Computational and Molecular Biology Symposium 2017

30th November and 1st December, Conway Institute, University College Dublin


The symposium

The Computational & Molecular Biology Symposium 2017 will be held at the Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research in University College Dublin (UCD). It is jointly organised by PhD students from the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and Computational Infection Biology programs.

This event will showcase the thriving local research and scientific community that is present at UCD and in Dublin to Irish and international academic researchers and industrial companies. It will also feature internationally renowned keynote speakers from a wide range of fields within the sphere of computational and molecular biology to present their research.


The symposium will feature lectures from the following keynote speakers:

Name  University  Topic 
Prof. J. Ross Fitzgerald University of Edinburgh The evolutionary genomics of bacteria at the human-animal interface
Dr Shabaz Mohammed University of Oxford Phosphoproteomics and its use in studying the cell cycle and specifically mitotic exit
Dr Victoria Sanz Moreno King’s College London Combining OMICs with cell biology in cancer
Dr Claus Jorgensen University of Manchester Cell Signalling in Context
Prof. Mohamed Lamkanfi Ghent University Cell death signaling at the intersection with the immune system
Dr Laura Boykin University of Western Australia Food Security Now- Our team’s story using upstream science to help smallholder farmers downstream in East Africa
Dr Evangelia Petsalaki EMBL-EBI Integrative studies of cell signaling regulation


The organising committee is an international team composed primarily of graduate students studying at the Conway Institute, UCD. We would like to invite all those with an interest in computational and molecular biology to attend. Masters, PhD students and early career researchers are especially encouraged to register, and to submit an abstract for the poster session and talks.

Previous symposia featured keynote speakers from various areas of computational biology and molecular biology. The list of previous speakers is available here.



November 30 and December 1, 2017.



The UCD Conway Institute is a multidisciplinary centre for research funded by an initiative of the Irish Higher Education Authority, the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI). Located on the 300-acre Belfield campus of UCD, the largest university in Ireland, the Conway Institute brings together over 550 research staff from all over the University and its associated teaching hospitals.

The University College Dublin campus is situated in Belfield, located just 4km south of Dublin city centre. The campus can be easily accessed by public transport. For suggested routes please refer to the interactive map which can be found here.

Code of conduct

We are dedicated to making this symposium a convivial, harassment-free space for everyone to discuss research in computational and molecular biology. Please see our code of conduct.

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