27/02/2017 - VIB Community Meeting

On 27 February 2017 Lennart Martens (VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology) and Alexander Botzki (VIB Bioinformatics Core) organized the first VIB Community Meeting on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Brussels. This initiative aims at fostering the VIB collaboration and knowledge exchange among bioinformaticians through discussion sessions on innovative topics in the field.

During the last plenary session there was an opportunity to give feedback about this meeting, and some very interesting remarks and suggestions came up. A post-meeting survey revealed a great need for community building at VIB. The results of that survey can be found on this link.

Future meetings will be set up to support a Computational Biology Platform within VIB, through intensified interaction and collaboration across the VIB research centers and core facilities. Stay tuned!