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UK Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 2020

Bringing together researchers, software developers and data managers working across the life sciences to share ideas, discoveries, tools and best practice in computational methods.

Start date:

29 September 2020

End date:

30 September 2020


Online (via Zoom)

Registration deadline:

20 September 2020



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Notice to event attendees – COVID-19 (coronavirus)

*Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this event will now run virtually, as a series of sessions over two days. Sessions will consist of talks with opportunities for questions and discussion. We plan to run our first full UK-CBCB conference in 2021.*

About the conference.

UK Conference of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology logo

The UK-CBCB conference is designed to bring together biologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, software engineers and data scientists across the life sciences to share innovations, applications and best practice in their fields.

The conference will be applicable to bioinformatics researchers working on core services or in research teams as well as computer scientists or bioinformaticians developing tools or maintaining data resources.

We are delighted to have confirmed the following sessions:

Structural Bioinformatics - analysis and prediction of three-dimensional molecular structures
Metagenomics and Microbial Bioinformatics - the diversity and complexity of microbial genomes and identification in environmental samples
Single-Cell Genomics - using omics technologies to provide greater resolution at the cellular level and improve understanding of cell responses in their microenvironment
Data Management - approaches for validation, storage and protection of data under the FAIR principles
Bridging Genotype to Phenotype - computational approaches to deciphering the complex interactions between genotype and environment and how these affect phenotype
Computational Proteomics and Metabolomics - harnessing large-scale studies to determine protein and metabolite function for the discovery of biomarkers


Day 1 Tuesday 29 September

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome from EI Director, Prof Neil Hall

10.15 - 11.15

Session 1: Data Management chaired by Carole Goble

Finding, Harmonising and Using Health Data for Research by Tim Beck

FAIRPlus by Susanna-Assunta Sansone

11.15 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 12.30

Session 2: Metagenomics and Microbial Genomics chaired by Mick Watson

Long-read metagenomics in the clinic by Sam Nicholls

Second Talk TBC

12.30 - 14.00 Break

14.00 - 15.00

Session 3: Computational Proteomics and Metabolomics chaired by Ralf Weber

Talk Title TBC by Kathryn Lilley

Talk Title TBC by Timothy Ebbels

Day 2 Wednesday 30 September

10.00 - 11.00

Session 4: Bridging Genotype to Phenotype chaired by Chris Rawlings

Automating Science using Robot Scientists by Ross King

Second Talk TBC

11.00 - 11.15 Break

11.15 - 12.15 Session 5: Structural Bioinformatics chaired by Christine Orengo

Talk Title TBC by Charlotte Deane

Using machine learning to predict protein structure and function by David Jones

12.15 - 14.00 Break

14.00 - 15.00

Session 6: SIngle Cell Genomics chaired by Wilfred Haerty

From populations of cells to people: robustly quantifying cellular heterogeneity using single cell RNA sequencing data by Catalina Vallejos

A quantitative genetics view of gene expression noise by Michael Morgan

15.00 - 15.15 Final Remarks by EI Director, Prof Neil Hall

Have any questions?

We'll be happy to support you however you need, just get in touch with our organising team.

EI Training & Events Team, training@earlham.ac.uk