Mon 12 September 2022, 09:00 to Wed 21 September 2022, 17:00
Hotel Meliã Sitges, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Melia, Sitges

The 21st European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2022) has the theme "Planetary Health and Biodiversity". This year the conference runs 12 - 21 September and is organised by the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Talk from the ELIXIR Director, Niklas Blomberg

The ELIXIR track

  • 12 - 16 September: online workshops
  • 18 - 21 September: a four-day conference, with keynote speakers, talks, posters and workshops

ELIXIR will be present at this year's ECCB conference with the ELIXIR Communities Track on Monday and Tuesday 19 - 20 September, and workshops on Sunday 18 September.

You can find details about the conference, including how to register, on the ECCB 2022 website.

Programme for the ELIXIR track

ELIXIR Workshop

Sunday 18 September, time tbc
  • FAIR applied: a practical FAIRification guide for life science data from FAIRplus
    Tony Burdett, Ibrahim Emam, Nick Juty, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Danielle Welter and Fuqi Xu
    More information can be found here.

ELIXIR Session 1

Monday 19 September, 10:00-11:00
  • Identifying resources and exploring synergies between the ELIXIR 3D-Bioinfo, Proteomics and IDP Communities
    Emmanuel Levy, Christine Orengo, Nathalie Reuter, Sameer Velankar, Shoshana Wodak, Norman Davey, Zsuzsa Dosztanyi, Damiano Piovesan, Silvio Tosatto, Eva Csosz, Julien Marcoux, Lennart Martens, Pathmanaban Ramasamy, Juan Antonio Vizcaino, Massimiliano Bonomi and Wim Vranken
  • Using the IDP-KG to enable IDPcentral information on submission
    Alasdair Gray, Ivan Mičetić, Damiano Piovesan and Alexander Monzon
  • AHoJ: rapid, tailored search and retrieval of apo and holo protein structures
    Christos P. Feidakis, Radoslav Krivak, David Hoksza and Marian Novotný

ELIXIR Session 2

Monday 19 September, 11:30-12:30
  • Open source genome-scale metabolic models: why and how
    Mihail Anton, Barbara Szomolay and Vitor A P Martins dos Santos
  • Genome-wide metabolic annotation for Methanocaldococcus (Methanococcus) jannaschii, the first member of the Archaea to be sequenced a quarter of a century ago
    Ismini Baltsavia, George Stamoulos, Konstantinos Tziavara, Alexandros Dermaris, Ioannis Iliopoulos, Ron Caspi, Peter D. Karp, Nikos C. Kyrpides and Christos A. Ouzounis
  • Rare disease specific FAIR Maturity Indicators
    Núria Queralt Rosinach, Rajaram Kaliyaperumal, Annika Jacobsen, Mark Wilkinson, Marc Hanauer and Marco Roos

ELIXIR Session 3

Tuesday 20 September, 10:00-11:00
  • Setting the scene: Beyond COVID-19 - European preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks
    Katharina Lauer
  • Pathogen Data Sharing and Workflows at the ENA
    Colman O’Cathail (EBI/COVID19 Data Portal)
  • Using COVID-19 data genomics and sharing to set a new future standard
    Bas Oude Munnink (Erasmus MC/VEO)
  • Fully transparent viral genomics data analysis and sharing for everyone using public infrastructure
    Wolfgang Maier (Universitaet Freiburg/Galaxy)

ELIXIR Session 4

Tuesday 20 September, 11:30-12:30
  • The ELIXIR Machine Learning Focus Group: achievements and the road ahead
    Silvio Tosatto and Fotis Psomopoulos
  • ELIXIR Biodiversity Community - "Biodiversity data” aims and challenges
    Toni Gabaldón, Josephine Burgin and Robert Waterhouse
  • Federated EGA (title tbc)
    Jordi Rambla

Submit your abstract to the ELIXIR Communities Track

Track chair: Katharina Heil, ELIXIR

We invite submissions of abstracts to the ELIXIR Communities Track at ECCB2022. The aim of the ELIXIR Communities Track is to showcase the latest outputs and services emerging from ELIXIR’s Communities.

Submissions are open to ELIXIR Community members. They should highlight services and activities of the ELIXIR Community.

Presentations should be 15 minutes and will be followed by a maximum of five-minute discussions. Presenters are encouraged to demonstrate concrete services and outputs and show clearly the benefit of their resource or activity to the ECCB audience.

Accepted submissions will be presented in one of the four ELIXIR Communities Track sessions at the conference.

Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to publish their presentations on the ELIXIR F1000Research Gateway.

  • Call opens: 16 May 2022
  • Call closes: 29 May 2022
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance by 2 June 2022.

Review Criteria

All submissions will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance, interest, and value of the topic to conference attendees.
  • Relevance to the overall themes of ECCB2022: Data, Genome, Genes, Proteins, Systems.
  • Relevance to ELIXIR activities.

The ultimate decision of acceptance for an ELIXIR Communities Track lies with the Track Chair and ELIXIR Programme Committee. Accepted presenters are required to deliver the presentation themselves, and must register to attend the conference.


  • For the ELIXIR Communities Track: katharina.heil [at] elixir-europe.org
  • For general questions about the conference: eccb2022 [at] bcocongresos.com