Bioinformatics and computational biology deal with the management, analysis and interpretation of biological information, especially at the molecular level.
The Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society (ABACBS, pron.ˈabəkəs) is focused on the science and profession of bioinformatics and computational biology in Australia.
ABACBS aims to
- strengthen the science and profession
- encourage and support students
- provide representation and advocacy
- promote interaction and awareness
of bioinformatics and computational biology.
The vision of ABACBS is
- for people to understand why bioinformatics and computational biology are important
- for excellence in the science and profession of bioinformatics and computational biology
- for good career opportunities in bioinformatics and computational biology.
There has long been a high level of support for a professional society representing Australian bioinformaticians and computational biologists.
ABACBS has emerged from broad consultation with the Australian bioinformatics and computational biology community, initiated by the Australian Bioinformatics Network.
ABACBS is a young society—incorporated in November 2014—with an exciting future. We are keen to pursue opportunities for an annual conference as well as support special interest groups.
From 9th May 2017, the ABACBS executive committee is
- Tony Papenfuss (President)
- Aaron Darling (Vice-President)
- Melissa Davis (Treasurer)
- Joshua Ho (Secretary)
- Nicola Armstrong (Ordinary member)
- David Lynn (Ordinary member)
- Roxane Legaie (Professional Bioinformatician Representative)
- Alan Rubin (Postdoctoral/ECR Representative)
- Harriet Dashnow (Student Representative).
Past executive members
- Ashley Waardenberg (Vice-President; 2014-2017)
- Liam Fearnley (ECR Representative; 2016)
- David Lovell (Secretary; 2014-2016)
- Andrew Lonsdale (Student Rep; 2014-2016)
Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society Incorporated
ABN: 68 556 391 361
Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society
c/o The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research
1G Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia
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