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VI Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica

Data: 20 de desembre de 2018, tot el dia

Lloc: Auditori CaixaForum. Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8. Barcelona.

Organitzen: Secció de Bioinformàtica i Biologia Computacional de la SCB, Secció de Genòmica i Proteòmica de la SCB i Associació Bioinformatics Barcelona – BIB



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The Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB) is the ISCIII Bioinformatics platform. Its Coordination Node is supported by grant PT17/0009/0001, of the Acción Estratégica en Salud 2013-2016 of the Programa Estatal de Investigación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, funded by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)


We are glad to invite you to the VI Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium, which will take place at the Auditori CaixaForum (Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona) on the 20th of December of 2018. 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) and the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB). 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 the fields of bioinformatics and genomics, such as healthcare applications, impact of recent genomic data on evolutionary science, new technological developments in genomics and bioinformatics, and new advances in our understanding of the genome in human and other organisms, among other areas.

Structure and Program: The symposium will consist of four sessions, including three keynote talks from internationally recognized scientists, Julio Sáez-Rodríguez (BioQuant, Germany), Lars Juhl Jenssen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), and Henk Stunnenberg (RIMLS, Netherlands), 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 exercise and enhance their communication skills, as well as to widen their perception of nearby activities in bioinformatics and genomics.

The final program will be available from November 26th 2018

Registration: Registration is required before December 13th 2018 at the symposium website. Registration is free for all members of the SCB, 20 € for students (undergraduate and PhD candidates) or members of the BIB institutions, and 40 € for other researchers. You can become a SCB member or check the BIB associated institutions at:

Abstracts: Participants willing to present their research as an oral communication or a poster may submit a brief abstract of their presentation (maximum 300 words, Times New Roman 12 pt, MS Word format). Abstracts must include title, authors and affiliations (including email address of presenting author). The submission deadline is November 11th 2018.

Abstract model

Oral communications should be in English and focus on general aspects of the projects (context, main goals and results), avoiding detailed technical information, with a total duration of 12 min + 3 min for questions. In case that the number of submitted communications exceeds the available time, the Organizing Committee will select the communications to be presented based on scientific interest and taking into account a balanced distribution among groups. The best communication by a student or postdoc will be given the 2018 Genes award. In addition, there will be an award to the best scientific poster, voted by all participants from 10 posters pre-selected by a scientific jury.

Travel bursaries: The conference will offer up to four fellowships of 200 € to cover the travel costs of participants from the Catalan Countries, excluding Catalonia.


Organizing committee:

Patrick Aloy (ICREA, IRB Barcelona)

Miquel Àngel Pujana (IDIBELL)

Ricard Gavaldà (UPC)

Mario Cáceres (ICREA, UAB)

Roderic Guigó (CRG-UPF)

Ana Ripoll (UAB, BIB)



Mariàngels Gallego and Maite Sánchez

Secretaria de la Societat Catalana de Biologia

Begoña Duran

Bioinformatics Barcelona Association





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