Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2013

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Sixth virtual conference on "Bioinformatics to Systems Biology"
Online at Bioinformatics.Org
October 10, 2013. Start 2230 hrs EDT which would be October 11, 2013: 0430 hrs CET; 0800 hrs IST; 1330 hrs Sydney time.




About the conference

The BSB series, including this year's Bioinformatics to Systems Biology 2013 (BSB13), is aimed at students and those in the research community who fall under the broader disciplines of bioinformatics and systems biology. The BSB13 conference will include invited keynote talks within sub-disciplines of these two exciting fields. 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.

The first virtual conference on "Bioinformatics to Systems Biology" took place on November 16, 2007 -- online at the Bioinformatics Organization -- and brought together over 140 attendees both directly and indirectly across the globe. The following conferences were also received very well and ignited a spark in the audience through keynote talks and other virtual presentations and posters.

Important Dates

First announcement and CfP: July, 2013
Announced Conference dates: October 11-12, 2013
Registration starts: September 1, 2013
Submission deadline: September 30, 2013
Deadline for applications for virtual hubs: September 30, 2013
Preliminary Program: Announced on September 25, 2013

About Bioinformatics.Org

Bioinformatics Organization (Bioinformatics.Org) has over 35,000 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).

Target audience

Speakers and Program

Please follow this LINK for the program. Join as guest.


The virtual conference will consist of a single track virtual posters displayed online. We strongly encourage 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 and a select few for talks. Please submit your abstracts to prash<at>bioinformatics<dot>org



Click here to go to the conference website and login as guest.

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 speakers, a microphone and a webcam (recommended) with 320x240 or 640x480 resolution. If you'll be using a headset, 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 to the URL provided (TBA). A host from Bioinformatics.Org will moderate.

Audio preparation

7. Make sure your cell phone is silenced.
8. Make sure your computer isn't 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.

Desktop sharing

10. Click on the “Share My Desktop” button on the screen.
11 Anything you now see on your desktop (such as a slide show) will be seen by the attendees.

Additional information for presenters

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.

See also

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