Joint CIBI user meeting featuring:

OpenMS + MetFrag: High-­performance software for high-­throughput proteomics and metabolomics


SeqAn:  C++ library of efficient algorithms and data structures for the analysis of biological sequence data.

Dear friends and colleagues,

we are happy to announce the 10th CIBI User Meeting on 25. September (09:00) until 27. September 2017 (16:00) at Martin-Luther University, Steintor-Campus, Room SR7, Emil-Abderhalden-Straße, 06108 Halle, Germany 

Note: OpenMS, MetFrag, and SeqAn are developed by the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics (CIBI) and funded as a project of the german network for bioinformatic infrastructure (de.NBI). Thus, for the first time, the OpenMS user meeting is part of a larger CIBI user meeting. Participants may select if they want to participate in the OpenMS or SeqAn track. We also offer a dedicated track for users that want to develop computational tools with OpenMS and SeqAn as well as an introduction to MetFrag.

During the meeting, we will present the capabilities of CIBI tools OpenMS, MetFrag and SeqAn, and discuss your needs and future directions in mass spectrometry and sequence analysis.
This year’s meeting will include an optional OpenMS tutorial session on the first day (Monday, September 25)  with the general conference starting on Tuesday, September 26.

Traditionally, the schedule of our meetings is very flexible, allowing discussions and contributions from the participants.

You can bring your data, a wish listideas for collaboration projects, and also give a talk about your project. This may include suggestions in areas where currently available software solutions were unsatisfactory. We would be very happy to welcome you in Halle this year.


Please take care of room reservations yourself.

We can suggest the following options. Prices etc. are only indicative and not guaranteed.



Directions to the Steintor Campus Uni Halle:

By train: Halle is well connected within Germany’s network of IC and ICE trains  

By plane: Nearest airports are Halle-Leipzig (LEJ), Erfurt (ERF), Berlin (TXL & SXF).

Shortest connection is via Halle-Leipzig Airport, but flights might not run every day. Nice connections are possible via Berlin with train to Halle (Saale) and via Frankfurt (FRA) using the ICE train connection. Note that the Berlin airport BER is still not opened.

Public transport in Halle:,



Participants need to register via The deadline for the workshop registration is 14. August 2017. Notification of acceptance is 15. August 2017. The workshop fee is 50 € for students (Undergrad / PhD), and 8€ for Industry, PostDoc, PI, Professor or above. Fees will cover coffee breaks, lunch, and the workshop dinner. 



We are excited to have Keynote talks by Wolfram Weckwerth (MOSYS, Uni Vienna), Greg Landrum (RDKIT/KNIME), Ivo Grosse (MLU Halle), and Steffen Neumann (IPB Halle)

Contact – scientific and program questions

See you in Halle!
The CIBi Team

The user meeting is a service of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI).