Bioinformatics Open Days 2018

Braga, 14th (Workshops), 15th and 16th March 2018


Bioinformatics Open Days - Braga

Bioinformatics Open Days is a student-led initiative, first held at 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 7th edition is a joint collaboration with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Master students of Universidade do Minho and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa. This event will occur at Universidade do Minho (Campus Gualtar) on the 14th (Workshops), 15th and 16th of March 2018.

Call for Contributions

The Bioinformatics Open Days Committee invites authors willing to share their research in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation.


Submission Guidelines:

  • All papers must be submitted in English;
  • The manuscript must follow the following formatting rules:
    • Title: Times New Roman, size 16, centered alignment;
    • Authors: Times New Roman, size 14, centered alignment;
    • Body and Authors Affiliation: Times New Roman, size 12, justified alignment and a maximum of 350 words;
    • Document margins: top and bottom - 2,5cm, left and right - 3,0cm;
  • The “Oral” option includes a short 15 minute presentation (in English or Portuguese), with a 5 minute discussion; 
  • The “Poster” option allows the submitter to present a poster, from the abstract submitted, at the poster exhibition;
  • The submissions must be done, as shown via EasyChair at

  • The submission must include the PDF and Word (or equivalent) files;
  • The submission and registration  in the event has a cost of 50 euros and includes:
    • Two lunches (one for each day);
    • One dinner (first day)
    • Attendance of both the event’s days .


                                                                                             For more explicit information follow the template that may be acessed here.


                                                                             Important Dates:

  • Author’s submissions notification date: 2nd February 2018
  • Submission Opening: 17th November 2017
  • Submission Deadline: 26th January 2018
  • Registration Opening: 1st December 2017
  • Registration Deadline: 2nd March 2018
  • Event Duration: 15th and 16th March 2018


For further question send an e-mail to

Travel & Accommodation


How to reach the venue


From the Sá Carneiro Airport

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
Phone: + 351 229 432 400

Porto Metro
Phone: +351 225 081 000

Phone: +351 253 262 371


By Coach

Phone: +351 213 581 460

Phone: +351 253 264 693

Phone: +351 259 340 710


By Train

Information on the available rail lines to get to Braga and train schedules may be found at
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).


Public transport in Braga

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:
Phone: +351 253 606 890




Hotel Meliá *****
Situated just minutes from downtown Braga and the University of Minho.
Phone: +351 253 144 000

Hotel Lamaçães ***
Located near the University of Minho, the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre, and a 5 minute drive from Braga's historic center.
Phone: +351 253 603 680

Pousada da Juventude **
Roughly a 15 minute walk from the University, the Pousada da Juventude is a low cost alternative for participants who also wish to be closer to the historic city center.
Phone: +351 253 263 279 E-mail:


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