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UK Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (UK-CBCB)

How to manage biological data and use computational methods to power life science research

Start date: 27 September 2022
End date: 29 September 2022
Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Organiser: Neil Hall


Registration deadline: 26 September 2022
Cost: £50

About the event

Modern life science research is increasingly reliant on data science, and a failure to keep pace with computational methods will leave UK life science research treading water.

In partnership with ELIXIR-UK, the UK-CBCB conference will cover the breadth of biological data management, analysis and sharing.

This three-day event will combine a keynote lecture with presentations of use cases from researchers working at the cutting edge, plus breakout discussion groups where participants can exchange expertise and challenges with one another, working to provide multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems together.

In order to maximise engagement across multiple disciplines in this online event, we have opted for a streamlined programme (no parallel sessions), short introductory talks and targeted breakout discussion groups to focus on particular challenges underpinned by a biological question. There will be numerous breakout discussions in each themed session, based upon the flash presentations from our research facilitators.

The confirmed themes for this event are:

  • Bioimaging and Artificial Intelligence
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Metagenomics and Microbial Bioinformatics
  • Spatial Transcriptomics
  • Federated Analytics/Learning
  • Open Science
  • Sex and Gender Bias in Computational Disciplines

View abstract booklet.


Who is this event for?
UK-CBCB is designed to bring together researchers from a range of research backgrounds to explore and discuss challenges faced at the very cutting edge of research in these fields.

We want this year’s event to be as engaging and openly accessible as possible, so we expect the broad range of topics to be introduced for novices but with cutting edge case studies to attract even the most experienced researchers. Therefore we welcome all researchers across the spectrum of career points from postgraduate students to professors and those managing resources and infrastructures.

We particularly encourage early career researchers and PhD students to attend in order to gain exposure to the breadth of computational approaches in data-intensive bioscience with ample opportunity to hear from experts working at the cutting edge as well as those making tentative steps into the fields of discussion to learn of the challenges faced when entering the field.


Notice to event attendees – Payment Issues

We are aware of an issue affecting a small number of registrants paying for our events by card as a result of increased 3D secure protocols introduced by banks. Card transactions are handled by an external party and we are awaiting a resolution.

If you are experiencing issues with payment by card, please reach out to your bank in the first instance. If they are unable to assist you please email training@earlham.ac.uk with the name of the person trying to register, their email address and event name. We will be able to offer you an alternative payment method.


In partnership with ELIXIR-UK

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Registration deadline: 26 September 2022

Participation: Open to all