V Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica

V Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica

We are glad to invite you to the V Bioinformatics and Genomics Symposium, which will take place at the Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron (HUVH) (Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron, 119-129, 08035 Barcelona) on the 20th of December of 2017. The symposium is organized together by the Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) and the Section of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the Section of Genomics and Proteomics of the Societat Catalana de Biologia (SCB). 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.  



The symposium will consist of four sessions, including three keynote talks from internationally recognized scientists, Eileen Furlong (EMBL, Germany), Mateo Valero (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain), and Mauno Vihinen (Lund University, Sweden), 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.

Summary and final program is available here!


As one of the activities to be held within the "V Jornada de Bioinformática y Genómica", we are pleased to invite you to a gathering of 'clinical bioinformaticians'.

The goal of this gathering is to establish a first contact between the people who work, or plan a career, in Clinical Bioinformatics, and to create the seed of a professional organization. We want to approach bioinformaticians who routinely apply their tools in a medical setting and to medical problems in which the immediate beneficiary is a patient. We are talking, for example, about the use of programs for the identification of variants for the diagnosis of inherited diseases, etc. We understand that this field of bioinformatics has a special profile since the technical results cannot be separated from the use made by health professionals, nor from the impact that this use will have on patients. Issues such as reproducibility and traceability, quality control, legal protection and coordination with teams/companies are fundamental in clinical bioinformatics, and require the creation of standards that are not yet well defined. The objective of this gathering is to meet, share experiences, interests and concerns around this field and give the first steps towards the creation of a professional network.



Registration is required before December 13th 2017 filling the registration form. 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.



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). Abstract submission deadline is November 22nd 2017.


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 an student or postdoc will be given the 2017 BIB award. In addition, there will be an award to the best scientific poster voted by all participants in the poster session.