A2B2C welcomes you to the XI Argentine Congress of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (XI CAB2C).

10-12 November 2021
Free virtual conference with online streaming
The Official Language for the conference is English

"Follow the live stream on YouTube"

About The Event

The objective of the Argentine Congress of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CAB2C) is to promote the discussion and exchange of ideas between researchers and professionals who work in the different branches that integrate and nurture Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Its scope is regional, with numerous participations from Latin American countries and invited speakers from around the world.


Virtual Conference


Wednesday to Friday
10-12 November, 2021
Workshops: 8-9 November


Satellite workshops November 8-9, 2021

Congress November 10-12, 2021

Key Dates

Abstract Submission for talks and Posters
Call for Abstract Opens July 30, 2021
Abstract Submission deadline August 27, 2021 September 24, 2021
Poster Acceptance Notification October 22, 2021
Registration Opens July 30, 2021
Registration Deadline November 5, 2021

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Speaker 1

Sarah Rauscher

Univ. Toronto, Canada

Speaker 2

Benjamin Basanta

Univ. Washington, EUA

Speaker 3

Adrian Turjanski

UBA, Argentina

Speaker 4

Nicolas Bellora

CONICET, Argentina

Speaker 5

Ana Conesa

I2SysBio-CSIC, España

Speaker 6

Martin Preusse

Kaiser & Preusse, Alemania

Speaker 7

Rabie Saidi

EBI-EMBL, Reino Unido

Speaker 8

Rita Pancsa

Institute of Enzymology, Hungría

Speaker 9

Alex Frangi

Univ. Leeds, Reino Unido

Speaker 10

Alejandro Colman-Lerner

UBA, Argentina

Speaker 11

Cath Brooksbank

EBI-UK, Reino Unido

Speaker 12

Guilherme Oliveira

Vale Institute of Technology, Brazil

Speaker 13

Juliana Cassataro

UNSAM, Argentina

Speaker 14

Mariana Viegas and Stephanie Goya

Conicet - Hospital de Niños

Speaker 15

Pedro Beltrao


Speaker 16

Toby Gibson

EMBL, Germany

Speaker 17

Silvio Tosatto

UNIPD, Padova Italy

Speaker 18

Cristina Marino-Buslje

Instituto Leloir, Argentina

Speaker 19

Arne Elofsson

Stockholm University, Sweden

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Virtual - Video

Wellcome Talk (Organizer Committee)

Pedro Beltrao


SARS-CoV-2 induced molecular changes identify host proteins and processes required for viral replication

TRACK: Proteomics, Protein Structure, and Function
Sarah Rauscher

INVITED SPEAKERS Sarah Rauscher (Univ. of Toronto. Canada)

A Cancer Activating Mutation in STAT5B: Elucidating the Impact on Protein Structure and Dynamics using All-atom Molecular Simulations

Benjamin Basanta

INVITED SPEAKERS Benjamin Basanta(Univ. Washington. USA)

Protein design and modeling post-AlphaFold2

Lightning talks Galpern E., Ferreiro D.

From evolution to folding of repeat proteins

Lightning talks Barrera E., and Bustos D.

Relative residence time estimation of small allosteric modulators

Lightning talks Di Bartolo A., Masone D.

The Synaptotagmin-1 C2B Domain and the stabilization of the fusion pore

TRACK: Comparative genomics, molecular diseases & evolution
Adrian Turjanski

INVITED SPEAKERS Adrian Turjanski (UBA. Argentina)

From the genome to drug development of new pathogen inhibitors

Nicolas Bellora


Deciphering the regulation endometrial cancer gene expression through genome-wide analyses of chromatin organization and transcription factors binding dynamics

Lightning talks Senra D., Guisoni N., Diambra L.

Pseudotemporal ordering of breast scRNA-seq data

Lightning talks Zea D., Benítez G., Mac Donagh J., Guisande Donadio C., Palopoli N., Marchetti J., Fornasari M.S., Parisi G.

What determines the evolutionary rate of amyloid proteins?

Lightning talks Ant L., LeDily F., Panizzo S., Vallejo G., Pisciottano F., Beato M., Saragüeta P.

3D genome organization during human decidualization

TRACK: Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metagenomics
Guilherme Oliveira

KEYNOTE TALK Guilherme Oliveira (Vale Institute of Technology. Brazil)

How genomics and genetics are helping to reveal and conserve the Amazonian biodiversity

Ana Conesa

INVITED SPEAKERS Ana Conesa (I2SysBio-CSIC. Spain)

Multi-omics integration and third-generation sequencing boost biomedical research with new tools for data analysis.

Lightning talks Zea D., Richard H., Laine E.

Assessing Conservation of Alternative Splicing with Evolutionary Splicing Graph

Lightning talks Rivera-Mora C., Zúñiga P. E., Jara-Cornejo K., Figueroa C., Fuentes-Viveros L.

Identification of calmodulin-binding transcription activator (CAMTA) genes in a new version of the strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) genome

Lightning talks Alonso M., Marino-Buslje C., Banerjee S., Soeding J., Simonetti F.

K-nearest neighbor correction of confounding effects in gene expression measurements

POSTER SESSION (Live with authors)
Martin Preusse

KEYNOTE TALK Martin Preusse (Kaiser & Preusse. Germany)

Graph databases for biomedical research

TRACK: Biological databases & Bioimaging
Rabie Saidi


Automatic annotation of proteins in UniProtKB/TrEMBL

Rita Pancsa

INVITED SPEAKERS Rita Pancsa (Inst. Enzymology. Hungary)

The PhaSePro database: content, structure, applications, future developments and comparison to other liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) databases

Alex Frangi

INVITED SPEAKERS Alex Frangi (University of Leeds. UK)

Computational Imaging across Scales – where imaging and modelling meet

Lightning talks Navarro M., Orti F., Martinez-Perez E., Marino Buslje C., Iserte J.

DisPhaseDB: an integrative database of phase separation proteins and disease associated mutations

Lightning talks Torres A., Martinez Perez E., Marino Buslje C.

“TMBpred”: Versatile server and database as medical oriented tool to estimate immune response in 14 cancer types

Lightning talks Escobedo N., Tunque Cahui R., Parisi G,., Monzon A., Palopoli N.

CoDNaS-Q: a high confidence first approach to explore the conformational diversity in homoligomeric proteins

TRACK: Big Data, Network and Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology
Vanina Martínez

INVITED SPEAKERS Vanina Martínez (UBA. Argentina)

Bases for a responsible future: Ethics of AI

Alejandro Colman-Lerner

INVITED SPEAKERS Alejandro Colman-Lerner (UBA. Argentina)

Robustness and Information processing in a cell fate decision system

Lightning talks Alice J. I., Rodríguez S., Alberca L., Bellera C., Talevi A.

Druggability assessment algorithm based on Composition, Transition and Distribution descriptors and publicly available predictive tools

Lightning talks López T., Di Persia L., Milone D.

Signal processing on graphs to measure similarity between gene annotations in the Gene Ontology

Lightning talks Spetale F. E., Murillo J., Cacchiarelli P., Rodriguez G., Tapia E.

GiRoS: A computer vision approach to estimate sunflowers performance

Lightning talks Bugnon L., Yones C., Bertinetti J., Ramírez D., Milone D., Stegmayer G.

A deep learning approach for type-of-relation identification in biomedical publications

TRACK: Education
Cath Brooksbank


Capacity strengthening project for bioinformatics in Latin America: reflecting on four years of progress

Lightning talks Acion L., Bellini Saibene Y., Campitelli E., Corrales P., Palopoli N.

MetaDocencia: teaching how to teach technology together

TRACK: Covid-19 Analysis
Juliana Cassataro

KEYNOTE TALK Juliana Cassataro (UNSAM. Argentina)

Development of new adjuvants for vaccine formulations against infectious diseases. Usefulness of this knowledge to build a vaccine against SARSCOV-2.

Mariana Viegas

KEYNOTE TALK Mariana Viegas and Stephanie Goya (Conicet. Argentina)

The PAIS Project: research, development and results in a consortium created for the genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

Lightning talks Ribone S., Paz A., Abrams C., Villarreal M.

Target identification for repurposed drugs active against SARS-CoV-2 via inverse docking

Lightning talks Albornoz G.

Machine Learning application to predict the diagnosis of COVID19 based on symptomatological patterns

Lightning talks García Labari I., Ezpeleta J., Posner V., Villanova G., Lavista-Llanos S., Bulacio P., Spetale F.E., Murillo J., Angenole L., Paletta A. L., Remes Lenicov F., Cerri A., Bolatti E., Casal P., Spinelli S., Giri A., Arranz S., Tapia E.

The development of a highly multiplex long-read sequencing protocol for SARS-CoV-2 genomes based on NS-watermark barcodes

Closure of Event
IDPfun and REFRACT symposium
Arne Elofsson

KEYNOTE TALK Arne Elofsson

Improved prediction of protein-protein interactions using AlphaFold2

IDPfun Symposium

INVITED SPEAKERS Silvio Tosatto (UNIPD, Padova Italy)

Critical assessment of protein intrinsic disorder prediction


INVITED SPEAKERS Toby Gibson (EMBL, Germany)

Hijack and mimicry of SLiMs by SARS-CoV-2 and other pathogens


INVITED SPEAKERS Cristina Marino (Instituto Leloir, Argentina)

How disordered are membraneless organelles associated proteins?

IDPfun ESR Symposium

SPEAKERS SELECTED FROM ABSTRACTS IDPfun: Hatos A., Quaglia F., Piovesan D., Tosatto S.

PED: more findability and improved reusability of protein ensembles

SPEAKERS SELECTED FROM ABSTRACTS IDPfun: Quaglia F., Hatos A., Salladini E., Piovesan D., Tosatto S.

DisProt in 2022: improved quality and accessibility of protein intrinsic disorder annotation

SPEAKERS SELECTED FROM ABSTRACTS IDPfun: Marchetti J., Palopoli N., Monzon A., Zea D., Tosatto S., Fornasari M.S., Parisi G.

Intrinsically Disordered Protein Ensembles Shape Evolutionary Rates Revealing Conformational Patterns


Novel structure-based method for linear motif prediction


Submit your abstract and register here for the meeting and workshop

The COVID-19 pandemic has made our face-to-face meeting model unfiseable, as the authorities have imposed travel restrictions and physical estrangement that are increasingly strict and for an indeterminate time.

In this time of uncertainty, we seek to turn the crisis into an opportunity. This is why the organizing committee of the XI CAB2C has decided that the best option is to move to a virtual version of the congress. We prioritize participants' health without losing the possibility of making visible the work that we all carry out in the different areas of knowledge that concern us. The official language of the meeting is English

Congress registration is closed

Registration for workshops is closed

Submission Topics

Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Metagenomics

Sequencing and genotyping technologies

Evolutionary, compressive and comparative genomics

Proteomics, Protein Structure, and Function

Molecular diseases & evolution

Big Data, Network and Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology

Biological databases & Bioimaging

Special track: “Covid-19 Analysis”

Special track: Education


Workshop attendance certificates

Certificate of participation in congress


Organizing committee


Scientific committee




Who can send an abstract?

This event is open to the entire community, anyone can send an abstract for the poster session and be selected for oral presentation.

How will be the selection for oral presentation?

All abstracts will be reviewed by 2 specialists in the field. According to their recommendations, the Scientific Committee will determine if the abstract is presented as oral or poster.

Which will be the virtual poster session format?

All poster videos will be included in a YouTube playlist and the link will be sent to registered participants before the start of the congress. During the poster session, presenters will be asked to join a Zoom breakout room exclusive for their presentation, identified by the poster submission ID, where they will be able to discuss their work with other participants.

How is the format poster?

There is no fixed template to follow for poster presentations. You must prepare an oral presentation of your poster; we do not require a poster in the conventional format. The oral presentation must have a maximum duration of 4 minutes and must include up to 4 slides showing the main results. The video file of this presentation must be in .mp4 format and must not exceed 50 MB. The file should be named as follows: submissionID_AuthorSurname.mp4. The committee recommends this presentation be made in English.

How much does it cost to attend the meeting?

Attendance to the main conference is free, although the satellite workshops are paid. Please note that registration to the meeting is closed.

Which platform will host the event?

The XI CAB2C will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a link to a private Zoom room where you will be able to follow the talks, ask questions and engage with other participants. The meeting will also be publicly streamed on our YouTube channel

Are there any rules for participation?

Besides registration and attendance, participation in this event requires acceptance of the following Code of Conduct (in Spanish).