EMBnet Annual General Meeting 2018

The EMBnet Operational Board is happy to announce that the EMBnet Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018 will be hosted in Viña del Mar, Chile, November 10 – November 11.

In the occasion of its AGM 2018, EMBnet is proud to celebrate its 30° Anniversary since its foundation as a European Network devoted to serve and support the scientific research in molecular biology, a research domain that has been the key for all the most significant scientific achievements in the fields of the biological and clinical research of these last thirty years.

Thanks to EMBnet’s National Node services, researchers could finally have access to primary databases where the first protein and nucleic acids sequences were stored and catalogued. EMBnet was also the first organisation of its type to provide training at European and then, at a worldwide level, on these resources and on how to use databases and bioinformatics tools available at that time for to query, retrieve, extract and analyse protein and DNA/RNA sequences and data associated with them.

On the overall, the story of EMBnet is the story of Bioinformatics and we will be glad to share with you a few of our memories about this beautiful story, with a short presentation that Erik Bongcam-Rudloff will do during the opening ceremony of the ISCB-LA SoIBio and EMBnet 2018 Conference (https://www.iscb.org/iscb-latinamerica2018/iscb-latinamerica2018-general). The Conference will be held before the EMBnet AGM, that is 5-9 November 2018, at the Universidad Andres Bello inViña del Mar, Chile.

EMBnet is glad to assign to Erik Bongcam-Rudloff this commitment because he was, among all the Chairs that EMBnet has had, the one that most than the others, was able to bring EMBnet to its maximum expansion throughout the world.

As EMBnet Operational Board, we are very proud that this important event for EMBnet is celebrated by offering to our members the opportunity to participate at the ISCB-LA SoIBio EMBnet conference 2018.

For this occasion, EMBnet is also collaborating to the organisation of the Pre-Conference Workshops, Tutorials, and Mini-Courses, that will be held at the Universidad Andres Bello in Vina Del Mar (Quillota 890, Viña del Mar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile), 5-7 November 2018.

The programme of these events is at https://www.iscb.org/iscb-latinamerica2018-preconference-workshops.

Among all the events in the programme of the Pre-Conference Workshops, Tutorials, and Mini-Courses, EMBnet is sponsoring the course on “Analysing large datasets with Apache Spark” that will be made by Apurva Nandan from the CSC, Finland. In addition to this initiative EMBnet is also offering travel grants for young EMBnet members.

EMBnet AGM 2018 venue

The venue of the EMBnet AGM 2018 is the Hotel Atton San Martín, in San Martín 667, Viña del Mar (https://www.atton.com/en/hoteles/atton-san-martin/).

Members will be hosted at the Atton San Martín Hotel for 3 or 4 nights, depending on the country they are from. The three-night hotel will be offered to members from Latin America countries; four nights will be paid for members from countries outside of LA.

EMBnet AGM 2018 Programme

The programme of the EMBnet Workshop (Nov. 10) and of the EMBnet Business Meeting (Nov. 11), is available here.