Call for abstracts: Advances in Computational Biology conference AdvCompBio - Barcelona, Spain

Event start date
28-11-2019 09:00
Event end date
29-11-2019 16:00


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The first Advances in Computational Biology conference will bring together researchers working on systems biology, omics technologies, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing with applications to biology. The conference is open to everyone to attend, but all the speakers will be women, providing an excellent opportunity to share ideas and build research networks.


You are invited to register to attend and to submit an abstract for consideration for oral or poster presentations, please see more details here:


Topics included:


1. Learning from Biological Sequences: population genomics, evolutionary genomics, systems biology, transcriptomics, sequence analysis

2. When Computational Biology meets Medicine: biomedical applications, mutational landscapes, clinical genomics

3. Machines Speeding up Research: high performance computing, machine learning in the life sciences, imaging data analysis, dynamic simulations and algorithm development


The keynote speakers of the conference are: Christine Orengo, group leader of Orengo Group at University College London, Natasa Przulj, group leader of the Life Sciences - Integrative Computational Network Biology at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Marie-Christine Sawley, director of the Exascale Lab at Intel.

Furthermore the participants will have the opportunity to interact personally in round-table informal meetings with females leaders in the fields of IT, academia research and politics that support the conference. Confirmed discussion leads:  


Important dates:

Abstract submission opens

May 6th, 2019

Abstract submission deadline   

July 1st, 2019    

Poster and oral communication notification

September 1st, 2019

Early bird registration deadline

September 15th, 2019

The conference is organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), the joint IMIM-UPF Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB), the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). It is an affiliate conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).


We look forward to meeting you at the #AdvCompBio Conference in Barcelona this November!

Best regards,  


The Organizing Committee

Mar Albà (UPF/IMIM)

Eva Alloza (INB/BSC-CNS)

Rosa Maria Badia (BSC-CNS)

Nataly Buslón (BSC-CNS)

Osnat Hakimi (UPC)

Alba Jené (BSC-CNS)

Eva Navarrete (BSC-CNS)

María José Rementería (BSC-CNS)