Current Topics in Bioinformatics 2024: „Advances in single cell- and spatially resolved technologies“

14:00 bis 19:00 Uhr
Kalendereintrag speichern
Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB)

Hannoversche Str. 28, 10115 Berlin

Join us at this year's "Current Topics in Bioinformatics" symposium, where we'll explore single cell- and spatially resolved technologies.



We will examine the following topics and issues, among others:

1. single cell technologies: Advances in the capture and analysis of single cells allow researchers to better understand heterogeneity within cell populations and study individual cell behavior.

2. spatially-resolved technologies: The development of technologies that can capture the spatial distribution of molecules and cells in tissue samples is opening up new insights into complex biological processes and disease mechanisms.

3. integration of data: The integration of single-cell and spatially resolved data enables researchers to gain more comprehensive insights into cell biology and tissue organization and to decipher complex biological phenomena.

4. applications in medicine: The application of single-cell and spatially resolved technologies in clinical research and diagnostics opens up new possibilities for personalized medicine and the development of therapies against diseases.

Our symposium with a plenty of networking opportunity and talks from e.g. Jan-Philipp Junker (MDC) and Martin Seifert (10X Genomics) will highlight several aspects of these topics. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn, meet, connect, and collaborate with experts from industry, clinics and academia.

Please find the preliminary agenda below (will be updated continuously).

Participation is free of charge.


Call for posters & pitches


Are you working in the field of bioinfomatics / computational biology and want to present your R&D at a poster & in a 3-4 min flash talk during this conference? Then please write an email with the focus of your talk until June 12. 

Posters will be presented during the whole conference.




Chairs: Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Uwe Ohler, Max Delbrück Center; Martin Vingron, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics Berlin; Bertram Weiss, Berlin

1:30 pm

2:00 p.m.
Welcome Addresses from Steering Committee & Berlin Partner

2:05 p.m.
Keynote: Jan-Philipp Junker, Max Delbrück Center 
Cell Fate Decisions in Regeneration and Cancer

2:40 p.m.
Daniel Leon Perinan & Marie Schott / lab of Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center
Open-ST: High-Resolution Spatial Transcriptomics in 3D

3:05 p.m.
Hendrik Seidel, Bayer AG
Spatial Biology as a Tool for Drug Discovery and Development

3:20 p.m. 
Flash Talks

#1: Marie Vidal, Max Delbrück Center (MDC)
New MDC-Bruker-Center & OMNIA: Insights and Collaboration Offers

#2: Christina Kuhn, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
Using Single-Cell Multi-Omics to Develop a Virtual Twin (VT) for Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy – CERTAINTY EU-project

#3:Artuer Manukyan, Max Delbrück Center
VoltRon: A Spatial Omics Analysis Platform for Multi-Resolution and Multi-omics Integration using Image Registration


3:40 p.m. 
Coffee Break

4:20 p.m.
#4: Atanas Kamburov, Owkin & N.N., Charité
A Multi Omic Spatial Atlas In Cancer, the MOSAIC Project

4:30 p.m.
Martin Seifert, 10X Genomics 
New Possibilities For Biomarker Discovery: Gain A New View On Biology With Single Cell And Spatial Analysis

4:45 p.m.
Title tba

5:05 p.m. 
Flash Talk
Title tba

5:25 p.m. 
Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
Uwe Ohler, Max Delbrück Center

5:30 p.m.
Get Together

7:00 p.m. 
End of Event


About the event

“Current Topics in Bioinformatics” is an annual symposium bringing together the local experts 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 HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2017, a Steering Committee including Bayer AG, the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and the MPIMG has been established to further advance the series and establish it as the annual meeting of Bioinformaticians in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Since 2023, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin joins the Steering Committee.

Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Dr. Edda Klipp, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Uwe Ohler, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Dr. Bertram Weiss, Berlin


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