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  • NEW!  Updated Nov. 27: Preliminary Program Book for download – CLICK HERE (PDF)
  • ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference Call for Late Poster Submissions
  • Thanks to the support of KAUST Investigator Dr Anna Tramontano, who is organizing a symposium on "Systems view of biological organisms" as part of the main conference, we will be able to offer 20 full fellowships (valued at up to $1,700 each) to cover travel expenses, registration and accommodation for Africans attending ISCB Africa ASBCB.
  • Tulio Oliveira (SANBI/South Africa) confirmed workshop on the usage of phylogenetic analysis to define the origin of HIV virus from simians (Chimpanzees and Sooty Mangabeys monkeys)

  • Confirmed Workshop Speakers Christine Orengo (UCL/London), Anna Tramontano (La Sapienza/Rome)

 

FAQs

Where will the ISCB Africa ASBCB meeting be held?

The conference will take place at:

AZALAI HOTEL SALAM

BP 104 - Bamako – Mali
Tél : + (223) 20 22 12 00
Fax : + (223) 20 22 36 37
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.azalaihotels.com/salam.php

How do I make a hotel reservation to stay at the Azalai Hotel Salam?

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing your name, arrival and departure dates, and mention you are reserving a room for the "Bioinformatics Conference" at the discounted room rate of 75,000 FCA (normal rates are 90,000 and if you do not mention the conference you will not be offered the group rate). A one night deposit is required at the time of reservation and can be made with a credit card (Visa or American Express only), or by wire transfer. Please contact Seydou Doumbia if you require the wire transfer details.

The two days of workshops following the conference will be held at the University of Bamako Medical School. Transportation to the workshops will be provided from the hotel.

What other hotel accommodation options are there?

Several additional area hotel options recommended by the local organizers are listed on the Travel Information page HERE.

Who is organizing this meeting?

The meeting constitutes the first joint meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB), with the final day of the conference organized as a symposium sponsored by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

What is the purpose of this meeting?

The focus of the meeting is on Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases: African Pathogens, Hosts and Vectors. It will provide a forum for discussions and an environment that fosters creation of new collaborations in an interdisciplinary environment. Scientists whose research focuses on the Bioinformatics of African pathogens, their hosts and their vectors are invited to participate. The meeting will also facilitate links between young and emerging scientists from Africa and their colleagues from the international community whose research may be highly relevant to their work.

How long is the meeting?

The meeting will consist of a 4-day conference followed by 2 optional student workshop days. Workshops will be presented by highly accomplished researchers. The main 4-day meeting will include keynote talks given by invited speakers from Africa and around the world.

 

Program Main Conference

NEW! Updated Nov. 27: Preliminary Program Book for download – CLICK HERE (PDF)

The conference will be held at:  AZALAI HOTEL SALAM, Quartier du Fleuve - BP 104 - Bamako – Mali,  Tél: + (223) 20 22 12 00, Fax : + (223) 20 22 36 37

Website: http://www.azalaihotels.com/salam.php

Conference Program

 

30th November 2009

8:00-9:00         Registration

 

Preliminary Session

 

9:00-9:30         Welcome Remarks:

Prof.    Burkhard Rost (President ISCB)

Prof.    Daniel Masiga (President ASBCB)

Madame Gillian Milovanovich (Ambassador to the United States)

Dr. Ousmane Touré (Minister of Health)

 

9:30                 Conference Starts

Prof.    Seydou Doumbia (Local Chair)

 

9:45-10:45       Opening Keynote: Charles Rotimi (Director of the Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, US) Engaging African Scientists in the Genomic Revolution to Ensure that Tomorrow’s Biotechnology and Medicine will Work for African People

10:45-11:00     Coffee break

 

11:00-12:40     Session 1: Functional, structural and comparative genomics of pathogens
Session Chair: Manuel Corpas (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK)

 

11:00-11:20     Amel Ghouila: Identification of novel protein domains in Plasmodium falciparum and Leishmania species

11:20-11:40     Laurent Brehelin: Assessing functional annotation transfers with inter-species conserved coexpression: re-annotation of Plasmodium falciparum genes based on conserved coexpression with S. cerevisiae and D. melanogaster

11:40-12:40     Keynote: Erik Bongcam-Rudloff (Chair of EMBNet Board, Uppsala University, Sweden): Annotating next-sequencing data: new opportunities for worldwide collaborative work.

12:40-14:00     Lunch Break

14:00-14:40     Functional, structural and comparative genomics of pathogens continued

14:00-14:20     Mark Wamalwa: Comparative genomic analysis of Glossina morsitans transcriptome: vector for sleeping sickness

14:20-14:40     Alban Mancheron: Ehrlichia Ruminantium Genome Segmentations Reveal Novel Homologous Genes

 

14:40-17:30     Session 2: Search and Design of Vaccines and Drugs

Session Chair: Reinhard Schneider (EMBL, Germany)

 

14:40-15:00     Marion Adebiyi: Elucidating the Drugs Resistance Mechanism(s) of the Malaria Parasite to Tetracyclines and Chloroquines

15:00-15:20     Mahmoud Elhefnawi: A comprehensive in silico methodology for optimal design and selection of therapeutic small interfering RNA molecules for the Influenza A Virus

15:20-15:50     Coffee break

15:50-16:10     Fourie Joubert: Discovery: A resource for the rational selection of drug target proteins and lead compounds in malaria

16:10-16:30     Isaac Oyewole: Dynamics of insecticide resistance to pyrethroid in Anopheles gambiae in southwestern Nigeria: A five year survey (2002-2007).

16:30-17:30     Keynote: Burkhard Rost (Columbia University, USA): Evolution teaches protein prediction

 

17:30-18:30     Inauguration of RSGs in Africa (Segun Fatumo)

1st December 2009

9:00-12:30       Session 3: Host/Pathogen Systems Biology
Session Chair: Winston Hide (South African National Bioinformatics Institute & Harvard School of Public Health)

 

9:00-10:00       KeynoteKarine Leroch (University of California Riverside) -Unraveling Gene Regulation Mechanisms in the Human Malaria Parasite: Insights Into Chromatin Remodeling

10:00-10:20     Vijay Nagarajan: Systems-level analysis of spatial constraints in biological networks using NetCirChro

10:20-10:40     Gaston Mazandu: Contribution of Microarray Data to the Advance of the Knowledge on Mycobacterium tuberculosis Interactome: The use of random Partial Least Squares (r-PLS) approach

10:40-11:10     Coffee break

11:10-11:30     Oussema Souiai: In silico prediction of protein-protein interactions in macrophages

11:30-11:50     Segun Fatumo: Host factors improve robustness of the metabolism of Plasmodium falciparum

11:50-12:10     Agostinho Antunes: The Evolutionary Dynamics of the Lion Panthera leo Revealed by Host and Viral FIV Population Genomics

12:10-12:30     Lawrence Okoror: Gene analysis of a newly isolated Lassa virus strain

 

12:30-14:00     Lunch Break

 

14:00-17:10     Session 4: Database and Resource Development for Infectious Disease Research
Session Chair: Ezekiel Adebiyi (Covenant University, Nigeria)

 

14:00-14:20     Samuel Kwofie: Hepatitis C Virus Discovery Database (HCVdd)

14:20-14:40     Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer: Design and setting-up of a Bioinformatics platform dedicated to HIV drug resistance problems

14:40-15:00     Karyn Megy: Comparative Genomic Analysis of Mosquitoes, using Public Genomic Resources

15:00-15:20     Alan Christoffels: International Glossina Genome Initiative: Towards an understanding of the Glossina morsitans transcriptome

15:20-15:50     Coffee break

15:50-16:10     Jingming Ma: Development of a Web-based Data Management System for Clinical Immune Research

16:10-17:10     Keynote: David Roos (University of Pennsylvania): Designing and mining pathogen genome databases

 

17:30-19:30 PM: Poster session

2nd December 2009

9:00-10:00       ISCB, ASBCB and RSG Business Meeting -open to all participants

 

10.00-12:30     Session 5: Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of Vectors, Pathogens and Hosts
Session Chair: Burkhard Rost (Columbia University, USA)

 

10:00-10:20     Sarah Mwangi: An Evolutionary Genomics Approach towards analysis of Genes implicated in transmission of Trypanosomes between Tswtse fly and Mammalian host

10:20-10:40     Sheila   Ommeh: Evolution of Mx gene haplotypes in the chicken genome towards viral diseases

10:40-11:10     Coffee break

11:10-11:30     Mathurin Koffi: Human African Trypanosomiasis seropositive subjects display identical microsatellite-based allelic profiles with parasitological confirmed patients

11:30-11:50     Allison Regier: Improved inversion predictions for Anopheline mosquitoes

11:50-12:10     Igor Sharakhov: High resolution cytogenetic map for Anopheles gambiaea tool for understanding genome organization and evolution

12:10-12:30     Henri Tonnang: Predicting and mapping under climate change scenario, the potential redistribution of malaria vectors in Africa: Informing malaria control programmes

 

12:30-14:00     Lunch Break

 

14:00-17:30     Session 6: Bioinformatics education, curriculum development, challenges and opportunities
Session Chair: Daniel Masiga (ICIPE, Nairobi)

 

14:00-14:20     Oyejide Ojo: Incorporating Bioinformatics into Biological Science Education in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges

14:20-14:40     Seydou Doumbia: African center for training in functional genomics of insect vectors of human disease: Challenges and Perspectives

14:40-15:00     Allan Orozco: Software Development in modelling and Virtual Exploration of Proteins: an alternative of technology and education in Central America

15:00-15:30     Coffee break

15:30-16:30     Keynote: Mike Tartakovsky and Yentram Huyen (NIAID, USA) -Building a Sustainable Bioinformatics Program: Opportunities and Challenges

16:30-17:30     Open discussion on education and capacity building

 

19:30               Gala Dinner Hotel Salaam

3rd December 2009 -- KAUST Day

9:00-12:20       Session 7: Systems View of Biological Organisms I
Session Chair: Anna Tramontano (Sapienza University, Rome)

9:00-10:00       Keynote: Marc Marti-Renom The TDI kernel for open source drug discovery in tropical diseases

10:00-10:20     Itunuoluwa Ewejobi: In-silico Prediction of the Genetic Regulatory Interactions in Maurer’s Cleft Pathway of Plasmodium falciparum.

10:20-11:00     Coffee break

11:00-11:20     Jelili Oyelade: Computational Identification of Functional Modules in Plasmodium falciparum

11:20-11:40     Ibrahima Baber: A quantile method module implemented for microarray data normalization

11:40-12:00     Kais Ghedira: TSS identification, TFBS prediction in human and mouse and prediction of the regulatory network

12:00-12:20     Steven Nyanjom: Identification and Tissue Localisation of Putative Odorant Binding Proteins (OBPs) in Glossina (Diptera: Glossinidae)

 

12:20-14:00     Lunch Break

 

14:00-17:20     Session 8: Systems View of Biological Organisms II
Session Chair: Marc Marti-Renom (Instituto Principe Felipe, Spain)

 

14:00-14:20     Fidelis Cho-Ngwa: Molecular and bioinformatics characterisation of Onchocerca volvulus circulating intermediate filament, a target for sensitive monoclonal antibody-based diagnosis

14:20-14:50     Nishi Prabdial-Sing: Epitope analysis of genotype 5 Hepatitis C Virus against South African HLA backgrounds

15:10-15:30     Abibatou Mbodj: Qualitative dynamical modelling of Drosophila mesoderm

15:30-16:00     Coffee break

16:00-16:20     Olubanke Ogunlana: In-silico structural prediction of human Scavenger receptor type B1 (SRB1) - a novel approach to the discovery of prophylactic agent against Plasmodium falciparum

16:20-17:20     Closing Keynote: Anna Tramontano: Structural bioinformatics strategies to address the malaria challenge

17:20-18:00     Awards & Closing Remarks

 

Workshops

Friday 4th December 2009

Parallel Session 1:

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM David Roos: PlasmoDB

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Erik Bongcam-Rudloff: Sequence Analysis Using EMBOSS

Parallel Session 2:

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (including lunch break) NIAID/NIH workshop, Jeff Skinner: Introduction to R

Saturday 5th December 2009

Parallel Session 3:

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Christine Orengo: Structural Bioinformatics

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM Neil Lobo+Karyn Megy: VectorBase

Parallel Session 4:

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (including lunch break) NIAID/NIH workshop, Sudhir Varma:
Microarray Analysis Using R/Bioconductor

 

 

Travel Fellowships

We are very pleased to announce that as many as 52 complete travel fellowships are available for African students and researchers to attend the ISCB Africa ASBCB Joint Conference on Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases. The organizers acknowledge and thank KAUST for the sponsorship funding of the vast majority of these fellowships. The Wellcome Trust is also gratefully acknowledged for funding ten travel fellowships.

The Aim is to bring African students and researchers together to introduce them to a variety of research projects in computational biology, increase their awareness of the broad range of opportunities that exist in the field, and introduce them to some of the people leading this research internationally.

Funding and Eligibility:


  • Funding will support the registration, travel and accommodation of students and researchers. The funding will consist of:
    1. Travel & registration expense stipend for travel to/from Mali and conference registration fees.
    2. Reimbursement of Mali expenses for accommodation and meals.
  • The student/researcher applicant must be studying/working in an African country.
  • The student/researcher applicant must be a current ISCB and/or ASBCB member in good standing.
  • Selected recipients need to have submitted an accepted poster or paper for this conference (acceptance notification will be sent on same day as award notification).
  • In order to accept funding the selected recipients must register for the conference and pay the registration deposit of $15 USD for Africans and $100 USD for non-Africans in advance of receiving any fellowship funding.The balance of the registration fee will be paid by the fellowship funds.
  • Unsuccessful fellowship applicants from Africa and African students and post docs attending without a fellowship may request a registration discount. If granted, a special registration fee of $35 USD will apply. See registration page for details.
  • APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE

     

    Travel Information


    Hotel Information

    The conference will take place at:

    AZALAI HOTEL SALAM
    Quartier du Fleuve - BP 104 - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 22 12 00 Fax : + (223) 20 22 36 37
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: http://www.azalaihotels.com/salam.php
    Group room rate: 75,000 FCFA (approximately 116 euros)

    A limited number of rooms have been set aside at this discounted rate. To reserve a room at the Azalai Hotel Salam you must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing your name, arrival and departure dates, and mention you are reserving a room for the "Bioinformatics Conference" at the discounted room rate of 75,000 FCA (normal rates are 90,000 and if you do not mention the conference you will not be offered the group rate). A one night deposit is required at the time of reservation and can be made with a credit card (Visa or American Express only), or by wire transfer. Please contact Seydou Doumbia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require the wire transfer details.

    Several additional area hotel options recommended by the local organizers are noted below. In all cases, reservations are accepted by phone, fax or email (be sure to follow up on faxed or emailed reservations to ensure a confirmation is received) and you should mention "Bioinformatics conference" to secure the rates noted below if rooms are available at the time of your reservation request. . If you are having any problems making a reservation at the hotel of your choice, please contact Seydou Doumbia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. An alternate selection may be necessary if the hotel sells out.

    HOTEL MASSALEY
    Hamdallaye ACI 2000 - BP E 3245 - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 29 46 58 or + (223) 20 29 46 59 or + (223) 20 29 54 56 // Fax : + (223) 20 29 50 53
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (use this email for making reservations)
    Website: www.afribone.net.ml/massaley/index.html
    Room rate: 40,000 FCFA (approximately 62 euros)

    HOTEL LES COLONNES
    ACI 2000 - Hamdallaye - Avenue du Mali - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 23 46 29 // Fax : + (223) 20 23 46 28
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.hotellescolonnes2002.com
    Room rates: 22,000-27,500 FCFA (rate ranges from ~34-42 euros)

    HOTEL COLUMBUS
    Hamdallaye ACI 2000 - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 29 68 83 Fax : + (223) 20 29 68 84
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: None.
    Group room rate: ~26,000-30,000 FCFA (rate ranges from ~40-45 euros)

    HOTEL MIRABEAU
    Quartier du Fleuve - Rue 311 - BP E 3506 - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 23 53 19 // Fax : + (223) 20 23 11 77
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: None, although the local organizers consider this hotel to be very nice.
    Room rates (including breakfast): ~46,000 FCFA (approximately 70 euros)

    LAICO EL FAROUK BAMAKO HOTEL (online reservations also accepted through hotel website - select the El Farouk Bamako Hotel from drop down list (hotel is ~1-2km from Hotel Salam)
    Boulevard du 22 Octobre 1945 - Quartier du Fleuve - BP E 1560 - Bamako – Mali
    Tél : + (223) 20 22 30 30 or (223) 20 23 18 30 // Fax : + (223) 20 22 61 61
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: http://laicohotels.com/
    Group room rate: ~89,000 FCFA (136 Euros)

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    Destination Information

    Mali is a French speaking nation that become independent of France in 1960. The currency is FCFA, which is fixed at 1 euro = 655 FCFA.

    Bamako, population ~1,7M (2006), is the capital and largest city of Mali, and currently estimated to be one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the Upper and Middle Niger Valleys, in the south-western part of the country. The name of the capital city comes from the Bambara word meaning "place of crocodiles". Bamako is the nation's administrative center, with a river port located in nearby Koulikoro, and a major regional trade and conference center. Bamako is the 7th largest West African urban center after Lagos, Abidjan, Kano, Ibadan, Dakar and Accra. Bamako is a cosmopolitan city with vast experience in hosting international meetings.

    The country of Mali covers an area of 1,241,000 km² and has approximately 10,400,000 inhabitants. The country shares its borders with Algeria in the north, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea in the south, Niger and Burkina-Faso in the east and Mauritania and Senegal in the west. Mali became independent of France in 1960. The population is unevenly distributed with 65% of the population concentrated in 25% of the country, especially along the river Niger, which is an important economic axis. The economy relies essentially on agriculture, pastoral activities and fishing. The agro-pastoral sector employs more than 80% of the population

    Mali was the cradle of western African civilisation in the Middle Ages. Thus, it is no coincidence that the country hosts four UNESCO world heritage classified sites: Tombouctou, famous for its ancient mosques; Djenné, the one thousand year old city entirely built in banco; the mythical Dogon; and the Tombeau des Askias in the city of Gao. Mali is a multi-party democracy. Since 1992 the Malian constitutional regime has opted for decentralisation, that is, increasing the responsibility of the communities in the management of public affairs. Since 2003 the President of the Republic of Mali is the former general Amadou Toumani Touré.

    Mali is one of the African countries most respectful of the freedom of the press on the African continent, according to Reporters without Borders.

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    Local Travel

    Several governments have posted travel advisories regarding areas in the north of Mali (between 500 - 1500 KM to the north of Bamako). Please read these advisories for information related to travel outside of the Bamako area.

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    Local Laws and Customs

    • Local laws reflect the fact that Mali is a Muslim country. Women are expected to dress modestly.

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    Entry Visa and Vaccine Requirements

    • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate - You must have a valid international vaccination card with a valid yellow fever immunisation.
    • Travelling with children - For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the Mali Embassy in Brussels.

    Requirements to obtain VISA to enter Mali


    U.S. Passport or passport of any other nationality, must have at least 6 months remaining validity from the day of entry into the country for which VISA has been applied for. If validity is less than 6 months ETS will renew your passport (Fee's apply).

       

    Mali Tourist Visa

    • A valid passsport with atleast 6 months validity remaining
    • Two (2) completed application forms
    • Two (2) passport size photographs
    • Copy of the airline itinerary or flight ticket
    • Copy of the green card or a valid visa for return to the USA
    • Copy of the yellow fever certificate
    • Copy of the hotel reservation


    Mali Business Visa

    • A valid passsport with atleast 6 months validity remaining
    • Two (2) completed application forms
    • Two (2) passport size photographs
    • A company cover letter with the purpose and duration of the trip
    • A letter of invitation from the host company in Mali
    • Copy of the airline itinerary or flight ticket
    • Copy of the green card or a valid visa for return to the USA
    • Copy of the yellow fever certificate
    • Copy of the hotel reservation

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    Health

    • Medical facilities in Mali are very limited.

    • Cholera, malaria and other tropical diseases are common to Mali. Outbreaks of meningitis also occur, usually from the end of February to mid-April. Since mid-March 2007, Malian health services have recorded nearly 400 cases of meningitis with 26 deaths, with the majority of cases occurring in the Sikasso, Koutiala and Bamako regions.

    • You should drink or use only boiled or bottled water and avoid ice in drinks. If you suffer from diarrhoea during a visit to Mali you should seek immediate medical attention.

    • In the 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic the UNAIDS/WHO Working Group estimated that around 93,000 adults aged 15 or over in Mali were living with HIV; the prevalence rate was estimated at around 1.5% of the adult population.

    • You should seek medical advice before travelling to Mali and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up-to-date. For further information on vaccination requirements, health outbreaks and general disease protection and prevention you should visit the websites of the government you are a national of. Beware that vaccinations and other required medicines will vary widely depending on your country of residence and ethnicity.

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    General

    • Insurance - We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive medical and travel insurance before travelling. This should include cover for medical treatment and evacuation, accidents, cancelled flights and stolen cash, credit cards, passport and luggage. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake.
    • Money - Major banks and hotels accept credit cards and travellers cheques.

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    Submission Guidelines

    The submission of abstracts for papers (oral presentation) and posters are now CLOSED.

    Graduate students, young investigators and all African researchers involved in the field were strongly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their work. The Scientific Committee has completed the selection of abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

     

    ORAL (PAPER) PRESENTATIONS - CLOSED

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 05 AUGUST 2009

    ACCEPTANCE: 01 OCTOBER 2009

     

    ISCB Africa ASBCB will feature oral presentations selected from 500 word abstract submissions. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit full papers to the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution. At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference. Submitters to the oral track may also choose to have their submission considered for the Poster session by including a shorter, 250 word, abstract in the Paper submission form.

     

    Abstracts are solicited in the following areas:

     

    o Functional, structural and comparative genomics of pathogens

    o Molecular epidemiology and evolution of vectors pathogens and hosts

    o Host/pathogen systems biology

    o Database and resource development for infectious disease research

    o Search and design of vaccines and drugs

    o Bioinformatics education, curriculum development, challenges and

    opportunities

    o Systems view of biological organisms

     

    POSTERS - CLOSED

     

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 05 AUGUST 2009

    ACCEPTANCE: 01 OCTOBER 2009

     

    Abstract submissions not selected for oral presentations or 250 word abstracts submitted for posters are sought for research conveying a scientific result in any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology of infectious diseases, hosts and vectors. At least one author of each accepted poster must register for the conference.

    The conference consists of a single track with oral and poster presentations.

    Submission forms are available at https://www.iscb.org/submissions/ (As other conferences may have active submissions as well, be sure to select the forms for the Africa conference.)

    Key Dates

    01 June 2009 - Calls for participation

    Paper & Poster submissions, travel fellowship applications, conference registration.

     

    05 August 2009 - Submission deadlines

    Paper & Poster submissions, travel fellowship applications

     

    01 October 2009 - Acceptance notification (DELAYED)

    Paper & Poster submissions, travel fellowship applications

     

    23 October 2009 - Early registration discount deadline (NEW DATE!)

    All accepted papers and posters must register by this date.

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