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May 3, 2013



Bifx13 follows the success of series of conferences: Bifx12, Bifx11, Bifx10 and Bifx09. The second half of the conference will be dedicated to a "Special Track on Bioinformatics in developing countries".


Over the last few years, research in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology has gained momentum throughout the world, particularly in developing nations. Likewise, the "virtual conference" has taken root in these regions with the organization of several such conferences under the aegis of Bioinformatics.Org. The organizers of Bifx13 hope that this opportunity will continue to foster virtual interactions and collaborations among students, as well as researchers across the world, to further the advancement of science.

Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 40,000 members and currently hosts over 400 projects that are related to bioinformatics and computational biology. The Organization also offers online interactive tutorials on numerous relevant topics.

The tradition of virtual conferences at Bioinformatics.Org dates back to Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2007 (BSB07). The BSB series ignited a spark in the audience across the world through four keynote talks and other virtual presentations and posters. The conference brought together a cumulative 100 attendees, both directly and indirectly, across the globe.

Special Reference

The organizers of past conferences at Bioinformatics.Org published Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference—Anywhere, in the journal PLoS Biology, which explains the motivations and the approaches used in our virtual conferences.


Based on alphabetical order of surnames:

Prasad Siddavatam, PhD

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Seralogix, LLC, Austin, TX, USA

Vincent VanBuren, PhD

Texas A and M University, USA
Big Data in Biomedical Research: Inference of Transcriptional Regulation in Mouse Cardiac Development

Huy Vuong, PhD

NIH Post Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA

Special Track on Bioinformatics in developing countries: Talks on career building in bioinformatics, Review writing, Making a Virtual Entrepreneurship in Bioinformatics, Women in Biology and Bioinformatics for Industry followed by a group dialogue

GPS Raghava, PhD

Designing therapeutic peptides and proteins using Open source Software

Partha Das

Mohana Latha

Rajdeep Poddar and many more...

Moderators: J.W. Bizzaro, M.Sc. and Prashanth Suravajhala, PhD.


Register here as a guest


Attendance is free for individuals.


If you are interested in creating a new virtual in a new region, please contact the organizers. A request to form a hub should include the following details:

Deadline for hub applications is April 30, 2013, and selected candidates will be notified in the first week of April 2013.

Confirmed Hubs


Registration deadline: April 1, 2013

Please direct payment questions to

Virtual hubs

Full article on virtual hubs

Presenter preparation

Full article on virtual presentations

Additional information for presenters

Please liaise with Jeff edu[at] so that he can assist you pre-record your presentations before the main conference.

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.

Program Organizers

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