6th BR-SCS 2021

The ISCB Regional Student Group - Brazil (RSG-Brazil) will be holding the 6th Brazilian Student Council Symposium (6th BR-SCS 2021) with the theme: Omics and Data Science.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold this event as a virtual meeting in October 25th and 26th, 2021.




Jonathan Sebat

University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Nicola Segata

University of Trento

Aline M. da Silva

University of Sao Paulo

Anna Kreshuk

EMBL Heidelberg

Alexandre Paschoal

Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR)

Alexander Goncearenco

VantAI, Roivant Sciences

You can submit your work to our event!

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Abstract submission opening:

June 15th, 2021

Abstract submission deadline:

September 25th, 2021 (extended)

Link for abstract submission:


Standard template for the abstract:


(Maximum of 350 words. The text should be written in Arial 10 with single spacing)


Best oral presentation: R$200*

Most popular poster: R$100*

* Cash is in local currency: Brazilian Real, and it doesn't include bank or transfer fees.


In the last decades, omics technologies have been extensively used to explore information from the components of the central dogma of molecular biology. The term “omics” comprises genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, as well as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. Among the different omics branches, genomics was the first one to be developed, and refers to the study of genomes, their structure, function, and evolution. Transcriptomics studies the collection of RNA molecules in a cell, tissue or organism in a given condition, allowing the analysis of gene expression. Proteomics characterizes the whole protein content of a cell in terms of expression, structure, functions, interaction, and protein modifications. Metabolomics, in turn, involves the analysis of metabolites in an organism. Omics sciences have very diverse applications, ranging from environmental to clinical approaches. This includes the discovery of new genes, transcripts, proteins, metabolites, as well as the investigation of functions, structures, and pathways. Metagenomics, for instance, has been also revealing new species. In a general way, omics are fundamental to build scientific knowledge from genetic information. We propose to bring new discussions around these topics for people to update their information and make contributions to the area.

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract information and knowledge from structured and unstructured data. The field covers data preparation for analysis, data analysis, formulation of data science problems, development of data-based solutions and presentation of results. That is why it covers several areas such as mathematics, statistics, information science, computer science, complex systems, data integration, and information visualization. Data science is essential for any sector in the world today, due to the huge amounts of data that are produced daily. In bioinformatics and computational biology, this is not different.When sequencing and analyzing, we generate gigabyte or terabyte quantities from just one organism or a collection. The amount of metagenomic expression data sequence deposition is growing more and more. Learning how to implement data science techniques to expand the possibility of working with this data, as well as obtaining biological information is increasingly essential. The possibility of extracting this data from the results obtained, or even using a database, has been increasingly challenging. There are several methodologies and algorithms within data science that can support the scientific question or be the question itself in that biological data. We intend to present part of this proposal structure. To those who do not know, become familiar and add to those who work on new ideas, assisting in the production of knowledge as well as in the propagation of information.

6th Brazilian Student Council Symposium: Omics and Data Science

Chair: Elvira Horácio

Chair: Rayana Feltrin

Support: Letícia Lima

If you have any questions regarding the event, send an email to: symposium.rsg.brazil@gmail.com