BioSB PhD retreat 2017

DSC_0264YoungCB (ISCB Regional Student Group Netherlands) is pleased to invite you to the BioSB PhD retreat 2017 in the afternoon 3 April. The retreat will be held in Lunteren at the Congrescentrum De Werelt, preceding the BioSB conference. The retreat is sponsored by the BioSB research school. We encourage all (PhD-) students and young researchers in the fields of computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology and related fields to attend this annual retreat to discuss your research and build a network with fellow young peers in the Netherlands.

The retreat provides you with the opportunity to present your research to fellow students and young professionals. Keynotes will be given by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri, Post-doc at Stanford University and Dr. Erik SchulDSC_0268tes, FAIR Data Scientific Project Leader at DTL. A workshop will be given by Dr. Amrapali Zaveri about how to use SPARQL Endpoints to query various biological data resources. For this workshop, you are advised to bring your laptop in order to try out the hands-on exercises. In the evening there will be a dinner in the centre of Lunteren, followed by a fun social event at the conference centre bar. The evening program provides you the opportunity to network with fellow (PhD-) students and young researchers.


13:00-13:15 Registration
13:15-13:30 Welcome and introduction
13:30-14:00 Keynote: Dr. Amrapali Zaveri
“Introduction to semantic web”
14:00-14:30 PhD flash talk
14:30-14:45 – Coffee break –
14:45-16:45 Workshop byDr. Amrapali Zaveri
“How to use SPARQL Endpoints to query various biological data resources”
16:45-17:00 – Coffee break –
17:00-18:00 Keynote: Dr. Erik Schultes
“FAIR Data for scientists”
18:00-19:00 Break + walk to Lunteren center
19:00-20:30 Dinner in Lunteren center
21:00- Social activity

Submit your abstract
Interested in giving a flash presentation? Submit your abstract to
Abstract should be 250-300 words.
Deadline to submit your abstract: 20 March 2016

Sign up for the RSG retreat via the BioSB conference registration form.

50 Euro (without hotel room)
TBA Euro (with hotel room)

NB: You can also book a hotel room via the registration form. If you also register for the conference, please note that if you book a ‘private room’ for the PhD retreat but a ‘shared room’ for the conference, you may have to move to another room at the first day of the conference or will have to share the room the night after the PhD retreat.

Retreat coordinator: Mirella Kalafati (