Posts Tagged ‘Science’

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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In the middle of a hot summer, c. 1,500 researchers gathered in Aachen to discuss the latest trends in catalysis at EuropaCat in Aachen. As always, the catalysis community let us be part of the event via Twitter (#EuropaCat2019) – we have collected some of the highlights of the conference.

The claim of EuropaCat 2019 „Catalysis without Borders“ drew some attention in advance:



…things to see in the exhibition…


… and fun!

Leaving with a teardrop in the eye after a great event:

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The catalysis community not only does great research and enables more than 80 % of the products we use in daily life, it’s also very communicative. If you didn’t participate in the 52th Katalytikertagung from 13-15 March 2019 in Weimar, here is what you missed:

Looking forward to the Katalytikertreffen

Here we go!



… celebrations…

… and fun!

Coming up next…

Where will we meet again? At EuropaCat 2019 – 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019, to be held in Aachen,Germany,
from 18 – 23 August, 2019.

  • The major European Conference in the field of catalysis
  • More than 1500 participants from industry and academia
  • Around 200 lectures and 1000 posters
  • Young Scientists meet experienced experts to discuss future challenges in catalysis
  • Attractive social programme with excursions and EuropaCat party
Learn more at http://europacat2019.eu/

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