Dates: 15 - 19 July 2019

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Hosted by: Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)

The "Computational Modeling in Biology" Network (COMBINE) is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats in systems biology, synthetic biology and related fields. COMBINE 2019 will be a workshop-style event with invited lectures, oral presentations and posters, but also reserving enough time for afternoon breakout sessions. The five meeting days will include talks about the COMBINE standards and associated or related standardization efforts, as well as presentations of tools using these standards and similar topics. Some oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts submitted by the attendees. In addition, poster sessions will allow people to inform each other about their software and other projects in a setting that fosters interaction and in-depth discussion. The first day (Monday July 15th) will be a colloquium day celebrating the 10th anniversary of the COMBINE network.


List of Attendees





Travel Information


...coming later... The meeting hours will be 9:30 am to 17:30 daily.

Happy 10th COMBINE Anniversary Reception

On Monday July 15th we plan to have a reception at 17:00 PM in the venue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of COMBINE.


COMBINE 2019 will be held at the conference facilities of Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg. The address is Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany.

Visit the HITS directions page for detailed information about how to reach the venue.



Please note: Your registration only becomes valid after paying the conference fee.

Rest assured that you will get your money's worth out of the registration fee:

  • Five full hot lunches (Monday to Friday)
  • Welcome get-together on Monday at the venue
  • Conference dinner on Wednesday at the restaurant S'Kastanie
  • Coffee, refreshments and snacks during meeting hours, and coffee breaks all five days

Additional notes

Poster dimensions

The maximum poster size is DIN/ISO A0, which is 841mm (width) x 1189mm (height), or approximately 33 1/8 x 46 1/4 inches, in a portrait orientation.

Electrical supply

If you are traveling from abroad, be sure to bring an appropriate power plug converter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you're bringing. The domestic electric system in Germany uses 230 V at 50 Hz. The plug type (Type F) is depicted here.

It might be hard to find an appropriate converter in Heidelberg, so you better bring your own from your home country.

Internet access

The meeting room will have wireless internet access. We will provide the necessary access information on-site.

About Heidelberg

Public Transport

Schematic map of the public transport system within the city of Heidelberg

Detailed map of the public transport system

Interactive time table information


Taxi Zentrale: Phone + 49 (0) 6221 - 302030
Taxi HDirekt: Phone + 49 (0) 6221 - 739090


Heidelberg's most interesting sights (and there are many!) include the Old Town (Interactive map of the old town of Heidelberg) with the world-famous castle, Germany’s oldest university.

Please visit the official Heidelberg Tourism page for more information.

Funding acknowledgments

Support for COMBINE 2019 is being provided by the following organizations:




Local Organizers

COMBINE Coordinators

Contact for scientific organization: Combine Coordination

For local organisational issues and detailed inquiries please contact:

Martin Golebiewski
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (0)6221 - 533 - 281
Fax: +49 (0)6221 - 533 - 298

For practical information on the setting and organisation please contact:

Christina Blach
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (0)6221 - 533 - 262
Fax: +49 (0)6221 - 533 - 298