GIW and InCoB, two premier bioinformatics conferences in Asia with a combined 40 years of history

Christian Schönbach, Paul Horton, Siu Ming Yiu, Tin Wee Tan, Shoba Ranganathan

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Abstract

Knowledge discovery in bioinformatics thrives on joint and inclusive efforts of stakeholders. Similarly, knowledge dissemination is expected to be more effective and scalable through joint efforts. Therefore, the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) and the International Conference on Genome Informatics (GIW) were organized as a joint conference for the first time in 13 years of coexistence. The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and the Japanese Society for Bioinformatics (JSBi) collaborated to host GIW/InCoB2015 in Tokyo, September 9-11, 2015. The joint endeavour yielded 51 research articles published in seven journals, 78 poster and 89 oral presentations, showcasing bioinformatics research in the Asia-Pacific region. Encouraged by the results and reduced organizational overheads, APBioNet will collaborate with other bioinformatics societies in organizing co-located bioinformatics research and training meetings in the future. InCoB2016 will be hosted in Singapore, September 21-23, 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberI1
Pages (from-to)I1
JournalBMC genomics
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics

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