15th Current Topics in Bioinformatics: „Can we predict outcome?“

MDC Campus Mitte (BIMSB)
14:00 till 20:00
MDC Campus Mitte (BIMSB)

Hannoversche Str. 28,

10115 Berlin

Today, “omics” data for healthy and disease conditions are being generated at an unprecedented speed. At the same time, health data of individuals are collected, together with the possibility to cheaply generate genomic sequence. Research describes the relationship between patterns in the data and therapeutic success. This nourishes our expectation that predicting response to treatment (sem)i-automatically from data collected will become an integral part of routine medicine. For example, precision medicine aims at selecting drugs optimized for individuals, or cancer genomics characterizes tumors to a degree fine enough to design individual therapies.

The question of predictability of a patient’s response to a treatment is at the heart of the current debate about a data-based medicine. In this year’s workshop “Current Topics in Bioinformatics” we will ask the question “How can we best predict outcome?” for different systems and based on different computational technologies.


We are proud to present the following speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Borgwardt, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Dániel Bagó, Turbine, Budapest, Hungary
  • Dr. Sofia Forslund, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Lippert, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam
  • Dr. Florian Sohler, Bayer AG, Berlin

Call for Posters

Are you a young reseacher doing interesting R&D in bioinformatics and want to present it?

Use the opportunity to give a short lecture (3 min) and to present a poster!


Short Lectures will be given as indicated in the programme. Posters will be presented during the whole conference.



Then apply for a poster pitch until April 19 by sending a short abstract to susann.kleinsimon@noSpamberlin-partner.de


Please include in your abstract (not more than on page DIN A4, Arial, 11 pt, 1.5 line spacing): title, authors, affiliation of authors, background, methods, results and conclusions.


About Current Topics in Bioinformatics

“Current Topics in Bioinformatics” is an annual symposium bringing together the local actors in Bioinformatics from academia and industry in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The series was founded in 2003 by the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) together with the Healthcare Industries Cluster from HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2017, a Steering Committee including Bayer, SAP, and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has been established to further advance the series and establish it as the annual meeting of Bioinformaticians in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.