Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition)

Bioinformatics has quickly become an integral part of life sciences research by enabling innovative computational approaches in an increasingly data-dense environment.

Inspired by the sold-out editions in 2016 and 2018, VIB (a non-profit life sciences research institute) is organizing this third edition to highlight recent developments in bioinformatics research, and to showcase its impact in medical, agricultural, and biotechnological research.

Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will present recent scientific findings in applied bioinformatics. They will shed light on the future perspectives of their research in the following plenary sessions:


  • Microbial & plant genomics: from simple to complex
  • Structural bioinformatics and proteomics
  • Data integration, machine learning and networks
  • Single cell bioinformatics


Besides an inspiring scientific program, conference participants will have ample networking opportunities during poster sessions and the conference dinner.


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Travel Grants
We offer 5 travel grants to international attendees, which will reimburse travel costs up to 400 Euros. Are you interested in attending ABLS20 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November 2019. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance on 22 November 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not mean being registered for the conference. Scroll down to apply for your grant.


Information for poster submissions
The format for your poster should be: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation. The deadline for the abstracts is 2 December 2019. The best four abstracts were given a short talk slot in the plenary program. The best 2 posters will win the Poster Prize.


Event Details


Thursday, February 13, 2020 - Friday, February 14, 2020


Provinciehuis, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Provincieplein 1, 3010 Leuven


PhD Student ticket  €250.00 / €300.00
Academic ticket €325.00 / €390.00
Industry ticket €500.00 / €600.00
*VAT not included
  • FLANDERS.BIO MEMBER BENEFIT: members receive a 15% reduction on the registration fee. Please contact us to obtain the reduction code.





2020-02-13 00:00:00 2020-02-14 00:00:00 Europe/Brussels Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences (3rd edition) Provinciehuis, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant, Provincieplein 1, 3010 Leuven <p>VIB</p>

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For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Event Coordinator

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Stefaan Galle

Event Coordinator

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