Bifx Africa-India Joint Virtual Conference 2011
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(Formerly Afbix-Inbix 2011)
Online at Bioinformatics.Org
February 10-11, 2011
The Bifx Africa-India Joint Virtual Conference 2011 (Bifx11) follows the success of Bifx09 and Bifx10. This joint conference is organized by the Bioinformatics Organization, and supported by Bioclues.org and African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB).
Africa and India share some research paradigms. Over the last few years, research in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology has gained momentum within the African continent to study interactions of pathogens, hosts and vectors in relevant diseases, even as widespread tangible research has grown within the subcontinent of India. And the "virtual conference" has taken root in these regions with the organization of several such conferences under the aegis of Bioinformatics.Org. Now, the organizers of Bifx11 hope that this opportunity will continue to foster virtual interactions and collaborations among students, as well as researchers, of Africa and India and help to further the advancement of science there.
Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 30,000 members and currently hosts over 400 projects that are related to bioinformatics and computational biology. The Organization also offers online interactive tutorials on several relevant topics.
The tradition of virtual conferences at Bioinformatics.Org dates back to Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007 (BSB07). And the BSB08 conference Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2008 ignited a spark in the audience across the world through four keynote talks, other virtual presentations and posters. The conference brought together over 140 attendees both directly and indirectly from across the globe.
Based on alphabetical order of Surnames
- Sharmila Bapat, Scientist, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India: Systems Networks and Cancer Research
- Junaid Gamieldien, Lecturer, South African National Bioinformatics Institute: Semantic Integration of Biomedical Knowledge and Existing Data to Support In-Silico Discovery
- Lalji Singh, CSIR Bhatnagar fellow, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
- Simon Travers, Associate Professor, South African National Bioinformatics Institute: A tale of two pathways: HIV resistance to treatment with CCR5 antagonists
- Jayaraman Valadi Scientist Emeritus-CSIR, India and APBioNet.org-India representative and Arun Gupta CEO, AbhyudayaTech: Support Vector Machines: Applications and Challenges in Bioinformatics
(All times Greenwich Meridian time GMT; please check the World Clock)
- Employer is paying (for-profit & government): USD 30.00
- Employer is paying (non-profit & academic): USD 20.00
- You are paying (not being reimbursed): USD 10.00 (also for developing countries)
If you are interested in creating a new virtual in a new region, please contact the organizers. A request to form a hub should include the following details:
- Your name(s)
- Estimated number of people who will attend
Deadline for hub applications is 30th January 2011, and selected candidates will be notified in the first week of February 2011.
- 20 participants or less: USD 200.00
- More than 20 participants: USD 300.00
- Online using PayPal (for individual fees only; register with the Bioinformatics.Org educational website)
- Mail-in form (for any payment)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2011
Please direct payment questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full article on virtual hubs
The virtual conference will consist of a single track with oral and poster presentations. This is a first call for submission of abstracts; authors will indicate whether they are aspiring to have an oral presentation or a poster. The best abstracts from the oral presentation track will be invited for oral presentation, unsuccessful oral presentation abstracts will be invited for poster presentation. We strongly encourage young investigators as well as research faculties to submit an abstract on their current work. The Program Committee will choose selected abstracts for oral as well as presentations.
- The deadline for abstract submission: February 1 2011. Submissions CLOSED
- Please submit your abstracts through the Easy Chair
One of the objectives of this joint conferences is to provide for aspiring Scientists especially from the developing world,an opportunity to publish in leading journals. In this regard, high quality and select articles will be submitted to the following journals:
Full article on virtual presentations
Additional information for presenters
Please liaise with Jeff email@example.com so that he can assist you pre-record your presentations before the main conference.
He will firstly give you a tour of the Megameeting software to be used for the same, before the actual recording to be done on the Bioinformatics.Org servers.
NB: The recorded presentations will be available after the main conference to anyone in the world who will not have been able to attend the main event and will also act as a backup in case you the presenter experiences any technical problems on the conference day.
- Nelson Ndegwa, Technical Co Chair
- Mtakai Ngara, Hub manager
- Kavisha Ramdayal, Chair
- Stanley Mbandi-Kimbung, Technical Chair
- Vijayaraghava S, Chair
- Pritish Varadwaj, Hub Manager
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