Welcome to the JCB

The Jena Centre for Bioinformatics (JCB) comprises about 25 research groups and aims to concentrate and strengthen interdisciplinary bioinformatics research.

An important part of the JCB’s activities is the organisation of seminars with invited external speakers and of workshops. Read More

2nd International Workshop on Image-based Systems Biology, 25.-26. September 2014



The general experience that “a picture is worth a thousand words” also holds in the field of systems biology: Image-based Systems Biology is a modern approach that aims to extract spatio-temporal information contained in images in a form that it can be used to model morphological, functional and dynamical aspects of biological processes. In many cases, the vast amount of microscopic image data that is nowadays routinely generated is only used for a qualitative illustration of some biological process under consideration. In contrast, Image-based Systems Biologyseeks to take full advantage of the information in images and establishes an essential connective link between experimental and theoretical examination of biological processes at a quantitative level. Read More

Seminar, 31. July 2014, Kris Morreel


31. July 2014, 16:00
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, seminar room 3423

Solving a metabolomics Sudoku: high-throughput structural annotation by searching candidate substrate-product pairs (CSPP) 

Kris Morreel, Yvan Saeys, Oana Dima, Ruben Vanholme, Bartel Vanholme, Wout Boerjan
(VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University)

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Seminar, 12. June 2014, Martin Bücker

12. June 2014, 16:00
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, seminar room 3423

What automatic differentiation can do for bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Martin Bücker
(Chair for Computer Architecture and Advanced Computing; FSU Jena)

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Seminar, 03. June 2014, Matthias Bernt


03. June 2014, 14:00 – Tuesday
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, seminar room 3423

MITOS: Improved de novo metazoan mitochondrial genome annotation

Dr. Matthias Bernt
(Parallel Computing and Complex Systems Group; Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science; University of Leipzig)

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Seminar, 15. May 2014, Shen Huibin


15. May 2014, 17:15
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2, seminar room 3423

Metabolite identification through multiple kernel learning on fragmentation trees

Shen Huibin
(Department of Information and Computer Science, Aalto University, Finland)

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