ELIXIR Outreach webinar with Latin America - Data management and training: Opportunities for engagement

Event start date
20-09-2022 14:00
Event end date
20-09-2022 16:30


ELIXIR & LatAm webinar


INB/ELIXIR-ES and ELIXIR invites you to the outreach webinar "Data management and training: Opportunities for engagement" with the aim to connect and engage with LatinAmerican Bioinformatics Societies. This joint webinar with the Argentinean Association of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (A2B2C), the Iberoamerican Society of Bioinformatics (SOIBIO), the Mexican Network of Bioinformatics (BioNetMX) will be streamed on Tuesday, September 20th, from 14:00h - 16:30h CEST in the framework of the 21st European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB2022).

The webinar will provide an overview of ELIXIR data management and training activities, an overview of the development and evolution of Bioinformatics Societies in LatinAmerica followed by specific talks from three societies.

Recordings - part 1/2


Recordings - part 2/2



Find the detailed programme below:

Time Presentation
14:00 - 14:05 Welcome and Introduction
José María Carazo, Spanish National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), INB/ELIXIR Spain and Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Head of External Relations
14:05 - 14:20

ELIXIR Europe: overview and opportunities
Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Head of External Relations


14:20 - 14:35 Development and evolution of Bioinformatics Societies in Latin America: A2B2C (Argentina), AB3C (Brasil), BIOCANET (Costa Rica & Panama), BioNetMX (Mexico), SC2B2 (Colombia), SCB (Chile), SPB2C (Peru) and SOIBIO (Iberoamerica)
Javier De Las Rivas, Cancer Research Center IBMCC from CSIC and University of Salamanca, President of SOIBIO and Member of INB/ELIXIR-Spain

14:35 - 14:45 18 years after foundation it is time to divide and conquer
Marcelo Brandão, University Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

14:45 - 14:55 Creating paths for the development and application of bioinformatics in Mexico
Irma Martínez-Flores or Shirley Alquicira-Hernández, Center for Genomic Sciences, Mexico

14:55 - 15:05 Bioinformatics in Argentina: The first 10+3 years of A2B2C
Nicolás Palopoli, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina 

15:05 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 15:45 Research data management (RDM) in ELIXIR and insight into the RDM Toolkit
Frederik Coppens, ELIXIR Belgium

15:45 - 16:00 ELIXIR Training activities and opportunities for engagement
Katharina Heil, ELIXIR Communities Coordinator and Training Platform Coordinator, Jessica Lindvall, ELIXIR Training Platform ExCo and Fotis Psomopoulos, ELIXIR Training Platform ExCo

16:00 - 16:30 Open Discussion