Bioinformatics Day 2019

Bioinformatics Day, May 29, Helsinki

Location: Auditorium B123, Exactum, Pietari Kalmin katu 5, Helsinki

Finnish Society for Bioinformatics is arranging an annual Bioinformatics day. This event gathers together people interested in or working with bioinformatics, both from universities and from companies around Finland.


09.30 - 10.30 Welcoming coffee & setting up posters

10.30 - 11.30 Contributed talks

  • 10.30 Veli Mäkinen
    Welcoming words
  • 10.35 Andres Veidenberg, Institute of Biotechnology, UH:
    Pline: JSON-based dynamic web interfaces for command-line programs
  • 10.50 Merja Oja, Roal:
    Product safety -- detecting integration site of expression cassette(s) in Trichoderma reesei
  • 11.05 Inka Saarinen, Blueprint Genetics Oy:
    Genetic diagnostics: Finding the right needle in the DNA haystack
  • 11.20 Bastien Cazaux, Dept. CS, Univ. Helsinki:
    Minimum Segmentation for Pan-genomic Founder Reconstruction in Linear Time

11.30 – 12.30 Lunch (at own cost)

12.30 - 13.15 Invited talk

  • Rayan Chikhi, Institut Pasteur, France:
    Recent advances in genome assembly with either short or long reads

13.15 - 14.30 Contributed talks

  • 13.15 Camille Marchet, Institut Pasteur, France:
    A survey of methods representing sets of k-mer sets
  • 13.30 Tommi Mäklin, Dept. CS, UH:
    Bacterial genome assembly from co-cultures using probabilistic inference
  • 13.45 Pasi Rastas, Institute of Biotechnology, UH:
    Anchoring genomes with linkage maps
  • 14.00 Leena Salmela, Dept. CS, UH:
    Algorithms for optical mapping data
  • 14.15 Henrik Edgren, MediSapiens:
    MediSapiens perspective on bioinformatics and bio-IT

14.30 - 15.15 Coffee & Posters

15.15 - 16.00 Invited talk

  • Päivi Onkamo, University of Turku:
    Siberian genes in Saami and Finns - insights from aDNA

16.00 - 17.00 Annual meeting of the society and meeting of the new board

17.30 -> Casual get-together in the centre of Helsinki (Belge / 2nd floor library corner booked for us, code: BioBeer)

Local organizer: Veli Mäkinen / Genome-scale algorithics group

Sponsor: FCHealth/HIIT

(we switched to a bigger room, now plenty of space left)

Registration fee:
For basic level (e.g. BSc, MSc) students : 5 euros
For others: 25 euros
The fee also covers the society membership for 2019.

Payment details:
Pay the fee to the society’s account with the following details and then fill in the registration form.
Bioinformatiikan seura ry
IBAN: FI9780001871150455
Viite/Reference: 2000105