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2012 International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics

The 8th annual meeting

2nd-4th April, 2012, Hangzhou, China

The 2012 International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2012) will be held in April 2012 at Hangzhou, China.

    Biological data are scattered across thousands of biological databases and hundreds of scientific journals. Current high throughput genomics technologies generate large quantities of high dimensional data. Microarray, NGS, NMR, mass spectrometry, protein chips, gel electrophoresis data, Yeast-Two-Hybrid, QTL mapping, gene silencing, and knockout experiments are all examples of technologies that capture thousands of data points, often in single experiments. The challenge for Integrative Bioinformatics is to capture, model, integrate, and analyse these data in a consistent way to provide new and deeper insights into complex biological systems.

    This eighth meeting on Integrative Bioinformatics will be of interest to Bioinformaticians, Computer Scientists and those interested in finding out more about the developing area of integrative bioinformatics. There will be opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, and their practical applications. IB2012 is organized by Department of Bioinformatics, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University.

Topics of interest

The main topics will be:

  • Combined dry and wet lab studies
  • Computational infrastructure for biotechnology
  • Computational systems biology
  • Data visualisation and visual analytics
  • Database integration
  • Errors and inconsistencies in biological databases
  • Genotype¨Cphenotype linkage
  • Integrative approaches for drug design
  • Integrative data and text mining approaches
  • Integrative microarray modeling and analyses
  • Integrative modelling and simulation frameworks
  • Laboratory information management systems
  • Molecular databases / Data warehouses
  • Network analysis
  • Next-Generation Sequencing in genomics
  • Prediction and integration of metabolic and regulatory networks
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Protein structure prediction and drug design
  • Quality and consistency of biological ontology
  • Tool integration and workflow systems
  • Virtual cell
Important dates
  • 15th February 2012: Full paper submission deadline.
  • 15th February 2012: Poster and software submission deadline.
  • 28th February 2012: Notification of acceptance for full papers, poster and software demo abstracts.
  • 18th March 2012: Camera ready submission deadline.
  • 31st March 2012: Online registration.
  • 2nd - 4th April 2012: Conference.

Please, put the date in your personal meeting calendars.


Selected full papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics and the abstracts will be available as printed conference proceedings.

Social events

The conference will feature a number of special events to help you enjoy your stay in Hangzhou and to give you insight into Chinese art, culture and history.

    • West-lake & Zhejiang Museum
    • Tea Garden & Song City
    • Night of Hangzhou Show

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