Notice: Bifx Africa-India Joint Virtual Conference 2011

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Bifx Africa-India Joint Virtual Conference 2011

February 10-11, 2011

Online at Bioinformatics.Org

http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/Bifx11

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*** Student presentations are being sought, particularly from Africa. ***

*** If you would like to create a “virtual hub” at your university, please contact us at edu@bioinformatics.org. ***

The Bifx Africa-India Joint Virtual Conference 2011 (Bifx11) follows on the success of Bifx09 and Bifx10. This joint conference is organized by Bioinformatics.Org, Bioclues.org, and the African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB).

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

* Dr. Sharmila Bapat, Scientist, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India: “Systems Networks and Cancer Research”

* Dr. Lalji Singh, CSIR Bhatnagar fellow, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India

* Dr. Jayaraman Valadi, Scientist Emeritus-CSIR, India and APBioNet.org-India representative: “Machine Learning for Bioinformatics: Challenges”

* Dr. Nicki Tiffin, Senior Lecturer, South African National Bioinformatics Institute

* Dr. Simon Travers, Associate Professor, South African National Bioinformatics Institute

This conference is based on the “virtual hub” model as described in the following publication:

Gichora, N.N., et al. 2010. Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference–Anywhere. PLoS Comput Biol 6(2):e1000650. [http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000650]

SUBMISSIONS:

Please submit your abstracts through Easy Chair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=afbixinbix11

(NB: This conference is also known as “Afbix-Inbix”.)

REGISTRATION: http://www.bioinformatics.org/wiki/Bifx11#Registration

IMPORTANT DATES:  Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2011

Notification of Acceptance: February 6, 2011

Conference: February 10-11, 2011