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== Summary ==
== Summary ==
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The Indian Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics 2010 (Inbix '10), which is the first of its kind in India, is organized by Bioclues.org, supported by the [[Bioinformatics Organization]] and [http://www.apbionet.org/ Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet)], regional affiliate of [http://www.iscb.org/ International Society for Computational Biology]. The dates for the conference are the 12th and 13th of February 2010, which fall on a Friday and Saturday, respectively.  
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The Bifx India Virtual Conference 2010 (Bifx10), which is the first of its kind in India, is organized by Bioclues.org, supported by the [[Bioinformatics Organization]] and [http://www.apbionet.org/ Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet)], regional affiliate of [http://www.iscb.org/ International Society for Computational Biology]. The dates for the conference are the 12th and 13th of February 2010, which fall on a Friday and Saturday, respectively.  
== Background ==
== Background ==
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Research in the fields of bioinformatics and systems biology has gained momentum within the Indian subcontinent over the last few years. And now, having brought the first "Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics" to the continent of Africa with [[Afbix09|Afbix '09]], Bioinformatics.Org announces the first of its kind in India.  
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Research in the fields of bioinformatics and systems biology has gained momentum within the Indian subcontinent over the last few years. And now, having brought the first "Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics" to the continent of Africa with [[Bifx09]], Bioinformatics.Org announces the first of its kind in India.  
The virtual conference organizers hope this opportunity will not only foster virtual interactions and collaborations among students and practitioners but will also allow students to listen to scientists within and across India, who are among the top researchers in the world in bioinformatics and computational biology.  
The virtual conference organizers hope this opportunity will not only foster virtual interactions and collaborations among students and practitioners but will also allow students to listen to scientists within and across India, who are among the top researchers in the world in bioinformatics and computational biology.  
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=== About Bioinformatics.Org  ===
=== About Bioinformatics.Org  ===
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[[Bioinformatics Organization]] (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 25,000 members and currently hosts over 400 projects that are related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The Organization also offers online interactive tutorials on several relevant topics. The tradition of virtual conferences at Bioinformatics.Org dates back to [[Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007]] (BSB'07).  
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[[Bioinformatics Organization]] (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 25,000 members and currently hosts over 400 projects that are related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The Organization also offers online interactive tutorials on several relevant topics. The tradition of virtual conferences at Bioinformatics.Org dates back to [[Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007]] (BSB07).  
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The most recent conferences [http://www.bioinformatics.org/Afbix09 Afbix '09], BSB'08 ~[[Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2008]] ignited a spark in the audience across the world through four keynote talks as well as other virtual presentations and posters. The conference brought together over 140 attendees both directly and indirectly across the globe.  
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The most recent conferences [[Bifx09]], [[Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2008]] (BSB08) ignited a spark in the audience across the world through four keynote talks as well as other virtual presentations and posters. The conference brought together over 140 attendees both directly and indirectly across the globe.  
=== About Bioclues.org ===
=== About Bioclues.org ===
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*[http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/ Dr. GPS Raghava] IMTECH, Chandigarh, India:  
*[http://www.imtech.res.in/raghava/ Dr. GPS Raghava] IMTECH, Chandigarh, India:  
*[http://biolinfo.org/wikipedia/index.php/Prof._Shoba_Ranganathan Dr. Shoba Ranganathan], Macquaire University, Australia
*[http://biolinfo.org/wikipedia/index.php/Prof._Shoba_Ranganathan Dr. Shoba Ranganathan], Macquaire University, Australia
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*[http://www.epa.gov/NCCT/biosketches/reif_bio.pdf Dr. David Reif], National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States.  
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*[http://www.epa.gov/NCCT/biosketches/reif_bio.pdf Dr. David Reif], National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States.
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*[http://web.bii.a-star.edu.sg/~chandra/ Dr. Chandra Verma], A-Star, Singapore:
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*[http://www.thehamner.org/translational-research/scientists/russell-thomas.html Dr. Russel Thomas], The Hamner Institute, United States
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*[http://web.bii.a-star.edu.sg/~chandra/ Dr. Chandra Verma], A-Star, Singapore '''Cancelled'''
*[http://www.bic.nus.edu.sg/~tinwee/ Dr.Tin Wee Tan], National University of Singapore, Singapore
*[http://www.bic.nus.edu.sg/~tinwee/ Dr.Tin Wee Tan], National University of Singapore, Singapore
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*11:00-11:40 - [http://www.bic.nus.edu.sg/~tinwee/ Dr.Tin Wee Tan] and [http://www.asifmkhan.blogspot.com/ Asif M Khan], National University of Singapore, Singapore: ''Sequence diversity in emerging infectious agents: Case study on West Nile Virus''
*11:00-11:40 - [http://www.bic.nus.edu.sg/~tinwee/ Dr.Tin Wee Tan] and [http://www.asifmkhan.blogspot.com/ Asif M Khan], National University of Singapore, Singapore: ''Sequence diversity in emerging infectious agents: Case study on West Nile Virus''
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*11:50-12:10 - [http://web.bii.a-star.edu.sg/~chandra/ Dr. Chandra Verma], A-Star, Singapore: ''Protein Flexibility and interactions with peptides/small molecules''
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*11:50-12:10 - [http://web.bii.a-star.edu.sg/~chandra/ Dr. Chandra Verma], A-Star, Singapore: ''Protein Flexibility and interactions with peptides/small molecules''  '''Cancelled'''
*12:10-13:10 - Lunch Break with virtual networking
*12:10-13:10 - Lunch Break with virtual networking
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*14:20-15:10 - [http://www.epa.gov/ncct/biosketches/knudsen_bio.pdf Dr. Thomas Knudsen],National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States. ''Virtual Embryo: HTS data to multicellular models''
*14:20-15:10 - [http://www.epa.gov/ncct/biosketches/knudsen_bio.pdf Dr. Thomas Knudsen],National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States. ''Virtual Embryo: HTS data to multicellular models''
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*15:10-15:30 - Coffee break with virtual networking
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*15:10-15:20 - Coffee break with virtual networking
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*15:40-16:00 – Presentation on Bioclues.org by [http://profile.iiita.ac.in/pritish/ Dr. Pritish Varadwaj]
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*15:20-16:00 – [http://www.thehamner.org/translational-research/scientists/russell-thomas.html Dr. Russel Thomas], The Hamner Institute, United States. ''Genomics to Predict the Tumorigenic Potential of Chemicals.''
*16:00-16:50 – [http://www.epa.gov/NCCT/biosketches/reif_bio.pdf Dr. David Reif], National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States. ''A computational framework for the profiling and prioritization of environmental chemicals''
*16:00-16:50 – [http://www.epa.gov/NCCT/biosketches/reif_bio.pdf Dr. David Reif], National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA, United States. ''A computational framework for the profiling and prioritization of environmental chemicals''
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*16:50-17:30 - Keynote 2: [http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/staff/show-staff.php?id=514 Dr. Søren Brunak], CBS, Denmark Technical University: ''A large-scale analysis of tissue-specific pathology and gene expression of human disease genes and complexes''
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*16:50-17:40 - Keynote 2: [http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/staff/show-staff.php?id=514 Dr. Søren Brunak], CBS, Denmark Technical University: ''A large-scale analysis of tissue-specific pathology and gene expression of human disease genes and complexes''
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*17:30 - Adieu for the day
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*17:40 - Adieu for the day
=== February 13 ===
=== February 13 ===
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*Level of education  
*Level of education  
*Research interest(s)  
*Research interest(s)  
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*Two paragraphs explaining why you would like to participate in Inbix'10
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*Two paragraphs explaining why you would like to participate in Bifx10
== Virtual hubs ==
== Virtual hubs ==
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The conference will be held virtually with Bioinformatics Organization as the host. Bioclues.org will identify several hubs within the sub-continent that will avail the conference to participants. The major requirement for a hub is uninterrupted internet, conferencing facilities and a room to host several conference participants. The following HUBs will participate in the virtual conference;  
The conference will be held virtually with Bioinformatics Organization as the host. Bioclues.org will identify several hubs within the sub-continent that will avail the conference to participants. The major requirement for a hub is uninterrupted internet, conferencing facilities and a room to host several conference participants. The following HUBs will participate in the virtual conference;  
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=== Confirmed hubs ===
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=== Participating hubs ===
*[http://www.sanbi.ac.za South African National Bioinformatics Institute(SANBI)], Belville, South Africa  
*[http://www.sanbi.ac.za South African National Bioinformatics Institute(SANBI)], Belville, South Africa  
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== Publications ==
== Publications ==
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One of the objectives of Inbix'10 is to provide aspiring Scientists especially from the developing world,an opportunity to publish in leading journals. In this regard, the proceedings of the conference will be published in [http://www.nature.com/nindia/ Nature India]. High quality articles will be recommended to the peer reviewed journals including [http://www.bioinformation.net Bioinformation Journal].  
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One of the objectives of Bifx10 is to provide aspiring Scientists especially from the developing world,an opportunity to publish in leading journals. High quality articles will be recommended to the peer reviewed journals including [http://www.bioinformation.net Bioinformation Journal].
== Logistics: Presenter & hub connection ==
== Logistics: Presenter & hub connection ==
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== Additional information for presenters ==
== Additional information for presenters ==
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Please liaise with Jeff (edu<at>bioinformatics<dot>org) so that he can assist you pre-record your presentations before the main Inbix10 conference.  
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Please liaise with Jeff (edu<at>bioinformatics<dot>org) so that he can assist you pre-record your presentations before the main Bifx10 conference.  
He will firstly give you a tour of the Megameeting software to be used for the same, before the actual recording to be done on the Bioinformatics.Org servers.  
He will firstly give you a tour of the Megameeting software to be used for the same, before the actual recording to be done on the Bioinformatics.Org servers.  

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Thank you for making Bifx10 a grand success. See you during Bifx11. We Will have an update on the proceedings soon

Online at Bioinformatics.Org

February 12-13, 2010

Contents

Important dates

Summary

The Bifx India Virtual Conference 2010 (Bifx10), which is the first of its kind in India, is organized by Bioclues.org, supported by the Bioinformatics Organization and Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet), regional affiliate of International Society for Computational Biology. The dates for the conference are the 12th and 13th of February 2010, which fall on a Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Background

Research in the fields of bioinformatics and systems biology has gained momentum within the Indian subcontinent over the last few years. And now, having brought the first "Virtual Conference on Bioinformatics" to the continent of Africa with Bifx09, Bioinformatics.Org announces the first of its kind in India.

The virtual conference organizers hope this opportunity will not only foster virtual interactions and collaborations among students and practitioners but will also allow students to listen to scientists within and across India, who are among the top researchers in the world in bioinformatics and computational biology.

About Bioinformatics.Org

Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 25,000 members and currently hosts over 400 projects that are related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The Organization also offers online interactive tutorials on several relevant topics. The tradition of virtual conferences at Bioinformatics.Org dates back to Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007 (BSB07).

The most recent conferences Bifx09, Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2008 (BSB08) ignited a spark in the audience across the world through four keynote talks as well as other virtual presentations and posters. The conference brought together over 140 attendees both directly and indirectly across the globe.

About Bioclues.org

Bioclues.org was founded in 2005 and currently has over 1200 members across 34 countries, mostly from India. In September 2008, Bioclues.org was recognized by Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network, APBionet.org. Bioclues.org organized several courses on site and virtually, besides starting virtual classroom and e-mentoring to the student community. Bioclues.org has successfully finished three virtual projects, while a couple more projects are under continual development.

Speakers

(Based on alphabetical order of the surnames)

Program#



(All times Indian Standard Time (IST); please check the World Clock)

February 12

Morning Session


Afternoon Session

February 13

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Registration *CLOSED*

Submissions

The virtual conference will consist of a single track virtual posters displayed online. We strongly encourage bioclues.org members, various student clubs, young investigators as well as research faculties to submit an abstract on their current work. The Program Committee will choose selected abstracts for virtual poster drive.

Registrants from India  

Registrants other than India 

Individual fee:

Method:

HUB fee:


Please direct payment questions to edu<at>@bioinformatics<dot>org CCing core<at>bioclues<dot>org

The application for the hub should include the following details:

Virtual hubs

The conference will be held virtually with Bioinformatics Organization as the host. Bioclues.org will identify several hubs within the sub-continent that will avail the conference to participants. The major requirement for a hub is uninterrupted internet, conferencing facilities and a room to host several conference participants. The following HUBs will participate in the virtual conference;

Participating hubs

Publications

One of the objectives of Bifx10 is to provide aspiring Scientists especially from the developing world,an opportunity to publish in leading journals. High quality articles will be recommended to the peer reviewed journals including Bioinformation Journal.

Logistics: Presenter & hub connection

Hardware preparation

1. You will need a computer with Windows or Mac OSX.
2. You will need a fast Internet connection using an Ethernet cable. IMPORTANT: Do not use wireless, since it will cause your connection to drop.
3. You will need a headphone/microphone combination and a webcam with 320x240 or 640x480 resolution. A microphone with a foam windscreen is strongly recommended. Test that these work at least a day before the event/course.

Video preparation

4. Set your computer's screen resolution to 1024x768.
5. Increase the font size on any applications that you will be showing. (This should also be a consideration when making slides.)

Logging on

6. Log in as guest to the URL provided (TBA). (If your computer is behind a firewall or the port is blocked, try changing the "connection type" to use "Port 80".) A host from Bioinformatics.Org will moderate.

If you cannot connect or communicate with the host online, call the technical staff via Skype number (TBA).

Audio preparation

7. Make sure your cell phone is silenced.
8. Make sure your computer isn't playing audio on speakers or capturing/recording desktop sounds (“stereo mix”). Your microphone should be your only capture/recording device.
9. Make sure your microphone is positioned below your chin, if using a headset. This will help prevent audio “popping” from your breath.
10. When you are ready to begin, click on the “Lock” button in the upper-left frame. The volume should always be less than maximum.

Desktop sharing

11. Click on the “ShowMyDesktop” button in the lower-left frame. If you do not see this button or you see “Install ShowMyDesktop”, call the technical staff via Skype number (TBA).
12. Click on the green “Start” button (show the entire desktop).
13. Anything you now see on your desktop (such as a slide show) will be seen by the attendees.

IMPORTANT: Host and guest messages in the chat box will be indicated by an audio chime. If you hear that, please look at the chat box.

14. When finished, click on the red “Stop” button.

Additional information for hubs

One person should be in-charge to communicate during conference on behalf of the hub.

The webcam should be placed such that the audience are captured.

A projector will be needed to project the conference proceedings on a wall visible to all participants.

A public address system will be needed with audible enough speakers - connected to the computer to project sound to the audience.

For hubs with presenters: the presenter should be in a different location from the audience to prevent problems with audio feedback. This is the simplest approach. Otherwise, you may need to turn off the public address speakers during the presentation. You will at least need a separate computer for the presenter.

Additional information for presenters

Please liaise with Jeff (edu<at>bioinformatics<dot>org) so that he can assist you pre-record your presentations before the main Bifx10 conference.

He will firstly give you a tour of the Megameeting software to be used for the same, before the actual recording to be done on the Bioinformatics.Org servers.

NB: The recorded presentations will be available after the main conference to anyone in the world who will not have been able to attend the main event and will also act as a backup in case you the presenter experiences any technical problems on the conference day.

Organizers


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