MLCB 2022

Machine Learning in Computational Biology


MLCB 2022 will be a virtual conference November 21-22.

+ Please register here.

+ Youtube streaming link will be available here.

+ Proceeding of MLCB-PMLR of selected papers from 2021 are now available: http://proceedings.mlr.press/v165/

We are excited to be holding the 17th Machine Learning in Computational Biology (MLCB) meeting. In its 2022 incarnation, MLCB will be a two day virtual conference November 21 and 22, 9am-5pm PST.

From its inception in 2004 to 2017, MLCB was an official NeurIPS workshop (previous meetings 2004-2017). Given the growth and maturity of the field, MLCB became an independent conference co-located with NeurIPS in 2019 (see MLCB2019). From 2020 (see MLCB2020 and MLCB2021), MLCB was held virtually (due to Covid-19 pandemic). The virtual conference format led to a record number of participants, which included 1000 registered participants via Zoom and > 3000 views on YouTube live stream. Our sponsors include Recursion, Deep Genomics, and Amazon.

Abstract submission deadline is Oct 2, 2022 at midnight PST.

2022 MLCB co-organizers

Annual MLCB Meeting 2022

Format: MLCB is a two day conference. We will have four keynote presentations, one panel discussion, plenty of oral presentations based on abstract submissions, as well as a poster session and an industry panel.


Scope of MLCB

The field of computational biology has seen dramatic growth over the past few years. A wide range of high-throughput omics and imaging technologies developed in the last decade now enable us to measure parts of a biological system at various resolutions—at the genome, epigenome, transcriptome, and proteome levels. These diverse technologies are now being used to study questions relevant to basic biology and human health. Fully realizing the scientific and clinical potential of these data requires developing novel supervised and unsupervised learning methods that are scalable, can accommodate heterogeneity, are robust to systematic noise and confounding factors, and provide mechanistic insights.

The goals of the MLCB meeting are to i) present emerging problems and innovative machine learning techniques in computational biology, and ii) generate discussion on how to best model the intricacies of biological data and synthesize and interpret results in light of the current work in the field.

In addition to talks by invited speakers, will also have the usual rigorous screening of contributed talks on novel learning approaches in computational biology. The targeted audience are people with interest in machine learning and applications to relevant problems from the life sciences, including NIPS participants without any existing research link to computational biology. Many of the talks will be of interest to the broad machine learning community.

MLCB2021 Statistics (to be updated for 2022 in the fall)

+ Number of registered participants: 1126 (as of Nov 21/2021)

+ Number of submitted papers: 64; Number of Oral presentations: 16; Number of Spotlight presentations: 21; Number of posters: 27

+ Participant demographics: