Xpress presentation

There are two separate things you have to prepare in order to submit your Xpress presentation: 1st: Your Abstract; 2nd: Your video/audio presentation. Remember that, the video upload should be done after your abstract and conference registration. On this page you will gather information on how to accomplish both productions. The video submission system is available here


Instructions for Abstract Submission:

  • A maximum of two submissions is allowed per presenting author.
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Abstracts must have between 250 and 500 words.
  • Abstracts must describe scientific data.
  • A brief description of preliminary results in the abstract is encouraged.
  • All authors' names, e-mails and institutions must be declared in the proper fields.
  • If all authors belong to the same institution, its name must be declared only once. 
  • Submit your poster to one of the areas below.


Please, DO NOT:

  • Do not include names, e-mails, institutions and funding agencies in the abstract field.
  • Do not include figures, tables or references in the abstract.
  • Do not divide your abstract in sections.
  • Do not include acknowledgements to individuals or funding agencies in the abstract. There is a specific field for funding information.
  • Do not include advertisement material.


- Omics

Subjects: Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics. Processing, integration, and data analysis from different sequencing technologies. Gene and protein characterization and annotations.

- Structural Bioinformatics

Subjects: Experimental or In silico Molecular modeling of biomolecules and supramolecular complexes. Molecular dynamics simulation. Molecular docking and virtual screening studies. QSAR. Immunoinformatics. Quantum biochemistry. RNA structure and function.

- Systems Biology and Modeling

Subjects: Analysis of Biological Networks. Graph's theory application. Computational modeling of biological systems. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning using biological/health data. Data science. Epidemiological modeling and transmission dynamics.

- Database and Software Development

Subjects: Development of computational tools, application, and algorithms. Biological databases. Database integration.

- Phylogeny and Evolution

Subjects: Molecular Phylogenetics. Phylodynamics analysis. Evolutionary analyses of genes and proteins. Population genetics. Molecular Evolution. Coalescence studies. 

- Education

Subjects: Educational applications of Bioinformatics and computational biology. Methods for developing biological data analysis skills. Development of Educational tools. Example cases of educational methodologies applied to bioinformatics learning.



All posters will be presented as short videos (up to 5 minutes long). There are some standardization needed to be followed upon preparing your vídeo, see bellow.

We strongly suggest that you submit your work in English, but this is not mandatory. For the comfort of presenters and audiences, poster presentations will be distributed over two days, 27/10 and 28/10, in which participants will have the opportunity to discuss the posters in exclusive chat rooms. If you cannot present yourself on a specific date, please inform the poster coordinator by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Presentation preparation and production


It is time to unleash the science communicator in you! 

There are 4 basic rules to prepare your blockbuster Xpress presentation


Rule #1 - Design your movie


One good start point is this site. They have a lot of tips on how to produce one small vídeo. 

You are free to decide the format and how to interpret, but, four key values should be clearly stated on your production:

  1. What have you done?
  2. Why have you done it?
  3. How have you worked to accomplish this?
  4. What were the outcomes from this?


Rule #2 - Practice


For a more fluid speech training your talk is fundamental. Practice your presentation in front of a mirror or using a camera to see where your talking bottlenecks are.

The gold tip is: just be you! Talk like you would on a face to face presentation. 


Rule #3 - Produce your video


Here technology will help you a lot. 

You may record your vídeo using your Smartphone, Webcam, portable camera, IMAX, x-ray spectrometer, R2D2 Hologram or 360°, check below the video specifications.

There are a few tips on how to produce your vídeo, Google may help you with that

To record your presentation and audio the OBS is a very good choice, there are plenty of tutorials available.

You also can turn a powerpoint presentation into a vídeo

For production, assembly and post-production here at AB3C we use KDENLIVE and Davinci Resolve, both are open source, available on multiple operational systems and are free.

 To become an Xpress presentation master you must follow the recommendations below:

  1. The maximum resolution should be 1920 X 1080 with up to 29,97 frames per second (AKA Full HD). Prefer to use 720p HD resolution - 1280 x 720 PX.
  2. You may use variable or fixed frame rate (The converting program will take care of this for you; 
  3. You must encode your video with MPEG-4, and use mp4 as file extension.
  4. There is no template, you are free to create and innovate
  5. Your presentation must be up to 5 minutes long, unfortunately, any extra time on your video will be chopped by the controlling robots, and they are evil;


Rule #4 - The golden rule


Most of all. Enjoy the production and have a lot of fun!!!!!