Wednesday, 6 March 2013

#HavanaBioinfo2012 Hard, but Awesome Experience

From 8th to 11th of last December the "I Bioinformatics for Biotechnology Applications" (#HavanaBioinfo2012) was held in the hotel “Occidental Miramar” located within an elegant area in Havana, Cuba. Putting on a Bioinformatic workshop takes a lot of different pieces (small ones and big ones). You need write lot of mails to invited speakers, you need a nice and comfortable place with lots of tables and chairs and good food and the drinks. 

I started from October, writing the first mails to EBI friends, advisers and professors (, and to be complete honest it was fantastic because most if then accepted from the very beginning. Thanks to Henning Hermjakob and Alex Bateman (@Alexbateman1) for the support. At the end the workshop was fully subscribed, with more than 45 attendees and sixteen speakers, participating in two poster sessions and a panel discussion. Speakers from EBI, Belgium University, Mascot (UK), Bioinformatics Solutions (Canada) accepted the invitation to come here and give one or two lectures about proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics.