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This article is part of the supplement: Selected articles from ISCB-Asia 2012

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Summary of talks and papers at ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012

Konstantin Tretyakov1, Tatyana Goldberg2, Victor X Jin3 and Paul Horton4*

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, J. Liivi 2, 50409 Tartu, Estonia

2 Faculty of Informatics, Department for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Technical University Munich, Boltzmannstrasse 3, Garching 85748, Germany

3 Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University, 460 W 12th Ave., 212 BRT, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

4 Computational Biology Research Center, AIST, 2-4-7 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, Japan

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BMC Genomics 2013, 14(Suppl 2):I1  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-S2-I1

Published: 29 April 2013

Abstract

The second ISCB-Asia conference of the International Society for Computational Biology took place December 17-19, 2012, in Shenzhen, China. The conference was co-hosted by BGI as the first Shenzhen Conference on Computational Genomics (SCCG).

45 talks were presented at ISCB-Asia/SCCG 2012. The topics covered included software tools, reproducible computing, next-generation sequencing data analysis, transcription and mRNA regulation, protein structure and function, cancer genomics and personalized medicine. Nine of the proceedings track talks are included as full papers in this supplement.

In this report we first give a short overview of the conference by listing some statistics and visualizing the talk abstracts as word clouds. Then we group the talks by topic and briefly summarize each one, providing references to related publications whenever possible. Finally, we close with a few comments on the success of this conference.