SciPyLA 2017 - Latin American workshop on Python and Bioinformatics

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba

http://scipyla.org/conf/2017
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SciPyLA 2017 is the fifth annual conference about scientific computing with Python tools. It is scheduled on September 2017 in Havana, Cuba. During the four days of the conference there will be approximately 93 activities scheduled including, but not limited to, talks, pitch sessions, social events, hackathons, hack nights, job fair, development sprints, poster sessions, hands-on labs and workshops . The SciPy community is aimed at improving and fostering the adoption of scientific computing powered by open source Python tools optimized to solve problems in the fields of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering.

SciPyLA 2017 will be the venue to explore innovation opportunities in Latin America’s life science industry. Cuba excels with 893 sanitary permits in more than 50 countries. Join researchers leveraging Python tools and explaining how biotechnology finds its way in Latin America.

CFP Description

Latin American workshop on Python and Bioinformatics

SciPyLA 2017 will be the venue to explore innovation opportunities in Latin America’s life science industry. Cuba excels with 893 sanitary permits in more than 50 countries. Join researchers leveraging Python tools and explaining how biotechnology finds its way in Latin America.

Official languages

Spanish, Portuguese, English

Objectives

  • Promote the use of accesible and reproducible approaches in scientific research.
  • Present recent sci-tech findings using Python or related tools.
  • Promote the use of Python in science development.
  • Contribute to the Latin American technological development.

Bioinformatics Workshop Topics

Some particular areas of interest are:

  • Biological Inspired Sensors. APIs
  • Bio-printing
  • Bioplastic
  • Brain, Heart and Organ Simulations and Processing
  • Brain reading and Neuroinformatics
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Diseases Studies with Big Data
  • Conductive polymers
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Health Informatics as a Service (HIaaS)
  • Immunoassays
  • In vitro meat
  • Lab-on-a-chip and applications
  • Nanomedicines and Nanosensors
  • Oncolytic virus research
  • Personalized treatments
  • Plantibodies
  • Stem cell treatments
  • Synthetic Biology Open Language
  • Tissue engineering

In general the program committee will accept paper submissions related to the following disciplines:

Analytical Chemistry, Astrobiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Biomechatronics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Biology, Cheminformatics, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Femtochemistry, Flow Chemistry, Genetics, Genomics, Healthcare Science, Immunochemistry, Immunology, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Mechanics, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Paleobiology, Polymer Chemistry and Engineering, Phytochemistry, Structural Biology, Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Genomics Systematics, Tissue Engineering, Virology.


Activities

  • Tutorials : Workshops on Python tools offered by experts and aimed at improving the productivity of researchers.

  • Presentations and lectures Keynote speakers will talk about global trends and best practices in science.

  • Poster Sessions You could present investigation pipeline and results using visually appealing tools.

  • Sprints Meet the authors of recognized libraries in order to implement more efficient ways to perform scientific calculations.

  • Lightning Talks Promote and expand the scope of researches by briefly presenting ideas to specialists of the region.

Subscription / Participation / Payment

The registration rates only cover event attendance. There is a differentiation by regions to encourage the participation of students, professionals and researchers of Latin America and the Caribbean with relevant results and yet limited economic resources. For more details consult the registration rates. To know more about other ways to get financial resources read about financial aid.

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