BioSB PhD retreat 2018

Theme: Machine learning & Deep learning

* Visit announcement on YoungCB website *

YoungCB (ISCB Regional Student Group Netherlands) is pleased to invite you to the BioSB PhD retreat 2018 in the afternoon of May 14th. The retreat will be held in Lunteren at the Congrescentrum De Werelt, preceding the BioSB conference.

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 in the form of flash talks. Moroeover, two keynote speakers will present principles and current examples of machine learning algorithms. A third speaker will guide you in a workshop where tricks for data analysis using such algorithms will be performed.

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.

Program overview May 14

13:00 - 13:15: Registration

13:15 - 13:30: Welcome and introduction (Room 4+5)

13:30 - 14:00: Keynote speaker: Kurt Driessen (Assistant professor at Maastricht University)

14:00 - 14:30: PhD flash talks

14:30 - 14:45: Coffee break

14:45 - 16:45: Workshop: Rachel Cavill (Assistant professor at Maastricht University)

16:45 - 17:00: Break

17:00 -18:00: 2nd Keynote speaker - Sultan Imangaliyev (PostDoc at VU Medical Center)

18:00 - 19:00: Break and walk to Lunteren

19:00 - 21:00: Dinner

Submit your Abstract

Interested in giving a flash talk? Submit your abstract to Deadline: 30st April 2018


Sign up for the RSG retreat via the BioSB conference registration.

Fee: 50 Euro (including day participation and evening programme)


  • Do not forget to bring your laptop for the workshop!
  • You can also book a hotel room via the registration form. If you also register for the conference, please note that if you book a 'private room' for the PhD retreat but a 'shared room' for the conference, you may have to move to another room at the first day of the conference or will have to share the room the night after the PhD retreat. 





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