5th Anniversary of ELIXIR Portugal

About this Event 


ELIXIR Portugal is completing 5 years of excellence in supporting research, training and innovation in the national scientific system through management and advanced analysis of biological data. To celebrate this occurring, ELIXIR Portugal has decided to organize a dedicated day at the Bioinformatics Open Days 2021 (Braga, Portugal) to showcase what has been done in the past few years but also to foster an active discussion regarding the increasingly emerging fields of bioinformatics and data management.


The schedule is presented in Western European Summer Time (WEST)


11h30 - Opening by Mário Gaspar da Silva


11h45 - Panel I: Bioinformatics and Biological Data Management (Chaired by Mário Gaspar da Silva)

Insights from the state-of-the-art and a look to the future by Niklas Blomberg

The challenges of developing a long-term project in a short-sighted country by Arlindo Oliveira


14h30 - Panel II: Training in Bioinformatics and Biological Data Management (Chaired by Cátia Pesquita)

20 years of bioinformatics formal training in Portugal: lessons from the past, roads into the future by Miguel Rocha

Professional skills for managing and exploiting data – training in bioinformatics and biological data management in ELIXIR and beyond by Celia van Gelder


15h45 - Round table: The ELIXIR-PT Data Framework and Domain-specific Data Challenges (Chaired by Ana Teresa Freitas)

Health Data by Carla Oliveira

Marine Resources - The Digital Marine Resources Community by Cymon Cox

Industrial Microbiology by Isabel Rocha

New Drugs - Big-Data and AI application in drug development by Irina Moreira

Plant Sciences - Plant data management at ELIXIR-PT: developed tools and key challenges by Nelson Saibo


17h00 - Closing Remarks by José Pereira Leal


Registration here.



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