Big Data in life science is scattered across hundreds of unstructured data sets, biological databases and thousands of scientific journals. Current high-throughput technologies generate large quantities of high-dimensional data. The challenge for Applied Bioinformatics is to capture, model, integrate, analyze, visualize and make these data accessible in a FAIR way to provide new and more profound insights into complex biological systems like crops.

The 15th Gatersleben Research Conference (#GRC2019) on Applied Bioinformatics in Crops takes place 18 – 20 March 2019 at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany. This conference will be of interest to Life Scientists, Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists, Systems Biologists, Synthetic Biologists and others working or interested in the developing area of Applied Bioinformatics for crops. The meeting will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, and their practical applications.

Topics of interests:

  • Image-Based Data Analyses and Data Visualization
  • Distributed Computing, Tools and Infrastructures
  • Systems Biology and Modeling
  • Biodiversity and Information Systems
  • Breeding Informatics

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Satellite Events

The International Spring School „Computational Biology Starter“ is a de.NBI training course organized by IPK-Postdoc Board that aims to teach basic bioinformatic and computational biology skills in hands-on lectures to ease the start into big data analysis in life science, particular plant science. The Spring School will start directly after the #GRC2019 from 20 – 22 March 2019.

Scientific Committee

Jan Baumbach, Technical University of Munich

Micha Bayer, The James Hutton Institute

Evgeny Gladilin, IPK Gatersleben

Keywan Hassani-Pak, Rothamsted Research

Theo van Hintum, WUR Wageningen

Astrid Junker, IPK Gatersleben

Jens Keilwagen, Julius Kühn-Institut

Matthias Lange, IPK Gatersleben

Martin Mascher, IPK Gatersleben

Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Steffen Neumann, IPB Halle

Jesse Poland, Kansas State University

Jochen C. Reif, IPK Gatersleben

Falk Schreiber, Uni Konstanz

Uwe Scholz (chair), IPK Gatersleben

Heiko Schoof, Uni Bonn

Burkhard Steuernagel, John Innes Centre

Jedrzej J. Szymanski, IPK Gatersleben

Björn Usadel, RWTH Aachen

Dirk Walther, MPI Golm

Stephan Weise, IPK Gatersleben

Bernd Weisshaar, Uni Bielefeld

Organizing Committee

Sibille Bettermann

Mary-Ann Blätke

Sebastian Beier

Regina Devrient

Nadine Küstermann

Uwe Scholz (chair)