Where will the 2011 ISCB Africa ASBCB meeting be held?

Cape Town, South Africa, at the Cape Town International Convention Center

The address is: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa. Directions and maps can be found HERE.

What hotel accommodation options are there?

See the Travel Information page HERE for hotel and all other travel information.

Who is organizing this meeting?

This meeting constitutes the second joint meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the African Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB). The Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC) has been hired as the local professional conference organizer to implement all logistics and handle the financial management of the conference.

What is the purpose of this meeting?

ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics provides a forum for the sharing of research efforts and results, encourages discussion among attendees, and fosters an environment to create new collaborations in this interdisciplinary field. Scientists whose research focuses on all areas in Bioinformatics are invited to participate. The meeting also facilitates 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 consists of a 3-day conference preceeded by 2 workshop days offered as an added option to African students. Workshops are presented by highly accomplished researchers. The meeting includes keynote talks given by invited speakers from Africa and around the world.