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Precision Medicine – where Bioinformatics & Medical Informatics meet. That was the general topic for the German Conference on Bioinformatics in Heidelberg from 16-19 September 2019. Participants had a great time – not only with a lot of cutting-edge science, but also some rather unexpected discoveries…

The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics and meant as a platform for the whole bioinformatics community. Recent meetings attracted a multinational audience with 250 – 300 participants each year.
In 2019, the conference focused on bringing physicians, bioinformatics & medical informatics together and aimed to showcase applications and opportunities beyond.

Everything is ready…

And here we go

Inspiring talks on cutting-edge science…

… lessons learned…

…and yes, cats!

Great atmosphere for the evening lecture

And the FaBI Dissertation Award goes to…

Dr. Kai Dührkop (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena) received the Dissertation Award 2019 of the Bioinformatics Working Group (FaBI). He developed a highly performative, transdisciplinary method for the rapid identification of small molecules from tandem mass spectra. These are an important tool in medical analytics, metabolome research and the search for biomarkers in pharmaceutical research. Its focus are fragmentations of unknown molecules. New algorithms allow for the informatic registration of complex splits in mass spectra. By comparing numerous alternative disintegration pathways, the computer identifies the most plausible structures. Kai Dührkop’s methodology is the basis for analytical software that is now used in laboratories.

A group photo from above

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