The German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB) is an annual, international conference devoted to all areas of bioinformatics. It is the annual meeting of theGerman "Gemeinsame Fachgruppe Bioinformatik" (FaBI). Recent meetings attracteda multinational audience with 250 – 300 participants each year. The meetingis open to all fields of bioinformatics and is meant as a platform for the
German and European bioinformatics community.

The upcoming GCB will be organised by the Austrian Bioinformatics Platform ATBI and will be held at the University of Vienna. The conference will focus on computation in life sciences and aims to showcase applications and opportunities beyond. Spearheading scientists will be presenting along withyoung researchers and industry representatives. The first day September 25 is reserved for workshops and satellite meetings. The main conference will take place from September 26-28. The schedule will allow for fly-in on Wed and fly-out on Fri.

For the first time ever the GCB will be held outside of Germany. While Vienna is mostly known for its impressive buildings from various architectural styles that no tourist should miss out, it also is the biggest University city in the German-speaking area and one of the hubs for life sciences in Europe.

We have managed to enlist keynote speakers with exciting topics that cover many different aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology! We are proud to welcome at the GCB seven invited speakers:

Philip E. Bourne, University of Virginia, US
Soren Brunak, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Roderic Guigo, Centre de Regulació Genòmica Barcelona, Spain
Franziska Matthäus, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Gunnar Rätsch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Lincoln Stein, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Canada
Yinyin Yuan, Institute of Cancer Research London, UK

University of Vienna, Campus Althanstraße, 1090 Vienna

Important dates:
Mar 15 Announcement of calls
May 1 – Jun 15 Submission of structured abstracts
May 1 – Jun 15 Submission of Junior Research Group Presentation
May 1 – Jun 15 Submission of workshop proposals
May 1 – Aug 15 Submission of posters

May 1 – Jul 15 Early
Jul 16 – Sep 24 Late
Sep 25 – Sep 28 On site

Vienna and the Austrian bioinformaticians look forward to an interesting and enjoyable GCB 2018 in Vienna! To stay up-to-date, please subscribe to the GCB 2018 newsletter on