ELIXIR CZ Annual Conference 2020

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The fifth ELIXIR CZ annual conference.

Attention: The conference will take place virtually. 


The conference programme will reflect upon the past year’s development in ELIXIR CZ as well as in ELIXIR, namely we will hear

  • plenary lectures by prominent scientists and leaders of national ELIXIR Nodes,
  • update from an ELIXIR Hub representative,
  • representatives of selected partner infrastructures about alignment with ELIXIR,
  • information about development in ELIXIR CZ services that are offered to its participants and scientific community of the Czech Republic,
  • and last but not least 15 minute flash presentations of research undertaken within the ELIXIR CZ community.

Monday, 2 November

10:00 – 10:10     Welcome note: Jiří Vondrášek – ELIXIR CZ Director

10:10 – 10:40     Lukáš Levák (MEYS, Director of Department for Research and Development) – Research infrastructures in the times of SARS-CoV-2 / Covid-19 pandemic
10:40 – 11:00     Jan Hrušák (ESFRI, ESFRI Chair) – Research infrastructures as a pilar of the European research area
11:00 – 11:30     Keynote 1: Corinne Martin (ELIXIR Hub) – Towards an assessment of ELIXIR’s performance and impact
11:30 – 12:00     Keynote 2: Jerry Lanfear (ELIXIR Hub) – Update from the Hub on ELIXIR priority areas

12:00 – 13:00     Lunchtime

13:00 – 14:15     Jiří Vondrášek (ELIXIR CZ Director)
ELIXIR CZ Strategy + Scientific Programme

  • Structural bioinformatics
  • Chemical biology
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatic data access and management
  • Precision medicine

14:15 – 15:00     Keynote 3: Bengt Persson (ELIXIR Sweden) – Human data – Federated EGA and the European 1+Million Genome Project

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30     RIs fight the SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19 pandemic

  • Jan Konvalinka (IOCB) – Czech science against Covid-19, it is all about data
  • Ludek Matyska (MU) – ELIXIR and EOSC reactions on COVID-19 pandemics
  • Martin Modrak (IMB) – Disease progression of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 in the Czech Republic: An exploratory analysis

16:30 – 18:00     ELIXIR CZ international colaboration

ELIXIR Staff Exchange

  • Miroslav Kratochvíl (IOCB) – ELIXIR Staff Exchange: Indexing and search support for single-cell cytometry data repositories
  • Pavel Ostašov (UWB) – ELIXIR Staff Exchange (LFP/ZCU – Imperial College London)

Commissioned Services/Implementation study

  • Michal Procházka (MU) – ELIXIR AAI Service 2019-2020 Implementation Study
  • Martin Hubalek (IOCB) – Comparison, benchmarking and dissemination of proteomics data analysis pipelines
  • Bohdan Schneider (IBT) – 3D-Bioinfo Implementation study

18:00 – 19:30     Poster Session

Tuesday, 3 November

09:00 – 09:45     Keynote 4 : Martin Čech (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS) – Accessible, reproducible and transparent biomedical analyses with Galaxy
09:45 – 10:15     ELIXIR CZ Services/Platforms

  • Miroslav Ruda (CESNET) – Compute Platform
  • Vojtěch Spiwok (UCT) – Training Platform
  • Radka Svobodová (CEITEC MU) – Tools & Services Platform
  • Karel Berka (PU) – Data Platform
  • Jakub Galgonek (IOCB) – Interoperability Platform

10:15 – 10:45     Internal projects ELIXIR CZ

  • Radka Svobodová (MU/PU) – Visualization of Biomacromolecular Quality Criteria via Mol*
  • Karel Berka (MU/PU) – Tools overview and validation platform for 3DBioinfo community
  • Jan Pačes (IMG) – AmtDB (ancient mtDNA database) upgrade and bio.tools integration

10:45 – 11:00     Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30     Flash talks

  • Miloš Prokýšek (USB) – UniCatDB
  • Robert Pergl (FIT CUT) – Data Stewardship Wizard helps fight COVID-19
  • Marek Schwarz (IMB) – rboAnalyzer webserver
  • David Hoksza (CU) – Structural bioinformatics tools at Charles University
  • Jiří Černý (IBT) – Structural bioinformatics of nucleic acids at the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences

12:30 – 13:30     Lunchtime

13:30 – 14:30     Significant achievements of ELIXIR CZ

  • David Bednar (FNUSA – ICRC) – EnzymeMiner: In silico mining of novel enzymes in sequence databases
  • David Sehnal (CEITEC MU) – Mol*: high performance macromolecular data delivery and visualization toolkit for the web
  • Petr Baldrian (IMB) – GlobalFungi, a global atlas of fungi derived from high-throughput-sequencing metabarcoding studies and a live database of fungal records

14:30     Farewell

Note: The conference will be held in English.


Registration is closed.

Presentations and posters

You can indicate your interest in the 15-minute flash talk or poster presentation in the registration form. An email requiring the abstract submission will be sent to you following your registration. Acceptance of the flash talk will be confirmed by the organizing committee.


Abstract template
Presentation template

The poster format will be specified later.

Cost and accommodation

There is no registration fee. For accommodation we recommend following facilities:

Silenzio hotel

Hotel DAP***

Masarykova kolej


Please make your own travel arrangements to the venue.

Masarykova kolej
Thákurova 1
160 41, Praha 6
Czech Republic
Phone.: +420 234 678 494


Jiří Vondrášek
Phone: +420 220 183 267
E-mail: jiri.vondrasek@uochb.cas.cz

Anna Strachotová
Project Manager ELIXIR CZ
Phone : +420 220 183 201
E-mail : anna.strachotova@uochb.cas.cz

Kateřina Startlová
Assistant ELIXIR CZ
Office: +420 220 183 126
Email: katerina.startlova@uochb.cas.cz

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