The exact schedule is still brewing but the event will start on the 20th of May at 12 o’clock and ends at approx 16 o’clock. The event will be held remotely through the Zoom platform also this year still due to the COVID-19 situation.

We will have both shorter and longer talks and will be also trying out a new concept we call “Coffee break”. A 30-minute session where attendees will be divided into smaller groups to talk about bioinformatics and network. And per custom, we will also have the annual meeting of the society.


Confirm your attendance through this form and you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting prior to the event until 19.5.2021 16.30 o’clock.


The event is organized free of any fees, but we encourage everyone to pay the membership fee of the society to help us support bioinformatics Ph.D. students and organize the Bioinformatics days in the future as well! Membership fees and payment information below.

Bioinformatics Day 2021 schedule

12.00 — Gathering in the Zoom video conferencing room

12.05 — Welcome message

12.10 — Leo Lahti, University of Turku

Title: Emerging research themes in microbiome bioinformatics

12.40 — Hans Garritzen, MediSapiens

Title: Integrating genomics with clinical data for research

13.00 — Coffee rooms – Breakout rooms

13.30 — Antti Ylipää, Genevia Technologies

Title: The future of bioinformatics is here

13.50 — Jussi Paananen, Blueprint Genetics

Title: Changing the world of clinical bioinformatics

14.10 — Annual meeting of the Finnish Society for Bioinformatics

15.00  — Birgitta Lehtinen, ETH Zürich

Title: Computational analysis of Auxotrophy in the leaf microbiota of Arabidopsis Thaliana

15.20 — Johannes Smolander, University of Turku

Title: Novel machine learning algorithm reveals rare cell types from single-cell sequencing data

15.40 — Jari Louhelainen, Liverpool John Moores University

Title: Modern Forensic DNA Sequencing

16.10 — Closing words

Membership fees for the Bioinformatics society

For basic level (e.g. BSc., MSc.) students: 5 euros
For others: 25 euros

Payment details
Pay the fee to the society’s account with the following details.
Bioinformatiikan seura ry
IBAN: FI9780001871150455
Viite/Reference: 2000105