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The 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2014) will commence on Thursday 31st July and conclude on Saturday 2nd August at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The conference themes include:
promoting the integration of bioinformatics with –omics
high performance and supercomputing in bioinformatics
clinical and health informatics for understanding complex biological and medical systems.
We would love to know more about your research work. Full paper (BMC Genomics, BMC Systems Biology, BMC Bioinformatics and PeerJ) and abstract (F1000) submissions are now open.

Areas of interest include:

  • Bioimaging
  • Disease Informatics
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics
  • Protein Bioinformatics
  • Immunoinformatics
  • Sequencing, Sequences and Evolution
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Ligand design
  • Pathways and Networks
  • Systems Biology
  • Ontologies and Text Mining
  • High performance and Supercomputing in Bioinformatics
  • Systems Biology
  • Other Emerging Areas

We also welcome proposals for breakout sessions. Additionally, a limited number of APBioNet Travel Fellowships are available.
InCoB2014 encourages the exchange of scientific breakthrough amongst participants, particularly between local participants in Australia and the Asia‐Pacific, as this will be the first time in this decade that InCoB is coming to these southern shores. Hot topics in translational bioinformatics, population genetics, drug design and discovery, biomarker identification, systems biology, biological sequence analysis, expression data analysis, scalable data storage and other relevant subjects will be covered.
Confirmed Invited Speakers include:

  • Professor Gil Omenn, University of Michigan Medical School, United States
  • Professor Terry Speed, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Victoria
  • Professor John Mattick, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, New South Wales
  • Professor Simon Foote, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, New South Wales
  • Professor Lars Nielsen, The University of Queensland, Queensland
  • Professor Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

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Seminar: Making Science Beautiful - a joint event with Vivid Idea

David Goodsell's visualisation of a virusThis signature Vivid Ideas event explores how science inspires art — and how art advances science — through the amazing work of David Goodsell (La Jolla, USA), as well as three new biomedical animations his work has inspired.

David's world-renowned watercolors of cells and proteins open up scope for imagination and exploration in biomedical research, a theme continued in his research, which focuses on using computer graphics and simulation to understand the molecular machinery involved in living processes.

Following David's talk, Emmy winner Drew Berry from Melbourne will show how his animation style has been influenced by David's work, and he will present the Sydney premiere of three new biomedical animations created by three apprentices he has been training. The main event concludes with a presentation of the finalists in the VizbiPlus Challenge, featuring a range of creative work inspired by these three animations.

Places are limited book early to ensure you experience this unique event exploring the intersection of creativity and scientific discovery.

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Seminar: David Goodsell: Computational Docking with AutoDock

David Goodsell's visualisation of proteins in E. ColiOutstanding opportunity to hear David S. Goodsell, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, talk about ways to figure out how and where protein molecules might fit together.

Also, as a Sydney Computational Biologists Meetup, this is an outstanding opportunity to catch up with a great bunch of bioscientists. 

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Computer Vision for Accelerated Bioscience - Workshop and Challenge

This workshop aims to combine biological and computer vision research to enhance the scientific understanding of life. It will explore and showcase research efforts that apply novel Computer Vision techniques to better our understanding of natural organisms. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D Reconstruction of Plants, Insects, or Animals
  • Microscopic Computer Vision
  • Multi-scale Computer Vision
  • Structural analysis of organisms
  • Tracking of animal motion or behaviour
  • Capturing the growth of individual organisms
  • Co-registration of optical images with volumetric scans
  • Capture of reflectance and transparency
  • New insight from existing scientific image collections and archives
  • Human-in-the-loop interfaces for classification and annotation
  • Computational photography of specimens
  • Computer Vision in harsh/outdoor environments
  • Case studies, including practical challenges faced by bioscientists

This year's workshop also includes a Computer Vision Challenge, separate to the papers submission.

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International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, Sydney

With an emphasis on the applications of computer, physical, engineering and mathematical models for solving modern challenging problems in life sciences, the fourth event CMLS-13 aims to bring biologists, medical/biomedical and health science researchers together with computational scientists to focus on problems at the frontier of computational life sciences.

A goal of this meeting is that the interactions of scientists across several disciplines will lead to the identification of new scientific investigations, shape future directions for strategic research, and help industrial users apply advanced computational techniques for solving practical life science problems.

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