Founded in January 1998, APBioNet is dedicated to the advancement of the field of bioinformatics, specifically, the development of the bioinformatics network infrastructure, the exchange of data and information, the development of training programs, workshops and symposia and the encouragement of collaborations in the field of bioinformatics with an Asia Pacific focus (1).

To further the development of the bioinformatics network infrastructure, APBioNet has formed a partnership with the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network project (APAN).This project has been endorsed as a priority status project within APEC’s Telecommunications Working Group (APEC TEL Development Cooperation Steering Group – DCSG) in 1999.

APBioNet’s collaboration with APAN has paved the way to link DDBJ, GenomeNet, HGC, NCC, ANGIS, MAFFIN, as well as, allow individuals to exchange data and other information quickly. APBioNet has developed web content and maintains servers dedicated to bioinformatics to assist collaboration and information exchange.

APBioNet also has a memorandum of understanding with the Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) to work with their members to promote awareness among biologists of the need to acquire bioinformatics skills.

APBioNet has also sponsored or co-sponsored or co-organised workshops and conferences in the areas of bioinformatics, molecular phylogenetics, biomolecular structural analysis, protein simulations and others, including the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCOB’02) in Thailand.

APBioNet has pioneered outreach programmes that has involved visits and training workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Taipei, HongKong, Xian, Beijing, Bogor, Bangalore, Bangkok, Los Banos, etc.

APBioNet was founded in January 1998 at the Pacific Symposium for Bioinformatics. Our second organizational meeting was held at the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in Montreal, Canada, June 28th to July 1st, 1998 (2). The next general meeting was held in January 1999 at the PSB’99 conference in Hawaii.

Key Founding members include:

Co-opted Members

Jim Hogan, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Shandar Ahmad, School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Hilyatuz Zahroh, Universitas Yarsi, Indonesia

Adaikalavan Ramasamy, Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Singapore

Alok Sharma, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan

Year Title
2019 Ahmad S, Gromiha MM, Raghava GP, Schönbach C, Ranganathan S. APBioNet’s annual International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) returns to India in 2018. BMC Genomics. 2019 Apr 18;19 (Suppl 9)
2018 Schönbach C, Li J, Ma L, Horton P, Sjaugi MF, Ranganathan S. A bioinformatics potpourri. BMC Genomics. 2018 Jan 19;19(Suppl 1):920.
2017 Tatsuya A. Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2017). Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Vol 15. No. 5. 2017
2016 Schönbach C, Verma C, Bond PJ, Ranganathan S. Bioinformatics and systems biology research update from the 15th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2016). BMC Bioinformatics. 2016 Dec 22;17(Suppl 19)
  Schönbach C, Verma C, Wee LJ, Bond PJ, Ranganathan S. 2016 update on APBioNet’s annual international conference on bioinformatics (InCoB). BMC Genomics. 2016 Dec 22;17(Suppl 13):1036
2015 Schönbach C, Horton P, Yiu SM, Tan TW, Ranganathan S. GIW and InCoB are advancing bioinformatics in the Asia-Pacific. BMC Bioinformatics. 2015 Dec 18;16(Suppl 18):I1
  Schönbach C, Horton P, Yiu SM, Tan TW, Ranganathan. GIW and InCoB, two premier bioinformatics conferences in Asia with a combined 40 years of history. BMC Genomics. 2015;16 Suppl 12:I1
2014 Ranganathan S, Tan T, Schönbach C. InCoB2014: Systems Biology update from the Asia-Pacific. Introduction. BMC Syst Biol. 2014;8 Suppl 4:I1
  Schönbach C, Tan T, Ranganathan. InCoB2014: mining biological data from genomics for transforming industry and health. BMC Genomics. 2014;15 Suppl 9:I1
  Ranganathan S, Tan T, Schönbach C. InCoB2014: bioinformatics to tackle the data to knowledge challenge. Introduction. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014;15 Suppl 16:I1
2013 Schönbach C, Shen B, Tan T, Ranganathan. InCoB2013 introduces Systems Biology as a major conference theme. BMC Syst Biol. 2013 Nov 4;7 Suppl 3:S1
  Khan AM, Tan TW, Schönbach C, Ranganathan S. APBioNet-transforming bioinformatics in the Asia-Pacific region. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013 Oct;9(10):e1003317
  Tan TW, Xie C, De Silva M, Lim KS, Patro CP, Lim SJ, Govindarajan KR, Tong JC, Choo KH, Ranganathan S, Khan AM. Simple re-instantiation of small databases using cloud computing. BMC Genomics. 2013;14 Suppl 5:S13
2012 Ranganathan S, Tongsima S, Chan J, Tan TW, Schönbach C. Advances in translational bioinformatics and population genomics in the Asia-Pacific. BMC Genomics. 2012;13 Suppl 7:S1
2011 Ranganathan S, Schönbach C, Kelso J, Rost B, Nathan S, Tan TW. Towards big data science in the decade ahead from ten years of InCoB and the 1st ISCB-Asia Joint Conference. BMC Bioinformatics. 2011;12 Suppl 13:S1
  Schönbach C, Tan TW, Kelso J, Rost B, Nathan S, Ranganathan S. InCoB celebrates its tenth anniversary as first joint conference with ISCB-Asia. BMC Genomics. 2011 Nov 30;12 Suppl 3:S1
2010 Ranganathan S, Schönbach C, Nakai K, Tan TW. Challenges of the next decade for the Asia Pacific region: 2010 International Conference in Bioinformatics (InCoB 2010). BMC Genomics. 2010 Dec 2;11 Suppl 4:S1
  Tan TW, Tong JC, Khan AM, de Silva M, Lim KS, Ranganathan S. Advancing standards for bioinformatics activities: persistence, reproducibility, disambiguation and Minimum Information About a Bioinformatics investigation (MIABi). BMC Genomics. 2010 Dec 2;11 Suppl 4:S27
  Schönbach C, Nakai K, Tan TW, Ranganathan S. InCoB2010 – 9th International Conference on Bioinformatics at Tokyo, Japan, September 26-28, 2010. BMC Bioinformatics. 2010 Oct 15;11 Suppl 7:S1
2009 Ranganathan S. Towards a career in bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics. 2009 Dec 3;10 Suppl 15:S1
  Ranganathan S, Eisenhaber F, Tong JC, Tan TW. Extending Asia Pacific bioinformatics into new realms in the “-omics” era. BMC Genomics. 2009 Dec 3;10 Suppl 3:S1
2008 Ranganathan S, Hsu WL, Yang UC, Tan TW. Emerging strengths in Asia Pacific bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics. 2008 Dec 12;9 Suppl 12:S1
2007 Ranganathan S, Gribskov M, Tan TW. Bioinformatics research in the Asia Pacific: a 2007 update. BMC Bioinformatics. 2008;9 Suppl 1:S1
2006 Ranganathan S, Tammi M, Gribskov M, Tan TW. Proceedings of APBioNet – Fifth International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB2006), New Dehli, India, 18-20 December 2006. BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7(Suppl 5):S1

Annually, through InCoB recognizes deserving students or researchers alike for their best paper and poster submission and travel fellowship.

Through special event, APBioNet rewards their deserving ExCo and members in Lifelong Service Awards and Meritorious Service Awards. Generally, this special awards are upon recommendation by ExCo members.

InCoB Best Papers

YearWinner
2017

Ari Hardianto, Muhammad Yusuf, Fei Liu and Shoba Ranganathan. Exploration of charge states of balanol analogues acting as ATP mimics in kinases.

Ching-Yu Yen, Jian-Cheng Lin, Kun-Tze Chen and Chin Lung Lu. R3D-BLAST2: an improved search tool for similar RNA 3D substructures.

Jiajie Peng, Honggang Wang, Junya Lu, Weiwei Hui, Yadong Wang and Xuequn Shang. Identifying term relations cross different gene ontology categories.

Jiaojiao Miao, Na Han, Yujun Qiang, Tingting Zhang, Xiuwen Li and Wen Zhang. 16sPIP: A Comprehensive Analysis Pipeline for Rapid Pathogen Detection in Clinical Samples Based on 16S Metagenomic Sequencing.

Nikhil Pathak, Mei-Ling Lai, Wen-Yu Chen, Betty-Wu Hsieh, Guann-Yi, Yu and Jinn-Moon Yang. Pharmacophore anchor models of flaviviral NS3 proteases lead to drug repurposing for DENV infection.

Kyoungyeul Lee, Minho Lee and Dongsup Kim. Utilizing Random Forest QSAR models with optimized parameters for target identification and its application to target-fishing server.

Yahui Sun, Chenkai Ma and Saman Halgamuge. The node-weighted Steiner tree approach to identify elements of cancer-related signaling pathways.

Jiajie Peng, Honggang Wang, Junya Lu, Weiwei Hui, Yadong Wang and Xuequn Shang. Identifying term relations cross different gene ontology categories.

Yaowei Huang, Yingying Cao, Jiarui Li, Yuanhua Liu, Wu Zhong, Xuan Li, Chen Chen and Pei Hao. A survey on cellular RNA editing activity in response to Candida albicans infections.

Yingying Cao, Ruiyuan Cao, Yaowei Huang, Hongxia Zhou, Yuanhua Liu, Xuan Li, Wu Zhong and Pei Hao. A comprehensive study on cellular RNA editing activity in response to infections with different subtypes of influenza A viruses.

Yu-Wei Wu. ezTree: an automated pipeline for identifying marker genes and inferring phylogenetic relationships for uncultivated prokaryotic draft genomes.

Wan Ching Lim and Asif M. Khan. Mapping T-cell epitopes in the ebolavirus proteome.

Kun Chen, Li Liu, Xiaotuo Zhang, Yuanyuan Yuan, Shuchao Ren, Junqiang Guo, Qingyi Wang, Peiran Liao, Shipeng Li, Xiuming Cui, Yong-Fang Li and Yun Zheng. Phased secondary small interfering RNAs in Panax notoginseng.

Guo Weifeng, Zhang Shaowu, Shi Qianqian, Zhang Chengming, Zeng Tao and Chen Luonan. A novel algorithm for finding optimal driver nodes to target control complex networks and its applications for drug targets identification.

Yuko Makita, Mika Kawashima, Nyok Sean Lau, Minami Matsui and Ahmad Sofiman Othman. Construction of Pará rubber tree genome and multi-transcriptome database accelerates rubber researches.

Asif M. Khan, Yongli Hu, Olivo Miotto, Natascha M. Thevasagayam, Rashmi Sukumaran, Hadia Syahirah Abd Raman, Vladimir Brusic, Tin Wee Tan and J. Thomas August. Analysis of Viral Diversity for Vaccine Target Discovery.

Kun Chen, Li Liu, Xiaotuo Zhang, Yuanyuan Yuan, Shuchao Ren, Junqiang Guo, Qingyi Wang, Peiran Liao, Shipeng Li, Xiuming Cui, Yong-Fang Li and Yun Zheng. Phased secondary small interfering RNAs in Panax notoginseng.

Y-H. Taguchi. Tensor decomposition-based unsupervised feature extraction identifies candidate genes that induce post-traumatic stress disorder-mediated heart diseases.

Jonathan Dayton and Stephen Piccolo. Classifying cancer genome aberrations by their mutually exclusive effects on Transcription.

Lichun Ma and Jie Zheng. A Polynomial Based Model for Cell Fate Prediction in Human Diseases.

Zhiwei Ji, Bing Wang, Ke Yan, Ligang Dong, Guanmin Meng and Lei Shi. A linear programming computational framework integrates phosphor-proteomics and prior knowledge to predict drug efficacy.

Kai-Yao Huang, Tzu-Hao Chang, Jhih-Hua Jhong, Yu-Hsiang Chi, Wen-Chi Li, Chien-Lung Chan, K. Robert Lai and Tzong-Yi Lee. Identification of natural antimicrobial peptides from bacteria through metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of high-throughput transcriptome data of Taiwanese oolong teas.

Ying Xu, Jiaogen Zhou, Shuigeng Zhou and Jihong Guan. CPredictor3.0: Effectively detecting protein complexes from PPI networks with expression data and functional annotations.

Min-Gang Su, Julia Tzu-Ya Weng, Justin Bo-Kai Hsu, Kai-Yao Huang, Yu-Hsiang Chi and Tzong Yi Lee. Investigation and identification of functional post-translational modification sites associated with drug binding and protein-protein interactions.

Daniel Trejo Banos, Mohamed Elati and Pauline Trébulle. Integrating transcriptional activity in genome-scale models of metabolism.

Huipeng Li, Lakshmi Venkatraman, Balakrishnan Chakrapani, Narmada, Jacob White, Hanry Yu and Lisa Tucker-Kellogg. Computational analysis reveals the coupling between bistability and the sign of a feedback loop in a TGF-β1 activation model.

Maulida Mazaya, Hung-Cuong Trinh and Yung-Keun Kwon. Construction and analysis of gene-gene dynamics influence networks based on a Boolean model.

Truong Cong Doan and Yung-Keun Kwon. Investigation on changes of modularity and robustness by edge-removal mutations in signaling networks

Qingping Liu, Jiahao Wang, Yan Zhu and Yongqun He. Ontology-based systematic representation and analysis of traditional Chinese drugs against rheumatism.

Hui-Ju Kao, Shun-Long Weng, Kai-Yao Huang, Fergie Joanda Kaunang, Justin Bo-Kai Hsu, Chien-Hsun Huang and Tzong Yi Lee. MDD-Carb: a combinatorial model for the identification of protein carbonylation sites with substrate motifs.

2016

Ali Ezzat, Min Wu, Xiaoli Li and Chee Keong Kwoh. Drug-­target interaction prediction via class imbalance­-aware ensemble learning.

Mei Hou, Feng Tian, Shuai Jiang, Lei Kong, Dechang Yang and Ge Gao. LocExpress: a web server for efficiently estimating expression of novel transcripts.

Kopal Joshi, Sukriti Goyal, Sonam Grover, Salma Jamal, Aditi Singh, Pawan Dhar and Abhinav Grover. Novel group­-based QSAR and combinatorial design of CK-­1δ inhibitors as neuroprotective agents.

Wilson Wen Bin Goh. Fuzzy-­FishNET: A highly reproducible protein complex­-based approach for feature selection in comparative proteomics.

Minsu Lee and Hyungjune Lee. DMirNet: Inferring direct microRNA-­mRNA association networks.

Jayapriya J and Michael Arock. GPU based Hybrid Bioinspired Algorithm for Aligning Multiple Sequences

Vaishali Waman, Pandurang Kolekar, Mukund Ramatirthakar, Mohan Kale and Urmila Kulkarni­-Kale. Analysis of genotype diversity and evolution of Dengue virus serotype 2 using complete genomes.

2015

Chia-Chun Chiu and Wei-Sheng Wu. Investigation of microRNAs in mouse macrophage responses to lipoposaccharide-stimulation by combining gene expression with microRNA-target information.

Chalini Wijetunge, Isaam Saeed, Berin Boughton, Ute Roessner and Saman Halgamuge. A new peak detection algorithm for MALDI mass spectrometry data based on a modified Asymmetric Pseudo-Voigt model.

Chieh-Hua Lin, Yu-Bin Wang, Shu-Hwa Chen, Chao Agnes Hsiung and Chung-Yen Lin. Precise Genotyping and Recombination Detection of Enterovirus.

Karen Ryall, Jihye Kim, Peter Klauck, Jimin Shin, Minjae Yoo, Anastasia Ionkina, Todd Pitts, John Tentler, Jennifer Diamond, Gail Eckhardt, Lynn Heasley, Jaewoo Kang and Aik Choon Tan.An integrated bioinformatics analysis to dissect kinase dependency in triple negative breast cancer.

Lars R. Olsen, Christian Simon, Ulrich Johan Kudahl, Frederik Otzen Bagger, Ole Winther, Ellis L Reinherz, Guang Lan Zhang and Vladimir Brusic. A computational method for identification of viral vaccine targets from protein regions of conserved HLA binding.

Yung-Hao Wong, Chia-Chou Wu, Hsien-Yong Lai, Bo-Ren Jheng, Hsing-Yu Weng, Tzu-Hao Chang and Bor-Sen Chen. Identification of network-based biomarkers of cardioembolic stroke using a systems biology approach with time series data.

Luke Vandewater, Vladimir Brusic, William Wilson, Lance Macaulay and Ping Zhang. An Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for Selection of Blood-based Biomarkers for Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression.

Fu-Jou Lai, Hong-Tsun Chang and Wei-Sheng Wu.PCTFPeval: a web tool for benchmarking newly developed algorithms for predicting cooperative transcription factor pairs in yeast.

Duleepa Jayasundara, Isaam Saeed, Bill C. Chang, Sen-Lin Tang and Saman K. Halgamuge. Accurate reconstruction of viral quasispecies spectra through improved estimation of strain richness.

Lee Kien Leow, Li-Lee Chew, Ving Ching Chong and Sarinder Kaur Dhillon. Automated identification of copepods using digital image processing and artificial neural network.

Kouichi Kimura and Asako Koike. Analysis of genomic rearrangements by using the Burrows-Wheeler transform of short-read data.

Kana Shimizu, Koji Nuida, Hiromi Arai, Shigeo Mitsunari, Nuttapong Attrapadung, Michiaki Hamada, Koji Tsuda, Takatsugu Hirokawa, Jun Sakuma, Goichiro Hanaoka and Kiyoshi Asai. Privacy-preserving search for chemical compound databases.

InCoB Travel Fellowship

2019

Debangana Chakravorty

Abhirupa Ghosh

Sudipto Bhattacharjee

Hendrick Gao Min Lim

Taiyun Kim

Yue Cao

Jacob Bradford

2018

Shuhaila binti Mat Sharani

Chong Li Chuin

Ashish Kumar Agrahari

Nikita Poddar

Bharati Pandey

Rakesh Trivedi

Tan Hui Ming

Jaamuna A/P Gnanaserkhar

Shakti Darsshini A/P Kamalanathan

2017

Fatemeh Abbasi

Huaming Chen

Yuansheng Liu

Lim Wan Ching

Herty Liany

Joel Low Zi-Bin

Xin Wang

Li Liu

KyoungYeul Lee

Nikhil Pathak

Truong Cong Doan

Shaogui Wu

Koh Ling Li

2016

Snehal Dilip Karpe

Ting-wen Chen

Vaishali Parag Waman

K.Praveen Kumar

Ruban Durairaj. D

Onkar Singh

Neha Bhardwaj

Abhishek Subramanian

Chaowang Lan

2015

Ugur Sezerman

Tan Swan

Renhua Song

Jingren

Garima Singh

Ching Yee Lau

Chieh Hua Lin

Chia Chun Chiu

Cheng Sheng Zhu

APBioNet Support for Regional Events − Guidelines for Applicants

The event must be of demonstrable benefit to APBioNet members. There should be APBioNet members on the organising committee of the event. There is an expectation that APBioNet members will be attending the event. Requests must be accompanied by a draft budget for the event and sent in (including all required supporting documentation) no later than six months before the event.Preferences will be given to requests for in kind contributions rather than for cash contributions. Examples of in kind contribution include provision of guest speakers from APBioNet and coverage of their travel expenses, or provision of fellowships for students who are APBioNet members to attend the event. In any case APBioNet sponsorship shall not exceed 20% of the total budget for the event up to a 2,000 SGD limit. Organisers are encouraged to offer reduced registration rates to APBioNet members. Following the event organisers must provide a report to APBioNet including a financial statement (profit/loss), a record of attendance by APBioNet members, and a short report including photographs that may be used by APBioNet for publication or advertising purposes.

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

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The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) serves over 3,200 members from more than 70 countries by providing a forum for scientific researchers to connect and collaborate, access to high quality publications, organizing meetings, and serving as a portal to information about training, education, employment and news from related fields.  The ISCB hosts annual meetings, including the ISMB, the world’s longest running and largest bioinformatics conference (held jointly with the ECCB every other year in Europe). The ISCB also affiliates with several other significant meetings of our science, has two official journals of the highest impact factors in the Mathematical & Computational Biology category, and has affiliations in place with several other publications for the benefit of our members.

 

Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET)

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Empowering people, harnessing communities, networking networks

GOBLET, the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training, is a legally registered foundation. Its mission is to:

  1. Provide a global, sustainable support and networking structure for bioinformatics educators/trainers and students/trainees (including a training portal for sharing materials, tools, tips and techniques; guidelines and best practice documents; facilities to help train the trainers; and offering different learning pathways for different types of learner)
  2. Facilitate capacity development in bioinformatics in all countries
  3. Develop standards and guidelines for bioinformatics education and training
  4. Act as a hub for fund gathering
  5. Reach out to, amongst others, teachers at high schools, to bridge the gap to the next generation of bioinformaticians, and
  6. Foster the international community of B3CB trainers

 

Bioinformatics Club for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues)

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BIOCLUES is acronymed for BIOinformatics CLUb for Experimenting Scientists:

Bioclues is a non-profit virtual organization for, by, and of the Indian Bioinformaticians. Incepted in the year 2005, it is one of the fastest growing bioinformatics societies in India, currently serving over 3400 members from nearly 30 countries. We aim to bring together the Indian bioinformaticians, foster a strong working mentor–mentee relationship, provide access to bioinformatics resources, organize conferences and workshops besides imparting information about research, training, education, employment and current events and news from bioinformatics, genomics, and related fields. Bioclues adheres Creative Commons License with the prime focus to help the bioinformaticists in India to promote open access. In the year 2010,we have setup vision 2020 to ensure our thoughts are converted to actions by the said year.

MyBioInfoNet

MyBioInfoNet, recently established, is dedicated to serve as a networking platform for Malaysians or non-Malaysians, within or outside Malaysia, with interest in growing bioinformatics in the country. MyBioInfoNet aims to work closely with local bioinformatics organisations, associations, groups or other relevant outfits in promoting the greater good of bioinformatics in the country. Membership of MyBioInfoNet is open to all Malaysians (locally or overseas) and non-Malaysians (locally or overseas) interested in bioinformatics and its growth in Malaysia.

Proposed activities to promote bioinformatics in Malaysia are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Conferences/ symposia
  • Trainings/ workshops
  • Roadshows/public talks

Perdana University

This university is established as a Public Private Partnership project, this university is committed to providing premier programmes. Perdana University signed an MoU with APBioNet in 2014 and has since collaborated on few projects since then.

 

MABBI (Masyarakat Bioinformatika dan Biodiversitas Indonesia)

On 10th of May 2016, APBioNet witnessed the establishment of the MABBI (Masyarakat Bioinformatika dan Biodiversitas Indonesia). This was in conjunction with the 3rd Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BioCompBio), held at Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia from 9-12 May, 2016. The event was attended by local representatives from the Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Swiss German University (SGU), University of Indonesia (UI), Indonesia Institute for Statistics (IIS), PT. Smart Tbk (industry representative), and workshop participants, who hailed from different parts of the country. Dr. Kholis Abdurachim Audah has been elected as the founding President of the society, to help lead and establish long-term strategies and plans for a strong footing. Dr. Mohammad Asif Khan, the Vice President (Corporate) of Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) and the Director of Perdana University Centre for Bioinformatics (PU-CBi), who has been invited as a speaker for the workshop since its inception in 2014, was instrumental in realising the establishment of the society, by working closely with the organizers of the workshop, who are active in promoting bioinformatics in the country, namely Dr. Kholis Abdurachim Audah of SGU, Dr. Bimo Tejo (an APBioNet ExCo Observer), then of Surya University, now with UCSI, Malaysia, Dr. Setia Pramana of IIS, and Dr. Dwi Agustian of UNPAD. Their collective efforts paved the way for this landmark milestone, the establishment of a national society for bioinformatics. The mission of the society is two-fold, to promote bioinformatics in the country and advance scientific understanding of the local biodiversity through various platforms and activities, such as research collaborations and networking through workshops and conferences, among others.

APBians (Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Interaction and Networking Society)

APbians (Pronouced as aye-pee-bee-ans) is a Bioinformatics Society registered under the Societies act of Delhi in 2018. The aim is to exchange ideas, knowledge and opinions on the issues of Bioinformatics, particularly with a view to Indian and regional scenario. We also aim to organize events to popularize Bioinformatics, educate and disseminate the state of the art on the subject.

As their sole Indian representative, we are working closely with Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) to build a strong community of Bioinformatics scientists, scholars, students and entrepreneurs to serve our society and take the subject forward.

Their first major activity is scheduled to be in September 26-28, 2018 in the form of 17th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2018).

 

Objective

(i) To promote the advancement of the field of bioinformatics, specifically, the development of the bioinformatics network infrastructure, the exchange of data and information, the development of training programs, workshops and symposia and the encouragement of collaborations in the field of bioinformatics
with an Asia Pacific focus.

(ii) To carry on, undertake, take part of engage in any business or activity, matter or thing of any kind whatsoever and do any act or enter into any transaction without any restriction or limitation whatsoever as to the nature or description thereof.

APBioNet Limited are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community professionals dedicated to steer the company in parallel with the organisation’s mission and vision.

Mailing Address:

Dept of Biochemistry,
MD7 Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,

National University of Singapore,
8 Medical Dr,
Singapore, 1175996.

Email: apbionetsec@gmail.com

Company Registration No.: 201225997K