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Travel Fellowships



We are raising funds to provide travel fellowships for African students to attend the ISCB Africa ASBCB 2019 Conference on Bioinformatics.

The Aim is to bring African students 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. The conference provides a great opportunity for students as it is preceded by bioinformatics workshops.


Funding and Eligibility

  • Funding will support the registration, travel and accommodation of students. It will not cover visa fees, meals or subsistence.
  • The applicant must be a current member of ISCB and/or ASBCB.
  • Applicants need to have submitted a poster or paper for this conference; only accepted student poster and paper submitters will be eligible for funding (acceptance notification will be sent on the same day as the award notification)

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Venue



KNUST EntranceKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST is located at Kumasi, the heart of Ghana that is popularly known as the Garden City. The conference will be hosted at Amonoo-Neizer Conference Center also known as Institute of Distance Learning Conference Center. Just about 100 meters away from the Conference, is a Olympic size open swimming pool on KNUST campus.

All International flights terminate at KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in Accra, the Capital city of Ghana
From Accra to Kumasi transport by bus, it costs between USD 8.00 to USD10.00 with respect to mini buses, big and small Yutong Buses and VIP buses. One can also travel from Accra international airport to Kumasi by air, 45 minutes flight with domestic airline such as AWA or Passionair. Taxis fare from Kumasi Airport to KNUST Campus is about $6:00 - $8:00.

For persons within and around the Kumasi Metropolis, the first access point to KNUST is Tech. Junction, a major station just outside the main gate of the University. From any point in and around the metropolis, one can board any vehicle, be it private or commercial to Tech Junction.
Getting to and around KNUST campus, which is about 16 km2 is an easy task for all. There are free bus services. On arrival at Tech. Junction, which is a main transport terminal just outside the main gate of this prestigious University, one can locate several avenues to board a car to get to the Campus. First is by transport through any of our gates to campus in a private vehicle. Private vehicles are allowed into main KNUST campus without any restrictions.
The organizers can also arrange KNUST mini bus to transport delegates from Accra to Kumasi or internal travels in Kumasi in groups of any number.


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Poster Presentation Submission



ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation consideration.

Abstract submissions are intended to convey a scientific result that is original work/previously published work, and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas listed below:

  • Data governance
  • Challenging traditional research ecosystems in Africa
  • Data for OneHealth
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • AI in genomics and precision medicine
  • Informatics for Biobanks
  • Pathogens genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
  • Plant genomics (omics)
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Drug design and discovery
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics Education


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Original Research Submission Guidelines

All abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the conference booklet) and should provide at the least the following information within them: background information, approach/methods, results and conclusions (actual headings within the abstract are not necessary). Authors may submit an additional paragraph of up to 250 words stating the relevance of the work for the purpose of convincing reviewers of the scientific content/validity; these additional 250 words will not be published and are for reviewing purposes only.

Original Paper Submissions for Oral Presentation Deadline is 15 October 2019.

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Previously Published Reaserch Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the conference booklet) and should provide an explanation of how the work of the submitted paper(s) is impacting the field. Submission must highlight work that has been published between June 2017 - August 2019.

Scientific Program Committee will also consider research that have been previously presented (within the timeframe of June 2017 - August 2019). Research must contain new significant finds. Author is to provide the conference name, program listing (if available) and conference URL. This information should be entered in the publication information field during the submission process.

Submissions should include the following:

  • For each presenter only one previously published research submission will be reviewed (the LAST will be taken by default). The same limitation applies for the last author (group). Publications can be grouped if it becomes clear how different publications will be combined in a talk. The maximal number of submissions per author/co-author is 5.
  • Name/affiliation/email of submitter (assumed to be the presenter; note that the presenter cannot be changed because the identity and ability to present of that person will be an essential selection criterion).
  • Names/affiliations/email of ALL coauthors (note: any name appearing on a published paper has to be added here). Note that all co-authors have to agree to the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co-author email addresses are correct (email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors).
  • 250-word limited abstract-like argument that explains the impact and importance of this work.
  • Sources of original publication(s) (Year, Journal, Vol., pages).
  • PDF with paper(s) (note: in case of the submission of 2 papers, both should be merged into one single PDF; all reviews will be based on the content of this PDF).
  • Only PDF submissions are acceptable. The submission system is currently unable to handle ASCII, Word, LaTeX, or anything other than standard PDF. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows).


Previously Published Research Submission Deadline is 15 October 2019.


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Oral Presentation Submissions



ISCB-Africa ASBCB Bioinformatics Conference welcomes original research and previously published research submissions for oral presentation consideration.

Abstract submissions are intended to convey a scientific result that is original work/previously published work, and are not advertisements for commercial software packages. Abstracts may cover any area of computational biology, but preferably within one of the topic areas listed below:

  • Data governance
  • Challenging traditional research ecosystems in Africa
  • Data for OneHealth
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • AI in genomics and precision medicine
  • Informatics for Biobanks
  • Pathogens genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Population Genetics, Variation and Evolution
  • Plant genomics (omics)
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Drug design and discovery
  • General Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics Education


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Original Research Submission Guidelines

All abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the conference booklet) and should provide at the least the following information within them: background information, approach/methods, results and conclusions (actual headings within the abstract are not necessary). Authors may submit an additional paragraph of up to 250 words stating the relevance of the work for the purpose of convincing reviewers of the scientific content/validity; these additional 250 words will not be published and are for reviewing purposes only.

Original Abstract Submissions for Oral Presentation Deadline is 13 September 2019.

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Previously Published Reaserch Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions must be a maximum of 250 words (to appear in the conference booklet) and should provide an explanation of how the work of the submitted paper(s) is impacting the field. Submission must highlight work that has been published between June 2017 - August 2019.

Scientific Program Committee will also consider research that have been previously presented (within the timeframe of June 2017 - August 2019). Research must contain new significant finds. Author is to provide the conference name, program listing (if available) and conference URL. This information should be entered in the publication information field during the submission process.

Submissions should include the following:

  • For each presenter only one previously published research submission will be reviewed (the LAST will be taken by default). The same limitation applies for the last author (group). Publications can be grouped if it becomes clear how different publications will be combined in a talk. The maximal number of submissions per author/co-author is 5.
  • Name/affiliation/email of submitter (assumed to be the presenter; note that the presenter cannot be changed because the identity and ability to present of that person will be an essential selection criterion).
  • Names/affiliations/email of ALL coauthors (note: any name appearing on a published paper has to be added here). Note that all co-authors have to agree to the submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to guarantee that all co-author email addresses are correct (email notifications of the submission will be sent to all co-authors).
  • 250-word limited abstract-like argument that explains the impact and importance of this work.
  • Sources of original publication(s) (Year, Journal, Vol., pages).
  • PDF with paper(s) (note: in case of the submission of 2 papers, both should be merged into one single PDF; all reviews will be based on the content of this PDF).
  • Only PDF submissions are acceptable. The submission system is currently unable to handle ASCII, Word, LaTeX, or anything other than standard PDF. It is the responsibility of the submitter to verify that the PDF is completely viewable/printable by all major operating systems (LINUX, MacOS, Windows).


Previously Published Research Submission Deadline is 13 September 2019.


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Special Sessions



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Keynote Speakers



Solomon Ofori-Acquah, PhD
Dean, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
University of Ghana
Christine Orengo, PhD
Professor, Division of Biosciences
University College London

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    ISCB Members enjoy discounts on conference registration (up to $150), journal subscriptions, book (25% off), and job center postings (free).

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