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This article is part of the supplement: Tenth International Conference on Bioinformatics. First ISCB Asia Joint Conference 2011 (InCoB/ISCB-Asia 2011): Computational Biology

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InCoB celebrates its tenth anniversary as first joint conference with ISCB-Asia

Christian Schönbach1*, Tin Wee Tan2, Janet Kelso3, Burkhard Rost4, Sheila Nathan56 and Shoba Ranganathan27

Author affiliations

1 Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics, Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 820-8502, Japan

2 Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597

3 Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

4 Department for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Faculty for Informatics, Technical University Munich, 85748 Garching, Germany

5 School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi Selangor D.E., Malaysia

6 Malaysia Genome Institute, Jalan Bangi, 43000 Kajang Selangor D.E., Malaysia

7 Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12(Suppl 3):S1  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-S3-S1

Published: 30 November 2011

Abstract

In 2009 the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) started to roll out regional bioinformatics conferences in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The open and competitive bid for the first meeting in Asia (ISCB-Asia) was awarded to Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) which has been running the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB) in the Asia-Pacific region since 2002. InCoB/ISCB-Asia 2011 is held from November 30 to December 2, 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Of 104 manuscripts submitted to BMC Genomics and BMC Bioinformatics conference supplements, 49 (47.1%) were accepted. The strong showing of Asia among submissions (82.7%) and acceptances (81.6%) signals the success of this tenth InCoB anniversary meeting, and bodes well for the future of ISCB-Asia.