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The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics. Recent meetings attracted a multinational audience with 250 – 300 participants each year.

The GCB 2012 is organized by the Jena Center for Bioinformatics (JCB) in cooperation with the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA) and the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM).

The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics and theoretical systems biology. Five satellite workshops place thematic emphasis on diverse aspects of systems biology. These workshops take place on 19 September 2012 and are part of the conference program.


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Invited Speakers

Claude dePamphilis (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA)
The draft genome sequence of Amborella trichopoda sheds light on the ancestral angiosperm genome

Oliver Fiehn (University of California, Davis, USA)
Comprehensive metabolomic databases and annotation workflows: The U.S. West Coast Metabolomics Center

Tom Kirkwood (Newcastle University, Newcastle, GB)
Probing the deep complexity of ageing

Ruth Nussinov (National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA)
Structural proteome scale prediction of protein-protein interactions using interfaces

Erik van Nimwegen (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland)
A democracy of transcription factors: Inferring transcription regulatory interactions from high-throughput data

Arndt von Haeseler (Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria)
Exploring the sampling universe of RNA-seq

Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany)
Computational regulatory genomics


Key Dates:

Deadline for paper submission 31 May 2012 7 June 2012

Notification of acceptance 14 July 2012

Final version due 31 July 2012

Poster abstract submission 20 August 2012

Early registration deadline 20 August 2012



Invited talk by Martin Vingron

Due to personal reasons, our invited speaker Tom Kirkwood cannot attend the conference. Instead, Martin Vingron will present a talk on “Computational Regulatory Genomics” on Thursday, 20 September 2012, 9:15.

Proceedings online

The conference proceedings of GCB 2012 are now available online. Papers can be downloaded via the Program page and via the OASICS website.

Poster abstracts online

The list of accepted posters and the poster abstracts are now online. Check the Posters page for details.