Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2010

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Third virtual conference on "Bioinformatics to Systems Biology"
Online at Bioinformatics.Org
October 22, 2010, 13:00-15:40 GMT
Organized by Bioinformatics.Org


About the conference

The first virtual conference on "Bioinformatics to Systems Biology" took place on November 16, 2007, online at the Bioinformatics Organization. The previous conferences BSB'08 and BSB'07 were a big hit. The BSB series including this year's Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2010 (BSB ’10), is aimed at students and those in the research community who fall under broader disciplines of bioinformatics and systems biology. The BSB ’10 conference will include invited keynote talks within sub-disciplines of these two exciting fields. In addition to keynote addresses, individuals are invited to submit abstracts for presentation as talks in concurrent sessions, or as posters. Ample time will be set aside for discussion during the presentation of participants. In the coming days, we will be adding a lot of information to this website that will provide you with detailed information on BSB ’10.

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 (BSB'07).

The most recent conferences 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.



(*All times GMT; please check the World Clock)

Target audience

Conference organizers

Tan Tin Wee, PhD
Shoba Ranganathan, PhD
J.W. Bizzaro
Venkata P. Satagopam
Prashanth Suravajhala


Individual fee:


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

Logistics: Presenter checklist

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 (recommended) 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 either 1024x768 or 1088x612 (widescreen).
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 messages in the chat box will be indicated by an audio chime. If you hear that, please look at the chat box, as there might be some technical problem that needs to be addressed.

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

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 Inbix10 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.

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