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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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2014 Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology

The 2014 Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology will be held from 7-11 July 2014 at Queensland Bioscience Precinct, on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland.

The themes of this year’s Winter School are:

  • Next-generation sequencing & bioinformatics
  • Modelling from high-throughput bio-data
  • Big data, statistics and applications
  • Molecular phylogenetics

This year we have presenters from top universities and research institutes across Australasia (Auckland, Dunedin, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney) and from France, Germany and USA. All presenters are recognised authorities who will make their topic accessible to and exciting for non-specialists and specialists alike.

Registration is now open to 2 July 2014

  • Early bird registration runs until 22 June 2014
  • Full price registration runs from 23 June to 2 July 2014
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Student travel bursaries close 30 May 2014

The Australian Bioinformatics Network (which is funded by CSIRO, Bioplatforms Australia and EMBL Australia) is  pleased to offer a limited number of competitive travel bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in the 2014 Winter School

  • Applications open: 19 May 2014
  • Applications close: Friday 30 May 2014
  • Notification of outcome: Tuesday 10 June 2014
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Bioinformatics courses for bioscience staff and students from ANU CSIRO andUC

The GDU are running two bioinformatics courses for bioscience ANU staff, honours and postgraduates in the upcoming months. This training is also open to bioscience staff and students at CSIRO and UC.

These courses are:

  • Unix, Scripting and Python for Bioinformatics (Cameron Jack and Bob Buckley). 5x half-days, 9:30am - 12:30pm during the week of July 7th-11th
  • R, and statistics for R (John MainDonald and Terry Neeman). 5x full-days, 9:30am - 5:00pm during the week of July 14th-18th

Both course will take place in the Science Teaching and Learning Building room 3.02 (

Further information about the Unix, Scripting and Python for Bioinformatics course

Further information about the  R, and statistics for R course

A requirement for all courses will be to have a laptop either running Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows with PuTTY and PSCP pre-installed: (

This must also be able to wirelessly connect to ANU Secure or Eduroam. If you have questions about this, please contact Bob Buckley or Cameron Jack (details below) to discuss.

There are limited places available.  These placements will be operating on a first response first serve basis.  To attend, please contact both Stephanie Palmer and Cameron Jack ([email protected] and [email protected]) indicating which course(s) you wish to attend and whether you are an honours student, post-graduate student, academic or professional staff.

If you are in a category that requires payment (see attached in course information), your PI will need to send a confirmation e-mail with an appropriate budget code.

If you wish to further discuss the courses, please contact

Bob Buckley, [email protected], 6125 9289 or

Cameron Jack, [email protected] 6125 1128


2nd EMBO Conference on Visualizing BIological Data (VIZBI 2014)

We are delighted to announce VIZBI 2014, the 2nd EMBO Conference on ‘Visualizing Biological Data’, which will also be the 5th international meeting on this topic, to be held March 5-7 at the EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany). VIZBI 2014 brings together scientists actively using or developing computational visualization methods to study a diverse range of biological data; the conference also encourages participation from medical illustrators, graphic designers, and graphic artists.

VIZBI 2014 features 21 invited talks from high-profile speakers that will review the state-of-the-art and challenges in visualizing data from genomes, transcripts, proteins, cell biology, organisms, and populations. All VIZBI participants have the opportunity to present a poster and lightning talk describing their work. If you cannot join us in Heidelberg, Germany, you have the option of virtual registration, which allows participation via streaming video and chat.

For students, a limited number of CPP fellowships are available, which provide registration fee waiver and/or a travel grant for up to €400. Fellowship applications close 9 December 2013.

Prior to the meeting (March 4), there will also be half-day tutorials on visualization tools & methods. If you are interested in running a tutorial, you are invited to submit a tutorial proposal. The deadline for proposals is 1 November 2013.

If you are interested in promoting your organization or professional society, a range of sponsorship options are also available.

The first four VIZBI meetings have been very lively events, and helped fostered a new focus on data visualization in the life sciences; VIZBI 2014 will have a special focus on new and rapidly emerging research methods – we hope you can join us for this exciting event!

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APBC2014 – The Twelfth Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference

The Twelfth Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference will be held in Shanghai, China, January 2014. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, academics, and industrial practitioners. APBC2014 invites high quality original full papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

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