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AVAILABLE ON DEMAND at Bioinformatics.Org
The talks are available ON DEMAND through Moodle account of Bioinformatics.org
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.
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:
- Arsalan Daudi, PhD, UC Davis, Berkeley, United States of America : Pattern Recognition Receptor (PRR) Mediated Immunity in Rice
- Lawrence Okoror, PhD, Joseph Ayo Babalola University.
- Murray Cox, PhD Massey University, New Zealand.
Attendance is free for individuals.
Payment for industry participants
- Online using PayPal (for individual fees only; register with the Bioinformatics.Org educational website)
- Mail-in form (for any payment)
Registration deadline: April 10, 2013
Please direct payment questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full article on virtual hubs
Full article on virtual presentations
Additional information for presenters
Please liaise with Jeff edu[at]bioinformatics.org 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.