The 2018 edition of the European Bioconductor Meeting will be hosted at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, on December 2018.

  • Where: TUM-IAS Building, Lichtenbergstrasse 2a, Garching
  • When: 6 - 7 December 2018


The meeting is aimed at biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, programmers and software engineers who use or contribute to the Bioconductor project, or are interested in using Bioconductor. The goals are to:

  • foster the exchange of technical expertise
  • keep contributors up to speed with the latest developments coordinate any related efforts.

The main conference will be on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2018. The day before, attendees are welcome to join the STRATOS topic group 9 “high-dimensional data” for a keynote talk by Lisa Meier McShane.

Key dates

  • Oct 10: Abstract deadline
  • Oct 25: Notice of acceptance
  • Nov 21: Registration deadline
  • Dec 5 (evening): STRATOS meeting
  • Dec 6-7: European Bioconductor Meeting


Registration is free of charge but mandatory. We have up to 100 seats and will give priority to speakers and contributors of Bioconductor packages.

Please fill in the registration form.

Confirmed invited speakers

Preliminary schedule

Joint meeting with the STRATOS topic group 9 “high-dimensional data”

Wed 5 Dec Schellingstr. 3 (Munich centre, near Geschwister-Scholl-Platz), lecture hall S005*
17:00 - 18:00 Lisa Meier McShane
18:00 - 19:00 Introduction to the STRATOS initiative
19:00 - Informal get to-gether in some brewery

EuroBioc 2018

Thu 6 Dec TUM-IAS Building, Lichtenbergstrasse 2a, Garching
09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:30 - 10:00 Bernd Bischl
10:00 - 10:30 Session I
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Session II
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session III
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Session IV
18:00 - 19:00 Christmas market
19:30 - Dinner at Hofbrauhaus (self-funded)
Fri 7 Dec TUM-IAS Building, Lichtenbergstrasse 2a, Garching
09:00 - 09:30 Keegan Korthauer
09:30 - 10:30 Session V
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Session VI
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Fanny Perraudeau Unlocking RNA-seq tools for zero-inflation and single cell applications using ZINB-WaVE observation weights
14:00 - 15:00 Session VII
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Wrap-up and closing


  • Motel One Munich-Sendlinger Tor. This is located in the city centre close to the Sendlinger Tor underground station.
  • Motel One Munich-Garching. This is located outside the city centre but closer to the conference venue. The Garching-Hochbruck station is right outside the hotel.

Getting to the venue

By public transport (U-Bahn), the venue can be reached in approximately 30 minutes from the city centre. You need to get off at the last stop of the U6 Line (Garching-Forschungzentrum).

More information is available here

Social Activities

Wed. 5 Dec. evening. There will be a talk by Lisa McShane at Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) from 5-6pm, followed by a presentation of the STRATOS initiative. This is an opportunity for the two groups to meet. We plan to go for some beer and food downtown afterward (self-funded).

Thur. 6 Dec. evening we will visit the Christmas market in the city centre and have a dinner party (self-funded) at the brewery Hofbrauhaus afterwards.

Sat. 8 Dec. If the snow condition allows it, some organizers will go skiing in Garmisch, a ski resort near Munich. Everyone is welcome to join. Here some information from last year about a train & ski-pass offer.

Code of conduct

Bioconductor is built on the free and open exchange of scientific ideas, and the contributions of our diverse user community. In this spirit, EuroBioc 2018 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Harassment of any form (verbal, physical, sexual, or other) will not be tolerated in talks, workshops, poster sessions, social activities, or online.

Reach out to conference organizers ( or our on-site response team with any concern (Anne-Laure Boulesteix or Julien Gagneur).

Previous meetings

If you have not previously attended any European Bioconductor meetings, you can get an idea about the topics and talks by looking at the programmes from the 2017, and 2015 editions.

Organising committee


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