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BMC Genomics. 2019 Apr 18;19(Suppl 9):266. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5582-8.

APBioNet's annual International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) returns to India in 2018.

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School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110 067, India.
Department of Biotechnology, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 600 036, India.
Centre for Computational Biology, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi, 110020, India.
Department of Biology, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, 860-0811, Japan.
Department of Molecular Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia.
Transformational Bioinformatics, Health and Biosecurity, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Sydney, Australia.


InCoB, one of the largest annual bioinformatics conferences in the Asia-Pacific region since its launch in 2002, returned to New Delhi, India after 12 years, with a conference attendance of 314 delegates. The 2018 conference had sessions on Big Data and Algorithms, Next Generation Sequencing and Omics Science, Structure, Function and Interactions, Disease and Drug Discovery and Plant and Agricultural Bioinformatics. The conference also featured an industry track as well as panel discussions on Women in Bioinformatics and Democratization vs. Quality control in academic publishing. Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Interaction & Networking Society (APbians) was launched as an APBionet Special Interest Group. Of the 52 oral presentations made, 22 were accepted in supplemental issues of BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Genomics or BMC Medical Genomics and are briefly reviewed here. Next year's InCoB will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from September 10-12, 2019.


APBioNet; APbians; Asia-Pacific bioinformatics network; InCoB; International conference on bioinformatics

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