Where will the ISCB Africa ASBCB meeting be held?

The conference will take place at:


BP 104 - Bamako – Mali
Tél : + (223) 20 22 12 00
Fax : + (223) 20 22 36 37
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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 e-mail 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.