Virtual Bioinformatics Student Symposium - 04/12/2020

Virtual RSG Belgium Student Symposium - Mark the date - Friday the 4th of December 2020

RSG Belgium, the regional student group of the International Society for Computational Biology, kindly invites you to the first virtual edition of our annual Bioinformatics Student Symposium. The main goal of this event is to provide a forum for young researchers and students in bioinformatics where they can present their work, get updated about current research topics and network with their peers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have opted to organize a virtual edition of this conference, lest this year not have had any RSG Belgium events.

The year’s symposium will be held at virtually using the Airmeet platform on Friday 04/12/2020.

This year’s keynote lecture, titled “Becoming a better scientist with open and reproducible research”, will be provided by Prof. Dr. Laurent Gatto of the de Duve Institute in UCLouvain. Since September 2018, Laurent Gatto is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at the UCLouvain, in Belgium, and director of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO) group. Located in the de Duve Institute, on the medical campus in Brussels, he runs a research group and teaches at the faculty of pharmacy and biomedical sciences (FASB). Since 2010, he has focused on the processing and analysis of mass-spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics data. Laurent Gatto is an avid open research advocate and make every possible effort to make his research reproducible and openly available.

Abstract call (deadline 08/11/2020)

You can submit an abstract for oral or poster presentations. Please include your abstract in the google form before the 8th of November.

Registration (deadline 30/11/2020)

Registration is free, but mandatory. Please register before the 30th of November through the google form.

Preliminary schedule (times in CET)

Timeslot Activity Speaker
12:30 - 13:00 Event opening / Networking in social lounge  
13:00 - 13:10 Welcome and Tour of RSG Belgium Sofia Papadimitriou, VUB
13:10 - 14:00 Keynote lecture Laurent Gatto, de Duve Institute, UCL:
Becoming a better scientist with open and reproducible research
14:00 - 14:20 Selected talk Yiqiao Li, KU Leuven:
Discovery of Flaviviridae-derived endogenous viral elements in Crocidura genomes provide novel insight on pestivirus ancient history
14:20 - 14:40 Selected talk Christophe Vanderaa, UCL:
A standardized pipeline for the analysis of mass spectrometry-based single-cell proteomics data
14:40 - 15:00 Selected talk Ivana Osredek, The German Cancer Research Center:
Detection and validation of personalized therapeutic TCRs for adoptive T cell therapy in glioblastoma patients
15:00 - 15:30 Poster session / break  
15:30- 15:50 Selected talk Charlotte Adams, University of Antwerp:
Reprocessing of mass spectrometry-based virus-host protein interaction data to explore the role of post-translational modifications during SARS-CoV-2 infection
15:50 - 16:10 Selected talk Jose Gavaldá-García & Joel Roca-Martinez, VUB:
DynaMine v2, an updated version of the sequence-to-dynamics predictor
16:10 - 16:30 Selected talk Luka Svet, KU Leuven:
Modeling the dynamics of different bacterial populations in various environmental conditions when subjected to antimicrobial treatment
16:30 - 16:50 Selected talk Maria Dermit, Queen Mary University of London:
Peptide Correlation Analysis (PeCorA) Reveals Differential Proteoform Regulation
16:50 - 17:00 Closing remarks  
17:00 - 17:10 Break  
17:10 - 17:50 Escape game / Networking in social lounge  
17:50 - 18:30 Networking in social lounge  


The symposium and poster session will be held via the Airmeet platform. More information will be provided as we near the event date.

We look forward to seeing you there!