VI Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica

VI Jornada de Bioinformàtica i Genòmica

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 Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) and 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, 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.

Here you can find the final program



Registration is required before December 13th 2018 at the symposium registration 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.



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 abstract submission deadline is November 16th 2018.

Download the 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.



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




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)".