Organized by YOUNG BITS and RSG-Italy

RSG-Italy and YoungBITS have partnered to organise a PhD symposium during BITS Annual Meeting. The goal of the symposium is to provide a supporting and stimulating forum for undergraduate, master, and PhD students to present their research and to connect with the wider Italian Bioinformatics Community. The symposium is open to all interested attendees of BITS Annual Meeting and we strongly encourage participation of experienced researchers who can provide precious feedback and support to presenting students. The symposium will also feature invited talks from established scientists as well as a roundtable discussion about becoming a Principal Investigator in Bioinformatics.

Chairs round table: Simone Procaccia and Noemi Nicole Piga
Chairs invited talks: Claudia Mengoni and Mirko Treccani
Chairs students flash talks: Valentina Lorenzi and Elisabetta Nale 


The tentative programme of the PhD symposium is the following:  


Session 1: Invited talks

Umberto Perron (post-doc at the Human Technopole, Milan)


Session 2: Students flash talks

Undergraduate, master and PhD students will have the opportunity to present their research project (which can be work in progress) as short flash talks.


Session 3: Round table discussion on “Life of a PI in Bioinformatics”

Giulio Caravagna (head of the Cancer Data Science Lab at the University of Trieste)

Enza Colonna (head of the Population Genomics Lab at CNR Naples)

Matteo Pallocca (bioinformatics coordinator at the Istituto Regina Elena, Rome)



Agostinetto Giulia, University of Milan-Bicocca

Avesani Simone, University of Verona

Lorenzi Valentina, EMBL-EBI

Mengoni Claudia, University of Verona

Nale Elisabetta, European Institute of Oncology

Piga Noemi, University of Leicester

Procaccia Simone, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Tognon Manuel, University of Verona

Treccani Mirko, University of Verona

Viesi Eva, University of Verona



Submission to the symposium are enabled via the BITS2022 conference submission form. Please, choose Submission type "PhD symposium", Session  "PhD symposium".
Deadlines of the submission to the synposium follows the key dates of the abstract submission to the BIT2022 conference.