Welcome to the MASAMB 2023 Conference


  IFAS - JKU    abstract submission    dinner    accommodation    sponsors 



Bioinformatics and statistical genetics, twin themes of the long-running series of annual MASAMB meetings, have gained huge impetus from large-scale genome sequencing projects and development of high-throughput biological assay systems, including gene-expression, proteomic, metabolomic and single-cell genomics technologies. These immense data resources, and the underlying complexities of molecular and cell biology, provide exciting research opportunities for numerate scientists.

With typically around 80-120 participants from mathematics, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, biology and related fields, the MASAMB meetings provide an intimate setting for exchanging ideas in methodological and applied research. Research students and scientists newly entering the field of genomic research are particularly welcome and encouraged to submit abstracts. Details of previous meetings are available at the MASAMB archive at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/goldman-srv/masamb/



The 30th annual Annual Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology (MASAMB) will be hosted by the Department of Applied Statistics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and will take place at the Lecture Hall Wing at the JKU campus (magenta colored building on the following campus map) from 31st August to 1st September, 2023.

Important Dates

  Registration for in-person participation    till August 15
  Registration for online participation    till August 27
  Abstract submission    till June 20
  Notifications of acceptance of submissions    till June 16
  Conference    August 31 - September 1


For registration to MASAMB23 the following steps are necessary:

  1. Create a new user account via https://conferences.jku.at/masamb23/user/register
    In this case, you will get an e-mail with a link that leads to a page where you can set a password.
  2. Log in
  3. Registration to the conference via "MY REGISTRATION → EVENT REGISTRATION"

Participants will receive an automatic confirmation of the registration. If you do not obtain anything, please send an e-mail to MASAMB23@jku.at to make sure that the organizer has received your booking. Registration will only be effective on receipt of the registration fee or after authorization of credit card payment. Please notify any corrections to your registration immediately to MASAMB23@jku.at

Registration is open now until August 15 for participation in person and until August 27 for online participation.

Registration fees

IN PERSON until August 15, 2023
Academic: 95 €
Student: 70€
Industry: 150 €

VIRTUAL until August 27, 2023
Academic: 35 €
Student: 25€
Industry: 50 €

In addition, you can purchase tickets for the
    • conference dinner for accompanying persons: 45€
Only possible at the time of registration.

Conference registration fees include

    • Access to all sessions
    • Access to coffee breaks
    • Conference materials
    • Conference dinner

We will try to provide some travel support for young researchers who cannot receive sufficient support from their home institution. If you need support please let us know together with the submission of your abstract.

Abstract submission

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract (maximum of 250 words). Abstract submission has been extended to the 20th of June 2023, at the latest.

The abstract submission is now open. To submit an abstract, please send an e-mail with the abstract including your name and affiliation to MASAMB23@jku.at. Please also specify whether you prefer to present online. If there is sufficient demand we will also try to schedule an online session. Finally please indicate in your e-mail whether you want to present a poster or a talk. In order to participate you also have to register by the end of June.

Program Committee

Rui Borges

Andreas Futschik

Nick Goldman

Asger Hobolth

Carolin Kosiol

Marta Pelizzola

Lukas Weilguny

Local Organizers

Andreas Futschik

Yuehao Xu

Yuexuan Wang

Elke Wolfsegger

Helmut Waldl

Scientific Program

Location: Lecture Wing Tract (Hall C for registration and breaks, lecture room 5 for talks), lunches are in the MENSA building

Thursday, August 31, 2023

9:30 – 12:00 Registration

10:15 – 10:30 Welcome

10:30 – 12:35 Session A: Phylogeny (Chair: Rui Borges)

12:35-14:10  Lunch Break

14:10 – 15:25 Session B: Selection and Mutation (Chair: Claus Vogl)

15:25 -15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00 Session C: Demography (Chair:Marta Pelizzola)

17:00 – 17:45 Poster Session

Evening (from 18:30): Conference Dinner (for registered participants)

Friday, September 1, 2023

9:00 – 10:40 Session D: Popgen Inference (Chair: Andreas Futschik)

10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:40 Session E: Mixed Topics (Chair: Lukas Weilguny)

12:40- 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:40 Session F: Single Cell and RNA seq (Chair: Carolin Kosiol)

15:40 Closing and Next Meeting


Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place on the evening of August 31 at the restaurant Stadtliebe in the center of Linz. Conference dinner is included in the registration fee for in-person participants. If you want to bring an accompanying person with you, it is mandatory to indicate it during the registration (extra fee applies). If you have any problem with registering please contact MASAMB23@jku.at


The following accommodations offer conference discounts

  • Hotel Sommerhaus (close to the JKU campus)
    booking code word: Workshop MASAMB23
    single room: € 62 / double room: € 94
    breakfast and all fees included
    booking deadline: July 31
    contact: hotel@studentenwerk.at
  • Harrys Home (1,7km; 20min walk to venue)
    booking code word: Workshop MASAMB23
    single room: € 95 / double room: € 115
    breakfast included additional visitor's tax € 2,20 per person and night
    booking deadline: July 31
    contact: reservierung@harrys-home.com
  • Hotel Wolfinger (center of Linz, 30min tram ride to JKU)
    booking code word: Workshop MASAMB23
    single room: € 89 / double room for single use: € 115
    breakfast for an extra charge of € 15 per person and night
    booking deadline: June 30
    contact: office@hotelwolfinger.at


  • Oberösterreichischer Hochschulfonds