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Online at Bioinformatics.Org
March 1-2, 2012



Bifx12 follows the success of Bifx11, Bifx10 and Bifx09. This joint conference is organized by the Bioinformatics Organization and supported by The second day of the conference will be dedicated to a "Special Track on Bioinformatics in India".

Important dates


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 Bifx12 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 30,000 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

Special Track on Bioinformatics in India and developing countries.

A Group Discussion (GD) on Cloud computing for Bioinformatics: Real or Hype? with expert comments and moderation by Drs. Kanagasabai Rajaraman and Sundararajan VS.


Please find the Program here

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



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 30th January 2012, and selected candidates will be notified in the first week of February 2011.

Confirmed Hubs


Registration deadline: February 1, 2012

Please direct payment questions to

Virtual hubs

Full article on virtual hubs


The virtual conference will consist of a single track with oral and poster presentations. This is a first call for submission of abstracts; authors will indicate whether they are aspiring to have an oral presentation or a poster. The best abstracts from the oral presentation track will be invited for oral presentation, unsuccessful oral presentation abstracts will be invited for poster presentation. We strongly encourage young investigators as well as research faculties to submit an abstract on their current work. The Program Committee will choose selected abstracts for oral as well as poster presentations.


One of the objectives of this joint conferences is to provide for aspiring Scientists especially from the developing world,an opportunity to publish in leading journals. In this regard, high quality and select articles will be submitted to Advances in Bioinformatics International Journal for Computational Biology (IJCB) and Bioinformation

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.

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.

Program Committee

Bioinformatics.Org: and India:



See also

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