News from DCEXS-UPF, IMIM
Outstanding women researchers who use the latest computer advances for biomedical research and directives from companies and institutions in the world of technology and biomedicine will present the latest developments in this field of research and discuss the most immediate challenges at the end of November in Barcelona.
The meeting will take place during the first edition of the Advances in Computational Biology (AdvCompBio) conference, which will gather around 200 attendees in the auditorium of La Pedrera in Barcelona on November 28 and 29. In this conference, all speakers and organizers are women, although the sessions will be open to everyone.
AdvCompBio is primarily a high-level international scientific meeting, intended to discuss the latest artificial intelligence and big data technologies in computational biology, promote the exchange of experiences and create collaborative networks.
Additionally, the conference is a forum to make visible the contribution of women in a sector in which, although women researchers are very present - as can be seen in the panel of speakers and organizers of the conference-, their visibility is still insufficient.
Mar Albà, ICREA Research Professor at the Biomedical Research Program from Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) states "it is very exciting to be involved in this initiative, which we hope will empower women scientists and generate new synergies".