The 17th Bioinformatics Research and Education Workshop

May 23-24, 2019, hosted by: Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

BREW is a workshop for PhD students in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, that aims to give an introduction to scientific conferences, including paper writing, submission and peer review. All participants must submit a paper and take part in reviewing papers from other participants in order to attend the workshop. At the workshop, all participants will present their paper in a short talk.

Participation and Important Dates

Registration by March 1, 2019

For the registration you only need the title of the paper you intend to write. Submission of your title can be done through EasyChair ( Please contact us under if you have problems with EasyChair or any other questions.

Paper submission by March 29, 2019

Please submit a 4-6 page PDF of your paper. Submission of your paper is again done through EasyChair ( Please have a look at the paper guidelines before submitting.

Reviews submission by May 3, 2019

After the paper submission, everyone will receive the papers of two other participants. Everyone is expected to read both papers carefully and to write a review for both in preparation for the workshop. Please submit your reviews through EasyChair ( and have a look at our review guidelines before submitting.

Workshop in Berlin on 23-24.5.2019

The workshop itself aims to answer the following questions:

- How do I write a good scientific paper?

- How does the peer review process work?

- How do I write a good review?

There will be presentations about these topics as well as a hands-on session on review writing. Additionally, everyone will give a short presentation of their paper. Each participant will have 15 minutes to present his/her paper followed by 5 minutes to answer questions. Due to the large diversity of participants' topics, the presentation is expected to have a broad introduction about the research field. 

Participating Universities

BREW is open for students and supervisors from the PhD programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in participating universities.

    Bergen: University of Bergen

    Berlin: MPI for Molecular Genetics & IMPRS-CBSC, Berlin

    Bielefeld: Bielefeld University

    Helsinki: Aalto University and University of Helsinki

    Tartu: University of Tartu

The workshop is free of charge and accommodations will be provided.

For questions or if you encounter any problems please contact the organizers via email:

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