ABACBS supports multiple events each year through a variety of approaches.
The highlight of the year is the ABACBS National Conference. This aims to bring together Australian bioinformatics and computational biology researchers and professionals, showcase excellent scientific work, and bring to Australia international leaders in the field. The conference also aims to cover the craft of bioinformatics with talks on software development and testing. Since its beginning in 2015, the COMBINE Student Symposium has been held just prior to the ABACBS conference. The conference is usually followed by a number of satellite events and training courses. The conference was held in Sydney in 2015, Brisbane in 2016, and is planned for Adelaide in 2017 and Melbourne in 2018.
ABACBS also supports a number of regional events, including:
- Social meet-ups in Sydney and Perth.
- Sydney Bioinformatics Research Symposium.
- In 2016, the ABACBS National Conference was held in conjunction with B3 in Brisbane.
- In Melbourne, ABACBS was a major sponsor of Joining the Dots: The Art and Science of Data Visualisation (August 18 2017). We envisage that diverse events will be held each year in Melbourne.
If you are interested in planning a regional event, please contact a member of the ABACBS Executive Committee.