Data 4 Omics Symposium

Bioinformatics * Metabolomics * Transcriptomics

Bioinformatics has become an integral part of the "omics" disciplines. The field is advancing rapidly, offering new opportunities for discovery and innovation. If you are interested in learning about the latest developments in this exciting field in Austria, we invite you to attend the Data 4 Omics Symposium.

Welcome to the Data 4 Omics Symposium

Thursday, 01.06.2023
Campus Technopol Tulln, House of Digitalization
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Participation fee (until 15.05.2023): € 50
On-site registration: € 70

Welcome to the Data 4 Omics Symposium! This one day event is being held in the recently opened House of Digitalization at the Campus Technopol Tulln. The symposium forms an integral part of the interdisciplinary Omics 4.0 research project, which is funded by the state of Lower Austria.

Without bioinformatics and data science, the rapid advancement of the Omics disciplines would not have been possible. Not only do biologists and analysts rely on the support of bioinformaticians in the form of new software and evaluation methods, but more importantly, good communication between bioinformaticians and scientists from related disciplines is key to successful data interpretation.

The Data 4 Omics Symposium serves exactly this purpose. It offers a platform for bioinformaticians and scientists from related Omics disciplines, especially metabolomics and transcriptomics, to share their findings, exchange ideas and network with others in the field. Join us for an engaging and informative experience.


Invited speakers

Bioinformatics binding site detection of enigmatic RNA-binding enzymes

Dr. Thomas Schwarzl
Research Staff Scientist at EMBL Heidelberg, Hentze group

Reliable metabolite identification: From spectrum scoring to decision rules to deep learning

Dr. Gerhard Thallinger
Principal Investigator at Thallinger Lab TU Graz

Foto (c) Lunghammer-TU Graz

Using multiomics to gain insight into the mother-milk-infant triad

Dr. Ulrik Sundekilde
Researcher at DEPARTMENT OF FOOD SCIENCE, Aarhus University

Topics and Program Overview

The program will be structured into three oral and one poster sessions. Each of the oral sessions will be started with an invited keynote lecture dealing with methodical aspects of metabolomics, transcriptomics and chemometric data evaluation. In these symposium topics, participants are invited to communicate their research and findings through oral or poster presentations. All abstracts submitted for consideration will undergo a review process by the scientific committee.

A poster prize will be awarded to the top poster presentation at the symposium. The winning poster will be voted by all participants. This is a great opportunity, especially for young scientists to showcase their work and receive recognition for their efforts.

Tentative program

Currently, the program is being compiled and will be made available shortly after the submission of abstracts will have been closed.

Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:10
1st session
10:10 - 11:50

Chairs: Rainer Schuhmacher, Jonathan Samson
Keynote 10:10 - 10:50
Gerhard G. Thallinger
Reliable metabolite identification: From spectrum scoring to decision rules to deep learning

Talk 1, 10:50 - 11:10
Kevin Mildau
specXplore: An interactive dashboard for flexible exploration of mass spectral data

Talk 2, 11:10 - 11:30
Markus Riedl
Comprehensive meta-analysis of the CHO coding transcriptome

Talk 3, 11:30 - 11:50
Roman Ufimov
ParalogWizard: A novel method for detecting and incorporating paralogues in phylogenetic tree inference from target enrichment data
Lunch break and Poster session
11:50 - 13:20
2nd session
13:20 - 15:00

Chairs: Christoph Bueschl, Markus Aigensberger
Keynote 13:20 - 14:00
Thomas Schwarzl
Bioinformatics binding site detection of enigmatic RNA-binding enzymes

Talk 4, 14:00 - 14:20
Markus Aigensberger
Comparison of untargeted metabolomics processing software, data treatment, & statistical analysis methods

Talk 5, 14:20 - 14:40
Jonathan Samson
TopN Simulator: A software tool for the optimization of data dependent analysis settings

Talk 6, 14:40 - 15:00
Katharina Munk
Holomics: an R Shiny application for the holistic integration and analysis of multiple omics data

Coffee break and Poster session
15:00 - 15:30
3rd session
15:30 - 17:10

Chairs: Guenter Brader, Katharina Munk
Keynote 15:30 - 16:10
Ulrik Sundekilde
Using multiomics to gain insight into the mother-milk-infant triad

Talk 7, 16:10 - 16:30
Muhammad Ahmad
Integrating high-throughput phenotyping with transcriptomics and metabolomics to gain insight into drought stress responses in Norway spruce seedlings

Talk 8, 16:30 - 16:50
Michael Santangeli
Deciphering the interplay of plant gene expression, root exudation and soil microbial community in the rhizosphere of field-grown maize across the vegetation period

Talk 9, 16:50 - 17:10
Anela Tosevska
Cytokine-derived transcriptomic signatures, cellular crosstalk and synovial pathotypes in rheumatoid arthritis

Poster prize and closing remarks
17:10 - 17:25
Closing reception with snacks and drinks
17:30 - open end

Organizing Committee

Franz Berthiller, Guenter Brader, Christoph Bueschl, Angelika Weiler, Birgit Herbinger, Alexandra Parich, Rainer Schuhmacher

Scientific Committee

Franz Berthiller, Guenter Brader, Christoph Bueschl, Birgit Herbinger, Krunic Milica, Thomas Rattei, Rainer Schuhmacher

Deadlines and registration

Deadline Submission of Abstracts 15.04.2023
Notification of Acceptance 01.05.2023
Online Registration (50 Euro) ends on 15.05.2023
On-site Registration (70 Euro) Possible
Late Poster Submission Possible until poster spaces are filled
Symposium 01.06.2023 (09:00-17:30)

Registration fee

Participation fee through online registration amounts to € 50 and is available until 15.05.2023. For on-site registration, € 70 will be charged (Please note that on site payment will be possible in cash only).

Unfortunately, the online registration is already closed. On-site registration on June 1 is still possible (participation fee 70 euros, cash payment on site).

Abstract submission

To submit your contribution, please use this template for writing your abstract and send it via e-mail to

The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th of April 2023 and authors will be notified no later than the 1st of May of the decision about their contribution.


Campus Technopol Tulln, House of Digitalization

Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 10
3430 Tulln an der Donau
Link to Open Street View

The symposium will take place in the modern House of Digitalization at the Campus Technopol Tulln. Parking spaces are available (screenshot from Google Maps)

Trains to and from Tulln and Vienna depart on a regular basis in the morning and evening and take about 25 minutes. The REX trains only stop once in Tulln at the main train station

Trains from Vienna (Wien Heiligenstadt) to Tulln in the morning (screenshot from OEBB scotty ).

Trains from Tulln to Vienna (Wien Heiligenstadt) in the evening (screenshot from OEBB scotty )

Cooperation Partners and Funding


Organization team


This symposium is realized within the research project OMICs 4.0, which is funded by the Federal State of Lower Austria as part of the RTI-Strategy Lower Austria.


This website was made possible with the assistance of OpenAI's language model, ChatGPT, which provided helpful texts for the introductory paragraph, scientific abstract, and information about presentations and posters.

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