About ABACBS

Our Aims

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our History

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.

Our Future

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.

Our Team

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)

Our DETAILS

Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society Incorporated

ABN: 68 556 391 361

Postal Address: 
Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society
c/o The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research
1G Royal Parade
Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia

Executive: committee@abacbs.org

Website/transaction support: support@abacbs.org

Conference committee: conference@abacbs.org

  ABACBS acknowledges the generous sponsorship of EMBL Australia

 

ABACBS acknowledges the generous sponsorship of EMBL Australia