October 4–7 | Frankfurt, Germany

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Paper submission deadline: Fri 19 June midnight (any time zone)
- Acceptance notification: Fri 10 July
Poster submission deadline: Fri 28 August midnight (any time zone)
- Acceptance notification: Mon 01 September
Early registration ends: Fri 04 September
Conference starts: Sun 04 October
Conference ends: Wed 07 October


For your convenience we have pre-booked hotel rooms that can be reserved via the individual hotel’s email address or telephone number. Additional information is provided in the registration confirmation email. All hotels are located in central Frankfurt and within 15 minutes walking distance from the conference site. Please note that the special conference rates are available only for a limited time and only if you state the registration keyword during the booking process.

To open a map showing the locations of the listed hotels, please click here.

A contingent of 150 rooms is available until September 03 at a special rate of EUR 99 (classic) to 199 (superior) per night, including breakfast.

MARITIM Hotel, Frankfurt
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 3
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 7578 1130
Fax: +49 (0) 69 7578 1004
Reservation Keyword: (only visible for logged-in participants)


■ Hotel Palmenhof
A contingent of 14 rooms is available until September 02 with a special rate of EUR 95 to EUR 104 per night, including breakfast.

Hotel Palmenhof
Palm Estate GmbH
Bockenheimer Landstraße 89-91
60325 Frankfurt/Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69-7530060
Fax: +49 (0) 69-75300666
Reservation Keyword: (only visible for logged-in participants)


■ Fair Hotel Villa Diana Westend
A contingent of 20 rooms is available until September 02 with a special rate of EUR 86 per night, including breakfast.

Fair Hotel Villa Diana Westend
Westendstraße 83
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 907 44 20
Fax: +49 (0) 69 907 44 277
Reservation Keyword: (only visible for logged-in participants)


Additional Options (no room contingent reserved)

■ Frankfurt Hostel
This hostel has almost hotel standards and is well located close to the city center and public transport.

Frankfurt Hostel
Kaiserstraße 74
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0) 69 2475 130
Fax: +49 (0) 69 24 75 13 11

Student and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

We will try to offer a limited number of partial travel scholarships to student and postdoctoral participants. Please wait for further announcements.

Paper Submission

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: June 19, 2015
Author Notification: July 10, 2015
Final Version due: July 20, 2015

Details on Submitting a Manuscript

Submitted papers must have not been published or be currently under the consideration for publication in any other journal or conference with formal proceedings. All accepted papers will have to be presented by one of the authors at the conference. Accepted papers will be published in one of two journal supplements, either to BMC Genomics or to BMC Bioinformatics. (Upon submission, authors may choose between the two options. The Supplement Editors, however, will keep the right to modify the choice where necessary.)

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to the guidelines in BMC’s Instructions for authors of the respective journal (BMC Genomics or BMC Bioinformatics):

Note that the strict formatting requirements only apply to the final versions after acceptance. For the review process it is actually preferred if only a single document is submitted, containing all text, tables and figures.

As BMC Genomics and BMC Bioinformatics are Open Access journals, there will be an author fee of £922 (Nine Hundred and Twenty Two Pounds Sterling) for publication in the event that an article is accepted.

All submissions must be made online, through the EasyChair submission system, at the following address:

You need to register on that web site before submitting. A standard PDF file must be received by midnight on June 19, 2015 (time zone of your choice) in order for your submission to be considered. Re-submission of already submitted papers will be possible until midnight June 22, 2015 (time zone of your choice).

Recomb Comparative Genomics 2015

The increasing amount of genome-related data is a fruitful source for biological research. By comparing complete or partial genomes it is possible to infer a great amount of new biological information, including gene function, evolutionary relationship between species and ancestral genome organization. Due to the dimension of the available data, efficient computational tools are imperative to accomplish these tasks.

The RECOMB-CG satellite conference brings together leading researchers in the mathematical, computational and life sciences to discuss cutting edge research in comparative genomics, with an emphasis on computational approaches and novel experimental results. The program includes both invited speakers and contributed talks.

The call for papers has now been closed. Click here to access the list of accepted manuscripts that will be published as open-access manuscripts either in the journal BMC Genomics or in the journal BMC Bioinformatics.

Contributions to the conference as posters are welcomed on any theoretical and/or empirical approach to genome-wide comparison. This includes genome evolution, algorithms for genome rearrangement, comparative tools for assembly, gene identification or annotation, comparison of functional networks, genomic variation in humans and model organisms, cancer genomics, duplication patterns of genes, segments and whole genomes, and comparative epigenetics. We encourage submissions that offer new biological findings or otherwise highlight their relevance to biology. The complete call for posters is available for download in PDF format.

The conference will be held at the campus of the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt (BiK-F).

Timetable for Sunday – October 4th

Time (CET) 
18:00 (open-end)Welcome reception at Goethe University guesthouse Frauenlobstrasse.

Timetable for Monday – October 5th

  • Session 1: Keynote

    Session Chair:
    David Sankoff
Investigating meiosis in allohexaploid BrassicaAnnaliese S. Mason
  • Session 1: Talk 1.1

Exact Approaches for ScaffoldingMathias Weller, Annie Chateau and Rodolphe Giroudeau
10:25Coffee Break
  • Session 2: Talk 2.1

    Session Chair: Lars Arvestad
Ancestral gene synteny reconstruction improves extant species scaffoldingYoann Anselmetti, Vincent Berry, Cedric Chauve, Annie Chateau, Eric Tannier and Sèverine Berard
  • Session 2: Talk 2.2
    Reconstruction of Ancestral Gene Orders using Intermediate GenomesPedro Feijao
    • Session 2: Talk 2.3
      Sampling and counting genome rearrangement scenariosIstván Miklos and Heather Smith
      • Session 2: Talk 2.4
        Syntenic block overlap multiplicities with a panel of reference genomes provide a signature of ancient polyploidization eventsChunfang Zheng, Daniella Muñoz Santos, Victor Albert and David Sankoff
        • Session 3: Keynote

          Session Chair: Eric Tannier
        Hierarchical Orthologous Groups: a unifying and scalable framework for large-scale gene evolutionChristophe Dessimoz
        • Session 3: Talk 3.1
          Widespread Signatures of Local mRNA Folding Structure Selection in Four Dengue SerotypesEli Goz and Tamir Tuller
          • Session 3: Talk 3.2
            A maximum pseudo-likelihood approach for phylogenetic networksYun Yu and Luay Nakhleh
            • Poster Session
              • Business Meeting
                Business Meeting held in parallel to the Poster Session from 17:30 till 18:15 in seminar room "Wallace"

                Timetable for Tuesday – October 6th

                • Session 4: Keynote

                  Session Chair: István Miklós
                Simulating and reconstructing genome evolution in vertebratesHugues Roest Crollius
                • Session 4: Talk 4.1
                  Prediction of microbial phenotypes based on comparative genomicsRoman Feldbauer, Frederik Schulz, Matthias Horn and Thomas Rattei.
                  10:25Coffee Break
                  • Session 5: Talk 5.1

                    Session Chair: Chunfang Zheng
                  Reconstruction of an ancestral Yersinia pestis genome and comparison with an ancient sequenceWandrille Duchemin, Vincent Daubin and Eric Tannier
                  • Session 5: Talk 5.2
                    Reconstruction of Composite Regulator-Target Splicing Networks from High-Throughput Transcriptome DataPanagiotis Papasaikas, Arvind Rao, Peter Huggins, Juan Valcarcel and A. Javier Lopez
                    • Session 5: Talk 5.3
                      A comparative genomics study on the effect of individual amino acids on ribosome stallingRenana Sabi and Tamir Tuller
                      • Session 5: Talk 5.4
                        Moments of genome evolution by Double Cut-and-JoinPriscila Biller, Laurent Gueguén and Eric Tannier
                        • Session 6: Keynote

                          Session Chair: Tandy Warnow
                        Strain level microbial comparative genomics using shotgun metagenomicsNicola Segata
                        • Session 6: Talk 6.1
                          Efficient algorithms for reconciling gene trees and species networks via duplication and loss events.Thu-Hien To and Celine Scornavacca
                          15:55Coffee Break
                          • Session 7: Talk 7.1

                            Session Chair: Katharina Jahn
                          Probabilistic modeling of the evolution of gene synteny within reconciled phylogeniesMagali Semeria, Eric Tannier and Laurent Guéguen
                          • Session 7: Talk 7.2
                            Reconstructing a SuperGeneTree Minimizing ReconciliationManuel Lafond, Nadia El-Mabrouk and Aïda Ouangraoua
                            • Session 7: Talk 7.3
                              ASTRID: Accurate Species TRees from Internode DistancesPranjal Vachaspati and Tandy Warnow
                              • Session 7: Talk 7.4
                                A Comparative Study of SVDquartets and Other Coalescent-Based Species Tree Estimation MethodsJed Chou, Ashu Gupta, Shashank Yaduvanshi, Ruth Davidson, Michael Nute, Siavash Mirarab and Tandy Warnow
                                19:00Conference Dinner

                                Timetable for Wednesday – October 7th

                                • Session 8: Keynote

                                  Session Chair: Ingo Ebersberger
                                Navigating Incongruence and Uncertainty in Genome-scale Phylogenetic and Ancestral State Reconstructions of EnterobacteriaNicole T. Perna
                                • Session 8: Talk 8.1
                                  Event inference in multidomain families with phylogenetic reconciliationMaureen Stolzer, Katherine Siewert, Minli Xu, Han Lai and Dannie Durand
                                  10:25Coffee Break
                                  • Session 9: Talk 9.1

                                    Session Chair: Jens Stoye
                                  Phylogenomic Species Tree Estimation in the Presence of Incomplete Lineage Sorting and Horizontal Gene TransferRuth Davidson, Pranjal Vachaspati, Siavash Mirarab and Tandy Warnow
                                  • Session 9: Talk 9.2
                                    Gene-Pseudogene Evolution: A Probabilistic ApproachOwais Mahmudi, Bengt Sennblad, Lars Arvestad, Katja Nowick and Jens Lagergren
                                    • Session 9: Keynote
                                      Impacts of polyploidy on genome evolution in Brassica speciesIsobel Parkins
                                      12:50Optional Lunch

                                      Organizing Institutions

                                      goethe Senckenberg Biodiversity FIAS - Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Sciences