University of Gothenburg
The gothenburg bioinformatics network aims to bring bioinformaticians toghether


The Gothenburg Bioinformatics Network – GOTBIN – is intended to bring together all Gothenburg researchers for whom bioinformatics is a part of their research.


GOTBIN is a local research-oriented network launched on December 2011. It is organized on a voluntary basis without any funding.

Our primary goals:

  • Maintain a voluntary registry of Gothenburg researchers who practice bioinformatics as a component in their work, and where their primary expertise lies. It should be straightforward to find other local researchers tackling the same research problems as you are. Visit our Google group and slack channel.

  • Promote and forward bioinformatics in Gothenburg. This includes offering services such as a mailing list, discussion forum, and organizing relevant seminars and get-togethers. To ask a question, or find people willing to help you out with any given task, must be easy.

Seminar Series

Once a month, invited speakers working in bioinformatics (or a closely related area) will share some of their interesting work and/or experience, with a specific focus on the underlying bioinformatics.

Register to attend (link to the right)

Date (11:00-12:00)


17th Feb, 14:00-15:00

(Friday, OBS different time)

Anders Ståhlberg, Professor in Clinical Genomics at GU
"Ultrasensitive and digital sequencing in clinical applications”

Per Sikora, Part of the management group and Co-Chair of the Informatics and Infrastructure at GMS (Genomic Medicine Sweden), GU
"GMS AP2: Informatics and Infrastructure update"

28th Mar Joan Camuñas Soler, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology, GU
"Data integration for single-cell phenotyping and RNA-based diagnostics”
25th Apr (CANCELED) Angelo Limeta, PhD student within precision therapeutics at Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers
"Predicting cancer immunotherapy outcomes with omics technologies"
30th May Viktor Skantze, PhD student within precision nutrition at Chalmers
"Mathematical modelling of precision nutrition"


Annual GOTBIN Workshop (2023) 

Stay tuned !

Previous events

22nd Feb, 11:00-12:00
     Joel Gustafsson, PhD student at the Dept. of Infectious Diseases, GU
     "Viruses and their k-mer preferences”

29th Mar, 11:00-12:00
     Markus Lindberg, PhD student at the Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Cell biology, GU
     "Computational studies of mutational signatures in cancer genomes”

26th Apr, 11:00-12:00
    Bastian Rieck, PI at the Institute of AI for Health, Helmholtz Centre Munich
    "Zoom and Enhance: Towards Multi-Scale Representations in the Life Sciences"

21st June, 13-14:00  (NEW DATE!)
    Thomas Svensson, Head of Bioinformatics Systems Biology Support, SciLifeLab
    "The Data Driven Life Science initiative (DDLS)"

27th Sep, 11:00-12:00
     Luis Pedro Coelho, Researcher at the Big Data Biology, Fundan University, Shanghai
     "The global microbiome. Big data & small genes”
     Room: Utsikten, Chalmers, Chemistry building (floor 7) 

25th Oct, 11:00-12:00
     Gabriel Reder, PostDoc at Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers
     "Informatics Tools for Fully Automated Systems Biology Experiments"
     Room: Ingegerd Eriksson, Akademicum, Medicinaregatan 3

29th Nov, 11:00-12:00
    Rafael Camacho, Scientific Officer at the Centre for Cellular Imaging, Core Facilities, GU
    "Cellular Imaging processing using Python"
     Room: Ingegerd Eriksson, Akademicum, Medicinaregatan 3

Annual GOTBIN workshop
7th December

29th January, 11:00-12:00
Hong-Li Zeng, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, New Energy Technology Engineering Laboratory of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, CHINA and NORDITA initiative at KTH.

23rd February, 11:00-12:00
Erik Kristiansson, Professor, Chalmers University

30th March, 11:00-12:00
My Nyblom and Anna Johnning, Researcher, Chalmers University

27th April, 11:00-12:00
Marija Cvijovic, Lecturer, Chalmers University
Hanna Söderstrom, Bioinformatician at CGG

25th May, 11:00-12:00
Daniel Bojar, Associate Senior Lecturer, GU
Sanna Abrahamsson, Bioinformatician at BCF Gotthenburg

28th Sep, 11:00-12:00
Hao Wang, Researcher Systems and Synthetic Biology, Chalmers
"Genome-scale metabolic network reconstruction of model animals as a platform for translational research"

28th Sep,15:00-16:00
Tatiana Lenskaia, Research Assistant at University of Minnesota
"The development of computational methods to explore host-parasite interactions"

26th October, 11:00-12:00
Anup Kumar, University of Freiburg, Galaxy Europe Freiburg Team
"Machine Learning with Galaxy"

26th October, 15:00-16:00
Sambhawa Priya, PhD student at the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Minnesota
"Introduction to machine learning and its application to human microbiome data for disease prediction"

30th November, 11:00-12:00
Dimitrios Arnellos, Bioinformatician at 1928 Diagnostics, Gothenburg
"Frontiering in analysing long-read Nanopore data"

GOTBIN annual workshop
2nd of December

Anders Ståhlberg, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center
Alexander Eiler, Professor of Aquatic Ecology, University of Oslo
25th August

Francesco Gatto, Co-Founder and CSO, Elypta
Amir Feizi, Director of Bioinformatics, OMass Therapeutics
29th September

Aleksej Zelezniak, Assistant Professor, Chalmers University
Babak Alaeimahabadi, Senior Data Scientist, AstraZeneca
27th October

Alina Orozco, Bioinformatics Core Facility, GU
24th November

Annual GOTBIN Workshop
10th of December


Annual GOTBIN workshop

     BigData@Chalmers, Graham Kemp
     Bioinformatics Core Facility, Sanna Abrahamsson
     Bioinformatics Systems Biology Support, Thomas Svensson
     Genomic Medicine Sweden, Per Sikora
     RSG-Sweden, Harsha Meghadri
     GOTBIN, Martin Engvist

     Beyond Asymmetry: Evolutionary Advantages of an Active Damage Retention Mechanism  
          Maria Cvijovic, Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers

     MV-PCA: data integration via regularized multiview PCA
          Rebecka Jörnsten, Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers

Dec 5th

GOTBIN scientific seminar

     Landscape of large mitochondrial structural alterations in human cancers
          Swaraj Basu, Institute of Biomedicine, GU

     Genetics of Ischemia Stroke Functional Outcome
          Erik Lorentzen, Bioinformatics Core Facility, GU

     Structural variants and where to find them
          Alexander Schliep. Computer science and Engineering, Chalmers

     Metabolomics at the Swedish NMR Centre
          Daniel Malmodin, Swedish NMR Centre, GU

     Massively parallelized experimental evolution
          Simon Stenberg, Institute of Chemistry and molecular biology, Natfak GU

     Statistical analysis of metagenomics data with applications in ecotoxicology
          Tobias Österlund, Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers

    June 8th

GWAS- How it is done and what can go wrong
Jonas Bacelis, Dept. of Obststrics and Gynecology
June 1st         

1st annual GOTBIN workshop
December 6th

Data integration methods in cancer research
Jimmy Van den Eynden, Dept. of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University
January 15th            

Not all fastq-files are created equal
Tomas Larsson
March 10th       
Carbohydrates in Bioinformatics
Miguel Rojas, Dept. of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
March 11th           

Can I trust my network? Assessing network estimation uncertainty using local component resolution
José Sanchez, statistician at Bioinformatics Core Facility, GU
April 15th       

Coverage - not just a diagnostic
Simon Stenberg
April 17th

User Interface!
Martin Zackrisson
May 8th     
Programming troubleshooting using Python modules
Esteban Parada
June 15th

What can bioinformatics do for you: Analyses of gene expression
Agatha Smialowska, BILS expert at Chalmers
September 10th    

Turn up the signal - wipe out the noise: Gaining insights into bacterial community function using metagenomic data
Johan Bengtsson-Palme
September 18th
How do we handle non-adherence in clinical trials? Estimands and analysis methods in the presence of patient drop-outs
Alexandra Jauhiainen, AstraZeneca, Early Clinical Biometrics
October 15th    
Human WGS at SciLifeLab: From idea to insight.
Björn Nystedt, Manager, SciLifeLab Bioinformatics Long-Term Support (WABI)
October 19th       
Bioinformatics analysis of dog genome to identify pathways or genes involved in disease affecting both dog and human
Katarina Truvé, BILS expert at Bioinformatics Core Facility, GU
November 11th  

2b of not 2b? Practical issues dealind with 2b-RAD data
Pierre de Wit
December 11th   

Integrative analysis of Networks: Structure and Dynamics
Devdatt Dubhashi, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers
March 11th         
Parameter issues in gene prediction on novel genomes
Marina Axelson-Fisk, Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers
April 23rd    
Systematic search for transcriptio-modulating somatic mutations in regulatory DNA regions
Johan Fredrikson, Dept. of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, GU
September 30th                 

RNAseq applications - Half day seminar, GU Researchers
In collaboration with Bioinformatics CF
October 21st    

Half day seminar: NGS Case studies, GU researchers
In collaboration with Bioinformatics CF
February 6th     
Gut microbiota and its links to diet and health in the elderly Irish population
Marcus Claesson, Dept of Microbiology, University College Cork,Ireland
March 27th   
Roadmap of cancer systematic studies
Oliver Yin, Dept of Cancer Research, BGI Tech Solutions
May 28th    
Genomic signatures reveal natural hosts and cross-species transfer of viruses, plasmids and antibiotic resistance genes
Peter Norberg, Dept. of Infectious Medicine, GU
June 4th
New and Old challenges in structural Bioinformatics
Graham Kemp, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers
September 4th    
A modeling apporach for compounds affecting body composition
Peter Gennmark, Senior Research Scientist at AstraZeneca
November 12th  

A "whole-cell" perspective on small RNA target
Erik Larsson, Institute of Biomedicine, GU
January 17th                      

Functional and taxonomic analysis of aquatic microbial communities: A metagenomics approach to ecotoxicology
Kemal Sanli, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, GU
Transcriptome analysis of the host and pathogen in gastric carcinogenesis
Kaisa Thorell, Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers
March 13th                        

Identification of genes causing Mendelian disease using NGS
Magnus Bjursell, Bioinformatics specialist, AstraZeneca R&D
May 21st                            

Human genetic variation and non-coding RNAs
Tore Samuelsson, Dept of Medical Biochemistry, GU
October 9th                        
What makes a bacterium fresh? Insights from single-cell- and meta-genomics
Alexander Eiler, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University
October 25th   

Genome sequencing of Atlantic cod
Kjetill Jacobsen, Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Univ. of Oslo
December 12th