VII Bioinformatics Workshop

20 February, 2023

#Training #Event

Aimed at the entire university community and open to organizations, centers, companies, researchers, vocational training students, etc., who are interested in the subject.

Through the different scheduled presentations, the aim is to give an overview of the subject as well as practical applications of Computer Science within the area of Bioinformatics (application of A.I. and statistical techniques, plant bioinformatics, transcriptomics, A.I. applied to medicine, etc.), which highlight the need to have some training on computing in this field. These conferences are not intended to be a simple act of scientific dissemination, but also a training, professional and business orientation, as well as for entrepreneurship. The conference will be attended by speakers from bioinformatics and new technologies companies such as PerkinElmer, Atos and the Medina Foundation, all of them with a wide international relevance.

Registration is free by completing the form available on the conference website

These conferences are open, of massive participation, free, and of great general interest as demonstrated by the various media that echo them every year (NovaCiencia, GranadaHoy, CanalUGR, etc). During these days a series of lectures are given to the attendees by internationally renowned researchers and professionals. The objective of these conferences is to give an overview of the subject, as well as to show practical applications. These conferences are not intended to be a simple act of scientific dissemination, but also a professional and business orientation, as well as to strengthen the spirit of entrepreneurship. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the event.

There are also 3 free on-line workshops available that will be carried out using the Google tools available for the UGR. They will be provided with a certificate of the workshops they have completed.

In addition, a Datathon is organized with 2 prizes of 800 € sponsored by the international company PerkinElmer, to reward the best TFM on bioinformatics in the academic category and in the industrial category that has been defended in the year 2022 in any university of the national territory. The rules of the Datathon are available at

ORGANIZED by: Dept. of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and DaSCI.


February 22nd.
16:00 – 16:30: OPENING. Francisco Herrera. DaSCI – University of Granada.
16:30 – 17:30: Sergio Damas. DaSCI – University of Granada. Can AI know who you are by looking inside you?
17:30 – 18:30: Manuel Gonzalo Claros. University of Málaga. Plant bioinformatics: harvesting data to fertilize research.
18:30 – 19:00: BREAK
19:00 – 20:00: Jesualdo Tomás Fernández. University of Murcia. Teaching biology to machines through semantics.
20:00 – 21:00: José Manuel Cózar. Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital. Artificial Intelligence applied in Medicine: A Paradigm Shift.

February 23rd.
16:00 – 17:00: Anabel Forte. University of Valencia. Statistics and Bioinformatics, a necessary symbiosis.
17:00 – 18:00: Ana Conesa. CSIC. Single molecule, long reads sequencing for the characterization of the transcriptome.
18:00 – 18:30: BREAK
18:30 – 20:00: Juan Elvira – PerkinElmer, Natalia Jiménez – Atos and Caridad Díaz – Fundación Medina. TABLE OF COMPANIES
20:00 – 21:00: Marina Vargas, Marisol Benítez, Alberto Manuel Parra. BioInfoGRX. Q&A: Training and professional perspectives in Bio-informatics in Spain.
21:00: CLOSING