3-5 March 2022

Bioinformatics Open Days



  1. Bioinformatics Open Days.
  2. Student-led initiative, first held at University of Minho, Braga, in 2012. Aimed to promote the exchange of knowledge between students, teachers and researchers from the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology fields.

“Im going to the BOD, what about you?”

-- A fan, a.k.a Craig Venter

“My inspiration for the amino acid similarity-scoring matrix came from a BOD presentation.”

-- Margaret Dayhoff

How to join us

Know where you can stay and all

We have prepared a travel guide where you can find all the details about how to get here. Any questions feel free to ask!


What, when and who

Thursday, 3rd

09:00 - 09:30
Opening session
09:30 - 10:00
Quantifying gut microbiota-drug-host metabolic interactions
10:00 - 10:45

Dr. Maria Zimmerman

Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15
Health Applications
11:15 - 13:00
Common therapeutics induce emergent behaviours in synthetic gut bacterial communities
14:30 - 15:15

Dr. Sarela Garcia-Santamarina

Machine Learning
15:15 - 16:15
Poster Presentations / Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45
Bioinformatics applications
16:45 - 17:45
Speed Meeting
19:00 - 20:45
Formal Dinner
20:45 - 22:00
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Friday, 4th

Streamlining the Design-Build-Test-Learn workflow for bio-based production platforms
10:00 - 10:45

Dr. Pablo Carbonell

Poster Presentations / Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15
Bioinformatics applications
11:15 - 13:00
Companies Presentations
14:30 - 15:00
Networking Sessions
15:00 - 16:00
Round Table
16:00 - 16:45
Social Activities
17:30 - 19:00
Informal Dinner
19:00 - 22:00
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Saturday, 5th

09:30 - 12:00
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Come learn something new and don´t freak out if you get errors installing the packages!

Machine and deep learning applied to protein sequences

  • Ana Marta Sequeira
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Single-cell RNA Sequencing - One cell at a time

  • Ana Falcão
  • Mónica Fernandes
  • Diogo Macedo
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Networking Session

Come and meet the many companies out there looking for people just like you!

Calls for submissions

The organizing committee of BOD is glad to announce that the submissions for the 2022 edition are now OPEN! If you would like to share your research in the field of Bioinformatics don't waste more time and submit NOW!

The organizing committee reserves the right to reject submissions that violate the Submission Guidelines. Please read them before submitting.


Choose the pack that suits you better.


For people interested in a particular part of the event.

  • Single day admission to the event


For anyone that wants to attend the whole event, with a little discount.

  • Admission for the 3 days of the event


This pack is for NEBiUM's members, who get special deal.

  • Admission for the 3 days of the event


For any student that wants to learn more about bioinformatics.

  • Admission for the 3 days of the event
  • Student Discount

Bioinformatics Students National Meeting

For Bioinformatics students around the country, not just from the University of Minho.

  • Admission for the 3 days of the event
  • Hosting ( Pousada da Juventude de Braga )
  • Transportation ( from accommodation to university )


Cheers to the ones who helped us in this journey!

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