Hotel Information

Reservations should be made directly with the Hotel:

Hotel Fonte Colina Verde – São Pedro – SP
Rua Veríssimo Prado, 1500 CEP 13520-000
Fone/Fax – 019 3481.9999
Toll-Free – 0800.13.1009
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Special Prices for the Event (prices per person/day) 

Room Type  

X-meeting participants  

 Other Guests 


R$ 375,00

R$ 425,00


R$ 255,00

R$ 305,00


R$ 230,00

R$ 280,00


R$ 140,00

R$ 240,00


R$ 140,00

R$ 240,00


  • All prices include 3 daily!

  • We have negotiated special rates with the hotel so all participants can stay together and maximize interaction. There are also special prices for those who want to take their familie: one free child (up to 10 years old) per apartment. There will be activities for those extra guests(train rides, dance classes, hidry gymnastics, walking tours, horse rides, ecological trails, etc. (The activities will be programmed depending on the number of children and non-participant guests)
  • A service tax of 3% will be added to each guest's bill. 



  • Reservations will require downpayment of 20%. The rest will be charged at the end of the say. 
  • Reservations and payment are the responsibility of the guests




Click here to access the submission system!

Under the "Activities" session from the link above you will be able to register to the courses. Please select only one option since courses will be offered at the same time.


Course A

Title: Different ways to run Receptor-ligand molecular docking using AutoDock Vina

Abstract: In this course we will present different ways to perform receptor-ligand molecular docking using the software AutoDock Vina. We begin by exploring molecular docking considering the following configurations: (i) one or many ligands; (ii) one or many receptor structures and (iii) one grid box or different grid boxes. We will also introduce different approaches to incorporate protein flexibility in molecular docking, with a focus on the one considering the results of a molecular dynamics simulation. Furthermore, we are going to present a framework for virtual screening that permits to configure distinct ways of running molecular docking experiments. Finally, we will discuss the impact of AutoDock Vina parameters, namely grid box size and exhaustiveness, on the docking experiments.


Karina Machado (FURG)  Adriano Werhli (FURG)


André Fujita - University of São Paulo

        André Fujita

Habilitation (Livre-docência), 2016 - University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Medidas de conectividade e métodos estatístico-computacionais para grafos com aplicações em Biologia Molecular e Neurociência.
Ph.D. in Science (Bioinformatics), 2007 - University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Análise de dados de expressão gênica: normalização de microarrays e modelagem de redes regulatórias.
Advisor: Professor Carlos Eduardo Ferreira (Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of São Paulo)
Co-advisor: Professor Mari Cleide Sogayar (Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo)
Fellowships: CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Bachelor in Computer Science, 2003 - University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Anotação de genes associados com o controle da proliferação celular e a origem de tumores.
Advisor: Professor Mari Cleide Sogayar (Chemistry Institute, University of São Paulo)
Fellowship: CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico)


Statistics on biological networks

The importance of statistics in biological sciences is increasing over the years. Besides, approaches based on systems biology, i.e., the modeling of the interactions among biological components (networks) is gaining much attention. However, biological networks present intrinsic fluctuations (random noise) that are not taken into account by classical methods grounded on graph theory. To construct a bridge between statistics and graphs, I will define graph spectral entropy and, based on it, present statistical methods to answer fundamental questions such as: Are two or more (sets of) biological networks equal (from a statistical perspective)? Are two vectors of biological networks correlated? How to estimate the parameters of biological network models? Which mathematical model best fits the biological network? Finally I will present a freely available open source software containing all the presented methods.

Special Interest Groups

Call for Special interest Group Meetings

The AB3C would like to invite those interested on organizing a Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting in X-meeting 2017 to  send us a proposal. The SIGs will occur on the first day of the conference and those interested should  submit a request containing:

1 Name for the meeting

2. Short description (300 words maximum)

3. Contact email of the organizer

4. Describe if it is an open/closed meeting

5. List of the people you already know will attend

Please send the request as a PDF file. 


The SIG can be open to the public or  be restricted to an audience. In any case the organizers will be responsible for elaborating a program  and for participation acceptance.

COST: The price the hotel charges for a room rental is R$450,00. To request a booking please use the link below

WAIVER: If your meeting brings more than 8 NEW researchers for the X-meeting, you will be waived from the payment of the room. 

 If you are interested, submit a request in using the link below. You need to be registered in X-meeting in order to submit

Submit a request




Keynote Speakers

Michal Linial

University of Jerusalem

Winston Hide

University of Seffield


Savvas Savvides  

Ghent University   


Gene Yeo            

University of California

San Diego


Panel Speakers


Cathal Seoighe

National University of Ireland



Tulio de Oliveira

Univesity of KwaZulu Natal  


Dario Grattapaglia



Miguel Rocha 

University of Minho