European Bioconductor Developers' Meeting
12th-13th January 2015, Heidelberg

This is an archive website for a past meeting. For the upcoming meeting in December 2015 see here.

The meeting is aimed at bioinformaticians, programmers and software engineers who contribute to the Bioconductor project, or are interested in developing packages for Bioconductor. The goals are to:

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We aim to have a mixture of scientific and technical presentations, with the themes of this year's meeting including:


European Molecular Biology Laboratory
ATC building room "Courtyard A+B"
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg

The meeting will start 12:00 on Monday 12th January with a buffet lunch, and end around 17:00 on Tuesday 13th January. There will be a group dinner on Monday evening. For a detailed schedule see below.


The registration for the meeting is now closed!

To be put on a waiting list (in case someone drops out) please follow the instructions below.

Please confirm your attendance by email to aoles at with the subject "Registration for the European Bioconductor Developers' Meeting". In the body of your mail please specify your full name and affiliation. Additionally, please provide briefly a description of your interest in the Bioconductor project (e.g. name existing packages you maintain or develop, planned contributions, or other types if interest). Also, please state if you are interested in presenting something; talks/posters will be selected dependent on availability of time slots and session topics.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, please include them in your registration email.

Registration places are limited. Preference will be given to active developers (package maintainers and authors) who register before 30 November 2014. Subsequently, remaining places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.


Monday, 12th January

Tuesday, 13th January


Participants are encouraged to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The recommended hotels include, but are not limited to Bayrischer Hof and Hollander Hof.

In addition, the top choices at TripAdvisor are all recommendable. However, Kurpfalzhof and Hotel Heidelberg are far out of town and are not recommended unless you're driving.

A reasonably priced alternative is the ISG Hotel (booking) in the forests near EMBL (but far from town). There is a free shuttle service between the hotel and EMBL.

Travel information

For those arriving by train, it is recommended that you go to Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof and take a taxi to EMBL (~15 Euro) as public transport for this journey is slow and cumbersome.

As well as the information below, the EMBL website provides comprehensive information on traveling to EMBL.

By plane

Heidelberg can be reached from the following airports: Frankfurt (Main), Stuttgart, Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (Ryanair), and Frankfurt-Hahn (Ryanair).

Frankfurt (Main)

Either take the train or the Lufthansa Shuttle that goes to the Crowne Plaza hotel. From there, either take a taxi or bus 39 to EMBL.


From Stuttgart, train is feasible (usually with two changes, in Stuttgart Central and in Mannheim).

Baden-Baden and Hahn

For Baden-Baden and Hahn, there are shuttle buses.


For questions, please contact .