The goal of the Hot Topic sessions is to bring together researchers with shared interests in an informal setting. The format can change from session to session, but will typically involve a number of invited talks and, importantly, the opportunity for networking.

Upcoming HotTopics sessions:

At this time we have no information on upcoming HotTopic meetings, but stay tuned to this page for future events.

In the meantime, check out the list below to see what wide range of interesting topics are usually discussed in our interactive HotTopic sessions!

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Hottopics committee:

  • Anne Kupczok, Wageningen University and Research
  • Evert Bosdriesz, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Nikolaos Strepis, Erasmus MC
  • Daniel Tamarit, Utrecht University
  • Swier Garst, Delft University of Technology

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List of past HotTopics meetings:

  • HotTopics: (Generative) AI in Biology, 27 March 2024, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • HotTopics: Computational Methods for Spatial data analysis, November 17, 2023, LUMC Leiden
  • HotTopics: Evolution in and of cell communities, February 15, 2023, VU Amsterdam
  • HotTopics: Cell Free DNA, November 21, 2022, VU Amsterdam
  • HotTopics: Computational Immunology, June 30, 2022 Utrecht
  • HotTopics: Single Cell Analysis – September 21, 2017, Leiden
  • HotTopics: ONT Nanopore sequencing – April 20, 2017, TU Delft
  • Systems Biology of Metabolic Regulation – March 28, 2017, Amsterdam
  • Integration meeting – February 16, 2017, LUMC Leiden
  • HotTopics: Virus discovery and beyond – January 13, 2014
  • HotTopics: Bridging the gap between data representation and data reasoning – December 3, 2012
  • HotTopics: Bioinformatics challenges for Synthetic Biology – October 15, 2012
  • HotTopics: Detecting variations in the human genome using NGS – April 16, 2012
  • HotTopics: Peptide and protein quantification using Mass Spectrometry – March 5, 2012
  • HotTopics: Multi-level omics integration – October 24, 2011