BREW 2016: Bioinformatics Research and Education Workshop

May 19-20, 2016
Hosted by: University of Helsinki and Aalto University, Finland

BREW is a workshop for PhD students in bioinformatics and computational biology, which aims to give an introduction to scientific conferences, including submission, peer review and presentation of scientific papers. All participants must submit a paper and take part in reviewing papers from other participants in order to attend the workshop. After the review deadline, students have a chance to make alterations to their paper and deliver a final version. All participants will present their paper at the conference-style meeting.

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BREW is open for students and supervisors from the PhD programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in participating universities. For particular details, please contact the organizers via email.

The workshop is free of charge, and local expenses will be covered. More details are available on the corresponding page.

Registration & Paper Submission

Please register by sending a 100-200 word abstract to Please, read paper guidelines for an idea of what kind of papers we are looking for.

Please send your paper in PDF-format (3-5 pages) to

NEW: We have added an EasyChair submission page at for more realistic conference-like experience. Reviews will also be handled through this system.

Official dates

  • February 8 - Registration/Abstract submission deadline.
  • March 7 - Paper submission deadline.
  • March 28 - Review deadline
  • April 16 - Deadline for final version of paper
  • May 18 - Arrival to Helsinki
  • May 19-20 - Workshop
  • May 21 - Departure