Prize winners at NBIC conference
28 Apr 2011
The NBIC conference programme included several competitions.
A jury of the RSG Netherlands judged the oral presentations to choose the best lecture of the conference. Fiona Nielsen, PhD student at the Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI, UMC St Radboud Nijmegen) won the prize with her lecture 'CATCHprofiles: Clustering and Alignment Tool for ChIP profiles'.
Two prizes were available for the poster presentations. One prize was offered by the BioInformatics Industrial User Platform (BIUP), which organised a satellite meeting during the NBIC conference. They judged the posters from a industrial point of view. Patrick Koks (Wageningen UR) received the prize for his poster about 'eBiomics: an e-Learning environment on bioinformatics for life-scientists'.
The other poster prize was given to the poster which was "liked" the most by the conference participants, who could show their appreciation by "Facebook like stickers". Wouter Meuleman (NKI/TUD) found the most stickers on his poster about 'Dynamics and evolution of genome – nuclear lamina interactions'.
The third competition was the application showcase, where researchers could show the applications they developed. Three out of ten were selection for the final presentations on stage:
- Bas Vroling (CMBI) presented GPCR-specific PDF reader
- Miranda Stobbe (AMC) presented JamboreeCards
- Kasper Dinkla (TU Eindhoven) presented BiotaViz
With 92 votes the audience selected the winner: Bas Vroling!