Africa Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics 2009 (Afbix'09)
|Event Date/Time: Feb 19, 2009||End Date/Time: Feb 20, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 12, 2009|
Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 25,000 members and currently hosts over 100 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 from with the start series of Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007 (BSB'07).
The most recent BSB'08 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.
RSG Africa was founded in May 2007 and currently has over 500 members in Africa. Members are drawn from North, South East, West and South Africa. The group in collaboration with senior faculty has organized workshops which include training in Bioruby/ Bioperl, R and Bioconductor as well as a Basic course in Molecular Phylogeny. RSG Africa with Bioinformatics.Org have organized virtual meetings which include a virtual lecture titled "Bioinformatics meets new challenges: system Biology" delivered on 4th of July 2008. Bioinformactics.Org provided scholarships to selected RSG Africa members and with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a virtual hub; members took part in BSB'08 virtual conference.
RSG Morocco was founded on 21 March 2008 and currently has over 40 members from Morocco and also from others countries. The main goal of RSG Morocco is to strengthen the relationship and scientific exchange between students. RSG Morocco is participating in the organisation of this virtual meeting and will be the way that allow RSG Morocco members to take part in this virtual conference.