Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop 2021

20-21 October 2021

Registration is now Closed!

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About SBW 2021

The Swedish Bioinformatics Workshop, or SBW for short, is an annual event that has been organized by different universities in Sweden since 2000. This year it will take place in Lund since it is being arranged by Lund University. The target group is traditionally PhD students and postdocs working with any kind of bioinformatics and computational biology. This workshop aims to bring together talented students and young researchers across faculties and universities from throughout the country.

This year SBW will be a hybrid event. This means that we will have a limited number of participants on site, but we will live stream all talks on Zoom. Registration will stay open until October 12th for those that would like to join virtually.

If you have any questions, just contact us!

Keynote Speakers

We are honored to have the following people speak at SBW2021:

Molly Hammell

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Fabian Theis

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Marina Panova

University of Gothenburg

Oliver Stegle

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ); European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Invited Speakers

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Aaron Scott

Lund University

Alexander Suh

Uppsala University, University of East Anglia

Carina Farah Mugal

Uppsala University

Charlie Cornwallis

Lund University

Christian Brueffer

SAGA Diagnostics

Jonathan Robinson

BioInnovation Institute

Karin Engström

Lund University Bioinformatics Infrastructure (LUBI)

Kristiina Ausmees

Uppsala University

Lokeshwaran Manoharan


Marija Cvijovic

Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg

Mihail Anton


Paul Franks

Lund University

Phil Ewels

National Genomics Infrastructure, Science for Life Laboratory

Sonja Aits

Lund University

Sophia Zackrisson

Lund University

Stefan Larsson

Associate Professor in Technology and Social Change, Senior lecturer, Department of Technology and Society

Ufuk Kirik



  Day 1: Wednesday 2021-10-20  
Time Session  
9.00 - 9.50 Welcome coffee  
9.50 - 10.00 Opening address  
10.00 - 10.45 K1. Oliver Stegle (remote talk)  
10.45 - 11.15 I1. Sonja Aits  
11.15 - 11.30 Short break  
11.30 - 12.00 I2. Aaron Scott  
12.00 - 12.30 S1. Christian Brueffer (SAGA Diagnostics)  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch  
13.30 - 14.30 Poster session A  
14.30 - 15.15 K2. Marina Panova (remote talk)  
15.15 - 15.45 I3. Alexander Suh (remote talk)  
15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break  
16.00 - 16.30 I4. Sophia Zackrisson (remote talk)  
16.30 - 17.00 S2. Stefan Larsson (AILund) & Karin Engström (LUBI)  
17.00 - 20.00 Social event  
  Day 2: Thursday 2021-10-21  
Time Session  
9.00 - 9.45 K3. Fabian Theis (remote talk)  
9.45 - 10.15 I5. Paul Franks  
10.15 - 10.30 Short break  
10.30 - 11.00 I6. Charlie Cornwallis  
11.00 - 11.30 I7. Carina Farah Mugal (remote talk)  
11.30 - 12.30 Poster session B  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch  
13.30 - 14.30 Career panel (RSG-Sweden)  
14.30 - 15.15 K4. Molly Hammell (remote talk)  
15.15 - 15.45 I8. Phil Ewels (remote talk)  
15.45 - 16.00 Coffee break  
16.00 - 16.30 I9. Kristiina Ausmees  
16.30 - 17.00 S3. Mihail Anton (NBIS) (remote talk)  
17.00 Closing remarks  


The SBW2021 will be a hybrid meeting with a limited number of spots on site. For those attending in person, we will be at E-huset in LTH. It is easy to find the room we will use (E:A), just turn left after using the A entrance.


Ole Römers väg 3, 223 63 Lund

Public Transportation Instructions:

The nearest stop is the Lund LTH which can be reached in 4 minutes from Lund C using the Tram. Other buses that stop at Lund LTH are the 103, 170, and 171.

You can use the Skånetrafiken app to purchase individual tickets or daily tickets.

Alternatively you can use your bank card directly on the bus by touching it at the machine close to the bus doors.

The Organizing Committee

Our team consists of a mix of bioinformaticians, PhD students, and researchers of various disciplines

Karin Engström

Bioinformatics coordinator at Faculty of Medicine, Docent, PI, Researcher

Nikolay Oskolkov

Bioinformatics expert, NBIS and ScilifeLab

Lokeshwaran Manoharan

Bioinformatics expert, NBIS

Deborah Oliveira

PhD student

Hani N. Alsafadi

PhD student

Suze Roostee

PhD student

Homa Papoli Yazdi


Kajsa Brolin

PhD student

Nelida Leiva Eriksson

Biotechnology scientist at KILU

Louella Vasquez


Atte Räsänen

Master's student

Joel Ströbaek

PhD student



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