We are glad to invite you to the VII Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium, which will take place at the Auditori edifici Vèrtex (Campus Nord UPC, Plaça Eusebi Güell 6, Barcelona) on the 17th of December of 2019. The symposium is organized together by the Section of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Section of Genomics and Proteomics of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB), the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB), and co-organized with the Spanish Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES).
The main goal of this meeting is to foster scientific interaction between the different groups, by presenting the excellent research carried out in Catalonia in bioinformatics and genomics, such as advances in our understanding of the genome in humans and other organisms, new technological developments, healthcare applications and impact of genomic data on evolutionary science, among other areas.
Structure and Program: The symposium will consist of four sessions, including three keynote talks from internationally recognized scientists, David Posada (University of Vigo, Spain), Mihaela Zavolan (University of Basel, Switzerland), and Giorgio Valentini (University of Milan, Italy), and oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts, followed by a poster session. A strong focus of this symposium are students and postdocs, so we strongly encourage them to submit and present their work, and take this event as an opportunity to enhance their communication skills, as well as to widen their perception of nearby activities in bioinformatics and genomics.
Registration: registration closed on December 9th 2019. Registration is free for all members of the SCB, 30 € for students (undergraduate and PhD candidates) or members of the BIB institutions, and 60 € for other researchers.
Travel bursaries: The conference will offer up to four fellowships of 200 € to cover the travel costs of participants presenting an abstract traveling from outside Catalonia, giving priority to university and research centers from the Catalan Countries.
Organizing committee: Gabriel Valiente (UPC), Mònica Bayés (CNAG), Julio Rozas (UB), Mario Cáceres (ICREA, UAB i SCB), Roderic Guigó (CRG-UPF i SCB) and Ana Ripoll (UAB, BIB)