The complexity and scale of biological data are growing at an explosive rate. Currently, the main bottleneck towards new biological insights is often our ability to interpret existing data, rather than limitations in the availability of data. In recent years, the field of Machine Learning has provided a number of spectacular advances within various biological domains, and the community of researchers applying Machine Learning to address biological problems is rapidly growing. This conference is an attempt to highlight some of the important current developments on the interface between machine learning and biology—with particular focus on the area of biomolecular modelling and relevant machine learning tools.

Confirmed Speakers

Ken Dill

Ken Dill
Distinguished Professor of Physics & Chemistry, Stony Brook University
Director, Laufer Center for Physical & Quantitative Biology

Klaus-Robert Müller

Klaus-Robert Müller
Professor, Technische Universität Berlin
Distinguished professor at Korea University, Seoul
Co-director of the Berlin Big Data Center

Frank Noé

Frank Noé
Professor, Freie Universität Berlin

Jinbo Xu

Jinbo Xu
Professor of Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Senior Fellow, Computational Institute at the University of Chicago

Anatole von Lilienfeld

Anatole von Lilienfeld
Professor at Dept. of Chemistry, University of Basel

Debora S. Marks

Debora S. Marks
Assistant professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Douglas Theobald

Douglas Theobald
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Brandeis University

José Miguel Hernández-Lobato

José Miguel Hernández-Lobato
University Lecturer in Machine Learning, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Chloé-Agathe Azencott

Chloé-Agathe Azencott
Faculty Researcher at Mines ParisTech

Michael Golden

Michael Golden
DPhil student at Brasenose College, Oxford

Simon Olsson

Simon Olsson
Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, Freie Universität Berlin

John Ingraham

John Ingraham
PhD Student at Harvard University

Closing talk by

Alexander Bard

Alexander Bard
Swedish cyber-philosopher, music producer and highly sought-after international speaker. He has given lectures on the philosophical, sociological and economic implications of the internet revolution since the late 1990s.

Confirmed Local Speakers

Michael Sørensen

Michael Sørensen
Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Christian Igel

Christian Igel
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

Ole Winther

Ole Winther
Professor at Section for Cognitive Systems, Technical University of Denmark
Group leader of Gene Regulation, Bioinformatics, University of Copenhagen

Morten Mørup

Morten Mørup
Associate Professor at the Section for Cognitive Systems, Technical University of Denmark

Program (tentative)

Thursday (Nov 9) Friday (Nov 10)
Opening remarks
8:45-9:00
Keynote: Ken Dill
9:00-10:00
Keynote: Klaus-Robert Müller
9:00-10:00
Morning session
10:00-12:00
Morning session
10:00-12:00
Lunch
12:00-13:00
Lunch
12:00-13:00
Afternoon session
13:00-16:00
Afternoon session
13:00-15:45
Poster session
16:00-18:30
Closing remarks
15:45-16:00
Conference dinner
19:00-23:00
(at Nørrebro Bryghus)

Registration

Two types of ticket are available for this conference, see detail below.

Please be aware that availability is limited and the conference may sell out.

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Conference attendance with lunch (early bird)
This includes conference attendance and lunch Thursday and Friday.
Deadline: October 1, 2017
DKK200
Conference attendance with lunch
This includes conference attendance and lunch Thursday and Friday.
Deadline: November 1, 2017
DKK300
Conference attendance with conference dinner
This includes conference attendance, lunch Thursday and Friday and conference dinner Thursday evening at Nørrebro Bryghus.
Deadline: October 30, 2017
DKK700
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Poster session

Abstract for posters session can be submitted to with subject "Abstract for poster" no later than October 15, 2017. The abstract must be submitted as a single PDF file containing 1) a title, 2) a list of authors and 3) an abstract of no more than 250 words.

The poster abstracts will be lightly peer-reviewed and authors will be notified regarding acceptance by the end of October.

Accommodation

If you are visiting from abroad we recommend the following hotels:

Venue

The conference takes place at

Lundbeck Auditorium
Copenhagen Biocenter
Ole Maaløes Vej 5
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Lundbeck Auditorium

To get to the venue from the airport take the Metro M2 to "Nørreport Station" and take a bus. Either take Bus 42 or Bus 6A to "Arresøgade (Tagensvej)" and walk the rest of the way. Both Google Maps and local Danish Travel Planner are most helpful.

Organizers

The conference is jointly organized by:

For matters regarding the conference, you can contact .

We are grateful for the generous funding from The Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network under The Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Copenhagen.