Audience at the BioInfo Core Session at ISMB 2023
Dr. Alberto Riva at ISMB/ECCB2023: Advancing Bioinformatics Cores and Inspiring Collaboration
Dr. Alberto Riva, the Scientific Director for the ICBR Bioinformatics core, recently attended the highly acclaimed Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference, renowned as the largest and most prestigious gathering in the field of computational biology and bioinformatics. This year’s conference, held in Lyon, France in partnership with the European Conference on Computational Biology (EECB), drew over 2,000 attendees from around the globe, and included 9 tracks with 500 talks and 1200 posters over five days.
Dr. Riva was one of the organizers of the BioInfo-Core workshop, which focused on addressing pertinent issues related to Bioinformatics Cores. During the BioInfo-Core workshop, Dr. Riva moderated a panel discussion on spatial transcriptomics, an emerging field combines high-throughput sequencing and spatial imaging techniques to elucidate the spatial organization of gene expression within tissues. Additionally, the workshop included a keynote presentation by Dr James McCafferty, CIO of the Welcome Sanger Institute, several lightning talks, which offered researchers an opportunity to present their work within a condensed timeframe, and group discussions on topics of interest to the bioinformatics community.