Nov 27 – 29, 2023
DJH Youth Hostel Bielefeld
Europe/Berlin timezone

Welcome to the 6th de.NBI Cloud User Meeting.

Registration is now closed!  


Warning: It has been brought to our attention that trainers may have been contacted concerning arrangement for accomodation by an external company. Please do not reply to these e-mails and bring them to our attention using the e-mail address provided for contact on the left. We do not work together with any external booking or travel agency. 


For more than 5 years the de.NBI Cloud has provided free of charge computing resources to the life sciences community in Germany. Scientists involved in various research topics, such as metagenomics, medical imaging, epigenetics, and plant biology benefit from the opportunities provided by the de.NBI Cloud.

With our annual user meeting we would like to highlight topics of interest for our growing community.

We provide the opportunity for our current users to learn more about best practices in cloud computing and present newcomers and possible future users the capabilities provided by the de.NBI Cloud that could help accelerate their research in future projects. Talks and workshops will be given covering topics in cloud computing, such as container orchestration using Kubernetes, the application of infrastructure as code technologies but also bioinformatics related workshops such as an introduction to Bioconda and BioContainers and introductions to bioinformatics workflow systems.

The de.NBI Cloud User Meeting fosters the interaction with our growing community. We value your input on the specific needs of the scientific life sciences community, which helps us to shape the future of the de.NBI Cloud according to specific use cases.

This year, we are organizing the de.NBI Cloud user meeting as an in-person event at the DJH Youth Hostel in Bielefeld from Nov 27th - Nov 29th, 2023.

Participation is free of charge, but attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The scope of this meeting includes:

  • Talks of experienced users in different research areas
  • Workshops for both new and experienced users
  • Opportunities to engage with experts on various cloud computing topics
  • The possibility to present your own project or project idea and receive feedback from other users and cloud experts
  • Social events designed to foster a sense of community

We are looking forward to welcoming interested researchers from many different bioinformatics and life-science research areas to learn more about cloud computing and the de.NBI Cloud.


Registration and participation are free of charge, however, participants need to arrange and cover their own travel and accomodation.

Accomodation can be booked at the youth hostel, but requires a DJH Association membership or international youth hostelling card:

Alternatively, we recommend the following hotels in the area:

B&B Bielefeld:

Stay-Inn Bielefeld Zentrum:

Legere Express Bielefeld:

Further Information

Feel free to visit our homepages for further information on de.NBI and the de.NBI Cloud:                   


All times are given in the timetable and the scientific program representing Central European Time (CET)!

DJH Youth Hostel Bielefeld
Seminar Building
Jugendherberge Bielefeld Jugendgästehaus Bielefeld Hermann-Kleinewächter-Str. 1 33602 Bielefeld
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de.NBI is part of the Institute for Biological and Geosciences-IBG-5 at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, member of the Helmholtz Society.