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250 by Christmas

Last Friday’s Sydney Bioinformatics Research Symposium was the first “public” outing of the Australian Bioinformatics Network. If you weren’t there, you can get a sense of what was presented in this narrated presentation:


One thing I said (at about 12:10) is that we haven’t had a “BIG LAUNCH” of This is so we could give the site a chance “to accumulate useful content and iron out most of the website bugs before “beating the drum” about it”.

Well, with Christmas a mere 38 days away (at the time of writing), I would like to beat the drum a little and share a bit of Christmas cheer at the same time.

Here’s a graph of registrations to over time:

This reflects the fact that things have been more or less word of mouth, with the odd broadcast message (in early September).

I’d like to encourage more people to connect, mainly to ensure that they can receive information about upcoming events, opportunities or other topics of relevance by subscribing to pages on this site via email or RSS.

So, if registrations crack 250 by December 25, the ABN will be selecting five lucky registrants to receive a $50 gift voucher (5 x 50 = 250, get it?) from (or similar).

(This is your cue to let colleagues and collaborators know about


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