News from IMIM and the UPF
The 3rd European Conference on Translational Bioinformatics (ECTB2018) was held on April 16th-17th at the premises of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) with the attendance of more than 130 European scientists, developers, and entrepreneurs, interested in translating genomics and bioinformatics research into healthcare tools and services. The conference aimed to give the participants a unique experience and a forum for discussing fresh scientific results in the translational domain.
The conference brought together world-leading scientists in the area which highlighted on their presentations the recent advances in information technologies that are facilitating translational research and precision medicine. Some of the topics addressed were Big Data integration and analysis, Personalized Medicine, Genome Sequencing initiatives, etc, delivered by scientists from Europe, Canada and the USA.
The Conference was organized by the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) - a joint research unit of the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and the Department for Experimental and Health Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), and the Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB). It was supported by the H2020 MedBioinformatics project coordinated by the GRIB and the INB/ELIXIR-ES.
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