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ASBCB - African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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www.asbcb.org


Contact: Professor Alia Benkahla (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Geographical area included: Africa

Mailing Address: ASBCB
c/o Prof A Benkahla, Group of Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling
Institut Pasteur de Tunis, BP74 1002, TUNIS
+216 22 938439

Structure: Governing Board
President: Alia Benkahla (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Vice-President: Segan Fatumo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary: Sheila Ommeh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.‎)
Treasurer: Marion Adebiyi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.‎)
GC Member 1: Alan Christoffels (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
GC Member2: Natasha Wood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

About ASBCB:
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.

Goal:
ASBCB is serving as an international forum and resource devoted to developing competence and expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology in Africa. It complements its activities with those of other international and national societies, associations and institutions, public and private, that have similar aims. It also promotes the standing of African bioinformatics and computational biology in the global arena through liaison and cooperation with other international bodies.

Vision
:
Promote the exchange of ideas, infrastructure and resources in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology and facilitate the interaction and collaboration among scientists and educators around the world.

Measurably advance the awareness and understanding of the science of bioinformatics and computational biology. The society represents the bioinformatics and computational biology community in Africa and will be the most respected and reliable international non-profit organization representing this community.

Mission:
• Be a scholarly society dedicated to advancing, developing and promoting bioinformatics and computational biology in Africa.
• Serve a global membership by impacting government and scientific policies, providing high quality publications and meetings, and through distribution of valuable information about training, education, employment and relevant news from related fields.
• Develop the application of bioinformatics in Africa in collaboration with individuals, groups and organizations

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.

Research Focus Areas:
• Malaria
• Tuberculosis
• Trypanosomas
• HIV AIDS

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Last Updated January 8, 2015

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