Beerformatics - A Dive Into Bioinformatics Startups - 15/10/2021

Are you curious what it takes to start your own business? You have a great bioinformatic project in mind but you don’t know where to start? Are you asking yourself what are the challenges and hurdles that must be tackled when launching a new company?

Mark your calendar (or click here)! On Friday October 15 we will hold the third RSG Belgium beerformatics where you will hear from our invited speakers their experience about creating and running a bioinformatics startup.

You’re not yet fully convinced to come? Hear that: the event is free and we offer the first drink! Spots are limited so make sure to register now!

Invited startups


ML2Grow was created in May 2017 as a spin-off company of Ghent University and the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, imec. Decades of experience in machine learning research and industry collaborations were transformed into ML2Grow to help organisations with their increasing data-related needs. A strategic partnership was created in February 2019 with Invibes Advertising, an advanced technology company specializing in digital in-feed advertisement.


BioLizard is an agile bioinformatics consulting company with expertise in scientific data analysis, data mining, machine learning and artificial intelligence, multi-omics data, pipeline development, and more. Using predictive analytics to analyse biological data is key to fully understanding complex biological processes and can provide vital information for major science fields such as medicine and healthcare sciences, climate sciences, physics, biotechnology, and more. BioLizard specialises in gathering a diverse range of expertise and implementing the most up-to-date technological tools to meet any data needs. They provide services globally and collaborate with many organisations across the world.


Mark the date: Friday October 15, 2021

Timeslot Activity Speaker
19.00 - 19.15 Registration  
19.15 - 19.30 Opening remarks RSG Belgium
19.30 - 20.00 TBA ML2GROW
20.00 - 20.30 TBA BioLizard
20.30 - 21.30 Open discussion and networking RSG Belgium and invited speakers


This edition will be held in person in the beautiful city of Ghent. It will take place in a cozy café at the bank of the Muinkschelde canal:

Geus van Gent, Kantienberg 9 9000 Gent


You can easily come by train and stop at the Gent-Sint-Pieters station. From there, there is a very nice 20 min walk to the café, going through the beautiful Citadelpark.

You can also consider carpooling. Check out our Slack channel in the #beerformatics_ant channel to join a carpool or organize one yourself. When coming by car, you can best park in the St Pietersplein parking


The event is free of charge but registration is mandatory. You can register here. Watch out, first come first served, so be fast!

Event poster