presentations: March 8, 2016 - CLOSED!
  • Notification date oral presentations: March 22, 2016 
  • Abstract submission  deadline for posters: April 14, 2016 - CLOSED


Keynote speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Tuesday April 19:

  • Daniel Huson: Professor of Algorithms in Bioinformatics, University of Tuebingen, Center for Bioinformatics (ZBIT), Department of Computer Science Germany More
  • Sander Tans: Groupleader, FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Amsterdam More
  • Adriano HenneyExecutive director of the VHP Institute (Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research), Leuven, Belgium - After Dinner Keynote Speaker (April 19) More 

Wednesday April 20: 

  • Mick Watson: Director of ARK-Genomics. The Roslin Institute, R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, UK More
  • Jonathan Karr: Fellow, Institute and Department for Genetics and Genomic Sciences Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York More

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Conference organisation

BioSB 2016 is organised by the Netherlands Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BioSB) research school together with the Wageningen University and Research centre.

You can contact Femke Francissen if you have any questions about the conference.

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