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ISCB-LA / X-meeting / BSB / SoIBio 2014

Belo Horizonte


Locations of interest in Belo Horizonte - MAP

The Venue

Here is a map of the UFMG Campus.  The main auditorium will be CAD1, accross from the World Cup Soccer Stadium.  The second auditorium for the breakout sessions will be Auditório 3 at the Biology Institute - ICB, accross the street from CAD 1.  Coffee break, poster sessions and sponsor booths will be located on the ground floor of CAD 1.

CAD 1 Auditorium

 ICB - Auditorium 3Auditorium

 

 

 

 

About Belo Horizonte

Flying into town.  Belo Horizonte is a hub for two of the main brazilian airlines, Gol and Azul.  People can reach the city form anywhere in the country with no stops or at the most one stop.  There are two airports in town, Pampulha, right next to the University for short flights and the international airport of Confins.  International flights arrive directly in Belo Horizonte from Panama, Miami and Lisbon.  This will enable visitors from the US or Europe to reach town with one stop in most cases.

Weather in October is mild in Belo Horizonte.  For October the temperature will fluctuate between 65oF-83oF.  Sunshine is expected for just 12h per day.  Rainfall is just average between the driest in July and wettest in December.  For detailed climate information visit this web site.

Hotels around the venue

There are over 12 hotels nearby.  The map indicates some of these hotels.  Prices will range from ~100USD to 60 USD for individual rooms.  The fast bus service that just opened to downtown facilitates transit to town where many hotels are available.

At the moment we have discount agreements with two hotels:

1 - San Diego Suites Pampulha
2 - Pampulha Flat
3 - Fino da Bola Hostel (if you want to have it cheap!)

Things to do around Belo – some tips

  • Hiking – The natural parks of Serra do Cipó and Caraça are nice day trips and offer opportunities for tracking and bird watching.
  • History – Ouro Preto is a UNESCO World Heritage historical site.  It was the first capital of Brazil.  Other historical sites nearby are Tiradentes, Congonhas, São Joal Del Rei, among others.
  • Museums in Belo – Belo Horizonte recently inaugurated a series of culture sites around Liberty Square.  Near town there is the well known Inhotim Botanical Garden and Natural Art museum, a truly unique experience.
  • The Central Market is a tourist favourite for all the diversity of food and local crafts.
  • On Sundays the open market known as Hippie Fair attracts thousands of people.
  • Belo Horizonte is know as the city of bars.  Read this NY Times piece.
  • Her is also a NY Times article on what to do in Belo for 36 hours.
  • Visit the city tourism web site.
  • FIFA's host city web page

Photos of the meeting

Click here to see photos of the event.

Party on!

We will have an event party on the 30th of October begining at 8 PM.  The party will be at Paladino and we will have food, drinks and great music from Cool Box.  

All free to event participants!

Online registration is now closed

You will still be able to register onsite! 

Welcome to ISCB-Latin America x-Meeting on Bioinformatics with BSB and SoiBio!

October 28 - 30, 2014 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The third International Society for Computational Biology Latin America X-Meeting on Bioinformatics with BSB and SoiBio (ISCB-Latin America) will take place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais on October 28 - 30, 2014.  This exciting conference is expected to attract over 450 top-notch researchers and students from around the globe.

The conference is comprised of exceptional keynote speakers, ample sessions developed from abstract submissions, and a large poster session.  There will also be an opportunity to publish selected papers in BMC Genomics.

You may need a visa to come to Brazil, click here to check if your country of citizenship is exempt.

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Did you know that your registration includes meals?  We will provide you with a lunch bag during the meeting!

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THE 2014 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

BISSAN AL-LAZIKANI - The Institute of Cancer Research, London BISSAN AL-LAZIKANI
The Institute of Cancer Research, London
www.icr.ac.uk/research/team_leaders/AlLazikani_Bissan/index.shtml


MAURO ANTONIO ALVES CASTRO MAURO ANTÔNIO ALVES CASTRO
Bioinformatics Unit
Biochemistry Deptr. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil
http://lattes.cnpq.br/6484877487662355
JANET KELSO - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology JANET KELSO
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Leipzig, Germany
www.eva.mpg.de/genetics/bioinformatics/overview.html




KIMMEN SJÖLANDER - Berkeley Phylogenomics Group KIMMEN SJÖLANDER
Berkeley Phylogenomics Group
http://phylogenomics.berkeley.edu/members/kimmen/

TERRY GAASTERLAND - Scripps Genome Center TERRY GAASTERLAND
Scripps Genome Center, San Diego
http://genomes.ucsd.edu/gaasterland.shtml


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COMMITTEES


Conference Chair

  • Guilherme Oliveira, Conference Chair, FIOCRUZ-CEBio, Brazil

Steering Committee

  • Guilherme Oliveira, Conference Chair, FIOCRUZ-CEBio, Brazil
  • Burkard Rost, ISCB President, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Diane Kovats, ISCB Executive Director, United States
  • Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre
  • Javier De Las Rivas, Cancer Research Center CiC-IBMCC/USAL/IBSAL, Spain
  • Francisco Melo, Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Fabio Passetti, National Cancer Institute, Brazil
  • Fernan Aguero, Universidad de San Martin, Argentina
  • Reinhard Schneider, ISCB Treasurer, University of Luxembourg
  • Christine Orengo, University College London
  • Michal Linial, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Life Sciences Institute

Proceedings and Programming Chairs:

  • Marcelo Brandão, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, X-Meeting BMC Genomics publications
  • Sergio Campos, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, BSB publication
  • Priscila Grynberg, Embrapa Genetic Resources & Biotechnology, Posters and Flash Talks



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GENERAL INFORMATION


The major aim of ISCB-Latin America x-Meeting on Bioinformatics with BSB and SolBio is to motivate and inspire young Latin American students and post-docs to conduct high-level research in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. This conference will provide them with a platform to present their research as well as opportunity to collaborate and network with some of the world’s expert researchers.

In addition to the main conference, there will be two days for satellite events. During these days courses and workshops will be held.

Please refer to this website for frequent updates on speakers, meeting schedule, key dates, courses and workshops.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Updated July 24, 2014


Download the Sponsor Prospectus

Become a sponsor of ISCB-LA X-Meeting with BSB and SoiBio and engage with computational biology and bioinformatics innovators and leaders from Latin America and across the globe!

Sponsorship packages are designed to provide maximum exposure. Customized packages are available to fit any marketing budget.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your presence at ISCB-LA 2014 and meet your target audience.

$10,000 Platinum (23,905 BRL)

 

  1.  Three (3) complimentary conference registrations
  2.  Three (3) sponsor/VIP dinner invitations
  3.  One (1) Exhibitor Showcase display space
  4.  One (1) 20-minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site as Platinum Sponsor
  6.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  7.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  8.  Platinum Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  9.  Full-page black and white advertisement in conference program
  10.  One company brochure or marketing piece inserted in conference handouts
$7,500 Gold (17,870 BRL)

 

  1.  Two (2) complimentary conference registrations
  2.  Two (2) sponsor/VIP dinner invitations
  3.  One (1) Exhibitor Showcase display space
  4.  One (1) 20-minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site as Gold Sponsor
  6.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  7.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  8.  Gold Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  9.  Half-page black and white advertisement in conference program
$5,000 Silver (11,914 BRL)

 

  1.  One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2.  One (1) Exhibitor Showcase display space
  3.  One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  4.  One (1) 20-minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  5.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site as Silver Sponsor
  6.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  7.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  8.  Silver Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  9.  Quarter-page black and white advertisement in conference program
$3,000 Bronze (7,149 BRL)

 

  1.  One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2.  One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3.  One (1) 20 minute tech talk (scheduled by the organizers)
  4.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site as Bronze Sponsor
  5.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  6.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  7.  Bronze Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
  8.  Quarter-page black and white advertisement in conference program
$2,500 Copper (5,957 BRL)

 

  1.  One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2.  One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site as Copper Sponsor
  4.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  5.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  6.  Copper Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
$1,250 Keynote Speaker (2,979 BRL)

 

  1.  One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2.  One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  4.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  5.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  6.  Keynote Speaker Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
$1,500 Coffee Break (3,774 BRL)

 

  1.  One (1) complimentary conference registration
  2.  One (1) sponsor/VIP dinner invitation
  3.  Company name recognition with hyperlink on sponsors page of conference web site
  4.  Logo recognition during conference opening session
  5.  Logo recognition on conference sponsor signage
  6.  Coffee Break Sponsor recognition with organization name and company URL in conference program
$1,500 Tech Talks (3,774 BRL)

 

  1. Tech Talks are 20 minutes in length allowing for a 15-minute presentation and ~5 minutes for Q&A.
  2. These presentations are designed to allow organizations to create awareness of new technologies, services, and items  relevant to attendees.
  3. Requests for Tech Talks are reviewed for approval by the Organizing Committee.
  4. Space is limited, and it may not be possible to accept all requests.
$1,500 Exhibitor Showcase (3,774 BRL)

 

  1. Exhibit showcase space, including six-foot (1.8 meter) long table.
  2. Please note the showcase is designed for pop-up displays, approximately 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide or a tabletop exhibit.
CONTACT



Confirm your participation at ISCB-Latin America today! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your presence at ISCB-LA 2014 and meet your target audience.


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KEY DATES


Early registration opens    16-Jun-14
Early registration closes    19-Sep-14
Online registration closes    20-Oct-14
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Paper/oral submit opens    15-Mar-14
Paper submit closes   31-Jul-14
Oral submit closes  15-Aug-14
Paper/oral acceptance    31-Aug-14
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Poster opens    01-Jun-14
Poster closes    15-Aug-14
Poster acceptance    31-Aug-14

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

PDF of the Agenda at a Glance


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SATELLITE DAY 1 - October 27

Start Time End Time Session Type
09:00 AM

05:00 PM Latin American Student Council Symposium
Auditorium A3, ICB
09:00 AM

05:00 PM Patric workshop
Bioinformatics Department Auditorium, ICB
03:00 PM

05:00 PM Life Ion Torrent NGS Workshop
Genetics Department Auditorium, ICB
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break, By Auditorium A3
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch, By Auditorium A3
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Coffee Break, By Auditorium A3

DAY 1 - October 28
Start Time End Time Session Type
8:40 AM 9:00 AM Opening Welcome and Conference Overview
CAD1 Auditorium
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote
CAD1 Auditorium
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Break
CAD1 Atrium
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Industry Tech Talk - SGI
CAD1 Auditorium
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Industry Tech Talk - ThomsonReuters
CAD1 Auditorium
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BSB Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Keynote
CAD1 Auditorium
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Reception
Reitoria Atrium

DAY 2 - October 29
Start Time End Time Session Type
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Opening Welcome and Conference Overview
CAD1 Auditorium
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote
CAD1 Auditorium
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
12:00 PM 13:00 PM Lunch Break
CAD1 Atrium
13:00 PM 14:00 PM ISCB Open Business Meeting
CAD1 Auditorium
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BSB Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Keynote
CAD1 Auditorium
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Poster Viewing
(Odd numbers)
CAD1 Atrium
5:30 PM 7:00 PM   SoIBio Open Business Meeting
Bioinformatics Department Auditorium, ICB

DAY 3 - October 30
Start Time End Time Session Type
8:45 AM 9:00 AM Opening Welcome and Conference Overview
CAD1 Auditorium
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote
CAD1 Auditorium
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
12:00 PM 13:0 PM Lunch Break
CAD1 Atrium
13:00 PM 14:00 PM AB3C Open Business Meeting
CAD1 Auditorium
2:00 PM 3:30 PM BSB Flash Presentations
Reitoria Auditorium
BMC Genomics Oral presentations
CAD1 Auditorium
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Coffee Break
CAD1 Atrium
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Poster Viewing
(Even numbers)
CAD1 Atrium
Satellite Day - Courses - October 31
9:00 AM 5:45 PM EBI Industry Workshop
Genetics Department Auditorium, ICB
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Practical Bioinformatics MiniCourse on "Gene Functional Networks and Protein Interactomics"
Bioinformatics Computer Room, ICB
1:00 PM   5:00 PM  Coverage Analysis for NGS data experiments Bioinformatics Department Auditorium, ICB
 9:00 AM 12:00 PM  Introduction to BioPerl for Pipeline Building in Bioinformatics ICEX Auditorium
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
ICB Atrium
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
ICB Atrium
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Coffee Break
ICB Atrium

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REGISTRATION


Online registration is now closed

The online registration system is closed now.  You can still come!  If you haven't registered you will be able to register onsite beginning Monday, October 27.

 

Registration will include access to the conference, posters, and exhibits, coffee breaks, and the receptions. Lunch is own on. Additional fees apply for the Student Council, courses, and workshops.

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Did you know that your registration includes meals?  We will provide you with a lunch bag during the meeting!

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Register Here (US Dollars)

 

Register Here (Brazilian R$)

**Shown in US Dollars**

EARLY REGISTRATION FEES

June 16 - September 19, 2014

-->MEMBER:
ISCB/AB3C/SolBio/SBC Member

$175.00 or

BR$ 410.00

Post-Doc

$110.00 or

BR$ 255.00

Students (ISCB/AB3C/SolBio/SBC Member)

$75.00 or

BR$ 175.00

-->NON-MEMBER:
Non-member

$265.00 or

BR$ 620.00

Post-Doc

$200.00 or

BR$ 470.00

Students - Non-member

$150.00 or

BR$ 350.00


LATE REGISTRATION FEES

 September 20 - October 20, 2014

-->MEMBER:
ISCB/AB3C/SolBio/SBC Member

$225.00 or

BR$ 525.00

Post-Doc

$200.00 or

BR$ 470.00

Students (ISCB/AB3C/SolBio/SBC Member)

$150.00 or

BR$ 350.00

-->NON-MEMBER
Non-member

$315.00 or

BR$ 740.00

Post-Doc

$250.00 or

BR$ 585.00

Students - Non-member

$150.00 or

BR$ 350.00























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