Second RSG-Northern Africa Student Symposium




RSG-Northern Africa

Organize in Partnership with

The Moroccan Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

The Second RSG-Northern Africa Student Symposium

After a successful first edition of the RSG-Northern Africa student symposium organized in October 24th, 2013 in Nador, Morocco, the Regional Student Group of North Africa and the ISCB Student Council organize the second Northern African Student Symposium to be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 on the marge of the 22th international Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth in Casablanca, Morocco.

The Symposium is an opportunity for students and young researchers in the fields of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics of the region to present their work to an international audience and to build a network within the computational biology community and develop important soft skills in an environment that fosters exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Technical Presentation

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (GMT)
Venue: Novotel Casablanca, Morocco
Key Speaker:
Maximum Number of Participants: 60

Symposium Objectives

This symposium is primarily designed for bioinformatics and computational biology student who want to share their experience in the field and interact with their colleagues in the North African region. The symposium aim also to promote computational biology and bioinformatics within the student’s community by encouraging them to interact with each other’s through the different sessions of this symposium.

Intended Audience

This day talk is designed for student, particularly those based in biomedical and biological institutions, interested to learn, improve or update their knowledge about bioinformatics. It will provide an overview of a wide range of molecular biology resources that research communities need and use. The target includes scientists from different fields including Biologists, Physicists, MDs, and Software Developers, from various levels including researchers, educators, graduate students, and other scientific staffs who either works in the bioinformatics field and who want to present their work either by talk or by poster.


Talks will be given in English. Discussion and questions are allowed in French.

Key Dates

Please note the following symposium submission deadlines:
Oral Abstract Submission Deadline September 30, 2017
Oral Abstract Acceptance Notifications October 30, 2017
Poster Submission Deadline October 15, 2017
Poster Acceptance Notification November 15, 2017


Abstract submissions are intended to convey a scientific result that is original work/previously published work, and are not advertisements for commercial software packages.

All abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and should provide at the least the following information within them: background information, approach/methods, results and conclusions.

The abstract for both oral and poster presentation should be sent by email to (


Registration deadline & Fees

-Early Registration deadline: October 31th, 2017

-Registration fees: 

Early Late
Students Non-students Students Non-students
30 Euro 50 Euro 40 Euro 70 Euro

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02:00 Symposium Registration
02:30 RSG-Northern Africa welcome/Opening
02:40 Keynote: 
03:00 Student Symposium Session 1 (3 Talks)
03:30 Coffee break
04:00 Student Symposium Session 2 (6 Talks)
05:00 Poster Session
06:00 Student Symposium Social Event

Proposed Program can be changed.



From USA:
Regional Student Group Committee
International Society for Computational Biology
From Morocco:
University Mohammed First, Oujda/Nador
Moroccan Society for Telemedicine and eHealth

Those who are interested are asked to send their request and justification by email to (