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Utrecht Bioinformatics Centre

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Utrecht Bioinformatics Center

Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht

Berend Snel, Patrick Kemmeren, Jeroen de Ridder en Bas van Breukelen



Hotel Description

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center (UBC) is a center that brings together a large number of internationally leading research groups with a strong bioinformatics component, located within Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Hubrecht Institute. The Center was initiated in April 2014 as part of the focus call “Integrative bioinformatics for the life sciences and sustainability” awarded by Utrecht University.

The primary aim of the center is to further strengthen and promote bioinformatics research within the life sciences and sustainability domains by coordinating bioinformatics infrastructure, bioinformatics education and bridging bioinformatics expertise. The center also provides (inter)national exposure to the high class data-driven bioinformatics performed in Utrecht. The center is run by an executive committee and advised by an advisory committee.

Executive Committee
Berend Snel, Utrecht University (chair)
Jeroen de Ridder, UMC Utrecht
Patrick Kemmeren, PMC Utrecht

Bas van Breukelen (Utrecht University)


Utrecht Bioinformatics Center

The Utrecht Bioinformatics Center performs life science research using big data analysis on DNA, genes, proteins and cells. By integrating data from various sources, we develop innovative methods that are at the foundation of solving of important problems in cancer genomics and molecular evolution. The UBC fosters and promotes the bioinformatics community at Utrecht Science Park.


Our community brings together a large number of internationally leading research groups with a strong bioinformatics component within Utrecht UniversityUniversity Medical Center UtrechtHubrecht Institute and Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology.  We share expertise and discuss scientific ideas to realise projects ranging from understanding the worldwide difference in the human genome to discovering new viruses. Read more >>


We coordinate and promote essential infrastructure needed for cutting-edge bioinformatics research, for example a High Performance Computing (HPC) facility. Besides coordinating a HPC facility, we also actively investigate new possibilities and coordinating activities aimed at providing better storage and network infrastructure. Read more >>


The UBC coordinates bioinformatics education activities at Utrecht Science Park including internships, summer schools, as well as bachelor, master and PhD courses. Courses range from general introductory courses to highly specialized courses on evolutionary bioinformatics or advanced data integration. Read more >>


  • Biomedical & health
  • Other
  • Meta Genomics
  • Protein and DNA sequencing (Proteomics and NGS)
  • Systems genetics
  • Evolutionary processes
  • Sequence analysis
  • Structural Biology
  • Gene and Protein Evolution and Function
  • Cancer development
  • Immunology
  • Plant Biology

Expertise and Track Record

43500984102 Living Colour – understanding the ecology and evolution of bacterial iridescence with H. Bolhuis (NIOZ)

A large HPC cluster for life sciences
An unique combination of Bioinformatics expertise and a clear entry point for collaborations within the Utrecht Campus.

For an overview of the Utrecht Bioinformatics Community

  • None at the moment
  • Dutch Techcenter for Life Sciences
  • BioSB

Hotel Characteristics

  • 28 Participating groups

This depends on the project there are no exact numbers known

  • Dell servers for CPU
  • EMC/DELL storage
  • The UBC delivers bioinformatics expertise in a great variety of domains.


Public Domain Specific Repositories