BBC09, the fifth Benelux Bioinformatics Conference, will be held in Liège (Belgium) on December 14-15 2009 in the Academic Room of the University of Liège.

The Benelux Bioinformatics Conference is a two-day international conference on bioinformatics. Computational methods and mathematical models are playing an ever increasing role in large-scale "omics" molecular biology, leading to the emergence of bioinformatics as a scientific discipline within Systems Biology, with major applications in health and green biotechnology. The Benelux Bioinformatics Conference is the primary community event for bioinformatics researchers in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg with excellent networking opportunities. The conference is aimed at both academic and industry researchers. Both days will feature

  • Extended keynote presentations on recent breakthroughs in bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Short presentations contributed by the participants and detailing recent advances
  • Extensive poster sessions for informal discussions and networking
Participants are invited to submit their poster abstracts by October 19, 2009. The short contributions will be selected from the poster abstracts by the scientific committee.

Local organizing committee

Louis Wehenkel, Pierre Geurts, Kristel Van Steen, Eric Bullinger
Department of EE and CS and GIGA-R, University of Liège, Belgium

Scientific committee

Francisco Azuaje, Research Centre for Public Health (CRP-Santé), Luxembourg
Eric Bullinger, University of Liège, Belgium
Chris Evelo, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Pierre Geurts, University of Liège, Belgium
Martijn Huynen, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Sciences, The Netherlands
Jack Leunissen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Kathleen Marchal, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Yves Moreau, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Jan-Peter Nap, Hanze University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Jan Van den Bussche, Universiteit Hasselt & Transnationale Universiteit Limburg, Belgium
Yves Van de Peer, Gent University, Belgium
Kristel Van Steen, University of Liège, Belgium
Louis Wehenkel, University of Liège, Belgium
Lodewijk Wessels, NKI-AVL, The Netherlands

Local arrangements

Michèle Delville, A.I.M.


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