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AFRICA
AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY (ASBCB)
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http://www.asbcb.org/

Contact: ASBCB
c/o Alan Christoffels
South African National BIoinformatics Institute
University of the Western Cape
South Africa
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Geographical area included: Africa

Leadership Structure: Governing Board
President: Alan Christoffels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Vice-President: Amel Gouila (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Secretary: Faisal Mohamed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Treasurer: Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Training Officer: Olaitan Awe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Communication Officer: Bright Biiga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Young Scientist Representative: Samar Salah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Total Organization Members: 0

Goals: ASBCB is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of bioinformatics and computational biology in Africa. Transforming from the African Bioinformatics Network (ABioNET), as a result of a World health Organisation sponsored meeting at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute in Cape Town, South Africa on the 13th February 2004.

We are dedicated to the advancement of bioinformatics and computational biology in Africa, and with a mission to develop the application of bioinformatics in Africa. The importance of international collaboration is emphasised by ASBCB because pan-African networks and projects are boosting bioinformatics research and infrastructure on the continent of Africa. ASBCB is growing into a large network of international collaborators, researchers and contacts. This enables African Bioinformatics researchers access to exciting new opportunities that are opening up in the field of bioinformatics in Africa. ASBCB therefore provides an international forum and resource for developing competence and expertise in these areas.

Objectives:

Identify, promote and establish opportunities for networking.
Encourage and develop bioinformatics and computational biology nodes.
Increase awareness and promote the use of bioinformatics and computational biology.
Facilitate access to bioinformatics and computational biology infrastructure.
Promote bioinformatics and computational biology education.

Activities:
The calendar year of activities include:
1. Governance council meetings
Held monthly (firs Tuesday of the month) via conference call. Minutes are recorded.

2. Conference (every two years)
80-100 participants

3. COSIs
These are newly established and their activities will be defined during 2020 calendar year.

Last Updated June 01, 2020

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