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BREW 2017: Bioinformatics Research and Education Workshop

June 1-2, 2017, Bergen, Norway

Hosted by: NORBIS, the Norwegian national research school in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Systems Biology, and University of Bergen. 

Program now available from here!



Photo: VisitBergen/Gjertrud Coutinho


BREW is a workshop for PhD students in bioinformatics and computational biology, and 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.

BREW is organised annualy in a round-robin fashion, at the participating PhD programs (Bergen, Berlin, Bielefeld, Helsinki, Tartu). You may read an excellent summary of BREW 2016 in Helsinki here.



BREW is open for students and supervisors from PhD programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in participating universities. The University of Bergen has been a partner in the BREW for ten years, and NORBIS will now coordinate the Norwegian participation in this workshop. Within Norway, we welcome all members of NORBIS to apply. For particular details, please contact the organisers via email.

The workshop is free of charge, and local expenses will be covered for all participants. Travel expenses will further be covered for NORBIS members.


Registration & Paper Submission

You may register by submitting a 100-200 word abstract here. Please read the paper guidelines for an idea of what kind of papers we are looking for.


Paper submission

Paper guidelines

Review guidelines

Presentations and chairing

2017 Organisers


Official dates

  • February 15 – Registration/Abstract submission deadline.
  • March 15 – Paper submission deadline.
  • April 15 – Review deadline
  • May 7th – Deadline for final version of paper
  • May 31 – Arrival to Bergen
  • June 1-2 – Workshop
  • June 3 – Departure


Previous BREW Events:

2016: Helsinki, Finland
2015: Tartu, Estonia
2014: Bielefeld, Germany
2013: Berlin, Germany
2012: Bergen, Norway.
2011: Tartu, Estonia
2009: Helsinki, Finland
2008: Bielefeld, Germany
2007: Bergen, Norway
2006: EBI, Cambridge, UK
2005: Berlin, Germany
2004: Helsinki, Finland
2003: Bielefeld, Germany
2002: EBI, Cambridge, UK