ABACBS (pron.ˈabəkəs) runs the Australian Bioinformatics Network

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Our Reason for Being

Bioinformatics is an extremely diverse discipline. Clearly, it involves biology and informatics, but the term ‘informatics’ spans mathematics, statistics, computer science, and many other quantitative sciences seen as disciplines in their own right.

No individual could hope to have deep skills in all the aspects of bioinformatics needed in modern bioscience. However, a network or community of bioinformaticians offers a way to engage with a diverse range of experts and foster sharing, reuse, innovation, collaboration and learning.