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Gustavo Parisi, President, A2B2C
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IUniversidad nacional de Quilmes
Roque Saenz Pena 352
B 1876 BXD Bernal
Buenos Aires

Leadership Structure:
Executive Board composed of 1) President; 2) Vicepresident; 3) Secretary; 4)Treasurer; 5) four Trustees and Auditing Commitee

  • Mode of election or selection of leaders:
    Candidates are proposed and voted at an Annual General Meeting. Only Active members are allowed to cast a vote. The vote is secret.

  • Frequency of election:
    The Vicepresident, Secretary and Treasurer are elected every two years. The former Vicepresident is automatically promoted to President after two years. The Trustees are elected every three years.

Goals and brief history:
The A2B2C was founded in 2009 to promote Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Argentina. The newly founded association would fill a noticeable gap in the agenda of many other scientific societies in the country. The goals of the A2B2C are to foster education and training of students in bioinformatics, to provide venues for interaction between its members (scientific meetings, workshops), and to work at many levels to raise awareness of bioinformatics in the agenda of national funding agencies, universities (grad curricula), etc.

Past and planned activities:
Annual Meeting
: 2009 (University of Quilmes, Argentina); 2010 (University of Quilmes, Argentina); 2011 (Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina); 2012 (University of Entre Rios, Argentina); 2013 (University of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina); 2014 (CNEA, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina); 2015 (UNS, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina); 2016 (UCA, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
ISCB-LA Conference: 2016 (Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Protein Function: Evolutionary and Complex Networks Approaches", May 30th --June 2nd, 2011. Dr. Anna Pachenko (NCBI, NLM, NIH, USA); Dr. Olivier Lichtarge (Baylor College of Medicine, USA), Dr. Steve Horvath (Department of Biostatistics, UCLA, USA) and Dr. Gary Bader (The Donelly Center, University of Toronto, Canada).

Comparative Analysis and Classification of Protein Structures, 16-17 Dec 2010. Dr. Manfred J. Sippl, University of Salzburg, Austria.

Introduction to Bioinformatics: Sequence Analysis, November 16-18 2010. Dr. Olivier Poch, Universite de Strasbourg, France.

Organization Members: 120
Members who are ISCB Members: 12

Last updated June 30, 2016

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Dr. Javier De Las Rivas

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics Group
Cancer Research Center (CiC-IBMCC, CSIC/USAL)
Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n
E37007 - Salamanca - SPAIN
tel:   34 923 294819
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Leadership Structure:

  • Executive Board (4 members: President, VicePresident, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Delegates for each country (at present 11 members)
  • Members of different Committees (See:  www.soibio.org/en/Committees):
    • Admissions And Membership Committee
    • Education And Training Committee
    • Outreach Committee
    • Scientific Colaboration Committee
    • Infrastructure Committee
    • Foreign Relations Committee
    • Students Committee
  • Mode of election or selection of leaders:

Geographical Area Included:
IberoAmerica (22 countries): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela

Goals and Brief History:
See:  http://www.soibio.org/en/aboutSoIBio and http://www.soibio.org/en/scope

  • SoIBio (Iberoamerican Society for Bioinformatics) is an international scientific society, founded in 2009 following the previous work and experience of the RIB (Iberoamerican Network for Bioinformatics) which was, from 2002 to 2008, a joint collaborative project of several research groups from Iberoamerica working in the new field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

  • SoIBio aims to promote research and development on Bioinformatics in the large international region of Iberoamerica. As such it looks to help either individuals or national societies or groups that want to work in this field, both at academic and professional level. To do so, SoIBio facilitates transnational exchange, collaboration, formation and development for issues and topics related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. It is also a platform to interact and collaborate with other international societies and networks that work in the same field: European Molecular Biology Network (EMBnet); Asian-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet); International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).

  • SoIBio is open to all, either from the academic or the professional world, interested in promoting research and development of Bioinformatics in Iberoamerica. To become a member, the only requirements are the support of one or two members of SoIBio and to fulfill the registration in this website. A small fee is asked to academic or professional staff. The registration as a member is free for students and postdoctoral people.

    At present SolBio is an Affiliated Regional Group of ISCB (International Society of Computational Biology) and has actively participated in the organization of the last ISCB-LA Meetings in 2012, 2014, and 2016. SolBio is also a member of GOBLET (Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training).

Organization Members: 210
Members who are ISCB Members: 10

Last updated: July 22, 2016

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