International Symposium on Bioinformatics (InSyB) bridges the gap between InCoB (International Conference on Bioinformatics) and irregular local APBioNet-supported workshops or training courses. The one or two day annual InSyB is expected to be centred on topics relevant to the local organizer. A mix of keynotes, short talks, discussions, poster sessions, and “meet the expert” opportunities shall foster an interactive environment for integrated bioinformatics research and education.

The first InSyB will be held at Universitas YARSI in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 22-24, 2017. In line with YARSI’s medical focus the topic of InSyB covers Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine including a session on High-performance computing and big data analysis. InSyB 2017 is organized by Dr. Rika Yuliwulandari, Lecturer at YARSI, Department of Pharmacology with support of senior APBioNet members Prof. Shoba Ranganathan (Macquarie University, Australia) and Asst. Prof. Asif M. Khan (Perdana University, Malaysia). The inauguration of InSyB in Jakarta marks the efforts of the increasingly active Indonesian bioinformatics community who established in May 2016 the Indonesian Society for Bioinformatics and Biodiversity (ISSB).

APBioNet invites the submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) for hosting InSyB from 2018 onwards through its EOI webpage