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ABioNet Announces New Website

The African Bioinformatics Network (ABioNet; see www.abionet.org) represents several African countries that have begun developing bioinformatics expertise. The organisation is supported by an initial founding grant from the World Health Organisation (WHO). ABioNet was formed in February 2002 during the Regional Training Course on Bioinformatics Applied to Tropical Diseases in Africa—an initiative of WHO/TDR in collaboration with the South African National Bioinformatics Institute.

ABioNet seeks to develop the application of bioinformatics in Africa while promoting the growth of bioinformatics awareness, training, education, infrastructure, resources, and research while continuously working in collaboration with similar international organizations and groups.

ABioNet hopes to spearhead bioinformatics initiatives in Africa by collaborating with international organizations and creating opportunities for African scientists to bring their citizens greatly improved care and modern methods in the much more immediate future.