VIB Interest Group Meeting - containers and workflows

We would like to organise a community meeting for bioinformaticians who are interested in using container and workflow technology within their bioinformatics research. Based on several use cases from within VIB, we hope to create a forum for best practises and knowledge exchange and possibly stimulate collaboration within VIB.

We aim to show that containerisation is a method of bundling an application or pipeline with all its dependencies, from language runtimes like Python and R to the operating system itself. Furthermore, we would like to discuss what type of pipelining tools are used within VIB Bioinformatics labs as well as core facilities and also show some examples from other Core Facilities beyond VIB (e.g. NGI in Stockholm). And last but not least, we would like to introduce the Bioconda initiative which aims at a sustainable and comprehensive software distribution system for life sciences. 

The final agenda can be found here: Program_bioit_meeting.pdfProgram_bioit_meeting.pdf



25 January 2019, from 9h30 to 16h30


Clemenspoort - zaal Seelos
Overwale 3
9000 Gent


Various speakers

Registration start date:

10 December 2018

Registration end date:

20 January 2019