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SBW2021 - article from the Newsletter for Laboratory Medicine

355 participated in bioinformatic workshop!

It's coffee break at the Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop which takes place in hybrid form with as many as 355 registered participants, of which about 100 were on site in Lund. 

Karin Engström, coordinator for LUBI and project manager for the  two-day event, is pleased when she sees the participants flocking to the coffee tables:

– It's fantastic that we were finally able to hold an IRL conference after a long corona break, even though most participants are with us via link. In total, we have 30 countries represented and from most universities in Sweden - from Malmö in the south to Umeå in the north, she says.

Most participants are younger researchers, e.g. doctoral students and postdocs who work with bioinformatics or computational biology.

Kaffekopp

Karin Engström

Karin Engström at the SBW. photo: Åsa Hansdotter

 

– The theme is bioinformatics in the broadest sense – like multi-omics, single cell, machine learning AI and evolutionary bioinformatics. After this LUBI plans to organize a similar event annually, but as a one-day-event with a local focus.

The conference was sponsored by, among others, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine, and was organized by Lund University Bioinformatics Infrastructure (LUBI) and RSG-Sweden.

Website for the workshop

LUBI website