Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop 2024 in Graz

The Center for Medical Research (ZMF) of the Medical University of Graz and the Austrian Bioinformatics Platform welcome you to Graz to participate in the 2024 Austrian Bioinformatics Workshop on July 3, 2024. The workshop will take place just the day before the 20 years anniversary events of the ZMF on July 4-5.

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 and facilities for life science data, including the new ELIXIR node Austria. The number of participants will be limited to about 150.


The workshop will take place at the Medical University Graz, Neue Stiftingstraße 6, 8010 Graz, Austria.


Wednesday Jul 3, 2024
8:30-9:15Registration and Coffee
9:15-9:30Opening and Welcome

Keynote lecture
Sven Nahnsen, University of Tübingen: The power of FAIR data in biomedical research

Session 1: Training in computational life sciences*
Michael Feichtinger, University of Vienna: The Path to FAIR Data: Approaches to RDM Training for Students

Chairs: Andrea Groselj-Strele, Julia Feichtinger

11:00-11:30Coffee break

Session 2: Research highlights from computational life sciences*
Andreas Trügler, TU Graz: Encrypted Analytics - The Possibilities of Modern Cryptography and AI
Wolfgang Kern, Uni Graz: Data-driven methods in emergency medicine
Sangeeta Kumari, BOKU University: CCSfind: A tool for chemically informed LC-IM-MS database building
Michael Gruenstaeudl, Fort Hays State University: Developing bioinformatic tools for the data mining and quality control of archived organellar genomes – An ideal setting for training the next generation of bioinformaticians

Chairs: Natalie Bordag und Christian Diener

13:00-14:00Lunch and Poster presentation

Session 3: Research data management*
Alexander Bardel, TU Graz: Automating workflows with the help of electronic laboratory notebooks: An inter-university approach using the example of eLabFTW
Georg Göbel, Meduni Innsbruck: Processing Research Data at Austrian Medical Universities towards the EHDS – Strategies, Concepts and Challenges
Robert Primschitz, Meduni Graz/ Biobank: Clinical Biobanking IT System Solution at Med Uni Graz- live demonstration

Chairs: Michael Feichtinger und Thomas Rauter

15:30-16:00Coffee break

Session 4: Bioinformatics infrastructure and facilities*
Gabriel Floriani, Meduni Innsbruck: A dedicated Bioinformatics HPC infrastructure
Thomas Rattei, Uni Wien: DataLife infrastructure for Life Science Data
Andrea Groselj-Strele, Meduni Graz: The Need of Career Paths for Core Facility Staff

Chairs: Marija Durdevic und Jürgen Hartler

* Interactive session (short presentations, group work and discussions)


Please register through the ZMF 20 years anniversary registration form, which also allows you to register for this workshop.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission for posters is open for authenticated users. Before submission, please login or register.


Please arrange your accommodation by yourself. We recommend our Partner Hotels Florian Weitzer and Schlossberg Hotel. When making your reservation, please inform the hotel that you are a guest of an event at Med Uni Graz in order to receive our special conditions. For further questions, please contact

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.