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ISCB-Africa ASBCB 2019 | November 11-15, 2019 | Kumasi, Ghana | HOME - ISCBAFRICA ASBCB 2019

Welcome to ISCB Africa ASBCB 2019!



The International Society for Computational Biology and the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology are pleased to once again join together to host the ISCB Africa ASBCB Conference on Bioinformatics in Kumasi, Ghana, November 11 - 15, 2019; conference workshops will be on November 14-15. This meeting constitutes the sixth joint meeting of ISCB and ASBCB, and the seventh conference of the ASBCB on Bioinformatics of Africa.

The ISCB-Africa ASBCB conference features a broad bioinformatics scope that include a special focus on advancing research through data power: innovation, access, and opportunities relevant to Africa. Please consider submitting your best research for presentation at the conference as a talk or poster. Samples of topics of interest include the following (although other computational biology topics are welcome as we ultimately seek the best, most interesting and novel presentations for this conference):

  • 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


Mark your calendar now to be sure to attend this meeting in November 2019. The organizers look forward to welcoming you to Kumasi, Ghana!

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Keynote Speakers

Melissa A. Haendel, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology School of Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University
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
 Ciara Staunton, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Law
Middlesex Univserity London

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