Brew is a workshop for PhD students in bioinformatics, which aims to give an introduction to scientific conferences, including submission, peer review and presentation of scientific papers. All participants must submit a paper and take part in reviewing papers from other participants in order to attend the workshop. After the review deadline, students have a chance to make alterations to their paper and deliver a final version. All participants will present their paper at the conference-style meeting.
BREW is held in a round-robin fashion each year at the participating PhD programs (Bergen, Berlin, Bielefeld, Hinxton, Helsinki, Tartu). The format is described in the following article:
Giegerich R, Brazma A, Jonassen I, Ukkonen E, Vingron M.: The BREW workshop series: a stimulating experience in PhD education. Brief Bioinform. 2008 May;9(3):250-3. Epub 2008 Jan 23. (link)