Thursday, 11 November 2010

2011 Bioinformatics Conferences

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Posted by Dleon on Nov 7, 2010 11:01:06 PM 

With November here, the launch of SOLiD™ BioScope™ software 1.3 is approaching. And as we prepare for the close of 2010, many of us are looking forward to the bioinformatics conferences to come in 2011. Ten years ago there were just a few bioinformatics and computational biology conferences around the world. My favorite was (and still is) ISMB. But now, there is a large variety of meetings related to bioinformatics all over the world -- something almost every month. To help you navigate the bioinformatics conference circuit, I've put together a short list for roughly the first half of 2011:

January 3-7, 2011
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2011
Big Island, Hawaii

February 26-28, 2011
2011 International Conference on Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics

March 7-9, 2011
AMIA: Summit on Translational Bioinformatics
San Francisco, CA

March 14-18, 2011
Sequencing Data Analysis and Interpretation
San Diego, CA

March 28-31, 2011
Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB)
Vancouver, BC

April 12-14, 2011
BioIT World
Boston, MA

May 22-27, 2011
The Third International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies
Venice, Italy

July 15-19, 2011
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and 10th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB)
Vienna, Austria

I won't participate in all of these conferences, but I hope to attend a few -- both to see how people are responding to the challenge of managing massive amounts of next-gen sequencing data, and to learn about new approaches to integrating and analyzing this data.

If you have a preferred bioinformatics conference that's not listed above, please share it in the comments, and we’ll add it.


  1. Hi,
    We're running an event in London, UK on 20 June 2011, which is roughly along this sort of theme -

    Microbial Community Profiling

    Blurb about this is below. Feel free to edit, remove, delete as you see fit!

    Many thanks,
    Mike Head
    Infectious Disease Research Network, UK

    Microbial Community Profiling

    The aim of such an event would be to bring together researchers interested in profiling whole bacterial communities using techniques such as metagenomics, (16s rDNA sequencing and whole bacterial DNA sequencing), T-RFLP, and other commercial applications.

    To allow interested researchers and clinicians to better understand the potential of such techniques and to identify the best method of profiling their bacterial community of choice. To provide researchers who wish to use such methods with an overview of the theory of these methods such that experimental design is possible. Use of methods will be illustrated with examples of their use in infection research

    IMPORTANCE Such techniques are used in environmental microbiology and are now being used in projects such as the human microbiome projects to investigate the diversity human pathogens and commensals and to characterise the microbial profile of various niches and relate this to conditions such as GI and respiratory disease.

    Alan Walker (Sanger, UK)
    Geraint Rogers (Kings, UK)
    Mike Cox (Imperial, UK)
    Bill Cookson (Imperial, UK)
    Nick Loman / Mark Pallen (Bham, UK)
    Chris Quince (Glasgow, UK)
    Luanne Hall-Stoodley (Southampton, UK)
    Bill Keevil (Southampton, UK)
    Nick Jakubovics (Newcastle, UK)

  2. Oxford Global are organising the following 2 NGS Meetings this year.

    NGS Asia Congress, Oct 3-4 2011 Singapore

    3rd Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress, Nov 14-15 2011, London UK

    Discounted places for both meetings are still available but due to popular demand they are now extremely limited.

    For more information please contact me Ross McIvor by emailing


    Special Session on Gene Regulatory Networks

    IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

    This special session will focus on current research aimed at the structure discovery, parameter estimation and systems identification of gene regulatory networks.

    Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Refer to detailed instructions and templates for preparing your manuscripts:

    All papers must be submitted to:
    Conference website:

    Important Dates

    Special session submission deadline: January 15th 2012
    Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 19th 2012
    Final submission of accepted papers*: March 18th 2012
    (*Accepted papers must be submitted through:


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