The German Conference on Bioinformatics is an annual, international conference devoted to all topics in bioinformatics. Its tradition reaches back to 1985, and recent conferences have attracted up to 200 participants from all over the world.

The 2005 conference was organized by the Center for Bioinformatics(ZBH) and has taken place at the University of Hamburg on October 5th - 7th, 2005


The GCB 2005 is over. Our thanks go to all those who contributed and made the GCB 2005 in Hamburg a lively event: the speakers, the poster presenters, and all participants. We also thank our sponsors for their support.

Selected GCB contributions are published in Bioinformatics.

The GCB 2006 will be held in Tübingen.

Key dates

Submission of Contributions
(Regular Papers, Discovery Notes):
May 30th, 2005
Notification of acceptance:   early July 2005
Final version due:   July 18th, 2005
Tutorial abstracts submission:   June 30th, 2005
Poster abstracts submission:   August 15th, 2005
Early registration deadline:   August 15th, 2005

The conference language will be English.


The German Conference On Bioinformatics 2005 in Hamburg focuses on the following topics:

Local Organizers

Matthias Rarey, University of Hamburg
Andrew Torda, University of Hamburg
Stefan Kurtz, University of Hamburg
Ute Willhöft, University of Hamburg

Program Committee

Thomas Dandekar, University of Würzburg Knut Reinert, Freie Universität Berlin
Roland Eils, DKFZ Heidelberg Dietmar Schomburg, University of Cologne
Robert Giegerich, Bielefeld University Jeremy Smith, University of Heidelberg
Oliver Kohlbacher, University of Tübingen Peter F. Stadler, University of Leipzig
Stefan Kurtz, University of Hamburg Andrew Torda, University of Hamburg
Hans-Peter Lenhof, Saarland University, Saarbrücken Martin Vingron, Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
Hans-Werner Mewes, GSF, Technical University Munich Ralf Zimmer, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Matthias Rarey, University of Hamburg

For further information please contact us: info@zbh.uni-hamburg.de

Hamburg, February 2005