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Bioinformatics day on Friday, April 7th at CSC – IT Center for Science, Keilaranta 14, Espoo.

The Bioinformatics day, the main event of the Finnish Bioinformatics society, will be held this year at CSC – IT Center for Science, located in Espoo. The program will consist of talks, a poster session, the annual society meeting, and an informal evening get-together in the centre of Helsinki.

The registration fee is 10 euros for basic level students and 25 euros for others. The fee also covers the society membership for 2017. Pay the fee to the society’s account with the following details and then fill in the registration form.
Bioinformatiikan seura ry
IBAN: FI9780001871150455
Viite/Reference: 2000105


11.00: Welcome words

11-12 Session 1

  • Post Docs in Companies. Essi Huttu, PoDoCo
  • Genetic determinants of drug response in head and neck cancer – applied bioinformatics in modern genome biology research. Outi Monni, Academy Research Fellow, University of Helsinki

12-13 Lunch (at own cost) & posters

13-14.30 Session 2

  • Bioinformatics at Blueprint Genetics: at the core of clinical genetic diagnostics. Massimiliano Gentile, Informatics Director, Blueprint Genetics

14.30-15 Coffee break & poster session

15-16.30 Session 3

  • Bioinformatics education in Life Science Informatics Master’s Programme. Veli Mäkinen, Professor, University of Helsinki
  • Open Spaces
    In this session everyone can propose any topic of their interest they wish to discuss with others. Others can then join (or freely move between the groups) and just listen or participate any discussion group. The group leader (the one who proposed the topic) will take notes and at the end of the session the main points of the discussion will be summarized to everyone. Topics can be suggested with the registration form or during the day.

16.30 – 17.30 Annual meeting of the society and meeting of the new board

Topics determined by the society law and the society’s rules are covered in the annual meeting. In addition to this updating the society’s rules will be handled.

18.00 -> Casual get-together at Bruuveri located in the shopping centre Kamppi in the centre of Helsinki (Fredrikinkatu 63) which is at the same time the Biobeer event of the month.

All participants are encouraged to bring a poster presenting their work. There maybe also a couple of 10 minute slots available for general level topics, so please contact if you wish to inform the community about a topic of interest.

Welcome to the Bioinformatics day 2017!

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Informal monthly get-together in Helsinki. BioBeer events are infrequently organized in other locations (Tampere, Kuopio, Turku). The members will be informed through the email list.

Meetings start from 6pm if not specified.

More information:

Helsinki: Esa Pitkänen, helsinki.biobeer at

Upcoming events:

Wednesday  22.02.2017 – Kaisla
Wednesday  22.03.2017 – Vltava


Upcoming events:

Thursday 26.01.2017 – Ukkometso (Kauppakatu 16)
Wednesday 01.03.2017 – Artturi (Kauppakatu 9)
Wednesday 29.03.2017 – Teerenpeli (Hämeenkatu 25)


Turku: Martti Tolvanen