Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop 2023

The Software Competence Center Hagenberg, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the Softwarepark Hagenberg and the Austrian Bioinformatics Platform welcome you to Hagenberg (Upper Austria) to participate in the 2023 Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop under the motto "Computational Biology, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science".

The workshop will take place on September 25-26, 2023, from lunch to lunch. The workshop will offer a number of keynote speakers, insightful talks selected from abstract submissions, workgroup discussions and social activity. We will also focus on national research infrastructure for life science data, including the new ELIXIR node Austria. The number of participants will be limited to about 50. Registration remains open until the workshop, as long as capacity is left.


The workshop will take place in the 4th floor of the scch (software competence center hagenberg), Softwarepark 32a, 4232 Hagenberg im Mühlkreis. Watch out for signs that guide you to the meeting room.

The software park Hagenberg can be reached by public transport and  by car: Directly besides the scch building is a car parking area (labeled with a red circle in the plan below), with usually sufficient capacity for visitors. If this area should be full, additional but limited capacity is available in the adjacent garage or in other parking areas at the campus.


Monday Sep 25, 2023
12.00-13:00Cold lunch
13:00-13:30Stephan Winkler: Opening and Welcome

Medical bioinformatics*

Christoph Bock: Machine Learning for Molecular Precision Medicine  
Manuela Geiß: AI for Personalized Medizine  
Zlatko Trajanoski: Computing cancer immunity  
Gabriel Alexander Vignolle: Disease specific cellular deconvolution: Re-analyzing bulk RNA sequencing data to assess treatment response in Ulcerative Colitis

15:00-15:30Coffee break

Computational and data infrastructure, ELIXIR Austria and ATBI*

Sophia Derdak: Bioinformatician at a core facility
Andrea Groselj-Strele and Slave Trajanoski: MedBioNode Cluster for computational biomedical research at Medical University Graz
Thomas Rattei: DataLife and ELIXIR Austria

Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Metabolism, networks and models*

Jörg Menche: Molecular Networks as Maps  
Steffen Waldherr: Genome To Dynamics: Building metabolic simulation models from genome sequences  
Jürgen Zanghellini: Innovating Biopharmaceutical Production: Maximization of Yield and Quality with Multi-Phase Fed-Batch Processes

10:00-10:30Coffee break

Macromolecules and AI*

Gerhard Duernberger: Benchmarking DIA proteomics data  
Philipp Seidl: Enhancing Activity Prediction Models in Drug Discovery with the Ability to Understand Human Language  
Markus Wiederstein: Macromolecular structure comparison beyond single protein chains

12:00-Cold lunch
* Interactive session (short presentations, group work and discussions)

Registration and abstract submission

Registration remains open until the workshop, as long as capacity is left. To register, please first register your ATBI user account on this website. After login, please register for the workshop: Submission of abstracts is integrated in the registration form. You may revisit, edit or delete your registration at any time.


Please arrange your accommodation by yourself. We recommend the Parkhotel in Hagenberg, which is close to the workshop venue:

Many alternative hotels are in Linz, from which you have fast public bus transport connections to Hagenberg. E.g.:

Meals and Dinner

All meals and the workshop Dinner are included and free of charge for the participants of the workshop.

Registration fee and sponsoring

The registration is free for all participants. Industry sponsors are, however, very welcome.