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Workshop on "Computational Models in Biology and Medicine"

September 10th - 11th, 2015 - Leipzig, Germany

Neues Rathaus Leipzig
Neues Rathaus Leipzig, © Foto: Randy Kühn / Pressestelle der Universität Leipzig


This workshop is intended as a forum for researchers from different scientific areas such as bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology, who share a common interest in the statistical analysis and modeling of biological systems and their applications in medical research. The workshop has established itself as an interaction hub for computational biology groups situated all over Germany and Europe. The workshop especially encourages the active participation of young scientists.


The workshop is organized in 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Dynamical modelling → Keynote Speaker: Thilo Figge (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, HKI Jena)
  • Session 2: Open topics → Keynote Speaker: Markus Löffler (IMISE, LIFE, University of Leipzig)
  • Session 3: Bioinformatics: Systemsbiology → Keynote Speaker: Sach Mukherjee (DZNE, Bonn)
  • Session 4: Bioinformatics: Medical application → Keynote Speaker: Yves Moreau (KU Leuven, Belgium)




Workshop program:


Thursday, September 10th 2015  
12:30 - 12:45 Workshop Opening, Welcome
Session 1 (12:45 - 14:50) Dynamical modelling (Chairs: Ingmar Glauche, Markus Scholz)
12:45-13:35 Keynote: Thilo Figge (Spatio-temporal modeling of infection by human-pathogenic fungi)
13:35-14.00 Xin Lai (Mechanistic modelling of the communication between alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells during Legionella pneumophila infection)
14.00-14.25 Markus Scholz (Modelling lymphoma therapy and immune response)
14.25-14.50 Ingmar Glauche (Heterogeneity and cell fate control in mouse embryonic stem cells)
15.00-16.30 Coffee break + Poster session
Session 2 (16:30 - 18:35) Open topics (Chairs: Ingmar Glauche, Markus Scholz)
16:30-17:20 Keynote: Markus Löffler (Stem cell models in the crypt)
17:20-17:45 Jens Przybilla (Modelling epigenetic control of HSC lineage specification)
17:45-18:10 Konstantin Thierbach (The developing endoderm in the zebrafish embryo)
18:10-18:35 Shenghui Cheng (Visual Analytics for Relations in High Dimensional Data Spaces)
19:30 Social Event Ratskeller Leipzig, Scientific Round Table Discussions and Visit of Town Hall
Friday, September 11th 2015  
Session 3 (8:30 - 10:35) Bioinformatics: Systemsbiology (Chairs: Holger Fröhlich, Markus Scholz)
8:30-9:20 Keynote: Sach Mukherjee (tba)
9:20-9:45 Astrid Wachter (Pathway-based integration of time-series omics data using public database knowledge)
9:45-10:10 Holger Fröhlich (Probabilistic Models for Biological High Throughput Data)
10:10-10:35 Alicia Poplawski (Systematically evaluating interfaces for RNA-seq analysis from a life scientist perspective)
10:35-10:50 Election of speakers of AG Modelling and AG Bioinformatics
10:50-11:30 Coffee break
Session 4 (11:30 - 13:35) Bioinformatics: Medical application (Chairs: Holger Fröhlich, Markus Scholz)
11:30-12:20 Keynote: Yves Moreau (Variant prioritization by genomic data fusion)
12:20-12:45 Holger Kirsten (Genome-wide eQTL analysis)
12:45-13:10 Arnd Gross (Hierarchical Modelling)
13:10-13:35 Jens Meiler (Long Antibody HCDR3s from HIV-Naïve Donors Mediate HIV Neutralization)
13:45 Closing


Download the workshop program here.

Download the workshop abstracts here.



Registration to the workshop is free as long as places are available.

Register and submit your abstracts here.


The workshop will be hosted at the Rittersaal (1st floor) at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology (IMISE), Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig. The institute is easily accessible by public transport. For details please check the web page of our institute.
We recommend you not to get here by car due to a long-term construction site at nearby main street "Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/Peterssteinweg".



Please arrange your accommodation in Leipzig. We reserved a contingent with reduced costs until August 09th, 2015 in the following hotels:

Please use the keyword "Modelle" to book your room via email or telephone.



The workshop is jointly organized by the GMDS/IBS Working Groups 'Statistical methods in bioinformatics' and 'Mathematical models in medicine' by Ingmar Glauche, Technische Universität Dresden; Holger Fröhlich, University of Bonn and Markus Scholz, University of Leipzig.



Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz (local organization)
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie
Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 97 16190
E-mail: E-Mail Adresse

Cornelia Will (organization office)
Universität Leipzig
Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie
Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 97 16100
Fax: +49 341 16109
E-mail: E-Mail Adresse