The Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference series is an annual forum for exploring research, development and novel applications of Bioinformatics. The Fifth Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2007, will be held in Hong Kong.

Note: Bus transfer from three official hotels to conference site is available on 15-17 Jan. Details can be found in p.5 of this booklet. On 15 Jan, a student helper with a yellow name tag will wait at the lobby of each hotel at about 10 minutes before the pick-up time to assist you to the pick-up point.

Hotline or Emergency Numbers:
28592179, 28578242, 92560020

You can check the weather in Hong Kong here

APBC2007 will host a newsgroup. You can make use of the newsgroup to look for partners for sharing hotel rooms or broadcast messages etc.
The details of tutorials are available now. Only limited seats are provided, please register as soon as possible.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Jennifer A. Marshall Graves, Prof. Joe Nadeau, Prof. Pavel Pevzner

KEY INFORMATION

High-throughput sequencing and functional genomics technologies have given us a human genome sequence and have enabled large-scale genotyping and gene expression profiling of human populations. Databases containing large numbers of sequences, polymorphisms, and gene expression profiles of normal and diseased tissues in different clinical states are rapidly being generated for human and model organisms. Bioinformatics is thus rapidly growing in importance in the understanding of the interplay between genes and proteins, in the analysis of the genetic variability of species, etc. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, professionals, and industrial practitioners for interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Sequence Analysis
  • Motif Finding
  • Recognition of Genes
  • RNA Analysis
  • Physical and Genetic Mapping
  • Evolution and Phylogeny
  • Protein Structure Analysis
  • Microarray Design
  • Transcriptome, Gene Expression
  • Proteomics
  • Pathways, Networks and Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Databases and Data Integration
  • Text Mining
  • Population Genetics/SNP/Haplotyping
  • Comparative Genomics, Genome Rearrangements
  • Applications

ACKNOWLEDEMENT

We would like to acknowledge:

  • Lee Hysan Foundation for their kind support in sponsoring a keynote speaker of our conference; and
  • K.C. Wong Education Foundation for their kind support in sponsoring a few Mainland Scholars to attend this conference in Hong Kong.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

APBC2007 invites high-quality original papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length, all-inclusive -- title, addresses, abstract, text, figures, tables, and references, conforming to the formatting instructions (Latex2e, Word style files) for the series Advances in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology. Authors should submit one copy of a PDF file to APBC2007 Paper Submission Website. Expanded version of the selected papers will be invited for publication in Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

All questions related to the APBC 2007 can be sent to us at apbc@cs.hku.hk.