[01.08.2017] Registration now open until 15th of August!!!

Joint CIBI user meeting featuring:

SeqAn:  C++ library of efficient algorithms and data structures for the analysis of biological sequence data.


OpenMS + MetFrag: High-­performance software for high-­throughput proteomics and metabolomics

Dear friends and colleagues,

we are happy to announce the 10th CIBI User Meeting on 25. September (09:00) until 27. September 2017 (16:00) at Martin-Luther University, Steintor-Campus, Room SR7, Emil-Abderhalden-Straße, 06108 Halle, Germany

Note: SeqAn, OpenMS, and MetFrag are developed by the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics (CIBI) and funded as a project of the german network for bioinformatic infrastructure (de.NBI). Thus, for the first time, the SeqAn user meeting is part of a larger CIBI user meeting. Participants may select if they want to participate in the SeqAn or OpenMS track. We also offer a dedicated track for users that want to develop computational tools with SeqAn and OpenMS as well as an introduction to MetFrag.

During the meeting, we will present the capabilities of CIBI tools SeqAn, OpenMS, and MetFrag and discuss your needs and future directions in sequence analysis and mass spectrometry.
This year’s meeting will include an optional SeqAn tutorial session on the first day (Monday, September 25)  with the general conference starting on Tuesday, September 26.

Traditionally, the schedule of our meetings is very flexible, allowing discussions and contributions from the participants.

You can bring your data, a wish listideas for collaboration projects, and also give a talk about your project. This may include suggestions in areas where currently available software solutions were unsatisfactory. We would be very happy to welcome you in Halle this year.


Please take care of room reservations yourself.

We can suggest the following options. Prices etc. are only indicative and not guaranteed.


Directions to the Steintor Campus Uni Halle: https://goo.gl/ZNSmBM

By train: Halle is well connected within Germany’s network of IC and ICE trains https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en

By plane: Nearest airports are Halle-Leipzig (LEJ), Erfurt (ERF), Berlin (TXL & SXF).

Shortest connection is via Halle-Leipzig Airport, but flights might not run every day. Nice connections are possible via Berlin with train to Halle (Saale) and via Frankfurt (FRA) using the ICE train connection. Note that the Berlin airport BER is still not opened.

Public transport in Halle: https://goo.gl/9Zo5vy, http://www.havag.com/fahrplan/liniennetz-und-tarifzonenplan


Participants need to register via https://goo.gl/forms/8WKW2T2OBrosfiuA3. The deadline for the workshop registration is 15. August 2017. Notification of acceptance is 31. August 2017. The workshop fee is 50 € for students (Undergrad / PhD), and 80 € for Industry, PostDoc, PI, Professor or above. Fees will cover coffee breaks, lunch, and the workshop dinner.


Monday 2017-09-25 Tuesday 2017-09-26 Wednesday 2017-09-27
Room: SR7 Room: SR12 Room: SR8 Room: SR7 Room: SR7
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Introduction Introduction to CIBI and its Tools

What’s new in OpenMS

Developer Talks
09:30 – 10:30 Workflow Tutorial
with KNIME
Introduction to
Programming with
Introduction to
Programming with
What’s new in …

… SeqAn?
… MetFrag?

Scientiffic talks
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to OpenMS
and TOPP
Intro to MetFrag
& MassBank
SeqAn Tools and
KNIME Workflows
Keynote: Ivo Große
What’s New ?
Keynote: Wolfram Weckwerth
System theoretical concepts
in multidimensional genome-scale
molecular data analysis
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at Harzmensa (700m walk) Lunch at Harzmensa (700m walk) Lunch at Harzmensa (700m walk)
13:00 – 14:30 Advanced OpenMS Advanced SeqAn Tools Developer talks:
SeqAn IPCC (Rahn)
dynamic KNIME nodes (Pfeuffer)
OpenMS talk
Scientiffic talks
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:00 Advanced Proteomics and
Metabolomics Workflows
Advanced NGS
Data Analysis
BYOD/Hacking Keynote: Greg Landrum
Scientiffic talks
Wrap-up and departure
16:15 – 17:30 Integrated Multi-Omics
BYOD/Hacking BYOD/Hacking Scientiffic talks
17:30 – end Self-paid DINNER at Krug zum grünen Kranze Social event Tram City Tour
and Workshop DINNER at
Brauhaus Halle

We are excited to have Keynote talks by Wolfram Weckwerth (MOSYS, Uni Vienna), Greg Landrum (RDKIT/KNIME), Ivo Grosse (MLU Halle), and Steffen Neumann (IPB Halle)


SeqAn Team – scientific and program questions

See you in Halle!
The CIBi Team