The EuBIC-MS Winter School is organized each second year by the European Bioinformatics Community for Mass Spectrometry (EuBIC-MS), an initiative of the European Proteomics Association (EuPA) for user-oriented bioinformatics for mass spectrometry-based omics.
The Winter School starts with an educational day dedicated to workshops and training in established computation MS tools and workflows. The following days, internationally renowned invited speakers give lectures and practical workshops covering the aspects of identification, quantification, result interpretation, and integration of MS data.
The 2024 Winter School was held on 15-19 January 2024 in the very snowy Winterberg, Germany.
With special guest
Check out the full program to see presentation titles, abstracts, and speaker biographies:
Select keynote speakers organized hands-on workshops to put the theory of their presentation to practice. Additionally, all participants could propose organizing a half-day workshop at the Winter School. This is a great opportunity to, for instance, present a tool that you have developed. Abstracts could be submitted through an online form until November 3, 2023. Abstracts were selected by the organizational committee based on general relevance to the wide computational mass spectrometry community.
Present your work with a poster or flash talk
We encouraged all participants, especially early career researchers, to present their work with a poster. The organizing committee also selected abstracts for a flash talk. Abstract submission for posters and flash talks must be submitted through a separate online form.
Submission for flash talks was closed on December 1, 2023. Submission for posters-only was extended to December 18, 2023.
Alireza Nameni (VIB / Ghent University, Belgium)
Arthur Grimaud (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Bart Van Puyvelde (Ghent University, Belgium)
David Bouyssié (Institute of Pharmacology & Structural Biology, France)
Dirk Winkelhardt (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Julian Uszkoreit (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
Karin Schork (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)
Kyowon Jeong (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany)
Louise Buur (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
Marie Locard-Paulet (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Micha Birklbauer (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
Ralf Gabriels (VIB / Ghent University, Belgium)
Venue and travel
The EuBIC-MS Winter School 2024 will take place at the Resort Hotel Der Schönen Asten in Winterberg, Germany
Der Schönen Asten
Dedicated conference bus to Winterberg
There will be a direct bus connection from Düsseldorf Airport and Frankfurt Airport to Winterberg on Sunday afternoon (5 PM), and back from Winterberg to both airports on Friday after lunch (1:30 PM). All registered participants will get more detailed information about the conference bus and how to register for it. Take into account travel times of between 2 and 3 hours to Frankfurt and between 2.5 and 3.5 hours to Dusseldorf when booking flights. Unforeseen traffic jams are always a possibility.
Note that both airport pick up points are also well-connected by public transport (Frankfurt Airport has a direct high-speed train connection). When traveling from within mainland Europe, consider combining the potential shuttle bus with the train instead of a flight.
Stay tuned for more details.
From the Dortmund train station, the venue is reachable by train (RE57, hourly on weekdays, nearly hourly on weekends). Once in Winterberg, take bus S40 to Altastenberg, Kirche.
Well-connected airports in the area are Düsseldorf Airport, Frankfurt Airport, and Cologne Bonn Airport.
The full program is available here!
Dates and deadlines
September 9th, 2023: Registration opens
November 13, 2023: Early bird registration closes
December 1, 2023: Extended early bird registration closes
December 18, 2023: General registration closes
November 3, 2023: Workshop abstract submission closes
December 1, 2023: Flash talk abstract submission closes
December 18, 2023: Extended poster submission closes
January 15-19, 2024
Early Career Researchers can apply for the €500 travel grant managed by the EuBIC-MS organizational committee, and provided by EuPA. The following requirements apply:
- Participation through poster/flash talk abstract submission.
- Applicant is an undergraduate student, graduate student, PhD candidate, or obtained their PhD ≤ 7 years ago.
To apply for the travel grant, provide a short personal statement in the abstract submission form, describing your background and current situation. The organization committee will prioritize applications based on general abstract quality and the personal statement.
Apply for a travel grant through the poster / flash talk abstract submission form before December 1, 2023.
Travel grants are also available from several national proteomics societies. Contact your respective proteomics society for more information.
Cancellation and refund policy
Cancellations can be made in written form only (please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) and will only be accepted if received at least 14 days prior to the first day of this event (email date counts as cancellation date). Any cancellations after this date or no-shows at the event are not eligible for a refund and the full fee in accordance with the registration invoice or confirmation will be due. In any case, we will only partially reimburse the registration fee after subtracting a handling fee. The exact amount of the handling fee will depend on the actual costs for the reversed transaction.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel all or parts of the event on short-term notice. In this case, all paid fees will be fully refunded minus an administrative fee of 50 EUR.
Der Schöne Asten provides fixed rates for the EuBIC-MS Winter School 2024. A first-come-first-served principle applies. To book one of the reserved rooms, email email@example.com and add
EuBIC-MS-WS-2024 in the subject. Include your arrival and departure times, your name (and also the name of your roommate, in case of a double room). Payments must be made at the hotel itself.
Fixed rates (including breakfast) for the EuBIC2024 participants:
- Single room per person per day: €85
- Double room per person per day: €75
The following registration fees apply:
|Student (undergraduate, graduate, PhD candidate)
|Academic non-student (postdoc, professor, PI…)
The registration fee includes:
- Access to all main Winter School sessions (keynotes, workshops, poster session, social event…)
- Receipt of all main conference materials
- Coffee breaks and lunches on all conference days
The registration fee does NOT include:
- Any travel costs
- Hotel accommodation
- Additional social activities
The capacity of the Winter School is limited to 115 participants. A first-come first-served policy is applied.
Note that abstracts must be submitted in a separate form.
Do not forget to book your room at the hotel separately (see above).