Bioinformatics Open Days 2016


Bioinformatics Open Days - Braga

Bioinformatics has experienced an outstanding growth over the past few years due to the exponential amount of data in a wide range of new formats currently emerging from the biological and medical fields. Bioinformatics Open Days is a student-led initiative first held at the 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 5th edition is a joint collaboration with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Master students of the University of Lisbon and will be held at University of Minho on 18th and 19th of February 2016.

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.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:


A document containing detailed information can be accessed here

Registration will be open after the 20th of December 2015.

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:


Registrations are now open

Click here to register

Selecting a package

All packages includes access to the event and the two coffee-breaks.

Please note that for registrations made after February 13th, the price will increase by 2€.

The social dinner happens on Thursday, 18th of February 2016 at 21:00 PM and will be at Mercado das Tapas in Braga.


Early Registration deadline: February 13th

Late Registration deadline: February 16th

(*) Students members of partner students association: NEBiUM

Event Details

The fifth edition of the Bioinformatics Open Days will take place 18th and 19th of February 2016

Event Poster & Program

Bioinformatics Open Days' Committee

General chairman:

Scientific committee:

Organizing committee chairmen: