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 2013 is organised by the bioinformatics groups of Göttingen in cooperation with the German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA), the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the Special Interest Group on Informatics in Biology of the German Society of Computer Science (GI).

The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics. Four satellite workshops are planned that will take place on 10 September 2013 and are part of the conference program.

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Proceedings, highlight papers and poster abstracts now online

6 September 2013

The conference proceedings, highlight papers and poster abstracts of GCB 2013 are now available online. Papers can be downloaded via the Proceedings page and via the OASICS website. Highlight papers and poster abstracts are also available at the Proceedings page.

Shuttle bus

6 September 2013

We arranged for a shuttle bus to the conference venue every morning from Wednesday to Friday. The schedule can be downloaded here.

Social Event: Guided Walks

13 August 2013

On Thursday, 12 September 2013, the guided walks through Göttingen's city center will start at 17:30 instead of 18:00.

Travel Grants

24 June 2013

We are pleased to inform you that a limited number of travel grants is available, funded by the DECHEMA Fachgruppe Bioinformatik.
Check the Travel Grants' page for details.

Key Dates

Deadline for paper submission 31 May 2013 15 June 2013
Notification of acceptance 14 July 2013
Final version due 31 July 2013
Poster abstract submission 10 August 2013
Early registration deadline 10 August 2013                                  Registration site is now open!

Invited Speakers

Andreas Dress, Leipzig
Predicting the Past: Two recent applications of phylogenetic-network construction regarding the evolution of the HOX-gene cluster and the placental mammals

Eugene Myers, Dresden
Light-Based Systems Biology

Erwin Neher, Göttingen
Blind source separation applied to multiply labeled fluorescence images

Terry Speed, Melbourne, Australia
Normalization of RNA-Seq Data: Are the ERCC Spike-In Controls Reliable?

Sarah Teichmann, Cambridge, UK
Gene expression genomics in T cells