Bioinformatics has experienced an outstanding growth over the past few years due to the exponential amount of data in a wide range of new formats currently emerging from the biological and medical fields. Bioinformatics Open Days is a student-led initiative first held at the Universidade do Minho, Braga in 2012. It aims to promote the exchange of knowledge between students, teachers and researchers from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology fields. This symposium’s 6th edition is a joint collaboration with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Master students of the University of Lisbon and will be held at University of Minho on 22nd to 24th of February 2017.
The nearest airport is the Sá Carneiro Airport, located in Porto, about 50 km away.
From the airport, take the E metro line (violet): Aeroporto – Estádio do Dragão, to reach the Campanhã train station. Several trains to Braga depart from this station.
Alternatively, getBUS provides a direct bus service between the airport and the Braga coach station.
Sá Carneiro Airport
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Information on the available rail lines to get to Braga and train schedules may be found at www.cp.pt.
The train station in Braga is a 15 minute bus trip away from the Gualtar campus. Bus service is provided by Transportes Urbanos de Braga (TUB).
If you choose to travel by plane, bus or train, your destination will either be the city's coach station or the train station. To reach the Gualtar campus, you can opt to travel by bus, using the services provided by Transportes Urbanos de Braga (TUB). These buses run about every 15 minutes.
Timetables and more information: www.tub.pt/
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Hotel Lamaçães ***
Located near the University of Minho, the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre, and a 5 minute drive from Braga's historic center.
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Text mining is the process of obtaining information from a free text. In a biomedical context, this process is used in biological entities (genes, proteins,…) identification in free text, as well as in obtained experimental results validation with recourse to the corresponding literature. In this workshop, text mining solutions will be approached in order to facilitate the biomedical context concepts’ search and annotation. This workshop will have three researchers from University of Lisbon as trainers.
Bionode is an open source community focused on leveraging the Node.js ecosystem for the field of Bioinformatics. It is ambitioned to build highly reusable code and respective tools, and scale-up in order to process high volumes of data on any computational architecture, integrated with modern web technologies. Participants on the workshop will learn how to use Node.js to query and fetch data from the web, how to process it in real-time and in a scalable way using Node.js Streams (similar to UNIX pipes). The focus will be on genomic data repositories.