International Conference on Bioinformatics
|International Conference on Bioinformatics|
|Location(s)||Shenzhen, China (2017)|
|Previous event||InCoB 2017|
|Next event||InCoB 2018|
|Organised by||Jinyan Li, Lan Ma (2017 chairs)|
The International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) is a scientific conference on bioinformatics aimed at scientists in the Asia Pacific region. It has been held annually since 2002. Originally organised by coordination between the Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and the Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in 2002, the meeting has since been the flagship conference of the APBioNet, where APBioNet's Annual General Meeting is held.
Since 2006, InCoB has been partnering with BMC Bioinformatics to publish an InCoB Special Conference Issue of top papers presented at the conference. In 2007, an additional tie-up with the Bioinformation journal was established in addition to the BMC Bioinformatics issue.
Since 2007, InCoB held in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has been placeshifted in an additional location in a developing country venue, namely the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) through the advanced videoconferencing project of APAN and TEIN2. In 2015, InCoB was organised jointly with the International Conference on Genome Informatics in an attempt to increase effectiveness and scalability.
Satellite training workshops
Since 2007, at the VNU site coordinated by the Institute of Biotechnology Hanoi (IBT), InCoB coordinated with the International Union for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (IUBMB), the Federation of Asian Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB) and APBioNet to hold a two-week bioinformatics training course with course faculty from Karolinska Institutet, NCBI and National University of Singapore, supported by the S* Alliance for Bioinformatics Education and BioSlax, a software development project hosted at NUS as part of an ASEAN SubCommittee on Biotechnology (SCB) project. This collaboration with IUBMB and FAOBMB continues in 2008 with a bioinformatics education workshop in Taipei, Taiwan, where the main meeting of InCoB 2008 will be situated.
Past and present conferences
|InCoB 2002||Bangkok, Thailand|
|InCoB 2003||Penang, Malaysia|
|InCoB 2004||Auckland, New Zealand|
|InCoB 2005||Busan, South Korea|
|InCoB 2006||Delhi, India|
|InCoB 2007||Hong Kong, China; Hanoi, Vietnam||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology|
|InCoB 2008||Taipei, Taiwan|
|InCoB 2010||Tokyo, Japan|
|InCoB 2011||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|InCoB 2012||Bangkok, Thailand||National Science and Technology Development Agency, BIOTEC, KMUTT|
|InCoB 2013||Taicang, China|
|InCoB 2014||Brighton-Le-Sands, New South Wales, Australia|
|InCoB 2015||Odaiba, Japan|
|InCoB 2017||Shenzhen, China||Tsinghua University|
- "Where InCOB Has Been – International Conference on Bioinformatics". incob.apbionet.org. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
- Schönbach, Christian; Verma, Chandra; Bond, Peter J.; Ranganathan, Shoba (22 December 2016). "Bioinformatics and systems biology research update from the 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2016)". BMC Bioinformatics. 17 (S19). doi:10.1186/s12859-016-1409-7.
- Schönbach, Christian; Horton, Paul; Yiu, Siu-Ming; Tan, Tin; Ranganathan, Shoba (2015). "GIW and InCoB, two premier bioinformatics conferences in Asia with a combined 40 years of history". BMC Genomics. 16 (Suppl 12): I1. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-16-S12-I1.