BREW 2021: Bioinformatics Research and Education Workshop

Due to situation related to COVID-19 this event is postponed to next spring 2022.

Hosted by: University of Helsinki and Aalto University, Finland, postponed to next spring 2022

BREW is a workshop for PhD students in bioinformatics, which 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 open for students and supervisors from the PhD programs in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in participating universities. For particular details, please contact the organizers via email.

The workshop is free of charge, and will be held online.

Registration by April 22, 2021

For the registration you only need the title of the paper you intend to write. Submission of your title can be done through this "BREW2021 Registration Form"

Paper submission by April 22, 2021

Please submit a 4-6 page PDF of your paper. Submission of your paper will be done through EasyChair here. Please, read paper guidelines for more details on what kind of papers we are looking for. Please contact us under if you have problems with EasyChair or any other questions.

The program schedule is listed here.

Official dates

  • April 22 - Registration/Paper submission deadline.
  • May 17 - Review submission deadline
  • May 31, June 1 - Virtual meeting via Zoom