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 research, and bring international leaders in the field to Australia. The conference also aims to cover the practice of bioinformatics with talks on algorithms, software development and testing.
Traditionally, there are also a number of satellite symposia, workshops and training courses before or after the main conference. Since the first ABACBS conference in 2015, the COMBINE Student Symposium has been held just prior to the main conference.
The ABACBS Conference has hosted in:
Sydney in 2015,
Brisbane in 2016,
Adelaide in 2017,
Melbourne in 2018.
The conference is returning to Sydney in 2019 and will be run jointly with GIW as an international conference.
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).
If you are interested in planning a regional event, please contact a member of the ABACBS Executive Committee.