COST action OpenMultiMed 

Training school/Conference canceled due to COVID-19!

Training School, March 18-20, 2020, Munich, Germany

The training school is the 8-th training school organised by COST action CA15120 “Open Multiscale Systems Medicine" 

(OpenMultiMed, see )

This workshop is a satellite event of the final COST action OpenMultiMed conference

Our main objective is to gather a critical mass of researchers and stakeholders from different disciplines and coordinate these researchers as a team to define and investigate important S&T challenges in multi-scale systems medicine and to improve existing and develop novel solutions for multi-scale systems medicine.

Multiscale systems medicine aims to utilize and integrate high-throughput data from various sources to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This three-day workshop will focus on the development and application of algorithms for the analysis of heterogeneous datasets arising from clinical practice. We will focus on network-based tools and tools designed to integrate datasets stemming from different experimental techniques and medical records. Applications in the discovery of molecular mechanisms of disease and personalized therapy will be also discussed.

Join us for a 3-day hands-on course on topics like ...

  • Omics data analysis and human tissue metabolic models

  • Privacy-preserving artificial intelligence tools

  • Systems and Network Medicine

  • Drug repurposing

Organizing committee

  • Jan Baumbach (Technical University Munich, Germany) 

  • Harald Schmidt (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Confirmed keynote talks

  • Prof. Dr. Sven Bergmann (University of Lausanne, Switzerland): Making Good Use of Genome-wide Association Studies: From Metabolite Identification to Disease Network Analysis

  • Prof. Dr. Richard Röttger (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark): (Pseudo) Time-Course Network Enrichment Analysis at Bulk and Single-Cell Level

  • Prof. Dr. Veit Schwämmle (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark): Co-regulation of protein complex subunits

  • Mag. Markus Kastelitz, LL.M. (Research Institute, Austria): Privacy in Medicine in the AI Age

  • Prof. Dr. Fabio Vandin (University of Padova, Italy): Cancer mutation profiling

Confirmed training schools

  • Dr. Nicolas Alcaraz (Copenhagen University, Denmark) Analysis of ATACseq and ChIPseq Data and Network Enrichment with KeyPathwayMiner

  • Dr. Christine Nardini (SOL Group, Italy) and Prof. Paolo Tieri (CNR and Sapienza University): Disease Gene Prediction Using DIAMOND and Related Tools

  • Mattia Tomasoni (University of Lausanne, Switzerland): MONET: A Toolbox Integrating Top-performing Methods for Network Modularisation

  • Dr. Markus List (Technical University Munich, Germany) Introduction to Bioinformatics in R

  • Olga Lazareva (Technical University Munich, Germany) Systems Medicine Profiling with GrandForest and BigAnts

Details of the Training School organization

Target audience: Ph.D. students and early-career scientists.

Participation (deadline 24.01.2020): No Registration Fee. Use the blue button at the top of this page.

Conference Dinner: Organized by IASyM at traditional Bavarian Strong Beer Festival location Paulaner-Nockherberg.

Limited space! Registration and prepayment required. ==> Register early! Use the green button at the top of this page.

Basic rules for grant application

  • Number of participants: 20

  • Number of grants: 15-18

  • According to COST rules, the Trainee Grant is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the Grantee.

  • Grants up to 740 euros will be assigned according to an estimation of meal, accommodation and travel expenses. Trainee Grants do not necessarily cover all expenses related to attending the Training School. Acceptance of the Grant should be confirmed by the date specified below.

  • Evaluation criteria: The Action’s Training School Coordinator, supported by the Core group Committee, will assess the received applications and will communicate approval for grants. Candidates involved in interdisciplinary projects aiming at outcomes for systems medicine are a high priority for Training School. Gender, background field, geography, and ESR balance will be taken into consideration (ESR= Early Stage Researchers).


  • Call open till January 24th, 2020

  • Acceptance of the Grant should be confirmed by February 6th, 2020

Registration to E-COST for reimbursement:

Conference venue: TranslaTUM, Einsteinstraße 25, 81675 Munich, Germany

Hotel suggestions: 

Hotel Motel One München-Haidhausen

mk|hotel münchen max-weber-platz

Hilton Munich City

Program overview (entire preliminary program here)