6th RoBioinfo Seminar: Machine Learning for Biology

5-6 October, 2019

When? 5-6 October 2019

Where? Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

RSBI (@RoBioinfo) and Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University


  • Familiarise the audience with common topics in Biology that can be approached and solved using Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Get hands-on experience with software packages that facilitate running Machine Learning algorithms.


Registration is now open. Please fill in the registration form until 8 September. We aim to announce the final list of participants by 10 September.

Registration fee is 50 Euro for students, 80 Euro for other members of the academia and 120 Euro for everyone else and will cover coffee breaks, lunches and dinner. Payment information will be communicated after the selection process.

Target audience: BSc, MSc, Phd students and young researchers who are confortable with at least one programming language and are already familiar with common Machine Learning algorithms and methods.


Saturday, 5 October 2019

Time Title and Speaker
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome note
09:30 – 10:00 Bio-Text Mining for Knowledge Graph Building
Claudiu Mihăilă, connex.ai
10:00 – 11:00 Protein-protein interaction confidence evaluation using Maximum Entropy
Irina Armean, EMBL-EBI
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Gene clustering for time series microarray data
Camelia Chira, UBB
12:00 – 12:30 Predicting CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing outcomes
Leopold Parts, Wellcome Sanger Institute
12:30 – 13:00 Image analysis methods for microscopy
Leopold Parts, Wellcome Sanger Institute
13:00 – 13:30 Prediction of relevant genes for the identification of potential drug targets
Leopold Parts, Wellcome Sanger Institute
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Deep learning tutorial. Image analysis for microscopy. Predicting CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing outcomes. (practical sessions)
Leopold Parts, Wellcome Sanger Institute
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Bio-Text Mining for Knowledge Graph Building (practical session)
Claudiu Mihăilă, connex.ai
19:00 Dinner

Sunday, 6 October 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Machine learning research at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology
Răzvan Florian, RIST
10:00 – 11:00 BioModels
Mihai Glonț, EMBL-EBI
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 The Kipoi repository: accelerating the community exchange and reuse of predictive models for genomics (online presentation)
Roman Kreuzhuber, https://www.avawomen.com/
12:00 – 13:00 Machine learning algorithms for identifying antibiotic resistant bacteria
Nicole Wheeler, Wellcome Sanger Institute
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Machine learning algorithms for identifying antibiotic resistant bacteria (practical session)
Nicole Wheeler, Wellcome Sanger Institute
17:00 Beer & Science

Organising committee

  • Iuliana Bocicor, Cluj-Napoca
  • Arthur-Jozsef Molnar, Cluj-Napoca
  • Zsuzsanna Onet-Marian, Cluj-Napoca
  • Emilia Pop, Cluj-Napoca
  • Simona Motogna, Cluj-Napoca
  • Monica Abrudan, Cambridge
  • Robi Tăcutu, Bucharest

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