InCoB2020 – APBioNet’s First Virtual Conference

19th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB), with the theme of “Bioinformatics and the Translation of Data-Driven Discoveries”. The conference was held from the 25th to 29th November 2020 and organized virtually, by the Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNET), for the first time. The conference aimed to bring together researchers, decision makers, educators and scholars from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond for a scientific discourse and exchange on the state-of-the-art in the field, while providing for networking opportunities. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, InCoB 2020 successfully attracted 181 registrants, with as many as 134 presentation submissions. A total of 71 were research manuscripts submitted for publication consideration in as many as 10 partner journals

Seeking Instructors for Bioinformatics Workshop Fiesta (BWF) 2020/21

BWF is a joint effort that aims to grow bioinformatics skills and competencies in the community. The series offers a plethora of 16 workshops of choice, with a proposed pathway.

We invite all passionate educators to join us as instructors for BWF 2020/21 workshops (, which will be held virtually (online) from August 2020 to June 2021. 

Instructors can choose to teach one or more workshops or select topics across different workshops. Instructors will be remunerated in the form of an agreed honorarium.

Register your interest here:

APBioNet turns 20!


In 2018, APBioNet turns 20, and in 2019, during InCoB, the Secretariat took the opportunity to reflect back on the last 20 years, and to plan ahead for another 20 years.

We are honored to have former president, Prof. Shoba Ranganathan during the celebration.

On behalf of the ExCo members, we extend our thank you to all of our members, and we look forward to another amazing 20 years!