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de.NBI Summer School 2017

The first summer school on Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) will be conducted at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen from June 25th until July 1st 2017.

Major topics

The German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) presents the first Summer School on Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics that is organized by the Bielefeld-Gießen (BiGi) Center for Microbial Bioinformatics. The BiGi center is specialized in the field of Omics data analysis for microbes and is well-known for its software platforms (e.g. GenDB, EDGAR). Furthermore, the de.NBI centres in Bochum, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen are involved in the organization of this workshop. Recently, the BMBF provided a total of 6 Mio € as additional funding for the de.NBI network to establish a federated Cloud Computing infrastructure that will provide more than 15,000 CPU cores as well as storage capacities free of charge to academic research groups and and individual researchers working in the field of computational biology. 
Therefore, this de.NBI Summer School will focus on the utilisation of Cloud Computing infrastructures for bioinformatics. During the training, participants will gain insight into state-of-the-art Cloud Computing technologies and learn how to efficiently utilize Cloud Computing resources to develop and deploy scalable bioinformatics tools. Participants of the workshop could bring their own tools, which will then be used in a Cloud Computing environment.

Learning targets and requirements

Participants will be instructed in the usage of OpenStack based Cloud Computing environments and gain understanding of the possibilities and limitations of Cloud Computing resources for bioinformatics software development and data analysis. The course covers lectures and hands-on sessions by de.NBI speakers and renowned experts in the field and aims at PhD students, postdoctoral fellows or other scientists with a solid background in bioinformatics and software development. We also expect that participants are familiar with UNIX/Linux systems and have a basic understanding of storage and computing devices. During the practical sessions we will also consider the individual demands of participants if possible.

Keynote speakers

  • Christophe Blanchet, French Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Francois Jeanmougin, Hewlett Packard
  • Christian Keil, NetApp Deutschland GmbH
  • Patrick Münch, SVA GmbH
  • Tommi Nyrönen, Head of ELIXIR Finland
  • Dario Vianello, EMBL-EBI


de.NBI speakers

  • Marius Dieckmann (BiGi, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen)
  • Liren Huang (Bielefeld University)
  • Sergei Iakhnin (EMBL, Heidelberg)
  • Dr. Philip Kensche (HD-Hub, Heidelberg)
  • Jan Krüger (CeBiTec, Bielefeld University)
  • Dr. Jens Krüger (CIBI, Tübingen)
  • Dr. Burkhard Linke (BiGi, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen)
  • Manuel Prinz (HD-Hub, Heidelberg)
  • Christoph Ruttkies (IPB Halle)
  • Oliver Schwengers (Justus-Liebig-University Gießen)
  • Dr. Alexander Sczyrba (BiGi, Bielefeld University)
  • Julian Uszkoreit (BioInfra.Prot, Bochum)
  • Jia Yu (Bielefeld University)

Background information about de.NBI can be found in a separate flyer.


The de.NBI project is funded by the BMBF.
FKZ 031A532 — 031A540