SolBio International Conference 2016
on “Bioinformatics & Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics”

22 – 26 April 2016 Riviera Maya, MÉXICO

 

Great NEWS !

We are pleased to announce that the “Selected articles from the Sixth International Conference of the Iberoamerican Society for Bioinformatics on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics” has been published on October 25th, 2016 in BMC Genomics (open access, peer-reviewed journal). The full content of the supplement can be found at BMC Genomics (2016) Vol-17, Supplement-8. The link to the supplement is permanently accessible via the Supplements link on the article page of the journal website. The articles have been published in full text and PDF versions and they have been submitted to PubMed for inclusion. The supplement will also be announced in the BMC Update Email, which will be sent to over 330,000 registered users.

Congratulations to all authors ! … We hope you enjoy reading the result of such a big effort as much as we did.

SoIBio IC&W Mexico 2016 Organizing Committee

 


This was an international conference organized by the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Bioinformática (Iberoamerican Society for Bioinformatics, SoIBio) with the support of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), the Laboratorio Internacional de Investigación sobre el Genoma Humano (LIIGH, UNAM) and the Centro de Ciencias Genómicas (CCG, UNAM), that brought together the scientific and technological studies of many groups and institutions from IberoAmerica (including 22 countries) working in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. This year the meeting was focused on the application and use of biocomputational tools and methods to studies on Genomics and Genome Sciences. The development of the omic era in biological sciences has introduced current scientific research into many genome-wide or genome-driven studies that are producing lots of complex large scale data. This new era of Big Data in biology can only be addressed with a parallel development and application of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the processing and management of such complex data. The need to improve and promote this research in Latin America is really deep and this international meeting organized by SoIBio was a great opportunity to do it. The conference was held in the Riviera Maya (Mexico) from 22 to 26 of April 2016.

CONFERENCE VENUE – Barceló Maya Beach Hotel

KEY DATES

Normal Registration (discounted FEES): 19 March 2016.
Late Registration (late FEES): from 20 March to 20 April 2016.

CALL for Papers for PUBLICATION in "BMC Genomics" (proposal pre-submission): 10 February 2016.
Papers accepted for full submission will be communicated on 20 February 2016.
Papers (full submission deadline): 31 March 2016

CALL for ORAL PRESENTATIONS (proposals): 29 February 2016.
Oral Presentations accepted will be communicated on 8 March 2016.

CALL for POSTERS: 19 March 2016.

For PROGRAM DATES please click here.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Nancy J. Cox. Division of Genetic Medicine, Vanderbilt Univ. School of Medicine, Nashville.

Nancy J. Cox, PhD

Division of Genetic Medicine, Vanderbilt Univ. School of Medicine, Nashville.

John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

John Quackenbush, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

Terry Gaasterland, Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

Terry Gaasterland, PhD

Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California, San Diego.

PROGRAM TIMETABLE

NOTE: Please click on the image to download the FULL Program Timetable.

––– DAY 1, Friday, 22 April 2016:

09:00-13:00 - Workshop_1_NGS_p1
Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) part 1 [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]

14:00-18:00 - Workshop_1_NGS_p2
Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) part 2 [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]

09:00-13:00 - Workshop_2_Galaxy_p1
Practical Course on Galaxy (galaxyproject.org) part 1 [Oswaldo Trelles]

14:00-18:00 - Workshop_2_Galaxy_p2
Practical Course on Galaxy (galaxyproject.org) part 2 [Oswaldo Trelles]

––– DAY 2, Saturday, 23 April 2016:

09:00-13:00 - Workshop_1_NGS_p3
Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) part 3 [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]

14:00-18:00 - Workshop_1_NGS_p4
Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) part 4 [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]

––– DAY 3, Sunday, 24 April 2016:

18:30 - 19:30 - SoIBio Annual General Meeting (SoIBio AGM 2016).
20:00 - 20:10 - International Conference (Welcome Opening).
20:10 - 21:00 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Nancy J. Cox. Talk: "Building a Catalog of Gene X Medical Phenome"

––– DAY 4, Monday, 25 April 2016:
1st day of SolBio International Conference 2016 on "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics"

09:00 - 09:50 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. John Quackenbush. Talk: "Using Networks to Link Genotype to Phenotype"

09:55 - 12:45 - SESSION_1
Bioinformatics and Medical Genomics. Chairperson: Julio Collado-Vides

14:00 - 17:00 - SESSION_2
Genomics of non-model organisms. Chairperson: Danilo Gonzalez-Nilo

19:30 - 21:00 - POSTER_SESSION
Posters view and discussion.

21:00 - SoIBioIC&W Mexico 2016 GALA DINNER ("Captain Morgan" Beach)

––– DAY 5, Tuesday, 26 April 2016:
2nd day of SolBio International Conference 2016 on "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics"

09:00 - 9:50 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Terry Gaasterland. Talk: "Genome Variation in Regulatory Regions: Insights into Primary Open Angle Glaucoma"

09:55 - 12:45 - SESSION_3
Algorithms and big data management for Innovative Genomics. Chairperson: Elizabeth Tapia

14:00 - 17:00 - SESSION_4
Microbial Computational Genomics. Chairperson: David Holmes

PAPER SUBMISSION, ORAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS

All communications sent to the International Conference SolBio-IC&W-2016 (the ones selected as oral communication and the posters) should be sent via  EASYCHAIRhttps://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=soibioicw2016 (To do this, create an account in EASYCHAIR and look for the event SoIBio ICW 2016). Any communication not selected for oral presentation can be presented as a poster.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
– For any communication sent to SolBio-IC&W-2016  at least ONE of the authors should REGISTER to the Conference.

Communications submission deadline:
– if the work is proposed for PUBLICATION in "BMC Genomics": 10 February 2016
– if the work is proposed for ORAL PRESENTATION: 29 February 2016
– if the work is proposed for POSTER PRESENTATION: 19 March 2016


The appointed EDITORs for the articles selection in "BMC Genomics" are:
Ana Tereza R. de Vasconcelos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Paula Kuser-Falcão (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Marisa Fabiana Nicolás (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

POSTER GUIDELINES

Each POSTER should fit within a 120 cm high x 90 cm wide (48in x 36in) space. The poster must cover the same material as the accepted abstract. At least one author of the poster must register and pay to attend the conference. The paper title and authors’ names should be placed prominently at the top of the poster to allow viewers to identify your poster easily. It is recommended that the text and illustrations should be readable from at least two meters (six feet) away. Sticky tacks, adhesive tape and other material will be provided to set up the posters.

Posters should be set up early on April 25th, to be presented according to the assigned schedule (on April 25th and 26th). The place and exact time for the posters session will be published soon.

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES for the SUBMISSION of full PAPERS to “BMC Genomics”

1.– Write your article following the instructions of BMC Genomics for the submission of a full paper (you can read the Instructions for Authors in BMC Genomics website: https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/submission-guidelines).
2.– Remember that you need separated files for: the main MANUSCRIPT (file format .DOC or .DOCX and a .PDF copy); each one of the FIGURES (file formats .PDF, .JPEG, .PNG); and any ADDITIONAL DATA (file or files in format .PDF, .XLS, .TXT, .PPT).
3.– Prepare a .ZIP file with all the previous files and label it: yoursurname_BMCgSOIBIO2016
4.– Send this .ZIP file to this mail address: soibio2016@gmail.com
Indicating in the Subject of the mail: Paper Submitted to BMCgSOIBIO2016 by yoursurname
Indicating inside the mail:
      ARTICLE submitted to “BMC Genomics” supplement issue of the SOIBIO International Conference 2016.
In case my article is accepted, I accept the payment of the article-processing charge that will be $1740 (USD)
– TITLE of the paper submitted:
– AUTHORS (all the names of the authors):
– CORRESPONDING AUTHOR (indicate the contact mail):

Deadline (finished) 31 March 2016

The scientific journal BMC Genomics will publish a supplement issue with about 10 or 12 selected articles from the conference. The criteria to submit an article will be the same as a regular article for BMC Genomics (http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics ; IF= 3.99). The publication charges of each article will be paid by the authors/institution that write each accepted work. The article-processing charge will be £1120/$1740 for each article. This is about a 20% cheaper than the normal charges: £1370/$2145/€1745. (More information can be also seen at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcgenomics/about/).

PROGRAM SCHEME

––– ARRIVAL day: Thursday, 21 April 2016.–––

Day 1, Friday, 22 April 2016:

  • Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)  [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]
  • Practical Course on Galaxy (galaxyproject.org) [Oswaldo Trelles]

Day 2, Saturday, 23 April 2016:

  • Practical Course on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)  [Ana Conesa, Erik Bongcam]

Day 3, Sunday, 24 April 2016:

  • SoIBio Annual General Meeting (SoIBio AGM 2016).
  • International Conference Opening Ceremony & Plenary Talk.

Day 4, Monday, 25 April 2016:

  • 1st day of SolBio International Conference 2016 on "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics": Two SESSIONS
  • Conference Gala Dinner with all participants.

Day 5, Tuesday, 26 April 2016:

  • 2nd day of SolBio International Conference 2016 on "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for Innovative Genomics": Two SESSIONS

––– DEPARTURE day: Wednesday, 27 April 2016.–––